Tag: lawn

A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses or (rarely) other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawnmower and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes.

Reader Profile: Wayne Davis

Reader Profile: Wayne Davis

The nation’s obsession with having a pristine lawn comes at a high cost, notes Wayne Davis, president of Sprinkler Brothers, a Texas-based irrigation company. The average sprinkler system is detrimental to nature, Davis contends. “According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, if every US home installed a smart, water-efficient

Embracing Water Audits

Embracing Water Audits

Water remains a scarce resource throughout the country. But it’s important, even for utilities that aren’t serving drought-stricken areas, to make sure that they are getting paid the right amount for the water they are delivering. It’s important, too, that they quickly identify and repair costly leaks throughout their systems.

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

In Hydroseeding, Weather Matters (A Lot)

In Hydroseeding, Weather Matters (A Lot)

Weather can be a hydroseeding contractor’s friend or foe. It can make a job much easier or much more difficult. It played a role in each of the following varied projects done by leading hydroseeding companies across the country.

The Science of Seeds

The Science of Seeds

Remember how 10 blindfolded people in a room each describe the elephant from their own perspective? The same might be said of soil—the stuff we interchangeably refer to as ground, dirt, or surface covering. Eric C. Brevik, a professor of soil science at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, illustrates

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.” Implementing a revegetation plan after a wildfire is a challenge;

Ecologel Appoints Representative Team for US Southwest Territory

Ecologel Appoints Representative Team for US Southwest Territory

Ocala, FL — Ecologel Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Climate Smart Irrigation as the new team of independent consultants representing Ecologel products in the states of California, Nevada and Arizona.

The Climate Smart Irrigation Team is led by Michael Davidson and Robin Sohmer. Michael has been engaged

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