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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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President’s Message............................................................. 4 CEO Message..................................................................... 6 ALCA Calendar................................................................... 8 ALCA Sponsors.................................................................... 8 New Members..................................................................... 8 ACLP Workshops................................................................. 9 ALCA Excellence Awards.................................................... 10 ALCA Profile: Horizon........................................................ 12 ALCA Profile: Rodeo Ford................................................... 14 Changes in Pest Management Laws Passed........................... 16 Acclimatizing Strategy Helps Prevent Heat Illnesses in Workers......................................... 16 Hot Ways to Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month...................... 17 Planting Composition in Landscaping................................... 18 Member Updates............................................................... 19 ALCA Golf Tournament....................................................... 20 ALCA Mixer...................................................................... 21 Resource Guide................................................................. 22 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

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The ALCA Influence is the official publication of the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association. ALCA and The ALCA Influence assume no responsibility for the statements or opinions appearing in articles under an author’s name. The services of an attorney or accountant should be sought in legal and tax matters. For editorial information, contact the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, 5425 E. Bell Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254; telephone, (602) 626-7091; facsimile, (602) 626-7590; e-mail, judy@AZLCA.com.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Matthew Johnson 2013 ALCA President

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s you will see from association correspondence, this is ALCA’s 50th year supporting Arizona’s landscape contractors. I think it is pretty good bragging rights to be a part of an organization with the longevity and rich history we sometimes take for granted. If ALCA were an individual living entity, we could see through its eyes the changes that have occurred since 1963. Licensing, regulations, politics, equipment, education, business opportunities, and our purpose have all changed in some form or another. While you can imagine how much has changed, one of the things that has not is the association’s objective to support the needs of Arizona’s landscape industry. Through the membership there are numerous volunteers that take time to make this industry better for all of our benefit. While looking at the history can be fun and educational, we are still looking to the future by increasing the availability of ACLP & SLM courses, promoting SLM practices to community and property managers, and through community outreach programs. The impact has been noticeable with HOA bid specs requiring ALCA membership, asking for SLM and ACLP certifications, and a more conscious effort toward sustainable practices being included in the specifications.

As an ALCA member, your involvement can bring new ideas to increase the community awareness of what professional landscape contractors can offer above the “handyman”. Contact the ALCA office at 602-626-7091 to find out how you can get involved! By now all entries are in for the Annual Excellence in Landscaping Awards. Some people believe this is a “rubber stamp” award but I can assure you that is not the case. The judges use a strict set of criteria to become eligible for an award and competition is fierce to win the top awards. I have been fortunate enough to do a considerable amount of traveling and as someone that cannot stop critiquing the landscape regardless of where it is, I have to say that you, as an Arizona contractor, are held to and achieve a higher level of proficiency than many high end resorts in other parts of the country. The bar has been set high in Arizona and you are hitting the mark. Even if you do not have an entry this year, please plan to attend the awards ceremony at the Wigwam Resort. This is an event not to be missed. In closing, I want to point out the article in this issue on smart irrigation. This is one of the most significant segments of the landscape industry today. Your ability to save your customers water can be defining you as a professional and set you above the competition. If you have not done so already, network with the individuals and companies that can help propel you into this field. Educational classes are being held often and will give you the edge that increases your professional services.

Matthew Johnson, ALCA President

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CEO’S MESSAGE

Why Become a Member of the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association?

A Judy Gausman ALCA CEO

s you can tell by the number of new members we have each month, I find myself responding quite often to the question “Why should I become a member of ALCA?” Membership benefits you and your company through knowledge, networking, promotion and certification. • ALCA works on your behalf to protect your interests in the legislature and informs you of the rules and regulations that affect your business. • ALCA provides professional training opportunities for owners and managers to help run their businesses effectively. • ALCA provides a certification for technical training in every aspect of landscaping designed for interaction and hands-on learning. • ALCA promotes its members to Community Managers through the AZ Association of Community Managers (AACM) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) by providing certification of Sustainable Landscape Management practices. • ALCA provides many networking opportunities including round table discussions where members can discuss common issues and share experiences.

• ALCA honors contractors for their beautiful landscape projects through the Excellence in Landscaping Awards program. • ALCA members demonstrate their professionalism by staying up to date on the latest techniques, newest trends and designs, and ever changing industry rules and regulations. You are invited to become a member of the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association and become connected to a reliable network of nearly 400 professional landscape industry businesses representing approximately 30,000 employees. To apply for membership, go to the ALCA website at www.AZLCA.com/Application. Dues are based on your annual sales revenue and range from $275 to $880. Apply now and the website will automatically pro-rate your dues for the year. Remember, you may also use your Rain Bird and Hunter points to pay for dues. ALCA is dedicated to elevating the quality and professionalism for its members and the green industry. And so I ask the question, “Why not become a member of the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association?”

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MEMBER UPDATES

New Members

2013 Calendar

of Events July 4

Independence Day – ALCA Office CLOSED 10 Low Voltage Lighting Seminar – ALCA Office 12 SLM Workshop – Tucson 13 & 17 ACLP Pesticides & Calibration Workshop – ALCA Office 17 Phoenix Member Mixer 18 ACLP Pesticides & Calibration Workshop – Prescott 27 ACLP Pesticides & Calibration Workshop – Tucson

August 3

ACLP Soils & Fertilizer Workshop – Tucson 7 Low Voltage Lighting Seminar – ALCA Office 9 SHADE Conference 9 & 10 ALCA Summer Planning Meeting 10 & 14 ACLP Soils & Fertilizer Workshop – ALCA Office 15 ACLP Soils & Fertilizer Workshop – Prescott 21 Phoenix Member Mixer

September 2

Labor Day – ALCA Office CLOSED 12 Tucson Member Mixer 14 & 18 ACLP Irrigation Workshop – ALCA Office 18 Phoenix Member Mixer 19 Irrigation Workshop – Prescott 21 Irrigation Workshop – Tucson

Earth Stone Water, LLC Mobile Tracking and Consulting Services Ana Contreras Dennis Druhe 4004 S 30th St 39980 ViaOporta Phoenix, AZ 85040 Murrieta, CA 92562 Phone: 480-966-9696 Phone: 951-894-1033 Fax: 480-966-9695 Fax: 951-894-1474 Email: ana@earth-stone-water.com Email: dennis@mobiletrackingandconsulting.com Profile: Earth.Stone.Water provides creative pool and Profile: Mobile Tracking represents several different landscape design and installation. We also provide manufacturers that provide products and services commercial and residential estate maintenance services. to help companies manage their fleets and heavy/ portable equipment, including fuel cards, dispatching, Full, Jacqueline routing, field force automation, and in-vehicle Town of Fountain Hills camera systems. On-site sales, service, installation, PO Box 18105 and technical support are also provided. Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 Phone: 602-743-7482 Vision Landscape & Design, LLC jsfullgolf@cox.net David Stehly Profile: Groundskeeper for Community Services at 2631 Ashfork Golden Eagle Park and attending the ACLP classes. Kingman, AZ 85401 Phone: 928-753-0099 Garden West Landscaping Fax: 928-753-9119 John Osselaer Email: vision.landscape.design@gmail.com 532 E Maryland Ave #F Profile: Vision Landscape & Design provides full service Phoenix, AZ 85012 landscape options to customers in Kingman AZ. We Phone: 602-248-9169 specialize in: design, new installation, scheduled Fax: 602-265-6137 maintenance, and chemical weed application. gardenwestaz@gmail.com Profile: Full service landscape and irrigation company WCS Distributing servicing mostly residential/homeowner associations Boris Sykes and a small percentage of commercial property. 268 W Orange Show Ln San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 800-227-8477 Email: nextgenmarketing@hotmail.com Visit us on the web Profile: Outdoor power equipment and lawn and garden tool distributor.

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Platinum Sponsors Bingham Equipment Company Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock DIRT DLC Resources, Inc. Evergreen Turf, Inc. Ewing Irrigation Products Horizon Distribution, Inc. Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire John Deere Landscapes Rain Bird Corporation Rodeo Ford Southwest Sod The Toro Company/Irritrol/Unique Lighting Systems

Gold Sponsors Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting

Silver Sponsors West Coast Turf

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ACLP

Arizona Certified Landscape Professional Program (ACLP) Please register online at www.AZLCA.com/calendar.

PESTICIDES & CALIBRATION Date/Time

Location

Instructor

CEUs

July 13

ALCA Office

Jennifer Weber

3 Dept of Ag - 4 SLM, ACLP

8:15 - 12:15

5425 E Bell Rd. #105, Scottsdale

July 17

ALCA Office

8:15 - 12:15

5425 E Bell Rd. #105, Scottsdale

July 18

CareScape, Inc

8:15 - 12:15

6752 Intercal Way, Prescott

July 27

Pima Community College

8:15 - 12:15

Bldg CC, RV 170, Tucson

OPM Jennifer Weber

3 Dept of Ag - 4 SLM, ACLP OPM

Sarah Maitland

3 Dept of Ag - 4 SLM, ACLP OPM

Jennifer Weber

3 Dept of Ag - 4 SLM, ACLP OPM

DESCRIPTION Through this course, attendees will learn how to work safely and effectively with pesticides in the landscape industry. You will learn to: • Gather health, safety, and pesticide use information from product labels. • Mix, load, and apply pesticides so that the product is applied correctly and evenly. • Apply pesticides in a manner that reduces the risk of contamination to ourselves, other people, animals, and the environment. • Prevent, recognize, and respond to pesticide-related emergencies. • Properly calibrate pesticide application equipment. • Follow local laws and regulations regarding pesticide application recordkeeping and notification.

Soils & Fertilizer Date/Time

Location

Instructor

CEUs

August 3

Pima Community College

Don Mady

4 SLM, ACLP

8:15 - 12:15

Bldg CC, Amethyst Rm, Tucson

August 10

ALCA Office

Kelly Young

4 SLM, ACLP

8:15 - 12:15

5425 E Bell Rd. #105, Scottsdale

August 14

ALCA Office

Kelly Young

4 SLM, ACLP

8:15 - 12:15

5425 E Bell Rd. #105, Scottsdale

August 15

CareScape, Inc

Sarah Maitland

4 - SLM, ACLP

8:15 - 12:15

6752 Intercal Way, Prescott

DESCRIPTION Through this course, students will learn about the components of soil, the importance of soil texture, pH, compaction, infiltration, drainage and nutrients and how to correct nutrient deficiency and manage salts as it relates to water movement in soils. You will learn to: • Apply proper technique in collecting a soil sample for analysis. • Determine soil texture and understand how soil texture relates to irrigation management. • Take steps to prevent soil compaction and salt accumulation. • Recognize and correct plant nutrient deficiencies. • Understand the role of pH in plant health and plant selection. • Choose and apply appropriate soil amendments. • Describe the role of roots & plant health & the importance of soil management to optimize root health. • Manage caliche. CERTIFICATION: Participants will be declared an AZ Certified Landscape Professional when he/ she receives a minimum score of 70% on each of the 10 individual exams. The written exams will be administered at the end of each workshop. There will be opportunities to re-take any or all of the exams during the course of the year. COST: $60 for ALCA members / $120 for non-members REGISTER: www.AZLCA.com/calendar QUESTION: Call the ALCA office at 602-626-7091 or email Kara@AZLCA.com. July/August 2013

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

2012 Excellence in Landscaping Awards

Xerophytic Design, Inc. Photograph provided by David Hewitt Residential Installation $75 - $125K Johnson Residence Judges Award

Enchanted Garden Landscape, Inc. Photograph provided by Christopher Rossi Residential Installation $75 - $125K Archer Residence Award of Distinction

Wickenburg Landscape & Irrigation, Inc. Small Garden Installation 1876 Award of Excellence

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Horticulture Unlimited, Inc. Residential Maintenance McDivitt Residence Judges Award

Azul-Verde Design Group, Inc. Residential Installation $75 - $125K Klitten Residence Judges Award

Azul-Verde Design Group, Inc. Residential Installation $75 $125K Rautbord Residence Award of Excellence

The Pond Gnome Special Water Feature Residential Installation Johnson Residence Award of Excellence


ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Sponsored by:

Horticulture Unlimited, Inc. Residential Maintenance Sundt Residence Award of Distinction

Desert Classic Landscaping Commercial Maintenance $250-$350K Andersen Springs Master Association Judges Award

DLC Resources, Inc. Commercial Maintenance $250-$350K Scottsdale Ranch Community Association Award of Distinction

Xerophytic Design, Inc. Photograph provided by David Hewitt Residential Maintenance Weksler Project Award of Excellence

Clean Cut Landscape Management Commercial Maintenance $250-$350K Coronado Ranch Judges Award

Desert Classic Landscaping Commercial Maintenance $350-$500K The Foothills Master Association Judges Award DLC Resources, Inc. Commercial Maintenance $350-$500K Sonoran Foothills Community Association Award of Distinction July/August 2013

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ALCA MEMBER PROFILE

Meet Pat Johnston, Manager HTS at Horizon Distributors Pat Johnston spends a lot of time thinking about conservation. No, he’s not some tree hugger in California fighting for the spotted banana slug. Pat is Horizon’s Heavy Turf Group Manager and expert on Smart Water and solar products. “I don’t just believe in conservation; I believe in capital preservation through conservation.” That’s Johnston’s approach. It’s practically his mantra – he emphasizes it in every presentation, every meeting, every opportunity he gets. “Capital preservation is important for everyone in the channel – from the architect to the home owner. It is always about the bottom line.” But conservation is especially important in Maricopa and Pima Counties. The Ground Water Conservation Act of 1980 required any new development to guarantee a 100 year supply of water before they could start construction. Conservation products ensure continued metropolitan growth by giving contractors the products and tools they need to reduce overall water usage. This is how Pat became passionate about solar power. In his role as business development representative at Horizon he quickly realized that power was a very large and very expensive hurdle to installing water management systems. “In large communities or properties there is always a need for remote power to valves. Power drops can cost as much as $7,000 dollars, and take up to 12

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weeks to complete.” Seeing that sun is the most readily-available resource in Arizona, Pat turned to solar with his HTS Team, and developed a stand-alone unit that reduces installation time to three days at less than $5,000 dollars. “It makes sophisticated water management system features available to any site.” But are they reliable? Vistancia in Peoria installed their first solar power supplies over five years ago. So far they haven’t even had to change the battery. So just how much “capital preservation” are we talking about? The Town of Prescott Valley installed an ET Water system in March and they have already seen a 10% reduction in water use vs. last year. Glenhurst Homeowners Association has had a 12% reduction. But if you want to talk real dollars then how about Dobbins Point in South Phoenix, sold and installed by Valley Crest back in 2011. With 19 acres of turf Dobbins Point had a water bill in 2010 of $104,000. In 2011 their water bill totaled $42,000. That’s a 58% reduction. Is the product complicated? Some of it can be. But Pat emphasizes that to see this kind of impact requires more knowledge of implementation – what will work best in each situation. And classes are available throughout the industry. Johnston turned to the Irrigation Association for his training; he is a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID), and Auditor (CLIA). But you don’t have to be on a certification track to participate in classes. Training not only enhances your knowledge and skills but it creates value for your company and differentiates you from the competition. Most importantly use the resources available to you. Like Horizon’s Technical Services team (HTS). The HTS team is comprised of irrigation industry veterans that are there to support the contractor through spec, bid, and installation. They offer pre-, mid- and post installation inspection and review including product recommendations and vendor support. Pat is often seen at HOA meetings or site walks to provide support to his customers. “I want to do everything I can to help raise awareness, from designer to end user. That’s how I can be most effective in capital preservation.” Horizon is a professional distributor of turf irrigation products, outdoor power equipment, fertilizers and allied products serving the professional turf, landscape and golf markets. Horizon currently operates 61 stores in 11 states, including 10 stores in Phoenix and Tucson. Horizon’s extensive product offering includes Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, Irritrol, Exmark, Echo, Monsanto, Vista, Unique and FX Professional Lighting. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizononline.com.


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Rodeo Ford Rodeo Ford is an Earnhardt Dealership. The Earnhardt Family has been selling cars and trucks to people in the Southwest since 1951. Rodeo Ford, which was previously Pioneer Ford, joined the Earnhardt Automotive Group in June of 2010 and has expanded the Earnhardt’s rich tradition of customer service and sales satisfaction throughout the Valley. Jim Mitchell, has 18 plus years of experience in Fleet sales, financing, leasing, Customer Service, and is the Director of Fleet Operations at Rodeo Ford. Our motto in the Fleet Department is, “if it’s possible to do...we can do it here”. Our motto supports the Earnhardt’s mission of world class customer service and sales satisfaction and it’s an essential part of everyday operation. Every dealership wants to sell you a car, truck or a van; our approach is unique. We offer solutions for every Fleet. The solutions offered through Rodeo Ford Fleet Department can be customized to fit every size fleet. Our Commercial Retail Financing offers competitive rates, flexible terms, no hidden fees, and available combined billing. We can simplify your vehicle payments with one consolidated monthly statement. Our combined billing is complimentary to all customers with three or more accounts. If your company plans on purchasing multiple vehicles within a year, we offer a commercial line of credit. The commercial line of credit allows our customers to streamline the funding process with a single application. You can add to your fleet anytime within twelve months. It covers all your eligible vehicle financing needs, including up-fits which saves your bank lines when you’re in need for working capital. Financing of extended service plans, gap insurance, and pre-paid maintenance can be absorbed in the commercial line of credit. We offer short term solutions with our Red Carpet Commercial Lease for predictable mileage usage; our closed-end lease offers no residual risk. This solution allows the opportunity to enjoy the quality and technology of Ford products more often as well as select from our variety of flexible terms, mileage options, and payment choices. If you’re in need of extensive mileage, vehicle modifications or up-fits, we offer a T.R.A.C. lease, (operating lease).This commercial lease is a customizable open-ended lease program that allows flexibility to set the residual based upon business requirements. Several benefits of this lease option are no mileage restrictions and no wear limits. With combined maintenance and an extended service plan, this lease can be of aid in managing your fixed operations. With an aggressive structure we can

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turn a vehicle liability into an asset. The changes in our economy have required a change in how some companies manage their vehicle assets; cutbacks in personnel have produced an excess in equipment. We have a team of Field Remarketing Agents that can access the market value of your current fleet and offer certified funds to help liquidate any excess fleet inventory. The Earnhardt Automotive Group has access to pre-owned vehicles throughout its network of dealerships. We may be able to provide a less expensive, higher mileage solution for a unique need. Equally important as providing the variety of finance and sales options, Rodeo Ford’s fleet department has solutions for preventive maintenance and repairs. A private label Fleet Management Service program with a primary objective to provide our commercial customers ancillary services will assist in operating your fleet. These services include: basic light duty program, (pay-as-you-go maintenance), premium plus program with e-mail reminders for service to drivers, guaranteed maintenance, fuel card, quick-tag automated license renewal, accident management services, personal mileage reporting, and MVR on demand. Central to all is the Fleet Service Department at Rodeo Ford headed up by Darren Smith. As part of the Earnhardt network we can provide service to your fleet on both the east and west side of town. A simple phone call and we can either set an appointment or arrange a pick-up for warranty and repair. Once completed, we’ll return the vehicle to your location. Billing can be setup in advance with one of the services listed. Quality Fleet Care can assist with consolidated billing monthly, (no out of pocket expense for drivers). Rodeo Ford Fleet Department offers the same services as the nationwide management companies, World class service, commitment to customer service, and the belief that , “if it’s possible to do...we can do it here”. You may contact Jim Mitchell at 623-298-3938.


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Changes in Pest Management Laws Passed

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n April 17, 2013, the Governor signed Senate Bill 1290 which changes Pest Management and Landscape Contractor laws. It will go into effect 90 days after the close of the legislative session. We cannot be precise but believe the effective date will be in late summer. While the changes cover the full spectrum of pest management I will address the key changes for landscape contractors. The question most often asked is: Who needs a license for landscape work? The bill answers that question in A.R.S §32-2311.02. Licensure is in certain cases not required but there are a host of provisions that require licensure as follows: - The use of herbicides labeled “restricted use” or “danger” - The use of sterilants or preemergent herbicides - Offering weed management as the primary service or advertising weed management services - Using application equipment that collectively holds more than four gallons of total mixed liquid herbicide at an address or project on the same day - Using more than 25 pounds of nonliquid herbicide at an address or project on the same day - Using a crew of more than two herbicide applicators at an address or project on the same day - Using an herbicide at a school or child care facility - Using an herbicide at an address or project without performing lawn garden, shrub or tree maintenance at that address or project on the same day There is also a record keeping requirement for exempt

landscape activity requiring the address of the application, the date, the trade name of the product applied, the amount of the product applied and the name of the person who performed the treatment. There has been much debate over what qualifies as primary service. Some would argue it is a percentage of revenue. However the licensing agency has taken the position that if the purpose of the visit is to kill weeds then it qualifies as primary service. This will perhaps be addressed in rule after the law goes into effect.                           Another problem comes with advertising. If you advertise for weed control, the mere fact of the advertisement could put you in violation even if you never do the work. We see this far too often. A critical problem arises when you cannot pull the ad because it is in publications. The landscape exemption is complicated and you should assess your activities one by one to see if you require licensure and to avoid enforcement. Among the other changes are the return of registration of employees and the requirement that a branch office be registered along with the designation of the branch supervisor. Failure to pay civil penalties prohibits your company from a variety of activity including renewal and starting a new but similar company. This is something about which you should be careful and seek advice of counsel should civil penalties become overdue. I have been assured that enforcement will focus on doing things correctly as opposed to merely assessing penalties. This form of assistance is welcomed. We welcome your questions and comments on the new law and you may reach us at 480-609-0011. There are other changes that we will address in future articles and in our seminars. Also, a revision of the rules is in the works and we will be focusing on that in the coming months. We look forward to helping our clients navigate the new laws and rules.

Scott J Richardson Attorney At Law 14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 450 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Telephone: 480.609.0011 Fax: 480.609.0016

Acclimatizing Strategy Helps Prevent Heat Illnesses in Workers By SCF Arizona

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ost Arizonans know the oncoming summer heat signals a restriction in the amount of time they spend outdoors, but those who regularly work outdoors will need to be used to the heat as it rises throughout the day. Employers may want to create and implement a worker acclimatizing plan so employees will be able to weather triple digits without succumbing to heat illnesses. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it usually takes five to seven days for humans to adjust to higher temperatures. During this smaller time frame the body’s responses to a hot environment -- body temperature, pulse rate, sweat rate and general discomfort – all will increase. However, OSHA says it will take weeks for a body to fully acclimatize. To ensure workers are fully acclimatized to heat, OSHA suggests employers begin with 50 percent of the normal workload and time spent in the hot environment, gradually building up exposure and workload to 100 percent by the fifth day. Further, OSHA says new workers and those returning from vacations should repeat the five-day minimum adjustment

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period. Employers also may be aware of how workers who have been out sick react to the heat. Knowing the signs of heat illness can protect workers from suffering symptoms that quickly can lead to death. Additionally, those workers with health conditions such as diabetes, kidney and heart problems or pregnancy can put them at greater risk of heat-related illness. Sudden heat waves pose health risks for all workers, so employers should be ready to implement a plan that would protect their employees from exposure to high temperatures. Keeping an eye on the heat index can help employers determine how much time and workload employees should undertake on a hot day. The heat index provides a single value that takes both temperature and humidity into account. The combination of heat and humidity can be extremely stressful. According to OSHA, the higher the heat index, the hotter the weather feels, because sweat doesn’t evaporate and cool the skin. Using the index is a better measure than air temperature alone for estimating risk to workers, a tool that employers might find useful as the monsoon drives Arizona temps upward.


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Hot Ways to Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month Article by Doug Donahue, Ewing Irrigation. Contributing author David Olson, Ewing Public Relations. With thanks to the Irrigation Association.

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ach July, Americans celebrate the birth of our great country with parades, barbecues, and fireworks. Those of us in the irrigation industry also celebrate “Smart Irrigation Month” in July. Launched by the Irrigation Association (IA) in 2005, Smart Irrigation Month promotes efficient irrigation and water use practices. The campaign provides a unified marketing platform designed to: • Educate businesses, homeowners, growers, and other users about efficient water use. • Encourage industry and irrigation professionals to promote smart irrigation practices. • Position you and your company as leaders in smart water management. Smart Irrigation Month offers a marketing opportunity to promote both your company and water efficient technologies. So, what are some practical ways that you can “celebrate” Smart Irrigation Month? Many of your competitors won’t be paying attention to Smart Irrigation Month. They might already have enough work booked or maybe they’ll be on vacation. You, on the other hand, can tap into a wealth of information available from the IA to help you secure additional, higher revenue work for your company. Visit the IA’s website at www.irrigation.org. You’ll find a copy of the Smart Irrigation Month logo for your use, articles on smart irrigation, information on water efficient products, and many more resources all designed to help market your company during Smart Irrigation Month. As for water efficient products, focus on the following simple upgrades: smart controllers, sprayheads with pressure regulating stems and/or check valve options, and high-efficiency nozzles. Your local irrigation distributor should be promoting these products in support of Smart Irrigation Month. Smart controllers, as defined by the IA, estimate or measure depletion of soil moisture available to the plant, replenishing water as needed while minimizing excess water use. Rain Bird estimates that an average household replacing a conventional timer with a smart irrigation

controller can save more than 10,000 gallons annually. For best results, make sure that the sprinkler system itself is hydraulically sound and research the smart controller option that best fits your application. Sprayhead manufacturers offer two features that reduce high pressure and eliminate lowhead drainage. There is a huge opportunity to save water on existing projects that have high pressure (anything above 50psi). Every sprinkler contractor should have a Hunter Pressure Gauge Adapter and pressure gauge to test the pressure at the sprayhead. Sprinkler heads equipped with pressure regulating stems save water and water more efficiently. By regulating the pressure to the optimal amount, larger water droplets are created, helping to eliminate misting and fogging. Sprinklers with optional check valves prevent wasted water and potential property damage where elevation change exists.

A second huge opportunity to promote efficient watering during Smart Irrigation Month is with high-efficiency sprayhead nozzles. Historically, sprayheads have not been very efficient. The manufacturers have worked hard to increase the efficiency of their nozzles. Examples are Hunter’s MP Rotators, Rain Bird’s HE-VANs, and Toro’s Precision Spray and Precision Rotary nozzles. Simply changing the nozzles on an existing project can almost double the efficiency of the sprinklers. For another useful sales tool, visit www. droughtmonitor.unl.edu. There you’ll find a map of the United States showing current drought conditions. The information is updated on a weekly basis. The map can be printed and used as a visual tool to show your customers the importance of using water efficient products. Finally, you’ve heard of a carbon footprint, but did you know that you have a water footprint as well? A water footprint looks at the amount of fresh water used to produce and consume goods. For example, it takes 2,600 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans (most of that to grow the cotton). Even water has a water footprint – it takes three gallons of potable water to produce one gallon of bottled water! To learn more about your water footprint, visit www.waterfootprint.org. As a contractor, you can help to reduce a water footprint by offering water efficient upgrades during Smart Irrigation Month. You will increase your business, lower your customers’ water bills, and help to conserve our most precious natural resource.

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Planting Composition in Landscape Article provided by Janet Waibel; Waibel & Associates Landscape Architecture

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omposition, as applied to landscape design, is arrangement of elements to create a unified and attractive outdoor space. Landscape compositions can involve only plants or be more elaborate with hardscape, materials, furnishings, sculptures, and lighting. The complexity of a landscape composition depends on the type of project such as commercial, residential, or public. The budget will have an impact on complexity in a landscape composition. Simple or complex, it is essential to build knowledge about plant characteristics and appearances and understand how seasonal appearances, and maintenance practices affect them. Plants can be attractively composed to show off their best attributes at their best time of year. Common terms for planting composition are as follows: Form: The overall, natural mature shape of a plant in a generic sense. Shrubs are somewhat round and oval in form (though we don’t mean they are to be pruned to be perfectly ‘round’). Trees are oval, round, columnar, and pyramidal. Examples are: Fraxinus (ash) trees are ‘oval’, Parkinsonia tree types are generally ‘round’, Italian cypress are ‘columnar’. Accents such as Agave, Dasylirion, Ocotillo and cactus have unique strong forms which make them good accents and focal points. Application Tip: Combine multiples of the same plant type to create a mass or theme, rather than many different plant types. Adding a smaller number of different plant types, or strong forms, create more cohesive or unified, and attractive landscapes. Color: Plants can be creatively combined to accentuate foliage color or blooms. Plants with light green or gray foliage tend to contrast with darker green leaf plants behind them. Dark color buildings and walls produce the same effect and should be considered when selecting plants to go near them. Flower colors also complement and contrast with each other. Application Tip: Combine yellow blooms with oranges and reds for a lively contrast. Yellow and red lantana are a great combination in sunny locations. Hesperaloe parviflora blooms look nice next to yellow Tecoma stans. A combination that is good for early spring is Penstemon parryi with Euphorbia rigida (gopher plant). The gray foliage of Convolvulus cneorum is a good foreground plant to dark green sages, and Eremophila maculata (Valentine Bush), and also with purple trailing lantana. Texture: Plants have texture according to their leaf type and overall appearance. Plants with small leaves, soft and dense foliage are fine textured. Plants with fine texture are: Parkinsonia, Cassia, and fern like plants. Plants with coarse texture usually have large leaves that are spaced further apart, and have a more rigid or stiff appearance. Coarse textured plants are Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant), Oleander, and trees with large leaves. Agave, Yucca, Dasylirion, and Hesperaloe are accent plants with coarse texture. Application Tip: Create interest by organizing masses of plants with fine texture against a background of plants that have a coarse texture. But don’t create a landscape with too many different textures. Keep the number of accent plants to a minimum to avoid creating too many focal points. Focal Points: A focal point is an object, plant with strong form, water feature, or piece of art such as a sculpture, placed or created in more complex landscapes to direct your eye towards an intentional object or direction. Focal points can also be placed to divert or distract your view away from unattractive items. Application Tip: Place focal points at ends of long walks, in corners, or in spaces that are intended to draw people or views towards them. Lead the eye toward a focal point with linear arrangements of fine textured attractive plants that have consistent seasonal appearance. Plants can be combined in an infinite number of ways to create attractive landscapes. The best way to acquire knowledge is to notice attractive properties and take note of the plant types used and how they are placed and the time of year they look best!

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Three contrasting plant forms with a bright coral contrasting blooms from the aloe against the dark green Agave geminiflora.

This Cordia boissieri, Texas Olive, has large green leaves and is coarse textured with great contrasting white blooms.

A coarse textured Euphorbia rigida with blue gray foliage and contrasting bright green flowers. The boulder is the focal point surrounded by contrasting foliage of the salvia and gopher plant.

Muhlenbergia regal mist is fine textured and contrasts nicely with the blue/gray foliage of the shrubs behind. Notice the impact made by massing the plant materials.

A Thornless Palo Verde’s foliage is fine textured. Notice the contrast in color and texture between the gray agave and the bright green palo verde.


MEMBER UPDATES ForeverLawn Arizona LLC changes name to Turf & Sport LLC

Scott J. Richardson Joins Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. As Partner

ForeverLawn Arizona LLC was founded in 2004 and has been a consistent leader in the synthetic turf industry in Arizona. The reason for the name change is to reflect the diversity of the new business model.  The new company, Turf & Sport LLC, will continue to offer the premium line of ForeverLawn brand synthetic turf products but also offer VersaCourt (versacourt.com), and maintenance for synthetic athletic fields. There will be more to come in the near future regarding additional products and services, however Turf & Sport LLC is excited to offer new offerings and the same exceptional customer service as they’ve provided the ALCA membership for the last 9 years. For more information, contact Mike Alexander with the Phoenix Office at mike@foreverlawnaz. com or 480-726-2411 or Hector Mendoza with the Tucson Office at hector@foreverlawnaz.com or 520-331-5358.

As National Leader in Pest Control Regulatory Issues, Richardson’s Addition Marks Expansion of Firm’s Practice Areas

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. announced that Scott J. Richardson has joined the firm as a partner. He will focus on insurance and pest control regulatory issues. “Scott is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts in Pest Control and Landscape regulatory matters not only in Arizona but across the nation”, said Randy Nussbaum, Managing Partner of Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. “We’re excited that Scott has agreed to join our team and that he is helping us grow our practice areas to include insurance and pest control regulatory issues.” “Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner is a growing firm that is the perfect fit for me as I continue to expand my client base, many of which are in the pest control and landscape industry,” said Richardson. “I’m excited to join this talented team of legal professionals.” Richardson will continue to serve as Counsel and lobbyist to the Arizona Pest Management Association. An author of numerous articles and books related to the pest-control industry, he also teaches courses approved for credit by the Office of Pest Management. Richardson is a member of The National Pest Management Association, The Arizona Pest Professionals Organization, Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, and The Arizona Pest Management Association and was recently an Executive Council Member of the Administrative Law Section of the Arizona State Bar. He is also active in his local school district and was Founder of the Horizon High School Booster Club, Founding Board Member of the Paradise Valley Education Foundation, Founder of Farewell Fiesta (an allnight drug and alcohol free party for Horizon High School graduates, attended annually by 1000 students and now in its 21st year), and Chairman of the Foundation for Public Education in the Paradise Valley School District. Richardson earned his J.D. from DePaul University in 1974. About Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C.: Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P. C. (NGD) is a North Scottsdale law firm with expertise in complex bankruptcies, commercial litigation, construction and real estate law. For More information visit www. ngdlaw.com.

Ewing Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Customers In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Ewing staff served up their famous carne asada and chicken tacos along with delicious chili with all the fixin’s for their customers. About Ewing: A Premier Supplier and Quality Education Provider. Ewing is the largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products in the country. Ewing offers commercial and residential irrigation supplies, water management solutions, landscape and turf products, hardscape, landscape lighting, water features, erosion control, industry-leading seminars and more to professionals serving the landscaping, sports turf, golf, agricultural and industrial industries.

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MEMBER UPDATES

2013 ALCA Golf Tournament The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association held its annual Golf Tournament at the beautiful Quintero Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013. Proceeds of $6,000 were dedicated to the Sky Blu Underwood Scholarship Program. With a maximum turnout of 36 teams competing this year, the lowest score and 1st place prize went to the team from Integrated Horticultural Services: Nick Miller, Jared Wright, Bob Ramsey and Jeff Lundgren. Capturing the 2nd place prize was the team of Richard Thornton (Horizon), Kris Klein (FX Luminaire), Chris Griffen (Unique Landscape by Griffen), and Mike Larchick (CYC). The 3rd place team consisted of Jimmy Veltri, John Heffernan, Jay Frederickson (all with Belgard), and Chris Besing (Landscape Broker). The skillful winner of the putting contest was Todd Huston (ISS Grounds Control). Thank you to Kim Kleski, Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Karen Drager for volunteering to help with the registration and specialty holes. A special thanks to our lunch sponsors Russell Taylor with Live Earth Products, and Linda Whipple, Ricky Garcia and the gang from Ditch Witch. Many thanks go to Golf Chairman Nate Gould with Hunter Industries for choosing such a beautiful course and organizing the tournament. And finally, thank you to the companies that sponsored the event:

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AAA Landscape All Season Wholesale Growers Belgard Bingham Equipment Co Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock DIRT DLC Resources, Inc Evergreen Turf Ewing Irrigation Products ForeverLawn AZ Helena Chemical Coompany Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety Horizon Distribution Inc Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire

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Shannon Cullinan joins the ALCA Staff Hello, my name is Shannon Cullinan. I am 20 years old and currently an Arizona State University student. I moved to Arizona 2 years ago from the south side of Chicago, IL, where I graduated in 2011 from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, an all-girl high school. It is the largest catholic, all-girl school in the nation, with more than 1,000 girls. My graduating class contained 374 girls. The community where I grew up is relatively large, but everyone knew everyone and had a sibling another sibling’s age. I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers, all which are Irish and Polish, just like the rest of the neighborhood! Growing up with a large family, there is never a dull moment and always someone to hang around with. Though the kids range from 40-14 we all get along great and can talk to each other. Moving out to Arizona was a big change for me. My sister, 40, and brother, 38, were the only two out here at the time. They lived 45 minutes away and I didn’t have a car, so it was hard to see them; the only times I did was on holidays. Over the past summer, however, I helped my mother, my 25 year old sister, my 18 year old brother, and 14 year old younger sister, take a road trip across the US to Maricopa, Arizona (still 45 minutes but I see them more often). My father and other older sister who is 27 are still in Chicago. Since attending ASU, I have met great professors and students that have become great friends. I entered ASU hoping to graduate as a Chemical Engineer, but I changed my major a year later to Tourism Management. I’m happy with my change because I believe this is what I truly want to do. I plan on getting a certificate in Event Planning as I work on my way to graduation. During my time in Arizona, I started working for Angelo’s Italian Ice and Gelato. I worked the spring training games and held my own stand. I also worked on-campus at a freshman food diner where I cashiered, cooked, cleaned, and called out orders. Recently I accepted a job at the Arizona Grand Resort waterpark gift shop. I check bags, greet incoming and leaving guests, cashier, and assist anyone who needs help. When Judy called me confirming I got the internship, I was more than thrilled. I couldn’t wait to start working. My nerves didn’t catch up to me until I was in the parking lot getting out of my car on my first day. Judy Gausman and Kara Kerker have been more than nice to me and have been helping me every step of the way. I look forward to planning mixers and events to meet everyone! I can’t wait to get more involved into ALCA and get my ideas flowing. I’m here to serve anyone who needs help! ~Shannon


MEMBER MIXER

May Member Mixer Thank you to Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock and Unique Lighting Systems for sponsoring the May Member Mixer in Phoenix. Members enjoyed the outdoors with food, drinks, and fellowship hosted by the Cutting Edge Curbing’s owners and wonderful staff at their retail yard in Glendale. Cutting Edge Curbing has been helping their customers create curb appeal in the valley for over 12 years. In addition to installing extruded curbing, Cutting Edge Curbing offers other materials and services including: • Carrying several different colors of flagstone in various thicknesses. • Bagged goods such as Portland cement, lime, silica sand, concrete mix and masonry mix. • #3 and #4 Rebar in both 10 and 20 ft pieces • Cinder block, including 8x8x16 and 4x8x16 fence block • Weed barrier Fabric in 150’ to 1800’ rolls • AZ Block 2000 pavers • Surface select boulders in all shapes and sizes • Distributor for Southwest Sod, delivering Santa Ana, Tiffway, Tifgreen and of course, Mid Iron sod. • Winter Rye seed • Same day delivery available on most of the products we sell. • If you need rock for your next project and do not know what it is, bring it in to match it up to over 100 samples in our display for you to compare. • Simplified order process with fast response time. Fax, email, or call in your order in, anytime. • If you are short staffed and need help spreading or removing material, we offer that service as well. Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock is located at 7540 N 67th Ave in Glendale. You can contact them at 602-353-1020 or email Marty Monroy, General Manager, at mmcec@cox.net. Brian Qualls, District Sales Manager for Unique Lighting Systems, showcased their new Light Logic wireless Scene Control Technology and their Quick Pro Design App for the iPad. Unique Lighting Systems was founded in 1989 as a low voltage transformer and well light manufacture. For over 20 years, and with over 20 patents, Unique Lighting Systems has distinguished itself as “the innovators” of outdoor low voltage landscape lighting. We are constantly striving to continue to revolutionize the low voltage lighting industry from providing lifetime guaranteed lighting systems to our own line of drop in LED lamps. For more information, please contact Brian at (480) 381-6901 or email at brian.qualls@uniquelighting.com.

Happily Growing since 1969! Thank you to Mountain States Wholesale Nursery for sponsoring the April ALCA Member Mixers in Tucson and Phoenix. Jean Cote introduced new plants from their inventory, suggesting ways to use them in landscape designs. As Mountain States Wholesale Nursery celebrates 43 years, they are grateful for all of their customers and friends who have supported and encouraged them throughout the years. The use of desert-adapted plants as landscape materials has evolved from the selection of MSWN’s durable natives, which serve to anchor difficult and demanding revegetation sites, to an ongoing and continuous search for beauty, color, and variety. To assist you in your selection process, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery offers over 450 taxa of desert-adapted trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, accents, flowering perennials, groundcovers and vines. They specialize in providing landscape plants that combine beauty and water economy. It is their goal to provide quality plant material to allow the fulfillment of design concepts that reflect the spirit and the beauty of the desert. MSWN cordially invites wholesale customers to visit their nursery located at 13803 West Northern Avenue in Glendale, explore the wide variety of possibilities found there and allow them to introduce you to their large inventory of landscape plants collected from the deserts of the world. Over 550 acres of growing grounds in Arizona give them the space to handle any order and their experienced staff provides professional, personalized service to their customers. For more information, visit www.MSWN.com or call the nursery at (623) 247-8509. July/August 2013

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RESOURCE GUIDE/AD INDEX CHEMICAL PRODUCTS / RELATED SERVICES Bayer Professional

(800) 331-2867 www.backedbybayer.com Please see our ad on page.........................................5 EROSION CONTROL/HYDROSEEDING Western Sere

(888) 448-SERE (7373) www.westernsere.com Please see our ad on page.........................................3 INSURANCE SERVICES Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.

(800) 628-8735 www.lcisinc.com Please see our ad on page.......................................15 IRRIGATION PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS DIG Corporation

(800) 322-9146 www.digcorp.com Please see our ad on page.........................................3 Ewing Irrigation

Horizon

(800) PVCTURF (782-8873) www.horizononline.com Please see our ad on page.......................................13 Hunter Industries

(760) 744-5340 www.hunterindustries.com Please see our ad on page.........................................2 John Deere Landscapes

(800) 347-4272 www.johndeerelandscapes.com Please see our ad on page.......................................20 Netafim

(888) 638-2346 www.netafimusa.com Please see our ad on page.........................................6

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(602) 452-2901 www.metroinstitute.com Please see our ad on page.......................................13 LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT Arizona Machinery

(602) 917-1530 www.arizonamachinery.com Please see our ad on page.........................................4 LANDSCAPING BOULDERS AND GRANITE We Rock AZ, Inc.

(602) 569-3000 www.we-rock-az.com Please see our ad on page.........................................7 LIGHTING Brilliance LED, LLC

(800) 867-2108 www.brillianceled.com Please see our ad on page.......................................22 FX Luminaire

(800) 343-9464 www.ewing1.com Please see our ad on page.......................................23

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(858) 535-8000 www.fxl.com Please see our ad on page.........................................2 NURSERIES All Season Wholesale Growers

(602) 276-0230 www.allseasongrowers.com Please see our ad on page.......................................15 Arid Zone Trees

(480) 987-9094 www.aridzonetrees.com Please see our ad on page.......................................23

POTTERY International Wholesale Pottery

(602) 454-0528 www.iwpottery.net Please see our ad on page.......................................13 SOD/TURF Evergreen Turf, Inc.

(480) 456-1199 www.evergreenturf.com Please see our ad on page......................... Back Cover Western Sod

(800) 832-TURF (8873) www.westernsod.com Please see our ad on page.........................................7 SUPPLYING LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS Wilbur Ellis

(480) 921-8500 www.wilburellis.com Please see our ad on page.......................................15 TRUCKS Chapman Chevrolet & Isuzu

(866) 412-2712 www.chapmanchevrolet.com Please see our ad on page.......................................23 Sun Country Truck Equipment

(602) 438-4956 www.suncountrytruck.net Please see our ad on page.......................................23 WHOLESALE NURSERY & GROWER Desert Tree Farm

(602) 569-6604 www.deserttreefarm.com Please see our ad on page.......................................15

Cox Cactus Farm

(480) 220-1848 www.coxcactusfarm.com Please see our ad on page.........................................8

AD INDEX

All Season Wholesale Growers...................................... 15 Arid Zone Trees............................................................. 23 Arizona Machinery.......................................................... 4 Bayer Professional.......................................................... 5 Brilliance LED, LLC....................................................... 22 Chapman Chevrolet & Isuzu.......................................... 23 Cox Cactus Farm............................................................. 8 Desert Tree Farm.......................................................... 15 DIG Corporation.............................................................. 3 Evergreen Turf, Inc...........................................Back Cover Ewing Irrigation............................................................. 23 FX Luminaire................................................................... 2 Horizon......................................................................... 13 Hunter Industries............................................................. 2 International Wholesale Pottery...................................... 13 John Deere Landscapes................................................ 20 Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc............. 15 Metro Institute............................................................... 13 Netafim........................................................................... 6 Sun Country Truck Equipment....................................... 23 We Rock AZ, Inc............................................................. 7 Western Sere.................................................................. 3 Western Sod................................................................... 7 Wilbur Ellis.................................................................... 15


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