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Step by Step: How to do an irrigation audit

June 16, 2015By
Illustrations: David Preiss

An irrigation audit is a good opportunity to ensure clients’ irrigation systems are working properly. Use the findings to create or tweak irrigation schedules for efficiency. -Before testing the system, check that it is in proper working order and complies with local codes. Identify and correct any defects. -While doing the audit, monitor the wind speed, and record it every... read more

Download: How to do an irrigation audit

June 11, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the June 2015 Step by Step on “How to do an irrigation audit” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download. read more

Race to the top

June 11, 2015By

A look at the data and trends behind the largest 150 companies in the landscape industry. Collectively, the largest landscape companies in North America grossed $8.5 billion in 2014—a 10 percent increase from the $7.7 billion in revenue they generated in 2013. These firms, members of the LM150 list, reported an average growth rate of 16 percent in 2014 and... read more

Houzz releases Q1 2015 Houzz Renovation Barometer

April 24, 2015By

Houzz released its Q1 2015 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals, including landscape specialists. The Barometer posted 11 to 15 percent gains in market confidence for architects, general contractors and design/build firms and 26 percent gains in market confidence for landscape and outdoor professionals. In addition, index scores of 71 or higher... read more

Propane Education & Research Council Propane Mower Incentive Program

April 10, 2015By

For landscape contractors, fuel costs play a huge role in profitability. With the Propane Mower Incentive Program sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council, contractors can earn $1,000 per qualifying new mower purchase or $500 per qualifying mower conversion in return for providing feedback and performance data for one mowing season. propane.com read more

McCrometer launches CONNECT TrendView app

December 10, 2014By

McCrometer launched its CONNECT TrendView app, which allows users to view crop and irrigation data via their smart phones or tablets. Compatible with both iPhone and Apple products, TrendView can also be used with the suite of McCrometer CONNECT wireless UHF radio and cellular field stations and sensors. With the app, users are able to view soil moisture, depth of... read more