Posts Tagged ‘Landscaping’

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Question Of The Week: Cooling Tower Blowdown Water Reuse?

What do I do if my plant wants to reclaim cooling tower blowdown water and use it for the purposes of landscape...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of...Read More...

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National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Three Landscape Projects

The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Landscaping Hard Services

A facility management professional in the United Arab Emirates struggles to define hard service landscaping...Read More...

When researching landscape service providers, facility managers (fms) should make sure a company’s bid accurately captures scope of work, includes a startup plan, and demonstrates the ability to offer multi-year plans with designs and budgets so fms can plan for the future. Photo: PLANET/Philippe Nobile Photography

Services & Maintenance: Grounds Check

Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013...Read More...

WaterSense Suggests Sprinkler Spruce-Up For Spring

A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. As the weather warms up and facility managers concentrate their attention on landscaping, sprinkler systems should come under...Read More...

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical...Read More...

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Mosquitoes Pose Risk To Businesses Despite Dry Weather Conditions

Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: It’s Not What You Think…

According to the original image, this is "Viagra's head office in Toronto, Canada. Seriously, it is!" At least according to the meme. Alas, this is not true. So where is this place and is the shrubbery placement significant? Turns out, the "unfortunate topiary" may indeed be...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Pond Marshes

How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and...Read More...