Posts Tagged ‘#LandscapeChat’

  • VCTO - Oynx - #1

    The Growing Attraction to Turf Conversion Rebate Programs

    There’s a lot more than just the severe water shortage changing landscapes in California. Public works rebate programs, many of which went into effect in 2009, are gaining in popularity due to commercial and residential real estate owners who are quickly realizing that replacing turf with drought-tolerant landscaping can be as financially rewarding and beautiful as it is good for the environment. Case in point: Oynx, a high-end apartment community in southern California’s Warner Center. When Updating Means Saving &... MORE >

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    What You Missed Last Week on #LandscapeChat

    Smart Water Management Practices ValleyCrest Landscape Companies (@ValleyCrest) & Corona Tools (@CoronaTools) host #landscapechat every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT on Twitter to discuss the latest tips, trends and innovation in the green industry. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, ValleyCrest’s Richard Restuccia (@H2Otrends), Director of Water Management Solutions, chatted with special guest Smartscape Arizona (@SmartscapeUA) on #landscapechat about how to adopt the smartest water management practices. Haley Paul, Program Director at Smartscape, shared how the program teaches responsible desert... MORE >

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    Water Awareness Month — Help Spread the Word!

    May is water awareness month in California and the majority of people I speak with don’t know about the campaign.  The California Water Awareness Campaign is a yearlong effort by organizations in California to heighten public awareness of water.  This has been happening since 1989. This year there are over 70 cities and water agencies contributing to the program and approximately 300 water agencies, farm bureaus, and various other organizations throughout California who will participate in this year’s campaign. The... MORE >

  • Snake River

    What’s On Tap: Rivers, Clean Water, And Why You Can’t Live Without Them

    A few months ago Gary Belan, Director of the Clean Water Program at American Rivers was a guest on #landscapechat.  American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams, so I suggested he share some of his work in the form of a guest blog for ValleyCrestTakesOn.   Below is his contribution about how rivers impact our lives.  I’m sure you will enjoy it and look for American Rivers to be back on #landscapechat... MORE >

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    Garden Up! Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces

    What is vertical gardening? The best way to maximize outdoor spaces and create drama in your garden. In the book Garden Up! (An Amazon Best Books of 2011 selection) you’ll see many examples, such as growing edibles up a wall or learning which edibles double as ornamentals.   Have a landscape eyesore? You’ll find lots of solutions in Garden Up! You’ll get ideas on how to create focal points with arbors. You will see ideas for repurposing materials such as file... MORE >

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    Capturing California’s Most Elusive Visitor

    The number one reason we don’t we use permeable walkways and trails more throughout our communities –  potential for water damage. Letting Water Slip Through the Cracks A large part of why we have no water in southern California is we don’t capture and store it when we do have it. Paving the land with impervious surfaces (roadways, sidewalks, etc.) is the primary reason we don’t have the ability to store rain water efficiently. Part of the answer is to... MORE >

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    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 >

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    Live Twitter Forum Every Wednesday

    Join experts and colleagues every Wednesday at 2PM ET/11AM PT for a live TwitterChat at #LandscapeChat. ValleyCrest has teamed up with Corona Tools to interview thought leaders throughout the industry who share ideas and insights related to the design, construction and management of commercial properties including topics like: Sustainability Water management Key industry conference information Implications of new legislation Case studies & examples Design innovations New technology What topics water related or otherwise would you like to chat with experts... MORE >

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