Posts by linda.wheeler

What Does LEED and SITES Mean for Sustainable Irrigation?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Blog, Irrigation, News | Comments Off on What Does LEED and SITES Mean for Sustainable Irrigation?

What Does LEED and SITES Mean for Sustainable Irrigation?

Landscape professionals have a major role to play when it comes to sustainable irrigation. Among other things, sustainable irrigation can help protect habitat, contribute to stormwater management, reduce fossil fuel usage and conserve water. Across the country, green industry providers are lending their efforts in countless ways. Green roofs and walls, rainwater catchment systems, rain gardens, native plantings and no-mow zones are just a few examples. The professionals at Kenney Outdoor are following suit by shifting the way we think about the future of sustainable irrigation. Programs like...

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How to Install a Pond Training Course

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on How to Install a Pond Training Course

For contractors looking to discover the simplicity and ease of water feature installations, Kenney Outdoors offers one day “Build a Pond”  training classes to teach contractors how to install a pond.  Examples of past classes have included: Basalt Stone Columns for a self contained patio feature Colorfalls – Color, waterfalls, and all contained for a great effect in outdoor spaces Pondless Waterfalls…when safety and children are a concern   Full scale waterfall, stream, and pond For example, Tom Thumb Underground Sprinkling and Landscaping opened a new large retail center. They wanted...

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What is the Most Water Efficient Irrigation Controller?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Blog, Irrigation, News | Comments Off on What is the Most Water Efficient Irrigation Controller?

What is the Most Water Efficient Irrigation Controller?

The Rain Bird ESP-SMT Smart Control System is the most water efficient irrigation controller on the market. It is the first irrigation controller from a major manufacturer to earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense seal of approval. The WaterSense label certifies that the ESP-SMT Smart Control System has passed the EPA’s rigorous testing requirements, confirming the controller’s water-efficiency and performance in light commercial and residential landscape settings. To be noted as the most water efficient irrigation controller and earn the WaterSense seal of approval, the...

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When is Subsurface Drip Irrigation a Good Fit?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on When is Subsurface Drip Irrigation a Good Fit?

Subsurface drip irrigation is a great fit for clients that are interested in water conservancy or who care about being green. Many municipalities and government funded projects are requiring new installations to be as water and energy efficient as possible. This trend toward sustainability is going to continue as water and energy efficiency regulations for new build projects are enacted at the state and national level. Already, some states are requiring new irrigation systems to be in line with water conservation efforts, especially in the west where water is scarce. Like it or not, the...

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Subsurface Drip Irrigation vs. Sprinkler Irrigation for Lawns

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Subsurface Drip Irrigation vs. Sprinkler Irrigation for Lawns

Subsurface Drip Irrigation vs. Sprinkler Irrigation for Lawns

Subsurface drip irrigation, the slow, precise application of water to a plant’s root zone, has been used for more than 30 years. In recent years, subsurface drip irrigation systems have gained greater acceptance in landscape and commercial turf applications. What is subsurface drip irrigation?  Subsurface drip irrigation is tubing that is trenched below the grass surface.  The system delivers water directly to the root system, where water is needed. Grass blades do not need watering, so getting the water directly to the root system is a more reliable way of ensuring the turf is getting water...

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