Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
There’s a low, rumbling sound off in the distance. Can you hear it?
That’s momentum building. It’s the sound of something caged that can
hardly wait to be let out. It’s the sound of one era coming to an end
and a new one just beginning.Unless you’re been as buried as an irrigation pipe for the past five or six years, you know that we’ve been in a long, hard recession. New construction and housing starts have been almost nonexistent. But now the economy is starting to roll again. It’s about time!
The modern commercial mower is an awesome beast. The things it can do, the power it has, the technology that goes into it are truly remarkable. You probably own several of them. As you know, this much mowing “firepower” doesn’t come cheap.
As spring approaches, it's never too early to start thinking about
rejuvenating lawns and getting then ready for the summer. Lawns are
classified as being either cool season or warm season, depending on the
turf species. Understanding which types of lawns you service, and your
location, will dictate the type and timing of cultural practices you
implement. Below are general recommendations for managing both cool
season and warm season lawns this spring.
Bob Dobson was raised in Middletown, New Jersey, where his family has lived for the past 157 years. He went to high school there, and then to a local college on a math scholarship. “In those days, I thought I wanted to be a high school math teacher,” said Dobson.
Incentives—rewards meant to encourage and motivate employees to be more productive—all too often backfire and create unintended consequences: internal squabbles, cynicism, distraction, and diminished performance. However, when used correctly, they can produce wonderful results.
The last five years have been no piece of cake, but you’ve successfully stayed afloat by running a tight ship. That includes watching your pennies and trimming the fat. The bright side is that things are improving. Last year indicated that we’ve bottomed out and now we’re beginning to climb back up again.
It’s no secret that smart controllers are the future of irrigation. Increasingly, that future is now. Smart water, smart irrigation—whatever it’s being called at the moment—is being mandated by more and more governmental entities, especially as changing weather patterns seem to indicate that water is becoming a scarce commodity.
We meet new people almost every day, but there are some, more than others, that seem to stand out from the crowd. That is my impression of Ronald (everyone calls him Chase) Tew. He’s
a man on the go; his enthusiasm is contagious, and he has a work ethic
to go with it. This is an ethic and an identity that have defined this
man’s hardworking and honest path.
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
As a landscape professional, you may already agree with, and
even employ, some of the principles of eco-green sustainable (also
known as organic) landscape work. But one important
hesitation remains. How do you fight the aphids, grubs and chinch bugs
that suck the life out of ornamental plants and grasses—and can
ultimately kill them—without resorting to chemical pesticides?