Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

FEB 2018

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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34 LC DBM your landscapes. The chapter lists the different types of irriga- tion systems, with pros and cons for each, provides a compre- hensive definition of good irrigation - how to measure soil mois- ture, how to identify a water problem, how to remedy a water problem and much more. It cannot be emphasized enough how much information is really confined in these 223 pages. There is even a helpful table of contents, a contacts page and an index of terms and keywords for easy navigation. The book is available online to everyone absolutely free and under no copyright protection. Kent did this in order to allow instructors and educators the ability to utilize the text without fear of infringement. You can acquire California Friendly: A Maintenance Guide for Landscapers, Gardeners, and Land Managers at bewater - under the toolkit section, or on the Douglas Kent and Associates website at You can also receive a hardcopy edition by signing up for one of the water wise classes available through several municipal water districts in the state of California. LC DBM Above A clever trick that the handbook suggests is using a small barrier to help reduce the amount of weed seeds in your landscape. As wind rushes over a small wall, a wind eddy is created, causing the wind to circle behind the wall and deposit seeds and debris. Therefore, walls or small barriers can be used advantageously to reduce the amount of weeds in your landscape, especially in windy areas because weed seeds are designed to spread in the wind. Above California Friendly includes an extensive list of aggressive plants that help stifle the germination of weeds. The Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus) can be an aggressive spreader that will often successfully out-compete a variety of weed species. The book sug- gests using plants such as these because they can save time and money that would have otherwise been used to thwart the growth of weeds. Perkins Engines Company Limited, whose prod- ucts power excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, dumpers, rock crushers and other types of construction machines, has selected Clarke Powered Solutions as a new distributor in the U.S. - providing sales, service and full distribution support for the manufacturer's engines and parts to existing and new customers and original equip - ment manufacturers (OEMs) in the Midwest and Northeast United States. The distributor will be headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, and will manage 44 locations through - out its 24-state territory. A supplier of construction equipment rentals, sales, service and parts, ABLE Equipment Rental, Inc. of New York State purchased the assets of Key Equipment, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa., and will retain their current facility and staff. The buyer's fourth location in the Northeast, it is positioned to deliver equipment, including excavators, skid steers, and backhoes to the seller's current commercial and industrial clients throughout central Pennsylvania. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 5 3

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