Landscape & Irrigation

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, February

ASIC Announces New Executive Director
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF IRRIGATION CONSULTANTS (ASIC) board of directors unanimously selected recently retired Professional Irrigation Consultant Carol Colein from Laingsburg, Mich., as its new executive director. Colein succeeds Norman Bartlett, who...
Heads of "State"
The "state" of the industry is always difficult to diagnose -- especially when factoring in the range of businesses and services being offered. Small lawn maintenance firms may very well view the state of the industry differently from full-service...
Job Estimating and Winning Bids
Many landscape contractors today lose focus on what it takes to sell a landscape. It all starts with one question, what are you selling the customer? Are you selling them a paver patio, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit? The list goes on. Primarily, you...
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis: Getting the Most from Your Limited Budget
Financial constraints often force fleet managers to make tough equipment decisions-Should I repair a vehicle or replace it? If I do repair it, how much work should I do: just enough to get by, or a complete overhaul? Is it better to replace two low-cost...
New Herbicides for 2012
New herbicides are continually being introduced into the marketplace. Many of these new herbicides may benefit turf managers maintaining cool- and warm-season turfgrass. The following information outlines several herbicides that entered the marketplace...
State of the Industry: Addressing the Issues Impacting the Market Now and Moving Forward
For our annual State of the Industry report, we sought feedback from industry professionals from all areas of the landscape and irrigation markets. Association leaders, manufacturers, contractors, designers, and more lent their insights to this overview...
The Changes a New Year Brings
Each new year brings new resolutions, new business plans, and new changes in laws and regulations. Congressional districts are another thing that is also changing. Redistricting There are 435 congressional districts and each one contains approximately...