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Navigating the Drought and Water Restrictions: They Won’t Kill Your Landscapes or Your Business if You Don’t Let Them

By Ewing Irrigation on June 24, 2022
At Ewing, we’re glass-half-full kind of people—and you should be, too. While the drought and water restrictions will...

Water Bans and Drought Restrictions Can Actually Grow Your Business

By Larry Giroux on June 23, 2022
Now’s the time for contractors to turn water bans and restrictions into opportunities to grow your landscape...

Detect Summer Turfgrass Diseases – Part 3: Gray Leaf Spot

By Pat Gross on June 22, 2022
This is Part 3 of a three-part series on summer diseases of turfgrass. Gray leaf spot is another turf disease can show...

Detect Summer Turfgrass Diseases – Part 2: Anthracnose

By Pat Gross on June 9, 2022
This is Part 2 of a three-part series on summer diseases of turfgrass. Anthracnose is a fungal disease that mainly...

Drought Restrictions and Irrigation Limits Take Effect in California

By Pat Gross on June 7, 2022
Drought restrictions and limits on outdoor watering were announced on June 1, 2022, in California in response to...

Ewing Opens New Location in Elkridge, MD

By Ewing Irrigation on June 1, 2022
JUNE 1, 2022, PHOENIX—Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened a new location in Elkridge, Maryland on June 1, 2022...

Ewing Acquires Texas Landscape Supply in Central Texas

By Ewing Irrigation on May 26, 2022
MAY 26, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply announces its acquisition of Texas Landscape Supply in the...

Detect Summer Turfgrass Diseases – Part 1: Fairy Ring Disease

By Pat Gross on May 25, 2022
This is Part 1 of a three-part series on summer diseases of turfgrass. Fairy ring is a disease common to all turfgrass...

Ewing Website Improvements Streamline Online Ordering Processes

By Ewing Irrigation on May 24, 2022
For 20 years, Ewing has offered online tools to help you estimate the cost of projects, purchase products, manage your...

Choose the Right Fittings for Your Drip Irrigation Systems

By Ewing Irrigation on May 20, 2022
When it comes to tubing for drip irrigation systems, there are common industry standards for sizing, but how do you...

6 Ways to Profit from Your Summer Vacation

By Larry Giroux on May 4, 2022
Summer is here, and although it may seem strange, now may be the perfect time to increase the value of your company.

Ewing Announces Newest Golf Team Member

By Ewing Irrigation on April 29, 2022
APR. 29, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply announces the addition of Account Manager Billy Lewis to...

How Your Golf Course Can Quickly Recover from Winter Damage

By Pat Gross on April 27, 2022
Golf courses throughout the northern part of the country are just starting to enjoy spring weather, and some are...

Earth Day 2022: Remembering the Benefits of Turf

By Pat Gross on April 21, 2022
Earth Day was first held April 22, 1970, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. When we consider the...

Recommended Practices for Sand Topdressing Greens

By Pat Gross on April 19, 2022
Sand topdressing has been a critical practice to produce smooth, healthy putting greens dating back to the early days...

Your Plants are Ailing; is it a Surface Issue or Does it Go Deeper? Here’s How to Find Out

By Kevin Lewis on April 14, 2022
It is time to sharpen your plant health diagnostic skills. Whether it is turf, ornamentals, or arborcare, several...

Ewing Acquires Hageman Earth Cycle in Northern Colorado

By Veronica Biczo on April 13, 2022
APR. 13, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply announces its acquisition of Hageman Earth Cycle in...

Proper Care of Lakes on Your Golf Course

By Pablo Reis on April 5, 2022
Golf course designers often build a pond or lake leaving the course owners and superintendents without guidance...

Top 3 Tips for Spring Transition to Bermudagrass on Your Golf Course

By Pat Gross on March 29, 2022
Even though conditions are perfect right now at golf courses that overseeded for the winter, March is the time to...

Increase Your Landscape Business’ Value by Turning Repeat Customers into Subscribers

By Larry Giroux on March 22, 2022
Many people think reoccurring and recurring revenue are the same thing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,...

Internships are a Win for Ewing, Participants

By Ewing Irrigation on March 2, 2022
Elvis Fisher can’t wait to graduate from Texas A&M University in May and begin his tenure with Ewing. When he joins the...

Why Skin Cancer Prevention Should be Part of Your Crew’s Daily Safety Routine

By Chris Ball on March 1, 2022
A little about me: I’m 45, a sports field account manager based out of Ewing Garner near Raleigh, North Carolina,...

National Collegiate Landscape Competition Packed with Things to Do

By Aaron Budimlija on February 10, 2022
The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) 46th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition...

Sports Field Management Association’s 2022 Conference and Exhibition was Inspiring, Productive

By Chris Ball on February 8, 2022
There was so much going on at the Sports Field Management Association’s 33rd Conference and Exhibition — held Jan. 17...

Five Keys to Achieving Success as an Entrepreneur

By Larry Giroux on February 1, 2022
Your business may be small, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be mighty. Much has been written about what it takes to...

Ewing Moves Store to Grandville, MI to Better Serve Customers

By Ewing Irrigation on January 31, 2022
JAN. 31, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply has moved its Grand Rapids, MI location to Grandville, MI...

Five Reasons Why Pre-Emergent Herbicides Sometimes Fail

By Pat Gross on January 26, 2022
It can be frustrating to see breakthroughs of crabgrass and goosegrass in the spring and early summer after a...

Winter Preventive Maintenance Practices for Golf Course Irrigation Systems

By Pat Gross on January 24, 2022
Exercising mainline valves should be done at least once per year as part of a good preventive maintenance program for...

Smart Tech Can Make Life Brighter, and Easier, for Contractors and Clients

By Ewing Irrigation on January 20, 2022
When it comes to landscape lighting, the possibilities for enhancing outdoor spaces are endless — especially when you...

Two Ways Smart Tech Can Help Your Irrigation Clients Conserve Water and Save Money

By Jack York on January 18, 2022
Technological advances have moved smart irrigation tech well beyond Wi-Fi and now allow contractors to do much more...

Having Trouble Finding Good Field Techs? 5 Ways to Up Your Recruiting Game

By Kylie Troop on January 13, 2022
Finding and hiring good employees in any industry is an art, and the same holds true with landscape field technicians...

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Celebrates 100th Year in Business

By Robyn Hazen on January 13, 2022
JAN. 13, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the nation’s largest family-owned green industry...

Ewing Irrigation Partners with Z-Turf Equipment to Offer Sprayer-Spreaders, Aerators, Slicer Seeder

By Ewing Irrigation on January 12, 2022
JAN. 12, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the nation’s largest family-owned green industry...

National Collegiate Landscape Competition a Must-Go for Companies Looking for Top Talent

By Aaron Budimlija on January 11, 2022
Peter Weston Maughan celebrates Brigham Young University’s Landscape Management team 2019 first-place-overall win at...

Irrigation and Landscape Trends for 2022 and Beyond

By Larry Giroux on January 10, 2022
Savvy contractors understand that trends, locally or globally, can significantly impact their business. Moreover, they...

STMA Conference and Exhibition Returns in Person This Year: 4 Things to Do and What to Know Before You Go

By Chris Ball on January 6, 2022
The Sports Turf Managers Association’s 32nd Conference & Exhibition went virtual last year because of COVID-19 safety...

Southeast Regional Turf Conference and Trade Show Brings Industry Pros Together

By Chris Ball on January 5, 2022
The Sports Turf Managers Association’s Southeast Regional Turf Conference and Trade Show — held Monday to Wednesday,...

Ewing Opens New Store and Bulk Materials Yard in Hermitage, TN

By Ewing Irrigation on January 4, 2022
JAN. 4, 2022, PHOENIX - Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened a new location in Hermitage, Tennessee on January 4,...

‘Tis the Season to Tackle Pre-Season Work on Sports Field Equipment

By Chris Ball on December 22, 2021
Winter is in full swing, but there’s still plenty for sports field managers across the country to do as they count the...

Battery-powered Landscape Tools are the Future; Plan Now for a Smooth Transition

By Lisa Firestone on December 21, 2021
As the green industry ramps up its transition from gas- to battery-powered landscape tools, municipal and state...

How to Inform Clients Your Prices are Increasing

By Larry Giroux on December 14, 2021
If you read our recent New Year, New Budget blog about putting together a sustainable plan for 2022, you know it’s...

3 Ways to Upskill Your Employees to Grow Your Business in the Slow Season

By Ewing Irrigation on December 7, 2021
Adding to crew members’ skillsets, known as upskilling, and putting their native talents to use can result in big wins...

Tips for Winter Water Management

By Pat Gross on November 30, 2021
In areas of the country that don’t get snow, watering turf in late fall and throughout the winter can be tricky....

New Year, New Budget: What You Need to Know When Planning for 2022

By Ewing Irrigation on November 23, 2021
Budget planning is never easy, and with supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and rising prices all projected to...

What Your Birth Certificate Says About Your Exit Plan

By Larry Giroux on November 22, 2021
In the green industry, we’ve learned that age has a big impact on your attitude toward your business and how you feel...

How to Turn Slow Season into Go Season with Winter Service Offerings

By Ewing Irrigation on November 18, 2021
Regardless of where you live in the U.S., Old Man Winter can be challenging for those who make their living in the...

Availability, Flexibility Keep 2021 Holiday Lighting Season Looking Bright

By Roger Ramsey on November 11, 2021
This year, more than ever before, it’s important for holiday lighting contractors to partner with their suppliers, to...

4 Tips for Managing a Fertilizer Supply Shortage

By Pat Gross on November 10, 2021
As your trusted partner, Ewing is staying on top of recent reports about supply chain difficulties affecting fertilizer...

Boost Your Brand Without Breaking the Bank

By Ewing Irrigation on November 4, 2021
Small business owners who want to successfully grow their brands and market their businesses don’t have to shell out...

Turfgrass Types and Weather Conditions Drive Winter Sports Field Maintenance

By Chris Ball on November 3, 2021
Winter can be rough on sports fields, no matter where you live and work in the U.S. The type of maintenance you conduct...

Boost Paver Profits with Maintenance Contracts

By Daryl Irsik on November 2, 2021
Demand for new patio installations remains strong despite labor shortages. Concrete paver manufacturers in the United...

Ewing Promotes Jack York to Director of Product Line Management

By Veronica Biczo on November 1, 2021
Jack York, Director of Product Line Management

How to Winterize a Pump Station

By Ashlee Pond on October 26, 2021
Although geography ultimately dictates when to winterize an irrigation pump station, for most of the country...

How to have a Successful Holiday Lighting Season Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

By Roger Ramsey on October 21, 2021
While the 2021 holiday lighting season may be challenging due to global production and shipping delays, planning and...

Custom Uniforms Build Trust, Make Your Work Crews Stand Out

By Ewing Irrigation on October 19, 2021
Ewing’s 2021 Custom Apparel Program is winding down, but you still have time to outfit your crews with high-quality...

Women in the Green Industry Find and Follow Their Own Paths

By Ewing Irrigation on September 23, 2021
As with most paths, the way is not always a straight shot. Career and industry trends ebb and flow, and the green...

What You Need to Know About Master Valves for Pump Stations

By Ashlee Pond on September 21, 2021
Master valves are a common component in most irrigation systems, but they are not always required.

Ewing Announces New Territory Presidents and EVP of Business Development, Promoting From Within

By Veronica Biczo on September 20, 2021
Sept. 20, 2021 PHOENIX—Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply recently established new executive leadership positions,...

Preparing for a Live Sporting Event Like the Little League Softball World Series

By Chris Ball on September 8, 2021
This year, the Little League Softball World Series (LLSBWS) was held August 8 through 18 in Greenville, NC, and I was...

Overseed Trends and Tips for 2021

By Andy Keeton on September 2, 2021
We’ve faced many challenges this year and the overseed season is no exception. Supply chain challenges stemming from a...

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