The water irrigation issue of the July 2014 Lawn and Landscape Magazine spotlights companies who are making the switch from landscape maintenance to water management. Traditional landscaping services are drying up, while at the same time, other clients want water conservation efforts and they’re willing to pay for them. The market is there and it makes sense to make the transition in order to stay in business.
Services such as subsurface drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting can have margins of 30 percent, an attractive incentive to go with the flow.
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Editor Chuck Bowen asked "some of the smartest water people I know just what water means for the landscape industry now and in the future."
Demands from the West Vast reserves of freshwater that sit just north of his home state of Ohio are under constant threat of being trucked or sucked west.
Three Case Studies:
Enviroscape in Calif. shifted the focus of his company from traditional landscaping to water management and now approximately half of his revenue comes from such services as subsurface drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting.
Lambert’s in Texas installed a 20,000-gallon cistern to catch the water pouring off the roof. It uses that water – instead of the city’s – to mix its fertilizer blends, saving approximately $800 a month.
Garden Works in Calif., includes water management as part of every client contract. Creating the water management program, training staff and earning certifications took about seven years to implement company-wide.
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