Posts Tagged ‘Irrigation Association’

  • Smart Irrigation Month Coloring Book Cover

    Is Smart Irrigation Really the Smart Choice

    July is the Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month. This year the Irrigation Association used a Thunderclap campaign to promote Smart Irrigation Month. Since this was the first year they had a modest goal, which was exceeded by 36%. As a result of the campaign at noon on July 7th the campaign reached over 130,000 people via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Being a good water conservationist I promoted the Thunderclap in the Alliance for Water Efficiency group on LinkedIn. The comments... MORE >

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    ValleyCrest in the News

    Did you know you can find articles by and about our bloggers all over the Web? If you enjoy reading ValleyCrest Takes On, check out these other resources to learn more! And don’t forget, you can follow on Twitter at @ValleyCrest. July IA Member Update spring newsletter: Richard offers a contractors’ perspective on the grassroots advocacy program Associa Living: On Associa’s website for Community Associations, Alan explains the value of adaptive plants and Richard shares summer turf watering tips. SHADE... MORE >

  • U.S. National Arboretum

    A Trip To The Hill

    Today is day two of the Irrigation Association’s Advocacy Day in Washington DC.  This is running in conjunction with PLANET’s legislative day on Capitol Hill and Renewal and Remembrance,  the day PLANET members volunteer manpower and equipment to enhance the beauty of Arlington National Cemetery. Each year, this event draws hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals from across the country to Arlington National Cemetery to spend the day mulching, cabling, improving irrigation, installing lightning protection for trees, pruning, planting, liming and... MORE >

  • July: Smart Irrigation Month

    July Is Smart Irrigation Month

    For most of us who subscribe to this blog, every month is smart irrigation month.  The good news for us is the Irrigation Association   created smart irrigation month as an initiative to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency and grow demand for water-saving products, practices and services.   July is the selected month because it is typically the month water requirements are highest for landscapes, it’s typically the hottest month of the year, and a great time... MORE >

  • Lawn & Landscape Magazine interview


    Say what? If “tweetup” isn’t a regular part of your vocabulary, start getting used to it now! According to The Word Lover’s Guide to New Words a tweetup is a real world meeting between two or more people who know each other through the online Twitter service. At the 2011 Irrigation Association show in San Diego, ValleyCrest and Corona Tools organized a tweetup/live landscape chat at the Rain Bird booth that brought together visitors from around the show and around... MORE >

  • Winners and Tips 93-99

    100 Days Winners of the Week

    Congratulations to this week’s winners! Dina Brown of Leesburg, FL Janice Moss of Atlanta, GA Tim Owens of Mission Viejo, CA Michael Jones of Morganton, NC Ann Parnes of New Orleans, LA Tom Germroth of Phoenix, Arizona Travis Bridges of San Marcos, CA You have each won a Hunter® Wireless Rain-Clik™ rain sensor as part of our 100 Ways, 100 Days campaign. You are among the 100 winners who won’t be running your sprinklers in the rain this coming wet... MORE >

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