TAG: Greg Winchel

September 2015: Editorial advisory board

September 8, 2015By

Licensing in the landscape industry: Are you for or against? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “I would lean in favor of licensing because it might eliminate or prevent poor operators from entering our industry. That being said, I do hate the idea of more government in our lives, but this would be a good move.” Adam Linnemann... read more

Irrigation rotors: Which do you prefer and why?

May 11, 2015By
Photo: Toro irrigation

Patrick H. Crais Blue Watchdog Conservation Cardiff, Calif. “I’m a huge fan of the Hunter I-20 rotor due to the way the nozzles are easily installed. I also like its flow stop. It’s great during an installation and it’s a helpful feature when doing inspections and having to change nozzles.” Greg Winchel Winchel Irrigation Grandville, Mich. “Our rotor of preference... read more

February 2015: Editorial advisory board

February 17, 2015By

What’s one easy way a company can improve cash flow? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Research every nook and cranny of the business (or hire a professional business analyst/consultant to do it). For instance, how much are you paying to take credit cards? Maybe what you’re paying makes it cost prohibitive to take the leading card. (For... read more

A look at controller trends

February 17, 2015By
photo: WINCHEL IRRIGATION

With today’s advances in water tech, irrigators see the benefits in efficiency and affordability. U.S. water rates are rising, water restrictions are becoming the norm, and technology is more affordable than ever before. Together, these facts are driving trends in irrigation controllers, setting the stage for more efficient, affordable and compliant watering on residential and commercial landscapes across the country.... read more

January 2015: Editorial advisory board

January 9, 2015By

Complete the sentence: “Landscape and lawn care companies striving to be more efficient should…” Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “…look at basic operations and see how their percentages stack up to leading competitors in their particular industry. For instance, in lawn care direct labor should be about 18-20 percent; chemicals , 20 percent (tree/shrub, 7 percent); fuel,... read more