Posts Tagged ‘water harvesting’

  • rainwater harvesting

    What Goes Around Comes Around: Rainwater Harvesting

    Fashion, Songs, Movies and Rainwater Harvesting: Great Ideas Recycled For readers in their 50’s you may have noticed many of today’s latest fashions were popular in the 1970’s. Some songs are now on their 3rd or 4th rendition dating back to the 1960’s. Even many popular movies are on their 2nd or 3rd version (Batman, Oceans Eleven, Sherlock Holmes, etc). Landscape Architects may remember from their school days, cisterns have been in use for thousands of years. In July 2011,... MORE >

  • Man walking through the rain

    Save Your Rain for a Sunny Day

    Knowing my passion for water, one of my fellow workers sent me a great handbook on rainwater harvesting he came across while researching the topic for a client. I suggested he share some of his research in the form of a guest blog for ValleyCrestTakesOn. He did such a phenonmenal job I think he should be a regular contributor. If you like this post and want to read more from Mark, please leave a comment below. Rainwater Harvesting Inspiration My... MORE >

  • Landscape Industry Show Floor 2011

    Don’t Miss This Year’s Landscape Industry Show

    Next week is the 2012 Landscape Industry Show sponsored by the California Landscape Contractor’s Association.  The show is titled “Back in the Game” and if you ask me, the CLCA has gotten back in the game.  The past few years I believe the show experienced a decrease in attendance, but this year the CLCA is back with some new offerings and I think this year has the potential to be one of the best. Your Chance to Get in the... MORE >

  • Rainwater Harvesting

    Does This Make My Water Butt Look Big?

    What we in the US know as Rain Barrels, are known in England as Water Butts. Regardless of what they are called, they are a growing component on a residential level for harvesting rainwater, but may not be legal in the state in which you live. (No, I am not talking about your state of sanity). In parts of Arizona rainwater harvesting is required for new commercial developments while in Colorado rain harvesting was just made legal in 2009. In Utah limited rainwater... MORE >

  • The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman

    10 Reasons Why I Loved, and You Should Read: “The Big Thirst”

    “The Big Thirst” by Charles Fishman 1. References – on my Kindle the sources sited take up 40% of the book. In the print edition the references are in much smaller print so they take up less space, but they are still there. Unbelievably Fishman also makes them available on line. 2. Worldly Perspective – Fishman takes the reader on a journey around the world, into the galaxy and into the center of the earth. 3. Down to Earth –... MORE >

  • 06.21.11

    Green or Brown…What Color Is Your Lawn in an Extreme Drought?

    Turf Color in Drought Are you wearing the Brown Badge of Conservation or the Green Badge of Excessive Watering? A less than vibrant green lawn demonstrates to your customers and the public you take conservation seriously. For many physiological reasons we like our luscious grass to be vibrant green year round, but most plants including grasses have a “rest period” when the green grass naturally wants to go slightly or all the way dormant.  Fescue, Rye and Blue Grass perform better during... MORE >

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