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Emily Schappacher is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.

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Seeing it through: A persistent approach to irrigation Posted on 17 Aug 2018 in the 0818 & Current Issue & Featured & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

Over the course of two years, John Bianco worked patiently, yet persistently, with the property managers of a Mather, Calif.-based homeowners’ association (HOA) to upgrade 127 outdated irrigation controllers to... Read more»

From start to finish: Irrigation startups and shutdowns Posted on 10 Aug 2018 in the 0718 & Current Issue & Featured & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

For an irrigation system to run properly throughout the warm summer months, it’s important that it’s turned on and off correctly at the beginning and end of each season. No... Read more»

What’s new with fungicides? Posted on 18 Jul 2018 in the 0718 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

For many lawn care operators (LCOs), fungicide applications are an add-on service for their customers battling turf diseases. It’s important for LCOs to stay up to speed on new products,... Read more»

The humble gardener Posted on 22 Jun 2018 in the 0618 & Featured & Mowing+Landscape Maintenance categories.

Behind the bright flowers and exotic plants that adorn some of Hawaii’s most elegant resorts, you’ll find Sidney Sparkman and his crews. Their simple green shirts don’t bear the company... Read more»

Show me the money: A look at incentive programs Posted on 18 Jun 2018 in the 0618 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

They say money talks. And it seems lawn care technicians are listening. Companies are offering commission, bonus and incentive programs to increase production rates and motivate their lawn care crews... Read more»

Facing challenges in the irrigation industry Posted on 21 May 2018 in the 0518 & Featured & Irrigation+Water Management categories.

The landscape industry faces its own water challenges, requiring unique solutions that are not always one-size-fits-all. In a recent Irrigation Association (IA) webinar titled “Landscape’s Water Challenges—Solutions from the Experts,”... Read more»

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