Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

APR 2017

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40 LC DBM I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 1 9 Educate Customers on Lawn and Landscape Care The Irrigation Association has announced that it will once again be a partner during the National Association of Landscape Professional's National Lawn Care Month. A survey conducted on behalf of the NALP showed that of the 78 percent of U.S. adults that report having a home with a lawn and/or landscaping, 64 percent falsely believe all grass needs to be fertilized in the spring, 57 percent mistakenly think if a lawn is not green, it is not healthy, 32 percent admit they aren't sure how of - ten a lawn should be watered, and 31 percent say they don't know how to grow a healthy/lush lawn. Deficit Irrigation on Warm Weather Grass Produces Minimum Acceptable Quality and Color By studying Bermudagrass, a research team at Cal Poly Pomona determined that during the warm season, this turf can maintain an acceptable look and quality while being irrigated at 25 to 50 percent below the optimal level (deficit irrigation). New Irrigation Education Resource The Irrigation Association has just made the landscape irrigation seminars from their 2016 trade show available in their online store. CEU's are available (but only once per certification renewal period). The seminar topics are: • Auditing: Soil Moisture vs. Catch Cans • Earning Points for Green Projects • Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Management • Measuring Landscape Water Use • Water Quality of Alternate Water Sources

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