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Small Landscapes, Big Irrigation

Small Landscapes, Big Irrigation

For some reason nothing brings into question an irrigation designer’s skill more than his or her proposed layout of small, isolated landscape areas. It’s a legitimate question really, especially when a client knows that an entire football field for example can technically be irrigated with as few as a dozen sprinklers. So let’s spend some time answering that all-too-common question.
Trend: Vertical Landscape

Trend: Vertical Landscape

Some say no irrigation will be necessary for vertical landscape, to which I strongly disagree. Even using drought tolerant plants or being in area receiving ample rainfall, plantings in this environment will need supplemental water.
Conducting an Irrigation Audit

Conducting an Irrigation Audit

System audits are an effective way to inspect and measure the performance, efficiency, and general health of an irrigation system and its components.  Results are compiled and used in combination with other observations and measurements to facilitate irrigation management.
Managing Stormwater Runoff

Managing Stormwater Runoff

Stromwater runoff is a contributor to water pollution and water waste in urban areas. There are several ways to reduce pollution and waste, however rain gardens serve as the most aesthetically pleasing solution. In a nut shell, rain water gardens should be paired with “water loving” plants to maximize the results. Water from downspouts and..
What is Wrong with Landscape Architecture Today?

What is Wrong with Landscape Architecture Today?

In this article, we take a closer look at landscape architecture today. In current times, we cannot deny that landscape architecture is indeed a growing profession. In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts, NEC, predicted future job prospects for several artistic occupations through to 2018 within the U.S. and landscape architecture came out with one..
Why Landscape Architecture is Important

Why Landscape Architecture is Important

Many of you reading this may be landscape architects, so you should know how important your job is! This field is so broad and complex, you can’t be a master in every detail. For instance, irrigation. Hiring an irrigation expert like WC3 Design instead of relying on a contractor will make your project more complete...
Gift of Landscaping

Gift of Landscaping

A National Association of Landscape Professionals speaks to how our landscapes give us environmental, economic, security, and health benefits. We take many benefits for granted, but miss them if removed from us. Landscape’s benefits are present at our homes and our workplaces.