It’s time to think spring. Sure, warm weather is still a few months
away for most of the country, but for irrigation professionals now is
the time to plan for a smooth, successful spring start-up season.
I USED TO OWN A LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE COMPANY THAT I SOLD to another
company when I retired. Well, that didn’t last too long; I got bored and
took a position as president of a landscape company. Along the way, I
learned a lot about how to make more bottom-line profits.
Hear that giant sucking sound? It's
money swirling down a black
hole called missed opportunity, never to be seen again. The opportunity,
which is often overlooked and an otherwise unconsidered profit center,
is found on the other side of the landscape drainage
For potable water, life is a series of one-way streets. Safe drinking
water depends on all “traffic” within a water system to move in the
direction it’s supposed to. Fresh water flows one way. It isn’t supposed
to turn around and travel in the other direction.
A recent newsletter reported that the price of copper is so high that people are actually stealing it. Because copper prices have increased almost 160 percent since 2005, copper has been stolen from utility poles, plaques, and irrigation systems, and then sold for profit
If you’ve never worked on irrigation before, upon close inspection an irrigation system might appear to be a jumble of wires running here, there and everywhere, valves that work in a way you don’t understand, and pipe running underground.
In most cases, utilizing a new or different product isnt about simply going out and buying it. That would be easy. The real challenge lies in learning what it is, what it does, how it works, and then training your crews to operate it proficiently.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running on fumes...
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.