TAG: water conservation

Spray smarts: A look at sprayhead trends

June 25, 2018By
sprayhead. Photo: SiteOne

Thirty-one billion gallons of water could be saved each year by replacing water-inefficient sprayheads with efficient ones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates. It’s no wonder the irrigation industry has started to see more water-saving sprayheads entering the market. After all, experts say water savings and cost savings go hand in hand. “Ultimately, the customer is going to have a... read more

Brookside Agra develops new conservation-focused soil amendment

June 20, 2018By

Brookside Agra, an O’Fallon, Ill.-based company, developed H2OExcel, a proprietary, natural water conservation agent and soil amendment. The product improves the health and appearance of turfgrass when heat and drought conditions are high, all while using 30 to 50 percent less water, according to a study conducted by researchers at Purdue University. “Water will always take the path of least... read more

Florida’s water supply to be insufficient by 2070

November 22, 2016By

Soon, California might not be the only state where landscape companies are forced to comply with water-conserving landscape practices. A new study released Nov. 15 found that increased development across Florida could double the state’s water consumption over the next half century, the Miami Herald reports. Without massive improvements in conservation efforts, including landscaping practices, experts believe the state’s water supply will be insufficient and unable to... read more

Adapting to drought conditions

August 10, 2016By

How Cleary Bros. Landscape helps clients save water and adapt to drought conditions. Drought hit California hard in 2012 and continues to plague the state. While the worst of it seems to be over, Martin Cleary says it’s a time that most residents won’t soon forget. “The drought persisted for five years, so it’s pretty much burned into everybody’s memory,”... read more

Irrigation Association names July Smart Irrigation Month

July 6, 2016By

The Irrigation Association (IA) has once again named July Smart Irrigation Month. First launched in 2005, the Smart Irrigation Month initiative was designed to increase public awareness about the value of water-use efficiency. “The Irrigation Association is doing more this year to promote efficient irrigation during Smart Irrigation Month than ever before,” said IA’s CEO Deborah Hamlin. “Through efforts ranging from advocacy, public affairs, social media and... read more

CPS to distribute IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System

April 20, 2016By

Colorado Pump & Supply (CPS) is now distributing the IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System to contractors in Colorado and Wyoming. The system is designed to precisely and efficiently irrigate lawns based on the exact contour of the landscape. With 13 locations, CPS is a wholesale distributor of professional pump, irrigation and landscape supplies to contractors in the Rocky Mountain region. “CPS has... read more