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TAG: Kurt Thompson

‘Irrigation geek’ offers his words of wisdom on the industry and how to continually improve its reputation

April 12, 2018By

A lot has changed since Kurt Thompson entered the landscape and irrigation industry in the early 1980s. One thing that hasn’t changed is Thompson’s passion for proper irrigation and sustainable water use. “If you’re going to irrigate,” he says, “then do it with skill and knowledge of the system’s design, maintenance and management.” A self-proclaimed “irrigation geek,” Thompson was recently... read more

NALP names 6 new Trailblazers

September 6, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) named six industry members as its newest Trailblazers. These individuals were nominated by their peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the landscape industry and are committed to giving back to the industry through mentoring other industry professionals. Each Trailblazer sets aside one day per year to provide on-site mentoring to a... read more

How 5 firms cut down clients’ water use, bills

July 2, 2014By

The U.S. uses more gallons of water outdoors per day than there are people on the planet. The ratio: 9 billion gallons to 7 billion people. More startling than that is 50 percent of that outdoor water is wasted due to overwatering, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. It’s landscape and irrigation professionals like Kurt Thompson who... read more