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This Ain’t Your Granny’s Rain Barrel Desert Horticulture Conference – May 31 COVER PHOTO: GROUNDS CONTROL LLC
WHEN TURNING YOUR LANDSCAPE VISION INTO A REALITY,
INSIST ON PIONEER. L A N D S C A P E & H A R D S C A P E S U P P LY
DECORATIVE ROCK GARDEN BED SOLUTIONS PATIO & WALL SYSTEMS OUTDOOR LIVING ARTIFICIAL GRASS GARDEN BORDERS & EDGING PATHWAYS & EROSION CONTROL WINTERIZATION BAGGED PRODUCTS LANDSCAPE TOOLS & ACCESSORIES COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
19 RETAIL BRANCHES
across the Valley and Tucson
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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President’s Message............................................................. 4 CEO’s Message................................................................... 6 New Members..................................................................... 7 2018 ALCAs Excellence Awards....................................... 8-10 Calendar of Events............................................................... 9 ALCA Sponsors.................................................................. 10 ALCA Member Profile: Mountain States Wholesale Nursery.... 12 ALCA Member Profile: Rain Bird.......................................... 13 ALCA Member Profile: Rodeo Ford....................................... 14 ALCA Member Profile: Southwest Sod.................................. 15 ALCA Mixer – Courtesy Automotive Group............................ 16 Member Update: HP2 Purchases Identity Promotional Marketing........................................................ 17 Member Update: Auto Safety House Hosts Customer Appreciation Days...................................................... 18 Member Update: Unique Lighting Systems – Antony Veraldi........ 18 Member Update: BackflowSAFE............................................... 18 Member Update: Dawn Fried................................................... 18 Member Update: Corteva AgriScience...................................... 19 Member Update: New Personal Cooling System........................ 19 This Ain’t Your Granny’s Rain Barrel............................................ 20 SLM Spanish Workshop...................................................... 21 OSHA 10......................................................................... 21 Irrigation Tech Workshop.................................................... 21 2019 ACLP Schedule......................................................... 21 Resource Guide................................................................. 22
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President
Marty Monroy Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock President Elect San Tan Landscape Management, Inc.
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Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association
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Secretary Kim Kleski
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5425 E Bell Road, Suite 105 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 602-626-7091 Fax: 602-626-7590 www.ALCA.org
PMD Certification Exam Preparatory Courses Conducted Weekly
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Chief Executive Officer Judy Gausman judy@ALCA.org
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@ALCA.org.
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ALCA Trade Show
pring is in full bloom and so is our industry! ALCA held its annual trade show this past February with over 300 members and guests who enjoyed food, drinks, fabulous door prizes and fellowship with friends and peers in the landscape industry. The exhibitors were full of talented ALCA associate members who continue to raise the bar. I want Marty Monroy to thank them all for their hard work and dedica- 2019 ALCA President tion as that day could not have been the success it was without you! Your continued support and participation does not go unnoticed and ALCA thanks you! I encourage our contractor members to support the ALCA associate members that continue to support all of us throughout the year. ALCA is dedicated to helping landscape contractors by promoting continued education, effective business practices and networking opportunities, and ensuring responsible legislation to continuously improve the landscape industry.
THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL OF THE EXHIBITORS WHO SUPPORTED THIS EVENT. A To Z Equipment Affordable GPS Tracking Aker-Stone Arizona Landscape Contractors Association All Season Wholesale Growers Arid Zone Trees Arizona 811 Arizona CLA Arizona Nursery Association Arizona Wholesale Growers Artificial Grass Superstore Auto Safety House Belgard Hardscapes Bingham Equipment Brilliance LED Brown & Brown Insurance Cambridge Benefit Solutions Civano Growers Courtesy Fleet/Commercial Cox Cactus Farm Cub Cadet Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock Desert Forrest Nursery Desert Tree Farm Ditch Witch of AZ Diversified Truck and Equipment Sales Inc Empire Truck & Trailer Evergreen Turf Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply ExtremeMist Federated Insurance Focus Industries Grand Materials & Supply GuardShack Enclosures
Horizon Distributors HP2 Products & Promotions Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire ICPI Kalamazoo Materials, Inc Latitude/Northpointe Financial Midway Commercial/Fleet Moon Valley Nurseries Mountain States Wholesale Nursery Northwestern Mutual NPT/Poolcorp PCS Human Capital Management Rain Bird Corp RDO Equipment Ringo Canyon Granite Rodeo Ford San Tan Ford Sands Chevrolet SavATree - Integrity Tree Service SiteOne Landscape Supply Smartscapes Southwest Sod Sprinkler World Sun Country Truck Sunrise Nursery SunWest Golf & Reclamation Synthetic Grass Store/AZ Turf Masters Target Specialty Products Toro Co/Irritrol/Unique Lighting Unique Lighting V & P Nurseries Verizon Connect Vermeer Southwest, Inc West Coast Turf Western Tree Company
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Market To Your Clients
ell it is the beginning of another beautiful spring and after renovating the plants in my yard, especially from the frost we experienced this chilly winter, my Ruellia, lantana, Texas Mountain Laurel and Anacacho orchid tree are blooming beautifully. So where is this leading, you ask? Well, now is the time for landscape contractors to take advantage of the spring’s blooming season and look at their best landscape projects in order to compete in ALCA’s Excellence in Landscaping Awards Program. Winning recipients have an excellent opportunity to market their company to existing and potential clients. Contractors may invite the property owners and managers as their guests to the Judy Gausman banquet so that they can witness their beautifully ALCA CEO landscaped properties when they are honored with an award. One ALCA member sent out a newsletter to his clients that read, “How did your landscaper do in 2019?” In it, he listed all of the awards received on various projects that were entered in the competition. In addition, all award recipients and their properties are featured in one of the issues of the ALCA Influence magazine. This publication is distributed to all ALCA members, your legislators, affiliates of the green industry and licensed landscape contractors in the state….nearly 1,600 copies. Employee recognition is key for employee morale. This is a great opportunity to recognize and honor supervisors and foremen for their hard work, dedication and pride in the projects they have been involved with. Companies often order extra plaques to give to their supervisors and foremen at their Holiday parties.
Now is the time to take pictures of your best projects, fill out the application and submit to the ALCA office by May 31st. You can download the application online at www.ALCA.org. This year the program will be held on November 23 at the beautiful Wigwam Resort and Spa. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to market to your clients, recognize and honor your employees, be a leader in the industry and compete with the best! Respectfully Submitted, Judy Gausman, CEO
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NEW MEMBERS Advanced Development & Building Services, LLC
Russ Hurmann 8924 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Suite G-5 # 514 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (602) 753- 0863 Office email@example.com AdvEnvLandscaping.com Advanced Environmental Services Landscape Maintenance has a team of landscaping experts. With over 30 years of combined landscaping experience, the pride in our work shows in each completed project. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients by living up to our commitments and providing the highest quality services at a fair price. We are a division of general contractors, advanced development & building services that specialize in residential and commercial landscaping projects of all sizes. Contractor Class 1
Ariana Dunn 16231 W Larkspur Dr Goodyear, AZ 85338 (623) 853-6324 Office firstname.lastname@example.org www.agrocontracting.com Agro-Industrial Contracting is a commercial landscape maintenance company venturing into new construction after May of 2019. Contractor Class 1
Erik Houston 2818 East Illini Street Phoenix, AZ 85040 (480) 822-8168 Mobile email@example.com backflowsafe.com We are a fabrication company specializing in enclosures to secure back flow preventers from being stolen. Contractor Class 1
Empire Truck & Trailer
Mike Shannon 840 N 43rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 627-5701 Office | (602) 622-5601 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org www.empire-tnt.com Empire Truck & Trailer is proud to provide new and used on-highway vocational trucks, medium inter-city trucks, and trailers from industry leading manufacturers. Our team of service, sales, and parts professionals are committed to delivering exceptional products and world class support to keep your job running smoothly. Associate Class 1
Extreme Mist, LLC
Jonathan Cottor 140 N Country Club Dr Mesa, AZ 85201 (602) 368-9625 Office | (480) 231-6810 Mobile email@example.com extrememist.com ExtremeMist™ Personal Cooling System (PCS) keeps you cool when it’s hot out. Great for hiking, running and cycling, it retrofits to almost any hydration backpack and allows you to “drink and mist” from the same reservoir! Or purchase our ExtremeMist™ vest/pack with the PCS already installed. “Just Add Water!” The PCS is also
useful out of the pack, on tents, canopies, umbrellas, beach chairs, boats, ATVs and anywhere else you want to cool down. Associate Class 1
James Jensen 3831 East Grove Street Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 426-1002 Office James@GuardShackEnclosures.com guardshackenclosures.com GuardShack Enclosures introduces vandal and theft resistant enclosures that work beautifully. Associate Class 2
Golden Vine landscaping LLC
Sebastian Guevara PO Box 8485 Phoenix, AZ 85066 (520) 600-4090 Office | (602) 296-9447 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org www.Goldenvinelandscaping.com We are a Landscape Maintenance companies servicing Maricopa and Pinal Counties which specializes in Commercial and Residential Landscape Maintenance. We help our clients increase the value and beauty of their homes by creating elegant outdoor living spaces. We create beautiful yard designs by combining seasonal color, perennials, landscaping, and maintenance. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the end result of your project. Contractor Class 2
H & E Equipment Services
Tony Geyer 4010 S 22nd St Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 232-0600 Office | (480) 510-1014 Mobile email@example.com www.he-equipment.com H & E Equipment Services was founded in 1961 and is one of the largest integrated equipment companies in the nation, providing the higher standard in equipment rentals, sales, parts, and service. With 96 locations across 22 states, we’re leveraging our national fleet of equipment with a local approach, working closely with customers to understand their needs and provide them reliability, fair prices, and the support of a first-class service team. We’re an equipment company, run by equipment people. Where others stop, we continue. Associate Class 1
Scott Sowl 2121 S Mill #109 Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 999-5600 Office | (602) 725-1437 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org kleanritelandscaping.com Klean-Rite Landscaping is a locally owned full service, commercial landscape maintenance firm servicing Arizona. We tailor our landscape management programs to work with your budget, and to meet each properties individual landscaping needs. Our proactive staff is trained and dedicated to deliver the highest quality services in a timely and cost effective manner. We are confident that our skill and experience will enhance the curb appeal of your properties landscape. Contractor Class 1
LandCare USA LLC
Phil Johnston 2601 E Southern Ave Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 276-4311 Office | (602) 291-6274 Mobile email@example.com Landcare.com LandCare USA LLC is a local and national provider of landscape maintenance and installation. Contractor Class 4
Lone Mountain Landscaping
Eric Schalkle 3321 W Leisure Ln Phoenix, AZ 85086 (623) 213-7663 Office | (480) 444-5740 Mobile Eric@lonemountainaz.com Lonemountainaz.com Lone Mountain Landscaping’s primary focus is on commercial landscape maintenance, HOA and commercial properties. We have been in business for 10 years and our number one priority is customer satisfaction. Contractor Class 4
Juan Pimentel 1225 S Hobson Mesa, AZ 85203 (480) 634-0730 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Pimentel Landscaping is a family owned and operated business that loves to do lawn and yard maintenance. Contractor Class 1
Sculptured Earth Resources, LLC
Alex Winter 3317 S Higley Rd, #114-454 Gilbert, AZ 85297 (480) 343-5217 Office | (602) 722-9370 Mobile email@example.com Sculptured Earth Resources’ job is to provide excellent service while performing the best landscape practices known to its industry. Sculptured Earth achieves this goal by educating both our employees as well as our clients. Contractor Class 2
Superior Sales Group
Lee Eisenstein 10216 Montes Vascos Dr Las Vegas, NV 89178 (702) 374-3826 Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Representative for multiple landscape supply companies. Associate Class 1
Turf & Trees Landscaping
Marcus Klingler 2547 East Calle De Flores Gilbert, AZ 85298 (602) 517-9959 Office | (602) 418-7969 Mobile email@example.com Turf & Trees Landscaping offers fast, friendly and courteous service. We use only the best products and are always eager to answer your questions and concerns. We have built our reputation on our commitment to providing quality service, which has earned us an impressive reputation with many valuable customers. We take pride in delivering value through top quality, dependable work with excellent price and reliable, honest service! Contractor Class 4
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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS
Awards of Excellence
2018 Excellence in Landscaping Awards Awards of Excellence
Native Resources International Commercial Installation Over $4 Million Scottsdale National Golf Course – Scottsdale, AZ Completing an 18 month project, Native Resources International finalized its scope of work at the 18-hole golf course at Scottsdale National Golf Club. NRI was contracted by YAM Holdings to salvage trees and cacti from the site and then replanted throughout the 120 acres. Over 800 trees and saguaros were salvaged with an incredible 98% survival rate at the replant stage. Project Manager, Victor Hernandez, worked closely with Doug Enroth of Pinnacle Design to layout and replant the salvaged material complimented by an enhanced native plant pallet. Over 1,700 trees and 42,000 plants were imported from various vendors around the state. The 4.5 million dollar project was completed and opened in November 2017.
Grounds Control LLC Commercial Installation $1 Million - $4 Million Marina Heights – Tempe, AZ
Marina Heights sits on the south bank of Tempe Town Lake just north of the ASU Stadium. Developed by Ryan Companies, it features over 2 million square feet of office and retail space. The project consisted of over 300,000 square feet of decomposed granite, Mexican beach pebbles, and rip rap. There are 65,000 square feet of turf, 7800 shrubs, accents and ground covers, along with 500 trees. The project also features several boulders in excess of 20 tons each, some of which are prominently displayed as part of the hardscape along Rio Salado Parkway. The entire project sits atop a six story parking garage, making it one of the largest over-structure projects in the area.
The Groundskeeper Commercial Maintenance $50,001 - $100,000 Tucson Premium Outlet Mall – Tucson, AZ Tucson Premium Outlet Mall is situated on 45 acres with a variety of low water usage, desert friendly plant material. The parking lot areas and perimeters are planted with a variety of trees and shrubs. There are 152 date palms that line the entrances to the parking lots, the perimeter of the mall, and the interior courtyards. The irrigation system is a two wire Rain Bird with 52 valves all controlled from a central timer. Smashing of plants in the courtyard and vehicle damage to trees and shrubs in parking lots are a challenge but constant and vigilant care keeps this property looking its best.
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Awards of Distinction
2019 Calendar of Events May 2 9 11 15 16 CYC Landscaping Residential Redesign $150,001 - $200,000 Bayuk-Kuntz Moon Valley Transformation – Phoenix, AZ
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ALCA Golf Tournament benefiting the Sky Blu Underwood Scholarship ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning – ALCA Office ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning – ALCA Office Phoenix Member Mixer- Sponsored by Cox Cactus Farm ACLP Planting & Tree Staking – ALCA Office ALCA Board of Directors’ Planning Meeting ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning – Tucson ACLP Irrigation Tech I – ALCA Office Memorial Day – ALCA Office Closed Deadline for Excellence in Landscaping Awards Applications Desert Horticulture Conference – JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson
June 13 ACLP Pesticides & Calibration – ALCA Office 15 ACLP Pesticides & Calibration – ALCA Office 19 Phoenix Member Mixer – Sponsored by Evergreen Turf 20 ACLP Annuals & Perennials – ALCA Office 22 ACLP Pesticides & Calibration – Tucson
July DBL, LLC Commercial Maintenance $50,001 - $100,000 Fountainhead – Tempe, AZ
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Independence Day – ALCA Office Closed ACLP Safety & Tools – ALCA Office ACLP Safety & Tools – ALCA Office ALCA Board of Directors Meeting Phoenix Member Mixer – Sponsored by RDO Equipment 18 ACLP Turf Care & Installation – ALCA Office 20 ACLP Safety & Tools – Tucson *Dates Are Subject To Change*
Horticulture Unlimited, Inc Residential Maintenance Buck Residence – Tucson, AZ May/June 2019
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The Groundskeeper Commercial Installation Under $50,000 Dyson Medical – Tucson, AZ Sunburst Landscaping Humanitarian Installation Crossroads Church – Phoenix, AZ
Desert Classic Landscaping LLC Commercial Maintenance $50,001 - $100,000 The Cloisters – Phoenix, AZ
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Sunburst Landscaping Humanitarian Installation Arizona Humane Society Dog Park – Phoenix, AZ
Evergreen Turf, Inc Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Grand Materials & Supply Horizon Distributors, Inc Hunter Industries / FX Luminaire Mountain States Wholesale Nursery Rain Bird Corporation Sundance Landscape Maintenance Inc Commercial Maintenance $50,001 - $100,000 Meridian Condominiums – Phoenix, AZ
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Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety Sunburst Landscaping Commercial Installation $150,001 - $200,000 Scottsdale Fire Station 613 – Scottsdale, AZ
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MOUNTAIN STATES WHOLESALE NURSERY
Mountain States Wholesale Nursery
his year, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Ron and Maureen Gass started the nursery in 1969, just a few years after Ron earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. Finding inspiration from the mature plantings housed at Boyce Thompson Arboretum (Superior, AZ) and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, AZ), Mountain States began to develop and grow native desert plants to be used on Highway Beautification Projects. Seeing the beauty and adaptability of desert plants as an asset when a drought occurred in the 1970’s, it became clear that desert plants provided a practical counterbalance to thirsty landscapes and began to receive deep attention by the public. MSWN loves desert plants, their adaptability and beauty, combined with their durability has been recognized by the public and embraced by landscape architects throughout the Southwest. Partnering with institutions, such as Desert
address these needs. MSWN is an industry leader in developing, introducing and popularizing fresh, new desert-adapted plants. We have earned our reputation for honesty, integrity, humility and generosity of spirit by catering to our clientele’s discriminating tastes by offering a wide range of exceptional products and services. Our highly professional staff understands and responds to customers’ needs in a friendly and personal manner. MSWN consistently provides plants that are hardy, healthy, and beautiful. Mountain States Wholesale Nursery has growing facilities in Glendale and Cochise, Arizona, with 90+ employees, and hundreds of species of Calliandra X Sierra Starr® desert-adapted trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, Caesalpinia cacalaco Smoothie® accents, perennials, groundcovers and vines. We prefer to deliver with our own trucks and drivers; providing reliable, prompt and dependable service of design concepts that reflect the spirt and the to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New beauty of the desert. For more information, visit our website at Mexico, Texas and Utah. It is our goal to provide quality plant material to allow the fulfillment www.mswn.com.
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Botanical Garden and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, education has inspired a growing appreciation and popularity of arid-land plants. Mountain States has been privileged to collaborate with botanists and nursery professionals to ‘discover’ new plant species and propagate them, creating an ever-increasing palette of plant materials for landscapes. Our plant choices have grown from durable natives, which serve to anchor difficult and demanding vegetation sites, to include plants with additional hues and forms that add texture, refinement and brilliance to already proven durability. There are many ways to measure progress at Mountain States; to us the most meaningful sign is the presence of previously unused desert plants in thoughtful landscapes throughout the Southwest. These landscapes range from large-scale projects to simple private gardens, each quietly recognizing our deserts as places of great beauty, diversity and well-springs of life. Partnering with landscape architects and contractors has helped us to identify trends and consumer wants and needs. Our collaboration has resulted in on-going research and development of plant material to
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Rain Bird The Intelligent Use of Water™
Over the past eight decades, Rain Bird has strived to deliver products to the market that use water in the most efficient ways possible. Founded in 1933 during the agricultural boom in California, Rain Bird Corporation began with the invention of the original Horizontal Action Impact Drive Sprinkler. The product revolutionized the irrigation industry. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products. Decades before the term “water restrictions” became a common term, Rain Bird recognized the need to wisely use and conserve our most precious resource. Rain Bird’s commitment to The Intelligent Use of Water™ continues to influence all aspects of Rain Bird’s business philosophy and resonates through constant innovation and development o f w a t e r- c o n serving products that include irrigation sprinklers, drip components, pumps and timer/ controllers. Today, Rain Bird offers over 4,000 watersaving irrigation products that can be found in farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world.
Controllers. Rain Bird continues to break new ground in the controller category. With the recent release of the ESPTM2, Rain Bird has proven that usability and advanced features are not limited to commercial controllers. With features such as the “Save” and “Restore” options, reversing undesirable changes made to a controller’s programming are quick and easy- a feature not found in comparable controllers. The versatility of the ESP-TM2 is evident through its ability to be upgraded to a Wi-Fi enabled controller by simply plugging the LNK WiFi Module into the accessory port of the controller. The LNK WiFi Module allows the controller to be automatically adjusted through internet based weather data defined by the zip code inputted during the setup process. Following setup of the LNK WiFi Module, the controller can then be accessed from anywhere in the world using the Rain Bird Mobile App. For more information about the many ways that Rain Bird innovations continue to help contractors grow their businesses, visit Rain Bird’s web site at www.rainbird. com. Or contact Daniel Porter at dporter@ rainbird.com.
A Legacy Continued
Within the past two years, Rain Bird has introduced dozens of new products with more on the way. Some products are an additional component that increases the efficiency of an existing product. Others are an improved new version of an existing product. And others are an entirely new product in itself. Sprays and Rotors. For decades, Rain Bird sprays and rotors have developed a proven track record of unmatched performance. With features including the SAM(Seal-A-Matic™) in-stem check valve, the patented PRS in-stem pressure regulator and the Flow-Shield™ option, the 1800™ Series Spray body carries on Rain Bird’s commitment to water conservation through unmatched innovation. As well, for use on the legendary 1800™ Series Spray, the new R-VAN Adjustable Rotary Nozzles provide water efficiency and design flexibility through matched precipitation rates across the entire product line. Furthermore, the rotating stream technology significantly reduces run off and erosion. When paired with the 1800™ Series PRS Spray body, users can expect to save up to 30% more water than other brands of rotary nozzles on the market today. And Rain Bird’s 5000 Series MPR (Matched Precipitation Rate) Nozzles help contractors obtain perfectly balanced coverage when zones are found to be installed consisting of a combination of either quarter, third, half or even full circle rotor heads. The 5000 Series MPR Nozzles even have a matched precipitation rate to that of the R-VAN rotary nozzle offering a solution should a contractor find a zone consisting of both rotor and spray heads. Drip Irrigation. Rain Bird’s drip irrigation products continue to provide outstanding water efficiency. Unaffected by wind or evaporation, XFS Subsurface Dripline effectively irrigates turf, shrubs and groundcover with 30% to 70% less water than overhead sprays. CopperShield™ Technology protects the dripline’s emitters from root intrusion without the use of chemicals or herbicides. Meanwhile, Rain Bird’s Spray-to-Drip Retrofit Kit allows a contractor to easily convert an existing spray zone to a low-volume irrigation zone without having to disrupt the valve. The spray bodies are simply converted to act as both a 30 PSI Pressure Regulator and a 200 Mesh Filter. ½” threaded to barbed fittings are then used to connect ½” drip tubing to the heads.
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f you are like most landscapers right now, you are setting up for a very busy season ahead. You’re bidding on business, locking in projects for the coming months and getting things planned out. The more proactive you are, the more money you will make. Spring is a great time to get on top of things and maybe spend a little money to save a lot. Ensuring that maintenance and service work is done now on your work vehicles will mean that you can keep them working when the work comes in. Also, with lead times for work trucks getting longer, now is the time to plan for new purchases so that you have the truck when the work needs to start. Rodeo Ford has been a business partner to landscapers in Arizona for years. My company has been part of the planning cycles of many of our customers and has been able to save them a lot of money. A little advance notice is all we need to make sure that you have the right vehicle available to you when you need it. The best part is that you don’t pay for it until it rolls off the lot. This is just one way that Rodeo Ford has become a trusted advisor to so many businesses, especially those in landscaping. We all know that when the peak season comes, all that matters is keeping the work flowing. This means ensuring that you are delivering great customer service on time and on budget. To do this, business managers need to keep the vehicles in top shape and the work crews safe and productive. Rodeo Ford and the Ford Motor Company have long been innovators with providing superior products and superior service to back them up. To extend this leadership, we are offering customers Ford Telematics, an innovative solution to help landscapers get the most out of their business. It improves worker productivity, safety and reduces operating, maintenance and even insurance costs. Here are a few examples: Business managers will know where their work crews are at all times. If an urgent job comes in, managers will be able to identify the closest team with the right equipment to respond and then dispatch them with directions. The result is a happy customer and more revenue. Rodeo Ford also offers the ability to monitor our customers’ fleets for them so that they can focus on their business. If a vehicle’s oil life is getting low or if there is water sensed in the diesel, Rodeo Ford is alerted and proactively schedules preventative maintenance without unnecessary downtime and lost revenue. Catching problems like this early saves a lot! Further, with Ford Telematics, customers have been proven to save thousands per vehicle in operating costs. Landscaping is not an easy business, let alone one to be financially successful in. Business partners like Rodeo Ford can provide solutions to problems and identify ways to work smarter that weren’t available until now. Most importantly, business partners like Rodeo Ford stand behind you and the products and services that Rodeo Ford provides to you. I am proud to have had the opportunity to be the trusted partner to so many Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association members. All of us at Rodeo Ford are inspired by the commitment to service that all of the ALCA members have and we do our best every day to provide that same level of commitment. We measure ourselves by our ability to support and grow your business, which is why we are continually looking to provide innovative products and services like Ford Telematics. Springtime is a great time for us all. So much lies ahead for us all in the coming months. As we all prepare for a busy season ahead, just know that Rodeo Ford is proud to be a committed and engaged ALCA member and one that is ready to stand by you to help you grow and manage your business. Jim Mitchell Rodeo Ford (623) 298-3938 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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ARIZONA WHOLESALE GROWERS “Growing Forward” since 1982
Now with nearly 150 acres of premier growing facilities we are providing the Valley with the widest selection of shrubs, trees, ornamentals, small and specimen size Agaves, Aloes, cacti and succulents. We know that for you, Time is Money, so we are focused on improving your purchasing experience; with an expanded pre-pulled order area, increased delivery capacity, and enhanced ‘Plant Locator’ services to find the plants you need even if we don’t have them in stock. TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: 24032 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85085 (623) 581-3100
4204 E. Lone Mountain Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 488-1968
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o you know how to make your neighbors green with envy? It’s simple. We here at Southwest Sod have just the product for you – turfgrass. Over time, we discovered the perfect balance between key ingredients, including incredible plant stock, water, maintenance, good soil conditions, and sunlight. This is the magic formula that has powered our products for decades. Our climate can be unforgiving, which can test, at times, even the most experienced farmer. Our team has been growing turf for more than 30 years, and we have learned a thing or two on how to grow the very best lawn in the desert Southwest. So, let’s highlight how you can spot and eliminate turf trouble. As the temperature begins to warm up, keep a close eye out for a blue and gray tinted green turf color, which may be a sign of heat stress. You have seen this before. Picture this – the sprinklers are hard at work throughout the yard. But, there are a few corners in hard to reach areas that just are not getting the best moisture level needed to thrive. Of course, you probably did not notice this issue in the winter months because of the cooler weather. But, the summer can be brutal. If you begin to notice an area of the lawn that
is turning a blue and gray tinted green turf color, adjust the sprinklers and saturate the area with a garden hose, at least initially, to help ensure water reaches the root system. A good saturation level will allow a screwdriver to penetrate that area, but please refrain from creating standing water, which can create other issues. If you are not able to catch the turf in time, than the blue and gray tinted green turf area could become yellow. If this is the case, we still have you covered. Of course, you can always visit us on the farm and pick up a few rolls to patch up the area. As farmers, we believe it is our duty to ensure you are well prepared to grow the turf. In short, adjust your sprinklers and break up the soil for aeration purposes with a shovel. Then focus on refining your fertilizer technique. Over the summer growing season, your existing lawn should fill in the yellow areas. Some may accuse us of viewing the world through our turf colored glasses, which may be true. But, we sure can spot quickly, simply by the color shade, whether a lawn needs fertilizer. If the lawn is beginning to share the same color as a lime, a Palo Verde tree, or even some mesquite leaves, than you may want to review your fertilizing schedule. A healthy lawn should grow vigorously and have a strong color. The key is getting the science behind fertilizer to line up with our local weather patterns. Be sure to fertilize the lawn once a month with an ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) in the summer and ammonium phosphate (16-20-0) in the winter. You can remember when to use our favorite fertilizers like this – think ammonium sulfate in the summer and ammonium phosphate in the winter. Admittedly, ammonium phosphate in the winter is harder to remember, but if you remember ammonium sulfate in the summer, you are half way there. When purchasing fertilizer, do not worry about the brand name or the form. Focus on the chemical composition. Once you have purchased the fertilizer, all you need to do is follow the instructions on the label to determine the amount of fertilizer that you should apply to the lawn. As always, please call us anytime at 602-271-4266 or visit our website at southwestsod.com if you have any questions. We are probably just watching the grass grow, and we are always eager to talk turf.
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WE WATCH THE GRASS GROW SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO. Whether you’re a homeowner, landscaper or groundskeeper, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is prepared to help you. Call today at 602.271.4266 www.southwestsod.com
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Courtesy Automotive Group Sponsors the March Member Mixer
hank you to Monte Hoskins and the Courtesy Automotive Group for sponsoring the ALCA member mixer on March 20 at the beautiful Lou’s Bar & Grill at Papago Golf Clubhouse. Courtesy Chevrolet has been providing quality service to our commercial customers since 1955 with 3 generations of family ownership. Courtesy Automotive Group not only carries the full Chevrolet line of vehicles but we also have the Isuzu, Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Volvo lines as well. We can help your company manage your fleet no matter how big or small, saving you time and money. We can also help your employees make their automotive purchases painless and ensure they get a fair deal. As a 2019 Platinum Sponsor, the association benefits from Courtesy Automotive Group for all of the support and participation at every ALCA event throughout the year. For more information, please contact: Monte Hoskins at email@example.com | (480) 335-8998.
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Special rebates/pricing for ALCA Members and their employees in the fleet sales department!
SERVING THE LANDSCAPE TRADES SINCE 1955 We are the highest volume Chevy Commercial Truck dealership.
WE ALSO SPECIALIZE IN FINANCING AND LEASING FOR BUSINESSES CONTACT US TODAY:
4999 NORTH 12TH STREET, PHOENIX, AZ COURTESYFLEET.COM
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HP2 Purchases Identity Promotional Marketing
P2 Products and Promotions has purchased Identity Promotional Marketing. HP2 owner, Marc Hawkins, has been a friend of Nancy Clawson, owner of Identity Promotional Marketing, for the past 2 years. They both met while serving on the board for the Arizona Promotional Products Association (AZPPA). As their friendship grew, Nancy informed Marc that she was ready to retire and was looking for a great company to take care of her wonderful clients. “HP2 has an outstanding reputation within the promotional products industry and with their clients. I could not be happier having HP2 take over the business I have built for the past 7 years” says Clawson. Nancy Clawson will be working side by side with HP2, for the next few months, before she leaves this fabulous industry to retire and enjoy time with family and friends. HP2 started in 2004 with one employee. Today, with 25 employees and hundreds of local and national clients, they’ve become a leader in the industry. HP2 specializes in producing and creating logoed products and wearables for their clients to use as marketing tools. In addition, HP2 provides clients with marketing solutions that include creative art design, text-to win fulfillment, in-house graphic designer, screen printing, embroiderer and online store applications. Identity Promotions Marketing started in January 2012, by Nancy Clawson. Nancy has created a client base of over 300 local and national companies. Identity Promotional Marketing received the “Associate member of the Year” from ALCA in 2018 and the Arizona Promotional Products “2018 Volunteer of the Year”. For additional information please contact Marc Hawkins at 602-2359099 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
28th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference May 31, 2019 JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort Tucson, AZ "Early registration" discount until May 10 Multiple registrations for businesses discounted
Sponsors Welcome https://cals.arizona.edu/deserthort
GROWING NATIVE DESERT TREES & ORNAMENTAL SHADE TREES
24” Box up to 48” Box Arizona Certified Nursery Certifiable to ship out-of-state Contract Growing for Large Projects SALES:
Hunter Hawkins 602.625.1566 email@example.com
Mo Ibarra 602.763.8004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Johnson 602.738.8733 email@example.com
Office 602.243.6125 • Fax 602.243.3764 3401 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040
www.westerntree.com May/June 2019
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Auto Safety House Hosts Customer Appreciation Days
o say “thank you” to their customers, Auto Safety House held their customer appreciation days in February at their Holbrook, Phoenix and Tucson locations. Customers enjoyed food, great prizes and an opportunity to visit with vendors. When ASH started their business in 1941, they never imaged where they would be today and it’s because of their amazing community of customers. As a total fleet solutions provider, they are proud to serve every customer, end user, and fleet operator from municipalities, school districts, contractors, public utilities, landscapers, and private fleets. With their professional team, they promise to do the right thing and work hard to provide the best possible Customer Experience. For more information, go to www.autosafetyhouse.com.
ackflowSAFE is a manufacturer of highquality, high-security backflow preventer enclosures. Realizing that backflow preventer and copper theft is a growing epidemic here in the Valley and that typical enclosures on the market weren’t really slowing thieves down, we were committed to developing a real and immediate solution for property owners and caretakers. Our enclosures are the only ones on the local market that utilize a heavy-duty puck lock that cannot be cut off or tampered with. (Oh, by the way – the lock comes with it!). The Shacklebox is your best defense against theft but yet the easiest enclosure for technicians to get in and out of to perform service. All our products are created by skilled craftsmen right here in Phoenix. In addition to our standard product line, our fabricators can custom make enclosures to protect components in any unique configuration or location. We also offer installation services throughout the Valley. We are partnering with landscapers, architects, community managers, and commercial facility managers to help them protect their client’s expensive irrigation components.
We want industry professionals to know that we are ready and willing to provide them with better and proven innovative products to defend against backflow preventer theft and vandalism. For more information, please call 480.822.8168 or visit us at www.backflowsafe.com.
Congratulations Pictured: Todd Huston (Grounds Control LLC), Trace Tolby and David Smit (ASH)
Meet Antony Veraldi
nique Lighting Systems’ new Southwest District Sales Manager serving Arizona, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Antony has been in the green industry since leaving the Marine Corps in 1991. He started a contracting business that specialized in landscaping and irrigation and did his first lighting job in 1994. Within a few years, Antony decided to move his company to only lighting and sold off the other parts of his company to focus strictly on his newly found passion. In 2007, he had a short stint in distribution and was hired by Unique Lighting Systems to cover the Ohio Valley Territory in 2010. Antony studied Business Management at Indiana Wesleyan University. Antony moved to Arizona in 2017 and lives with his wife where they enjoy off-roading, hiking/ camping, snow skiing, shooting sports, fly fishing and just about any outdoor activity. Antony Veraldi (480) 270-2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
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ongratulations to Dawn Layna Fried, Vice President of Horticulture Unlimited, Inc., for publishing two books: “Design Build & Bloom: Creating the Perfect Southwest Landscape” and “The Art of Southwest Landscaping – A Desert Gardener’s Guide to Landscape Plant Selections.” Friends, family and industry members were able to get their signed copies at a book signing and presentation event on Saturday, March 30th at Horticulture Unlimited, Inc. in Tucson. Guests enjoyed great food and beverages as well as music provided by Dawn’s son, Jake Morris, and his band Phainopepla. After an informative presentation by Dawn speaking about both books, guests enjoyed rocking out to her husband, David Morris, and his band The Whole Mishbuka. One of Dawn’s favorite passions is designing and creating charming outdoor living areas using a variety of captivating greenery. She began writing her books about 10 years ago after many years of research and finding a publisher. The Art of Southwest Landscaping is dedicated to the wide variety of delightful desert accents, cacti, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, palms, shrubs, succulents, trees and vines that can beautify landscapes. Dawn has included a broad selection of plant species that she has used on behalf of Horticulture Unlimited and as a landscape designer over the past 40 years. The book
contains stunning photographs that accompany each species. Dawn hopes this book will inspire you to create unimaginable gardens in your own backyard! This new treasure is now available for individual purchase or alongside the premier edition “Design, Build and Bloom: Creating the Perfect Southwest Landscape.” The books include extensive sections on plants and over 200 pages of valuable landscape design and maintenance information to help you plan, build and maintain the perfect southwest landscape. Whether you want to install an irrigation system, harvest rainwater, plant a vegetable garden or add decorative rock to your front yard, this book will provide you with the knowledge to do it successfully. You may secure your copies by email at info@ horticultureunlimited.com or call 520-321-4678. They are also both available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Google Play.
New Personal Cooling System Greatly Extends Summer Outdoor Activity
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Unique Product Fills Void in Market
reetings ALCA members, I am Tyler Bowen, Territory Manager for Corteva AgriScience. Say it (KOR-TEH-VA) if that helps! I am replacing a very knowledgeable and well-respected former co-worker Vince Aguiar after his retirement this past winter from Dow AgroSciences. Dow and DuPont recently merged and intend to spin off into three separate publicly traded companies in the coming months. One of those companies will be called Corteva and will be a pure play agriculture company. I cover mainly Arizona and New Mexico in Turf and Ornamental herbicides as well as Pasture and Land Management herbicides. Some of the things you may be familiar with would be Dimension, Gallery, Milestone, Cleantraxx, and Tordon. Originally from Willcox, AZ , I now live in Tucson where I graduated from the U of A. When I was hired with Dow Agrosciences around 2015, I was put into a crop protection territory based out of Bismarck, North Dakota where I spent the majority of my time aside from a short stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota before being able to return home to Arizona this past winter. I am looking forward to learning more about some of the specific issues the ALCA members face, and what I can do to help. If there is anything I can do between now and our meeting, my contact information will be left below. You’re welcome to call, text, or email whenever.
xtreme Mist PCS, LLC is announcing the newest lightweight, hands-free, professional-grade Personal Cooling System (PCS). The ExtremeMistTM PCS is a rechargeable pump system that greatly extends summer outdoor activity by creating a cooling cloud of mist which reduces temperatures up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Hook the ExtremeMistTM PCS and available Quad Nozzle Kit to your tents, canopies, umbrellas, boats, or anywhere else you want to cool down. Then, easily adjust the speed and density of mist from up to 30 feet away with the touch of a button using the wireless remote control. “With over two years of development and testing, we’re proud of the ExtremeMistTM PCS and what it can do,” says Ron Laikind, avid outdoorsmen, entrepreneur, and founder of Extreme Mist PCS, LLC. “I live in Arizona, the hottest of the United States, and the PCS lets me get out and do the activities I love - even during the hottest summer months.” Want to cool down and go farther? The ExtremeMistTM Retrofit Kit easily installs into any hydration backpack you may already own, or check out the new line of complete “Just Add Water” packs, pre-installed and ready to go. The PCS measures only 7.5” x 3.5” x 1.5” and weights just 16oz., including its rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. On the lower speeds, recommended
for hiking, running, or cycling, the average water consumption is approximately 1 ¾ to 2 ½ cups per hour. A fully-charged battery lasts about 3 hours at high-speed and approximately 12 hours on the lower speeds. Until now, high-pressure misting systems have been mainly restricted to home and commercial markets, along with a few low-end pump-up systems. Personal systems are typically hand-held, mini fan-style misters. The ExtermeMistTM PCS fills the gap with a professional-grade, hands-free system designed for active people. To learn more or purchase any of these fine products, visit the company’s website at www. ExtremeMist.com.
Tyler Bowen, Territory Manager Pasture & Land Management Turf & Ornamental Arizona & New Mexico Corteva AgriScience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont ™ Phone: (701) 204-8375 Email: email@example.com
Forrest Equipment Rentals, LLC 602-831-8000 www.forrestequipmentrentals.com firstname.lastname@example.org Located within Desert Forrest Nursery Providing all your equipment needs
Desert Forrest Nursery, LLC 623-935-1859 www.desertforrestnursery.com email@example.com Growing on over 135 acres From 1 gallon to 72” boxes Contract grows available Schedule a tour today Delivery to: AZ, CA, NV, TX, NM
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This Ain’t Your Granny’s Rain Barrel Article by Barbi Holdeman
e all want to be better stewards of the earth. However, not everyone is willing and/or able to grow their own food. Not everyone can afford to build, or re-build, their home completely from renewable resources. And most HOAs frown on chickens and bee hives on your property, as well as traditional rain barrels.
You’ll need to calculate just how much rainwater you can and want to capture on the property. Then you can figure out how large of an underground cistern you’ll need to accommodate that Rainwater harvesting system in action amount. Don’t worry: you can set up an overflow for when it’s reached capacity. Next, decide on the best place to locate that cistern. Modern RWH Systems are Now comes the fun part: what all the Rage kind of water feature do you want Thankfully, rain barrels and big ugly gray to use to keep the water fresh and tanks are not the only choice anymore. Technolbiologically available? ogy has influenced just about everything in our lives, including rainwater harvesting. You can Maintenance still go low-tech, by creating retention swales in The maintenance is actually your landscape to retain storm water on your pretty easy, but may not be intuitive property, but now we can also store at least some for us desert rats. Those rain gutof that rain water UNDER our landscaping and ters need to be cleaned out once in hardscaping for reuse. a while if there are a lot of trees on You can use traditional rain barrels if you live the property – an optional service in a neighborhood that doesn’t have an HOA, you might offer to your customers and you don’t mind the look. There are some while doing yard maintenance. drawbacks, though: aesthetics being the most The pre-filter should be cleaned obvious. The biggest issue is that here in the desert, out once a year. And the pump vault the water can get VERY hot. should be cleaned out with a wet-dry vac every New technology makes rainwater harvesting 5-7 years. Again, additional services to be offered. customizable to just about any application, from See For Yourself large commercial properties to a homeowner in A great example of this new technology in an HOA. A total system consists of a pre-filter, action is in the middle of the Regents at Scottsdale customizable underground water storage cistern, Apartments. This system takes runoff from FOUR and a water-recycling feature of some kind to keep parking lots. Built in early 2008, it is not only the water fresh. Use the right equipment, and you working well, but thriving! can even build right over the top of it (landscape, patios, and even driveways!). A serviceable pump vault will allow for ease of maintenance. The water aerating feature can be anything from a Regents at Scottsdale Apartment Complex bubbling stone to a fountain to a waterfall and/ or stream. Bonus: all the equipment is hidden from view! Zion Pathlight Want to provide the ability to wash a car or water fruit trees with it? No problem! A diverter valve can push water anywhere within reach of a garden hose.
It Doesn’t Rain in Phoenix!
Well, it does. We just tend to get it all at once! So, instead of sending the water off-property and on down the road carrying whatever contaminants it picks up along the way to eventually deposit in the lakes, rivers, and oceans, maybe we should consider capturing it and re-using it on our own property. It might even reduce personal water bills!
If rain gutters are not already installed on the home, that would be a logical first step. If the home is in an HOA, prior approval is probably required. Nowadays, rain gutters come in all kinds of colors to match houses and eaves.
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BRILLIANCE METAL WORKS As we approached the 10th anniversary of Brilliance LED, we celebrated by diving into a new product line: landscape lighting fixtures. Made in Carefree, Arizona we proudly introduce the National Park Series, by Brilliance Metal Works. For more information visit: BrillianceLED.com/fixtures
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Irrigation Tech Workshop
he packed ACLP Irrigation Tech workshop held on February 14 presented students with a foundational knowledge of irrigation system components, how the system works, and where to find resources to maintain, repair and improve irrigation systems. Three break-out sessions provided hands on opportunities in Pipe & Sprinklers, Controllers and Valves. Our wonderful volunteer instructors Daniel Porter with Rain Bird, Scott Cosgrove with Desert n March 15, DC Ranch hosted a SLM Classic Landscaping, Mike Wagner with SiteOne Spanish workshop at their beautiful Landscape Supply and Tony Acosta with Agave Homestead Community Center. Luis Environmental Contracting all shared their extenHuizar of Mariposa Landscape AZ presented sive knowledge and experience with the students the material to a group of over 40 landscape to create a truly interactive workshop. professionals. Elizabeth Irizarry of PCS – Human Capital Management volunteered her time to facilitate this workshop. This was the first SLM Brought to you by the Spanish workshop that included the newly printed Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Associa�on SLM Handbook in Spanish! ALCA.org (602) 626‐7091 To purchase a copy contact ALCA at COST: $60/ALCA Member $120 Non Member (602) 626-7091. Addi�onal $25 will be required if you do not take the exam within the two week deadline a�er the workshop REGISTER: www.ALCA.org/Calendar
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eth Thompson with LeBaron & Carroll presented OSHA 10 at the ALCA office on February 21 & 22. During five hours each day, attendees learned all about workplace safety and how to reduce jobsite hazards. Now these attendees understand hazard avoidance, worker’s rights, how to file an OSHA complaint and much more. Attending the 10 hour training allowed the students to earn their OSHA 10 cards. Congrats!
LOCATIONS: ALCA Oﬃce—5425 E Bell Rd #105, Sco�sdale AZ 85254 Randolph Center (auditorium)—200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85711
DATES TO CHOOSE FROM: May 9 or 11 ALCA Oﬃce—Sco�sdale 7:30 AM—11:30 AM or May 18 Randolph Center—Tucson 9:00 AM—1:00 PM
Tree & Shrub Pruning — ISA = 3.5 CEUs Provide basic plant biology as it pertains to pruning, decay, disease and wound closure Demonstrate the safe use of basic pruning equipment Describe the ve basic tree pruning types: crown cleaning, thinning, raising, reduc�on and restora�on PlanƟng & Tree Staking — ISA = 3.5 CEUs Determine proper tree and shrub selec�on: right tree—right place Inspect roots and structure in nursery stock Provide steps to plan�ng trees and shrubs Par�cipate in hands‐on tree plan�ng demonstra�on Demonstrate how to stake a tree: anchor protec�on, support, �e materials, and alterna�ve staking methods IrrigaƟon Tech I — IA = 4 CEUs Open valves, inspect all the parts and put back together correctly using the right tools Discover how to use a mul�meter in the eld Program the most commonly used controllers Determine precipita�on rates Adjust and replace rotors and spray heads Troubleshoot valves, controllers and sprinklers
May 16 ALCA Oﬃce—Sco�sdale 7:30 AM—12:30 PM
May 23 ALCA Oﬃce—Sco�sdale 7:30 AM—12:30 PM
PesƟcides and CalibraƟon — ISA = 3.5 CEUs & PMD = 4 CEUs Gather health, safety & pes�cide use informa�on from product labels Mix, load and apply pes�cides so that the product is applied correctly and evenly Discuss ways to reduce the risk of contamina�on to us, other people, animals and the environment by applying pes�cides responsibly Prevent, recognize & respond to pes�cide‐related emergencies Properly calibrate pes�cide applica�on equipment
DATES TO CHOOSE FROM: June 13 or 15 ALCA Oﬃce—Sco�sdale 7:30 AM—11:30 AM or June 22 Randolph Center—Tucson 9:00 AM—1:00 PM
Annuals & Perennials — ISA = 3.5 CEUs Discuss selec�on and transporta�on of annuals Demonstrate bed prepara�on for annuals or herbaceous perennials: soil prepara�on, calcula�ng amendments or mulch needed Iden�fy the blooming season for common annuals and herbaceous perennials Demonstrate proper plan�ng and pre & post irriga�on techniques Discuss ower bed maintenance including irriga�on, fer�liza�on, pruning, deadheading and mulching Troubleshoot common diseases, insects, weeds and abio�c problems
June 20 ALCA Oﬃce—Sco�sdale 7:30 AM—12:30 PM
What is the ACLP cerƟcaƟon process? Anyone may a�end the workshops to increase their knowledge and skills. To become ACLP cer�ed, each student must a�end all 10 workshops and pass the exams. Students will be declared an AZ Cer�ed Landscape Professional when he/she receives a minimum score of 70% on each of the exams. Students will have two addi�onal opportuni�es to pass the exam at $25 per retake. QuesƟons: Contact the ALCA oﬃce at (602) 626‐7091 or email Heather@ALCA.org.
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Courtesy Chevrolet (866) 809-7065 courtesyfleet.com Please see our ad on page...................16 IRRIGATION PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply (602) 437-9530 ewingirrigation.com Please see our ad on page...................23 Horizon (800) PVCTURF (782-8873) horizononline.com Please see our ad on page...................11 Hunter Industries (760) 744-5240 hunterindustries.com Please see our ad on page.....................6 LANDSCAPE CERTIFICATION TRAINING/ TESTING
Metro Institute (602) 452-2901 metroinstitute.com Please see our ad on page.....................3 LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT DEALER
Stotz Equipment (520) 631-7145 stotzequipment.com Please see our ad on page...................12 LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES
Pioneer Landscape Centers/ Grand Materials (480) 739-6505 pioneerco.com Please see our ad on page.....................2 LIGHTING
Brilliance LED, LLC (800) 867-2108 brillianceled.com Please see our ad on page...................20 NURSERIES
All Season Wholesale Growers (602) 276-0230 allseasongrowers.com Please see our ad on page...................22 Arid Zone Trees (480) 987-9094 aridzonetrees.com Please see our ad on page.....................3 Arizona Wholesale Growers (623) 581-3100 azwholesalegrowers.com Please see our ad on page...................14 Mountain States Wholesale Nursery (623) 247-8509 mswn.com Please see our ad on page.....................6 Desert Forrest Nursery/ Forrest Equipment Rentals (623) 935-1859 desertforrestnursery.com Please see our ad on page...................19
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SUPPLYING LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS
Wilbur Ellis (480) 921-8500 wilburellis.com Please see our ad on page...................17 TREE MOVERS
AZ Big Tree Movers (602) 541-7762 Please see our ad on page...................13 TREES
Western Tree Company (602) 243-6125 westerntree.com Please see our ad on page...................17 TRUCKS
Chapman Chevrolet & Isuzu (866) 412-2712 chapmanchevrolet.com Please see our ad on page...................22 TURF/SOD
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Chapman has been in the commercial truck business for over 30 years, and we’re still family owned and operated. That means you can count on an old-fashioned commitment to quality, service and caring. Things that seem to be missing in business lately. But at Chapman, we’ve always placed a higher value on reputation than on finances. Maybe that’s why we’ve got the highest customer service index in Arizona. We lease and sell the best commercial vehicles available. We back them up with the best customer service in the Valley, including dedicated commercial service facilities. Plus, we respect and appreciate your bottom line, so we make the deal fit. And we do it all with a big smile and a warm handshake. Yes, you can buy or lease a truck anywhere. But there’s only one Chapman Experience.
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