TAG: sustainability

Water World: Sustainable ‘scapes

January 14, 2020By
Sustainable plant bed (Photo: Octavio Gonzalez, Pacific Landscape Management)

Company: Pacific Landscape Management Location: Tigard, Ore. The Village at Summer Creek, a 125-unit homeowners’ association (HOA), needed a facelift for its turf areas and irrigation system in the name of sustainability. Pacific Landscape Management (PLM) started by reducing the small turf panels throughout the community. Over the course of three weeks, team members worked on the project, converting half... read more

Toro wins 2019 WaterSense Excellence Award

October 8, 2019By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized The Toro Co. with a 2019 WaterSense Excellence Award for its efforts to defeat water waste and promote WaterSense in 2018. The Toro Co. received one of 25 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. “Sustaining our natural resources is a key focus in the work that we do and... read more

Hundreds gather for 10th annual RISE Regulatory Conference

April 8, 2019By
Photo: RISE

Over 400 pesticide leaders gathered to discuss innovation, sustainability and regulation at the 2019 CropLife America and RISE Regulatory Conference. 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

Shades of gray: Irrigating with graywater

July 7, 2015By

With the West’s drought—and California’s historic response to it—making national news, the seeds of water conservation have been planted in the minds of homeowners and property managers nationwide. Irrigating with graywater is an opportunity for contractors 1). to potentially provide services for clients or 2). simply to educate them. Here’s an introduction to some options.   read more

Staying current

May 14, 2015By

Revised irrigation best practices focus on sustainability, technology and communication. The irrigation industry is constantly evolving, whether it’s with the release of new equipment or sustainable practices. To provide updated information for landscape irrigation contractors’ changing needs, the Irrigation Association (IA) and American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) released a new version of their Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs)... read more