Irrigation & Green Industry magazine

Irrigation & Green Industry magazine The business magazine for landscape, irrigation and maintenance contractors. Irrigation & Green Industry reports on landscape irrigation news (topics include irrigation restrictions, water rate increases and company news), highlights recent key happenings within nationally known landscape power equipment companies and landscape businesses, spotlights new products, and keeps on eye on the economic state of the industry as a whole.

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The investment will be used to grow the company’s operations in Texas, Florida and Colorado.
06/27/2021
Scythe Robotics raises $18.6M in funding to grow robotic mower company

The investment will be used to grow the company’s operations in Texas, Florida and Colorado.

Three Scythe co-founders and their robot.Photo: Scythe Robotics Boulder, Colorado-based Scythe Robotics, a commercial-grade autonomous robotic solutions company for the landscaping industry,Mowers

Initiatives include new Spanish SiteOne Universities, increased recruitment efforts and more.
06/26/2021
SiteOne expands commitment to support bilingual customers

Initiatives include new Spanish SiteOne Universities, increased recruitment efforts and more.

SiteOne Landscape Supply, Roswell, Georgia, released a series of new bilingual initiatives to support the green industry. The newest offering includes four Spanish-taught courses during th,Business Articles

Gold Landscape serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
06/25/2021
Outworx Group acquires Gold Landscape

Gold Landscape serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Dallas-based Outworx Group, a leading diversified facility maintenance services company, acquired Gold Landscape, a landscape services company serving homeowner associations, multi-family,Landscapes

Winning customer love and realizing high profits come from meaningful differentiation from competitors and exceeding cus...
06/23/2021
More than a commodity

Winning customer love and realizing high profits come from meaningful differentiation from competitors and exceeding customer expectations. Learn tips for doing this below.

Many customers want to view your landscaping services as another commodity to be shopped for lowest price, as if hiring your company was no different than buying another gallon of regular gasoline. Landscapers face sealed bids, negotiated bids and reverse

The additions expand BrightView’s presence in Georgia and Florida.
06/22/2021
BrightView acquires two landscape companies

The additions expand BrightView’s presence in Georgia and Florida.

BrightView Holdings Inc., Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, acquired two landscape companies, Baytree Landscape Contractors Inc., Atlanta, and West Bay Landscape, Bradenton, Florida. Baytree, a f,Landscapes

The grant will fund revitalization of Detroit’s Antonio McDuffy Park.
06/21/2021
Rocket Community Fund provides $280,000 grant to Project EverGreen

The grant will fund revitalization of Detroit’s Antonio McDuffy Park.

The Rocket Community Fund, Detroit, announced a $280,000 grant to Cleveland-based Project EverGreen, the largest donation received to date by the national nonprofit, to support park renova,Landscapes

Horizon Distributors opened new sales centers in Visalia, California, and Melbourne, Florida.
06/20/2021
Horizon Distributors expands in Florida and California

Horizon Distributors opened new sales centers in Visalia, California, and Melbourne, Florida.

Horizon Distributors Inc., Covington, Louisiana, opened new sales centers in Visalia, California, and Melbourne, Florida. “Opening these new locations increases Horizon’s ability to,Business Articles

Husqvarna is increasing its investment and ownership in Robin Autopilot USA, a robotic lawn care company.
06/17/2021
Husqvarna grows investment in Robin Autopilot

Husqvarna is increasing its investment and ownership in Robin Autopilot USA, a robotic lawn care company.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Husqvarna, is increasing its investment and ownership in Robin Autopilot USA, a robotic lawn care company. This growing strategic partnership enables Husqva,Mowers

The key to Oahu, Hawaii-based Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery’s success is Kevin Mulkern’s ability to focus on projects, w...
06/16/2021
Kevin Mulkern: A match made in paradise

The key to Oahu, Hawaii-based Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery’s success is Kevin Mulkern’s ability to focus on projects, while his wife Susan attends to the details.

His younger days were a little different, however. When he was in his early 20s earning a degree in marine biology from Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Hawaii, he admits studying wasn’t always his main priority.,Close-Up Profiles

The legislation prohibits the use of Colorado River water delivered by SNWA member agencies from being used to irrigate ...
06/15/2021
Nevada governor signs new bill requiring replacement of unused grass landscapes

The legislation prohibits the use of Colorado River water delivered by SNWA member agencies from being used to irrigate non-functional grass by 2027.

On June 5, Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada signed into law legislation supported by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, local municipalities and businesses leaders that will help advance Sou,Irrigation

HydroPoint announced that its Baseline brand has earned the EPA WaterSense label in the new category, Soil Moisture-Base...
06/14/2021
Baseline earns new EPA WaterSense program label

HydroPoint announced that its Baseline brand has earned the EPA WaterSense label in the new category, Soil Moisture-Based Irrigation Controller.

HydroPoint, Petaluma, California, announced that its Baseline brand has earned the Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense label in the new category, Soil Moisture-Based Irrigation Cont,Irrigation

Here are some tips to help lighting professionals stay organized and prepared.
06/11/2021
Never let ‘em see you sweat

Here are some tips to help lighting professionals stay organized and prepared.

Customer-imposed deadlines can create a substantial amount of workday tension. For some reason, in all the years I have been in the green industry, these deadlines are frequently associated with a party.,Night Lighting

Irrigation Station has opened six new locations across Texas in Katy, Conroe, San Antonio, Austin, Mansfield and Richlan...
06/10/2021
Irrigation Station expands in Texas with six new locations

Irrigation Station has opened six new locations across Texas in Katy, Conroe, San Antonio, Austin, Mansfield and Richland Hills.

Heritage Landscape Supply Group Inc. announced that Irrigation Station has opened six new locations across Texas in Katy, Conroe, San Antonio, Austin, Mansfield and Richland Hills. All loc,Business Articles

Use native plants to build a vibrant, sustainable design.
06/09/2021
Native plant know-how

Use native plants to build a vibrant, sustainable design.

Boring. Wild. Temperamental. The problem child of the landscaping world. Despite thousands of years spent adapting to the local soil type, climate and water conditions, native plants still get a bad rap.,Horticulture

Are you an #irrigation or #lighting service provider that has had a successful year? Show off how much you’ve grown in t...
06/08/2021

Are you an #irrigation or #lighting service provider that has had a successful year? Show off how much you’ve grown in the past year by entering your company into the Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program here: www.igin.com/watch-us-grow

Are you an #irrigation or #lighting service provider that has had a successful year? Show off how much you’ve grown in the past year by entering your company into the Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program here: www.igin.com/watch-us-grow

The acquisitions expand Heritage’s presence in North Carolina.
06/08/2021
Heritage Landscape Supply Group acquires two distributors

The acquisitions expand Heritage’s presence in North Carolina.

Heritage Landscape Supply Group Inc., McKinney, Texas, has acquired two distributors. The first, Southern Stone Supply, is an independent distributor of pavers, natural and manufactured st,Landscapes

The announcement follows the denial of the motion to preliminarily approve the Roundup class settlement agreement.
06/07/2021
Bayer presents five-point plan to address potential future Roundup claims

The announcement follows the denial of the motion to preliminarily approve the Roundup class settlement agreement.

Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany, announced a series of actions it plans to implement following the denial of the motion to preliminarily approve the Roundup class settlement agreement, designed,Weed and Pest Control

Rock & Block serves the San Diego, southern Orange County and Inland Empire markets in California with two locations.
06/06/2021
Rock & Block Hardscape Supply joins SiteOne Landscape Supply

Rock & Block serves the San Diego, southern Orange County and Inland Empire markets in California with two locations.

Roswell, Georgia-based SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc. acquired Rock & Block Hardscape Supply. Rock & Block serves the San Diego, southern Orange County and Inland Empire markets in,Business Articles

This month-long initiative of the Irrigation Association is an opportunity for the irrigation industry to promote the im...
06/05/2021
IA focuses on sustainable solutions during July’s Smart Irrigation Month

This month-long initiative of the Irrigation Association is an opportunity for the irrigation industry to promote the importance of smart irrigation practices.

The Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, announced that July 2021 has once again been designated as Smart Irrigation Month. This month-long initiative is an opportunity for the irrig,Associations

Advanced Turf Solutions will acquire substantially all of the assets of Valley Green, a distributor headquartered in Hol...
06/05/2021
Advanced Turf Solutions partners with Valley Green

Advanced Turf Solutions will acquire substantially all of the assets of Valley Green, a distributor headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Advanced Turf Solutions Inc. reached an agreement to form a new company that will acquire substantially all of the assets of Valley Green Inc., a distributor headquartered in Holyoke, Mass,Business Articles

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened a new location in Indio, California.
06/04/2021
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opens new location

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened a new location in Indio, California.

Phoenix-based Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened a new location in Indio, California, located at 81735 Oleander Ave. Indio, California 92201. This new Ewing location will serv,Business Articles

The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced its board of directors slate for 2021-2022.
06/03/2021
NALP appoints 2021-2022 board of directors

The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced its board of directors slate for 2021-2022.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, announced its board of directors slate for 2021-2022. Their terms begin Oct. 1, 2021. “The nominations team executed a,Associations

Use these 5 tips to build a culture of service excellence.
06/02/2021
Service on purpose

Use these 5 tips to build a culture of service excellence.

When you think of great customer service, what companies come to mind? Nordstrom Inc., the upscale retailer of apparel, shoes and accessories is frequently praised for its service excellence. There is a widely circulated story about a man who went into th

Irrigation & Green Industry’s new Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program celebrates #irrigation and #lighting se...
06/01/2021

Irrigation & Green Industry’s new Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program celebrates #irrigation and #lighting service providers that have had a successful year. Whether your company is large or small, this program recognizes those that have excelled in revenue growth in those sectors in the past year. Learn more and enter here: www.igin.com/watch-us-grow

Irrigation & Green Industry’s new Watch Us Grow: 2021 Industry Standouts program celebrates #irrigation and #lighting service providers that have had a successful year. Whether your company is large or small, this program recognizes those that have excelled in revenue growth in those sectors in the past year. Learn more and enter here: www.igin.com/watch-us-grow

Rain Bird appointed Mark Donohue as its new regional manager for the Southeast Asia market.
05/30/2021
Rain Bird names regional manager for Southeast Asia

Rain Bird appointed Mark Donohue as its new regional manager for the Southeast Asia market.

Rain Bird, Azusa, California, appointed Mark Donohue as its new regional manager for the Southeast Asia market. In his new role, Donohue will manage the development of Rain Bird’s sale,Irrigation

Yanmar Compact Equipment has added dealers in Texas, Alabama, California and Washington.
05/29/2021
Yanmar Compact Equipment welcomes new dealers

Yanmar Compact Equipment has added dealers in Texas, Alabama, California and Washington.

Yanmar Compact Equipment, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, introduced five new dealers to its network. Yanmar Compact Equipment added Carrollton, Texas-based Romco Equipment Company with eight loc,Equipment

Heritage Landscape Supply Group acquired Beehive Brick & Stone, a family-owned distributor headquartered in Salt Lake Ci...
05/29/2021
Beehive Brick & Stone joins the Heritage family of companies

Heritage Landscape Supply Group acquired Beehive Brick & Stone, a family-owned distributor headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Heritage Landscape Supply Group Inc., McKinney, Texas, acquired Beehive Brick & Stone, a family-owned distributor of pavers, natural and manufactured stone, brick and other complementary lan,Landscapes

Top Gun Facility Services acquired Emerald Isle Landscaping, commercial landscape maintenance company headquartered in D...
05/28/2021
Top Gun Facility Services acquires Emerald Isle Landscaping

Top Gun Facility Services acquired Emerald Isle Landscaping, commercial landscape maintenance company headquartered in Denver.

Denver-based Top Gun Facility Services, a portfolio company of Osceola Capital, acquired Emerald Isle Landscaping, expanding the company’s suite of services into the commercial landscape,Landscapes

Learn tips for keeping equipment running smoothly throughout the season withmaintenance below, and check out the results...
05/27/2021
Stay on the move

Learn tips for keeping equipment running smoothly throughout the season with
maintenance below, and check out the results of our equipment maintenance survey.

Equipment breakdowns are costly. At a minimum, there is the cost to repair the tool. If it can’t be repaired quickly or you don’t have a backup, downtime cuts into profitability. In wo,Equipment

The Toro Company partnered its irrigation and lighting business with Gentile & Associates, a manufacturer representation...
05/26/2021
Toro Irrigation partners with Gentile & Associates

The Toro Company partnered its irrigation and lighting business with Gentile & Associates, a manufacturer representation firm with expertise in commercial landscape irrigation.

The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, partnered its irrigation and lighting business with Gentile & Associates Inc., a manufacturer representation firm with expertise in commercial,Irrigation

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Before 11:00 hours of East African standard time on 31July,2017 and must be accompanied by a bid security in form of an Unconditional Bank guarantee worth UGx 1,200,000,000( Uganda Shillings One Billion Two hundred Millions) Or $340,000.00(US Dollars Three Hundred forty thousands). Bids shall remain valid for 120 calendar days after deadline for bid submission. 6. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at 11:30 hours East African standard time on 31July,2017 In Room 47, Old Board room Ministry of Water & Environment Plot 21/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira Kampala Uganda For further information and assistance please contact us Tel: +256773388575(WhatsApp) Call:+256750317633 Email: [email protected]
Before 11:00 hours of East African standard time on 31July,2017 and must be accompanied by a bid security in form of an Unconditional Bank guarantee worth UGx 1,200,000,000( Uganda Shillings One Billion Two hundred Millions) Or $340,000.00(US Dollars Three Hundred forty thousands). Bids shall remain valid for 120 calendar days after deadline for bid submission. 6. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at 11:30 hours East African standard time on 31July,2017 In Room 47, Old Board room Ministry of Water & Environment Plot 21/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira Kampala Uganda For further information and assistance please contact us Tel: +256773388575(WhatsApp) Call:+256750317633 Email: [email protected]
A TENDER PROJECT IN UGANDA IN FIVE DISTRICTS. invitation for bids for General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project which will be funded by African Development Bank (ADB). The Ugandan government received financing from ADB towards the cost the cost of - Farm income enhancement and Forest conservation programme Project (FICFOC-2). Part of the loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for:- 1. Procurement of works for the construction of irrigation Schemes infrastructure & facilities in 5 districts of Uganda ie - Nebbi,Oyam,Kasese, Butaleja & Kween Lot 1 :- Wadelai irrigation Scheme in Nebbi District. The Ministry of Water &Environment invite sealed bids from eligible bidders for the ex*****on of the works for construction of irrigation infrastructure comprising of :- - Earth impounding structures - Storage reservoirs. - Hydraulic &floods control structures - Canals and drainage systems. - Access roads & Scheme facilities among others. 2. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) will be conducted in accordance with the Banks rules procedures for the procurement if goods & works. 3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from us and inspect the bidding documents at our offices from the 20th June to 24th July, 2017 during office hours. 4. A complete set of bidding document must be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address below:- The Head Procurement & Disposal unit Ministry of Water & Environment Plot 21/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira Room 128 P.O.Box 20026, Kampala Uganda. And upon payment of a non - refundable fee of UGx 100,000/=or $100 for international companies. 5. Bids must be delivered to the address below. Ministry of Water & Environment Plot 21/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira Room 128 P.O.Box 20026, Kampala Uganda