TAG: Native Land Design

Irrigation innovation through software

May 16, 2019By
Implementing software reduced irrigation maintenance checks from a three- to four-week process to a task that takes a day. Photo: Ken Saieh

If you can’t find the right software for your company’s irrigation management, getting inventive might be the next step to take. read more

The Big One: No small feat

March 25, 2019By
The Domain (Greg Yount, Native Land Design)

Company: Native Land Design Location: Austin, Texas With 800 luxury residential units, 120 stand-alone landscape containers, 100 high-end retail stores and two acres of turf, The Domain poses several maintenance challenges. Based in Cedar Park, Texas, Native Land Design is up to the task and has been since it started maintaining the popular retail center and “hangout” space in June... read more

What to know before purchasing landscape lighting or irrigation products

November 8, 2017By
Photo:Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah

Landscape lighting and irrigation services have some differences. Electricity and water don’t exactly mix. But contractors who offer these services have a few things in common: They both want to provide customers with the best coverage while conserving resources. That hasn’t changed, although the products for these services have evolved. Both are becoming more efficient and tapping into the advances... read more

Employer of choice

March 18, 2016By

To recruit and retain workers, smart landscape companies leverage culture, compensation and technology. Every morning, Chris Joyce greets every one of his employees. He stands in the parking lot, shakes their hands and says “hello” to each member of the team, which amounts to about 140 people in the summertime. “I’ve been doing it since when I started and only... read more

Tapigo to launch irrigation maintenance apps

October 29, 2015By

Several large landscape company owners are betting on a new software company called Tapigo, which is developing a series of field service web and mobile applications. Tapigo apps are designed to eliminate the paperwork associated with landscape industry processes—the first of which is irrigation maintenance. Next up is snow and ice management. “I think our industry deserves some specific-use apps... read more

Environmental pressures drive sprayhead trends

October 16, 2015By
photo: Hunter Industries

How and why sprayheads are becoming more efficient. “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” may be the mantra for many landscape and irrigation contractors, but the industry and many clients are changing. Water conservation is a top priority across the country, so it’s important for professionals to update their practices to meet new standards and expectations. Irrigation manufacturers are also... read more