Category Archives: Trends

How to Stop Losing Workers to Construction Jobs

Contractors know that competition for seasonal employees is fierce. When you’re employing temporary workers, there isn’t much company loyalty. Bottom line, most workers are going to go with whoever pays the best and offers the most work. That’s why so …
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Can your Green Lawn be “Green?”

Traditional lawn care methods rely on products, which while effective, contain active ingredients that aren’t always best for nature. The very chemicals and additives that help your grass can actually damage soil, pollute water, and pose health risks for both …
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Changing the Way People Think of Sprinklers

Lawn sprinklers have been around for a long time. 1871 to be exact. That was the year that Joseph Lessler of Buffalo, New York was granted the first patent for a “lawn sprinkler”. In the following years, there would be …
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Rising Water Prices

Watering lawns has never been free, but it’s generally been so affordable that the costs don’t make much difference. That, however, has been changing in recent years. In 30 major US cities, water bills rose by 41% between 2010-2015. And …
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Why IrriGreen is Great for Homeowners

A beautiful home needs a beautiful lawn. While maintaining a home can prove to be a lot of work, maintaining a green lawn doesn’t have to be. Sprinkler systems have been around for some time, allowing home owners to keep …
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Overwatering Lawns is Taxing Minnesota’s Water Supply

Planet Earth is comprised of 75 percent water, and yet, we find ourselves in a growing shortages of it. Even in America, getting fresh, clean water into our homes and businesses takes a lot effort and money. But, it’s not …
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Warner’s Outdoor Solutions Now Providing IrriGreen to the Twin Cities

For over 20 years, Warner’s Outdoor Solutions of Woodbury, Minnesota has provided the Twin Cities metro with lawn irrigation systems, tree & shrub care, landscape design-build services, and more.  Warner’s extensive client base includes both residential and commercial customers seeking …
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It’s Official. Homeowners Want to Save Water

We could talk all day about how the IrriGreen Genius®Irrigation System is the most revolutionary technology to come out of the industry in 40 years.  We could tell you how it uses up to 50% less water thanks to its inkjet-printer-inspired sprinkler heads …
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Landscape Labor: Use It Wisely

Chances are, if two or more landscape and irrigation contractors get together for coffee or a few beers, the conversation will turn to the problem of labor. Finding, hiring, training, managing, and hanging on to good employees – that’s the …
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The Crazy Ways People Save Water and Why You Don’t Have to Do Them

Saving water equates to saving money, and people often take extreme measures when it comes to saving a buck. While cutting back on water usage is a great way to save hard-earned cash, people can sometimes take their practices to …
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