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Sustainability: A Deep Dive on Greywater Irrigation

If you’ve looked into water conservation methods that can be utilized in the landscape, you’ve probably run across the term greywater or greywater irrigation. Greywater is the used water from showers, tubs, bathroom sinks and washing machines. It is not used water from toilets, kitchen sinks or dishwashers. That is known as blackwater. In a […]

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Adapting to California Water Restrictions

Earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to implement a statewide ban on the watering of nonfunctional turf in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors in California that runs for one year. The board also put regulations in place requiring local agencies to implement water use restrictions as water supplies may […]

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Spotting Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups

As temperatures warm up across the country, the time for conducting spring irrigation startups has started or is just around the corner for your landscape company. Russ Jundt, founder of Conserva Irrigation, based in Glen Allen, Virginia, calls this process summerization because it is the opposite of winterization and there is far more to summerizing […]

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Optimizing Operations: Scheduling Irrigation Winterizations

Fall is officially here and with winter lurking around the corner, it’s time for the necessary task of scheduling irrigation winterizations. By conducting irrigation blowouts in a timely manner, you can ensure there is no water in the irrigation system before the freezing temperatures arrive. Perfect Timing Obviously, where you are located will play a […]

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Faces of the Industry: Ellie and Juan Lamonaca

Ellie and Juan Lamonaca, owners of Conserva Irrigation of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, never thought they’d get into the irrigation industry at first. They had always wanted to be entrepreneurs and were keeping their eyes and ears open for different franchising opportunities. “We always thought of the green industry as a recession-proof business,” he says. “We […]

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Looking at Smart Controllers for Smart Irrigation Month

Many environmental issues have come to the public’s attention in recent years and one, in particular, is water conservation. With droughts becoming more prevalent and water prices rising, it’s important to prevent water waste inside and out. “When the convenience of automation and freshwater come together, there is a high propensity for waste,” says Russ […]

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Marketing Your Unique Brand with Lara Omick: Season 2, Episode 6 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 6 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, talk with Lara Omick from Conserva Irrigation. Omick oversees brand marketing for Conserva Irrigation. Conserva is the nation’s largest irrigation franchise founded on the principle of […]

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Business Smarts: Best Practices for Upselling Services

It’s often said it’s easier to sell services to your existing clients, rather than finding all new ones. This is why upselling is so profitable as you are simply asking a customer if they want to add on another service to the existing ones you’re providing. While you might be reluctant to upsell out of […]

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Landscape Professionals Share Their Landscape Trend Predictions for 2021

COVID-19 has impacted many facets of life and it even shifted the landscape trends in 2020. As we prepare to head into 2021 here are some of the residential landscape trends professionals expect to see going strong next year. Outdoor Entertaining Areas Outdoor rooms have been popular for years now and commonly pop up on […]

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The Easy Way to Be Socially Responsible with Warren Gorowitz: Episode 24 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 24th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talked to Warren Gorowitz, director of corporate social responsibility with Hunter Industries. Gorowitz is […]

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