TAG: Winchel Irrigation

Water World: Meijer mishap

June 26, 2019By
Photo: Greg Winchel

Winchel Irrigation installed a new system during construction at new commercial site and encountered a few hiccups along the way read more

Licensed to landscape

September 13, 2015By
XYZ Landscaping Company

Should states require landscape contractor licensing? We look 
at the pros and cons. In a perfect world, Greg Winchel would be all for licensure in the green industry. The owner of Winchel Irrigation based in Grandville, Mich., sees the benefits: increased professionalism, consumer protection, the ability to raise prices and more. But the world isn’t perfect, so he’s torn. “Personally,... 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

Applied knowledge

December 3, 2013By and

LM tracked down six mobile app-using landscape professionals. Find out how they save time and money with these tools.  #1 The app: Planimeter Price: $7.99 (iOS) The user: Adam Linnemann, president of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping in Columbia, Ill. When Adam Linnemann provides an estimate, he doesn’t bother with burning fuel to measure property lines at a prospective client’s house.... read more