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How to Scale Water and Energy Conservation

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Apr, 07, 2015 @ 17:04 PM

MeterHero-4-8-2015-JainsJain Irrigation Systems LTD is the largest manufacturer of irrigation equipment in the world. This week Corona Tools and Jain will be talking to MeterHero, which runs the a water and energy conservation exchange. We’ll find out how MeterHero tracks savings, how conservation rebates are calculated, and how to get involved.

Founded by McGee Young, formerly of H2Oscore, MeterHero is designed to use price to encourage conservation. And instead of working through water and electric utilities, MeterHero works directly with end users and funds the rebates through private contributions. In just a few short months, MeterHero is already paying rebates across the United States and even around the world.

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Join @CoronaTools and partner Jain Irrigation with VP Richard Restuccia @JainsUSA along with their guest, Meter Hero Founder, McGee Young tweeting as @MeterHero on #Landscapechat this week! Tweet with us on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key topic discussion points:

1) The only way to solve the water crisis is to treat conservation as a form of supply.

2) Price works better when it’s a payment for conservation rather than a penalty for over consumption.

3) The water crisis is too big and too important to wait around and hope that the government solves it.

4) People already think they are doing a good job with water conservation. You have to empower them to do more.

5) Water sustainability is in our reach, but it will take a commitment to net-zero consumption. Reuse what you can, offset the rest.


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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Jains Irrigation, Drip Irrigation, MeterHero

5 Ways to Optimize Your Landscape Website for Better SEO

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Mar, 30, 2015 @ 15:03 PM

Lawn & Landscape SEO_3-31-2015 Magazine is a significant resource for business owners within the green industry. This week they've invited Marketing Expert Chris Heiler of Landscape Leadership to weigh in on content marketing.

Learn how to optimize everything from photos to keywords. Chris Heiler will provide examples, give advice and answer questions on strategy and tactics for the best marketing on the planet during this week's #Landscapechat  on Twitter.

POST CHAT UPDATE: Be sure to listen to Chris Heiler's follow up podcast, Smarketing Talk - SEO For Landscapers and Lawn Care Pros on  Landscape Leadership!   

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Join @CoronaTools and Co-Host Lawn and Landscape Magazine Digital Content Manager,  Kate Spirgen  @LawnLandscape, along with Guest Host Chris Heiler, President and Founder of Landscape Leadership, tweeting as @inboundagency, for a look at 5 Ways to Optimize Your Website  on  #landscapechat,,Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

ChrisHeilerKey insights from #Landscapechat with Chris Heiler include: 

 1) Content Marketing - SEO is mostly impacted by your content today, not as much by on-page technical things like keywords and title tags like in previous years.

2) Find local keywords - The first step you should take in finding the best keywords for your business is defining your target service area.

3) Optimize Tag Titles - Title tags are part of your website meta data, which acts as a more descriptive and formatted version of URLs.

4) Use Meta DescriptionsConsisting of 150 characters, these descriptions should contain one or two compelling sentences describing your specific company services and local service area to give your potential clients a preview of the contents of your webpage.

5) Make Your Photos Work for You - There are three values you can update or add to your image files to fully optimize them

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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

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Topics: #Landscapechat, Lawn and Landscape Magazine, Chris Heiler

Have a Better Lawn with Less Water

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Mar, 25, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

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Spring is a great time to work on your lawn, and April is National Lawn Care Month! Depending on the type of turf, there are lots of Spring Lawn Care Tips, in particular, how to create a better lawn with less water. Join Ewing Irrigation Products and Corona Tools for #Landscapechat to learn more about lawn care with less water. 

Ewing provides landscape, irrigation and golf course professionals with the supplies they need to create healthy, sustainable environments. Founded in 1922 as an irrigation distributor, Ewing's breadth of products has evolved to include water management solutions, agronomic supplies, landscape lighting, water features, hardscape and erosion control.  Ewing Irrigation will also share information about their new training classes on irrigation, landscape enhancements, and more.  

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Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Better Lawns with Less Water

The benefits of turf and lawns
How to reduce lawn water, chemical and fertilizer needs
Choosing the right grass type for your climate
Watering the right amount
Smart irrigation products and rebates for lawns

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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Photo courtesy of Ewing Irrigation 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, Ewing's Water Wednesdays, Better Lawns with Less Water

How Social Media is Changing Water Use in Our Landscapes

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Mar, 18, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

Jains-3-18-2015Join us for "edutainment" at its best! #Landscapechat features Jain Irrigation Systems LTD, the largest manufacturer of irrigation equipment in the world and their guest, Lily Ann Phibian of Athens-Clarke County Water in Georgia this week. Jain VP Richard Restuccia says, "Athens-Clarke County does some of the best social media work seen in the country for changing water use habits! People who join the chat will learn about successful programs Lily Ann and Athens-Clarke County developed, and how they can develop conservation campaigns too. I can guarantee this will be very entertaining and informative."  

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Join @CoronaTools and partner Jain Irrigation with VP Richard Restuccia @JainsUSA on #Landscapechat and his guest, Lily Ann Phibian of Athens-Clarke County Water in Georgia tweeting as @ACCwaterwarriorTweet with us on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key topic discussion points will include how and why Athens-Clarke County engages participants in changing their water use habits.  

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Jain Irrigation, Social Media Strategy, Athens-Clarke County Georgia

What Big Data Means to Landscape and Irrigation

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Mar, 04, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

LL-ETWaters-Lee_M_Williams-3-4-2015Lawn & Landscape Magazine is a significant resource for business owners within the green industry. This week they guide a #Landscapechat with guest host ETWater about applications of Big Data to the landscape industry.

Expert Lee M. Williams (right) is SVP Product at ETWater drives the strategy around use of Big Data in ETWater's smart irrigation system. Williams was one of the designers of the Palm Pilot, who then went on to develop the first smart phones and tablets at Nokia, so he is in a great position to answer questions and talk about how a wealth of Big Data insights are relevant to landscaping. This includes how visual GIS aerial property information, soil type, plant types, weather and climate are being used for saving water and more efficient landscaping maintenance. Lee will also address how mobile automation is impacting landscaping.     

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Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine Digital Content Manager,  Kate Spirgen  @LawnLandscape along with Guest Host ETWater Big Data Expert and ETWater SVP Product, Lee M. Williams, for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key Takeaways from this #Landscapechat:

ETWater hones their smart irrigation system using Big Data

How to put Big Data to work for your landscape company

How Mobile Automation is impacting the landscape industry

Ask the Experts - a great opportunity to ask some of the heavyweights in the field.

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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat. They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

photo courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Topics: #Landscapechat

Rainwater Harvesting for Landscapes and Gardens

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Feb, 25, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Ewing-RainwaterSaving-2-25-2015Rainwater harvesting refers to the reuse of rainwater on-site, rather than allowing it to be lost through run-off. Join Ewing Irrigation to chat about capture and storage systems for rainwater. New trends in catchment reduce the chance of contamination, while detention systems ranging from rain barrels to cistern will be reviewed. Ewing Irrigation will share information about supplementing irrigation with rainwater and regional rainfall collection regulations and restrictions.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Rain Water Harvesting: 

Parts of a rainwater harvesting system

Calculations - calculating rainwater harvesting potential

Supplementing irrigation - Add rainwater to the irrigation mix

What's New - Rainwater harvesting innovations and products.

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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

Photo courtesy of Ewing Irrigation 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing's Water Wednesdays, Rainwater Harvesting

Showing the Love for Lawn in Your Landscape

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Feb, 17, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

PLANET-Feb182015What is National Lawn Care Month? This year Professional Landcare Network, (PLANET) is partnering with Turfgrass Producers International (TPI)  and The Lawn Institute to promote National Lawn Care Month. April is targeted for the maximum consumer interest, and a webpage features consumer education, facts, resources, an infographic, photos, and a logo to support professional organizations in their lawn care outreach. Learn about National Lawn Care Month and how PLANET and partners can help you with your client education program on Wednesday on Twitter for #Landscapechat.

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Join Corona Tools and PLANET's Marketing and Communications Manager Maureen Acquino who will be tweeting as @PLANET2005 on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2pm ET.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Key Points: 

 April is National Lawn Care Month and PLANET has created a toolkit with infographics, photos, facts, blogs and press release material to help professionals in the industry promote NLCM to their clients. #lawncaremonth. We teamed with TPI/Lawn Care Institute to promote facts and research about the health benefits of grass. We’ll be sharing lots of facts and stats about the science of grass.

Facts and Figures   According to the Lawn Institute, it is estimated that a 50 by 50 foot lawn (2,500 square feet), releases enough oxygen for a family of four, while absorbing carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, and perosyacetyle nitrate. According to NASA, one person consumes 0.84 kg of oxygen each day. This means that one square foot of grass will produce approximately half a kilogram of oxygen a day. 


R and R - Research has found that people find stress relief and healing when interacting with nature or even when just viewing nature on a computer screen or through a window. (Nature Sacred.org)

Website Support PLANET’s consumer site, LoveYourLandscape.com, has a web page dedicated to National Lawn Care Month which will share facts, statistics, and lawn care tips with homeowners.

Benefits Turfgrass, like that found in our lawns, is much cooler than asphalt or cement.  It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area (lawns can be 22 degrees cooler than urban asphalt "heat islands").

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Corona Tools LandscapechatDon’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

(Photo credit PLANET)

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, PLANET, National Lawn Care Month

10 Reasons Landscape Businesses Fail

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sat, Jan, 31, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

LandAndLandscapeFail2-4-2015Lawn & Landscape Magazine is a significant resource for business owners within the green industry. The California Landscape Contractors Association represents many top contractors across California. This week these two industry leaders combine forces to weigh in on #Landscapechat to review 10 Reasons Landscape Businesses Fail, so that you and your landscape company can avoid the pitfalls and learn from the mistakes of others.

Nobody wants to fail! Chat with the experts on saving (and even growing) your business with Lawn and Landscape Magazine  and CACL at a live tweet-up from the CLCA Booth at the Landscape Industry Show in Ontario, California on this week's #Landscapechat  on Twitter.  

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Join @CoronaTools and Host Lawn and Landscape Magazine Digital Content Manager,  Kate Spirgen  @LawnLandscape, along with Guest Host David Silva of California Landscape Contractors Association tweeting as @CLCAToday, for a look at Why Landscape Businesses Fail on  #Landscapechat on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key observations on the Benchmarking Your Business will include: 

  • Causes - Why do landscape businesses fail
  • Background - What are the top reasons they fail
  • Troubleshooting Tips - Tips to avoid some of these common mistakes
  • Trends for 2015 - What business trends does CLCA foresee in 2015/ discussing at LIS?
  • Valuable Resources - where landscapers can turn to for help

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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

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Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Lawn and Landscape Magazine, 10 Reasons Businesses Fail

Water: 2014 Review and Irrigation Trends in 2015

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jan, 21, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

EwingIrrigation-1-21-2015[small]Ewing Irrigation explores what's new for 2015 on the next #Landscapechat.  Look back over the past year and discuss weather, new products and equipment, conservation techniques, then look ahead to 2015 and what we can expect. Pose your questions, contribute your ideas and join the conversation on the next Water Wednesday on #Landscapechat.

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Join @CoronaTools and partner @EwingIrrigation with Laura Ory on #Landscapechat this week! Tweet with us on Wednesday, January 21 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key topic discussion points will include;

  • A look back at 2014 water news and trends 
  • Weather Trends 
  • New and efficient irrigation products
  • New trends and what's ahead for 2015 

 Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing's Water Wednesdays

Water Wednesdays with Jain Irrigation and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Jan, 09, 2015 @ 14:01 PM

Jain Irrigation Systems LTD is the largest manufacturer of irrigation equipment in the world. Their corporate philosophy is " Leave this world better than you found it." Joining with returning guest University of Florida Urban Conservation Unit, this week's topic is What's New for 2015? 

Join us on #landscapechat - Wed. Jan. 14th @ 2pm EST from UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County U.C.U. on Vimeo

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Jain Irrigation with VP Richard Restuccia @JainsUSA on #Landscapechat this week! Tweet with us on Wednesday, January 14 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key topic discussion points will include new programs for 2015:  

Irrigation rebates

FFL Yard Certification

Plants for Pipes

Rain Barrel Workshops

Green Lodging

GI-PMP Training

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, New in 2015, Water Wednesdays, Jains Irrigation

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