Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain (LC/DBM) (ISSN 2150-9093), is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc. 14771 Plaza Drive, Suite A, Tustin, California, 92780 Phone: 714-979-5276; Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9170). Copyright 2018 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed Landscape Contractors free of charge. Others: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada, 12 issues, $34 .95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LC/DBM at or 714-979-5276 ext. 115. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. >> On July 12, 2017, contractors, dis- tributors, arboretum staff, and Alamance Community College instructors and stu - dents met at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, to install a plant irrigation system at the main pedes - trian entrance. Mike Rodgers of Rodgers Landscape Service organized the work - day, which began with a project planning meeting over breakfast biscuits. Contractors, vendors, and students worked side-by-side digging out the trenches in preparation for the irrigation installation. Lee Barnwell of Ewing Irri - gation and Landscape Supply, Brad Com- er of Smith Turf & Irrigation, and Steve Hill of Turftenders Landscape Service provided teaching and instruction as the irrigation installation process began. The Alamance students were eager to jump in, help, and learn. "This was a great opportunity for them to obtain hands-on experience with a commercial-grade project," said Erich Kolb, president of the Carolinas Irrigation Association. The students and faculty worked alongside, and gained first-hand instruction from, some of the leaders in the green industry in North and South Carolina. After lunch, the volunteers covered the trenches, cleaned up the work area, and fired up the irrigation system. The plants now receive some much appre - ciated water; the students, our future industry leaders, walked away with in - valuable experience and knowledge of a working irrigation installation; and the arboretum now has the tools it needs to sustain the beautiful plant life along the entrance during the hot, dry spells of a Carolina summer. LC DBM If you have a project where landscape services were donated pro bono, you can submit your Off the Clock proposal to: or call Mike Dahl at (714) 979-5276 x124. Story Ideas? The Carolinas Irrigation Association held a volunteer day of service at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina. A new irrigation system was installed at the main entrance. Materials were provided by Atlantic Irrigation, Ewing Irrigation, Simmons Irrigation Supply, SiteOne Landscape Supply, and Smith Turf and Irrigation. Volunteers included Alamance Community College instructors and students; arboretum staff; Lee Barnwell, Ewing Irrigation; Brad Comer, Smith Turf and Irrigation; Steve Hill and crew, Turftenders Landscape Service; Mike Rodgers and crew, Rodgers Landscape Service; Erich Kolb, Seagreen Lawn Care and Irrigation; Hamilton Garvey, Garvey Rain Irrigation Service; and Mike Yarussi and Justin Mayer, Simmons Irrigation Supply. Volunteer Service Project – J.C. Raulston Arboretum By Melissa Klingberg, Carolinas Irrigation Association 70 LC DBM OFF THE CLOCK

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