TAG: drought

National news roundup

August 26, 2019By and
The Vermeer campus after the July 2018 tornado. (Photo: Vermeer)

We take a quick look at the industry news happening around the nation over the past month that landscape contractors should be aware of. read more

Water World: Water-saving success

May 13, 2019By
Irrigation technology (Photo: Deborah Harkins, HydroPoint)

Location: Palo Alto, Calif. Company: Gachina Landscape Management A well-planned irrigation system is never more important than during a drought. With water conservation in mind, Gachina Landscape Management renovated Oak Creek Apartments’ irrigation system. It was California’s worst drought in decades, but the Gachina team helped Oak Creek take advantage of a $50,000 rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water... read more

TurfMutt releases elementary classroom materials

February 22, 2016By

TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program, added new classroom materials for grades K to 5. In conjunction with Scholastic, TurfMutt created a digital storybook, titled “The West Coast Mission,” an online climate change game and lesson plans for teachers. The program helps students learn about science and the environment from the perspective of the backyard, community and personal green... read more

IA releases drought report

February 2, 2016By

The Irrigation Association (IA) released the Drought Summit Discussion Report and Recommendations. The document provides a summary of a summit discussion on droughts and policy and program recommendations. In November, IA hosted a Drought Summit in conjunction with the 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Long Beach, Calif. Industry experts discussed the irrigation industry’s role in finding long-term solutions... read more

How landscape water use stacks up in California

November 13, 2015By and

A perspective on the California drought and landscape water use. Landscape water use in California accounts for 9 percent of the total statewide water use. Thus, if we never watered another home or public landscape, park, sports field or golf course in California, the state would save 9 percent of its average total water consumption. This does not seem like... read more

How the drought in the West affects everyone

July 7, 2015By

Even if you don’t live in the Western states, you’ve heard by now about the severe drought and the historic water restrictions ordered by California’s governor. So why should you care if your area is doing just fine? Well, most regions suffer drought at one time or another. Many clients are more in tune to these types of issues now... read more