ALCA November/December 2020

Page 1





November/December 2020

2020 Excellence in Landscaping Presidential Award Best Landscape Management Award Lifetime Achievement Award COVER PHOTO: 2020 PRESIDENTIAL AWARD THE LANDSCAPE BROKER/COLLABORATIVE V DESIGN STUDIO/GK FLANAGAN ASSOICATES

You need 62 fixtures & lamps + wire for a lighting install... tomorrow.





MORE THAN A STORE. Visit us online, or stop in to your local store to experience the Horizon difference today. @horizondistributors |





800.PVC.TURF |



HUGE SELECTION of boulders and decorative rock


560 EZ St. Prescott, AZ 86301

2815 E. Rose Garden Ln. Phoenix, AZ 85050




(928) 776-2999

(602) 569-8722

(480) 888-0487

(928) 632-5320

1566 W. Ocotillo Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

14900 Hwy. 169 Dewey, AZ 86327



November/December 2020





President’s Message............................................................. 4 Calendar of Events............................................................... 4 New Members..................................................................... 5 CEO’s Message................................................................... 6 2020 ALCAs Excellence Awards - Presidential Award............... 7 2020 ALCAs Excellence Awards - Best Landscape Management Award............................................................ 8 2020 ALCAs Excellence Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award..... 9












$504.00 $288.00



2019 ALCAs Excellence Awards..................................... 10-12 ALCA Member Profile: Evergreen Turf................................... 13 ALCA Member Profile: Hunter Industries / FX Luminaire.......... 14 ACLP Schedule.................................................................. 15 ALCA Member Profile: All Season Wholesale Growers........... 16



Giving Trees a Good Start.................................................. 17

Celebrating 60 years Locally owned and operated

ALCA Sponsors.................................................................. 18 ALCA Membership Application............................................ 19 ALCA Board of Trustees...................................................... 20 Pesticides & Calibration ..................................................... 20 Soils & Fertilizer................................................................. 20 Irrigation Tech I.................................................................. 20 OSHA & Emergency Plans.................................................. 20 SLM.................................................................................. 20 Tree & Shrub Pruning.......................................................... 21 Macor Associates Inc. ........................................................ 21 Resource Guide................................................................. 22


Chief Executive Officer


Judy Gausman

President Elect


Marty Monroy Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock

Vice President

Association Outsource Services, Inc. (916) 961-9999

Sundance Landscape & Maintenance

Diversified Print Solutions

Dwight Faires

Creative Environments

Clayton Graham



Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association

Kim Kleski

Kleski & Associates


Steve Shields

Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety

5425 E Bell Road, Suite 105 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 602-626-7091

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,

East Valley Store and Corporate Offices 1313 E. Baseline Road Gilbert, AZ 85233 | 480-539-8700

Central Phoenix 4050 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85018 | 602-955-5100

North Valley 15634 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032 | 602-992-1150

West Valley 803 E. Van Buren Street Avondale, AZ 85323 | 623-925-0200

Document1 2/29/04 2:44 AM Page Business hours | Mon-Sat: 7am - 5pm | Closed Sunday

Variety ‘AZT’

Quality, Uniform, Desert Adapted Trees

SIMPLY THE BEST Prosopis Hybrid ‘AZT’ Thornless Mesquite Cercidium praecox ‘AZT’ Sonoran Palo Verde Olneya tesota ‘AZT’ Desert Ironwood Cercidium Hybrid ‘AZT’ Thornless Hybrid Palo Verde Chilopsis linearis ‘AZT Bi-Color’ Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis ‘AZT Desert Amethyst’ Desert Willow Cercidium Hybrid ‘DM’ Desert Museum Hybrid Palo Verde* *AZT propagates the ‘Desert Museum’ with the guidance and permission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Specimen Trees for Desert Landscapes


phone (480) 987-9094 fax (480) 987-9092 e-mail:

WWW.ARIDZONETREES.COM November/December 2020





Thank You For Allowing Me to Serve as Your President As I sit here and type this farewell message as your ALCA President, I can’t help but think of the significant impact you all have made on my life, the wonderful memories that we have made, the amazing strides ALCA has accomplished and the amazing people I have been blessed to meet and get to know along the way. Thank you to the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, Members, Associate Members, ALCA office staff and CEO of ALCA Marty Monroy 2020 ALCA President Judy Gausman for allowing me the opportunity to be your President these past three years. I truly can’t think of a better organization to be part of.

We do the

groundwork for you.

Hill & Usher’s Trim Risk for Maintenance or Construction

602.667.1848 •

Hill & Usher • 3033 North 44th Street, #300 • Phoenix, AZ 85018

Making Life Easier For 60 Years 1960 - 2020

Ask About 0% Financing or Cash Back*

Sincerely, Marty Monroy ALCA Board President

Available For Rent Or For Sale Introducing The New 300 Series Skid Steer Loader

2020 Calendar of Events

• Superior Visibility • Greater Height and Reach • Simple Operator Interface

November 4 11 12 18 19 26

ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician (1 of 3) – Online Interactive Learning ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician (2 of 3) – Online Interactive Learning ACLP Plant ID – Online Interactive Learning ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician (1 of 3) – ALCA Office Field Demonstrations ALCA Golf Tournament benefitting the Sky Blu Underwood Scholarship Fund Thanksgiving – ALCA Office Closed

December 9

ALCA Holiday Mixer – Sponsored by Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock 25 Christmas Day – ALCA Office Closed *Dates Are Subject To Change*




November/December 2020

Financing is subject to credit qualification and approval; Some restrictions may apply; Offer and pricing may change without notice; Other special terms and rates may be available; additional shipping charges may apply to special order items

Locally Owned, Family Operated

Your One Stop Shop Rentals • Sales • Parts • Service Call, Text or Visit... Four Valley Locations West Valley

803 E Van Buren St. 623-925-0200

East Valley

1313 E Baseline Rd. 480-539-8700

North Phoenix

15634 N 32nd St. 602-992-1150

Central Phoenix

4050 E Indian School Rd. 602-955-5100


Melissa Watkins 8660 E Hartford Dr, Ste 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (520) 405-9651 AccountabilIT is a full spectrum information technology services firm specializing in managed IT and cyber security. Our services range from full IT managed services to handle all technology, IT consulting to help plan and budget, cyber security outsourcing to protect your business from threats, and many other IT support services to keep your business running smoothly. AccountabilitIT serves as an extension of customers’ existing business models, offering enterpriselevel IT support for all sized companies. Associate Class 1

Becker, Matthew

Oro Valley, AZ 85737 (503) 780-5330 Just want to learn more about landscaping and sustainable landscape management. Affiliate

Ferraro Landscaping, LLC

Susan Ferraro PO Box 19746, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 (480) 836-7305 Landscape maintenance with attention to select and natural pruning, full installation company. ROC235040 Contractor Class 1

FIT Insurance Group, LLC

Jason Huth 3961 E Chandler Blvd, Ste 111-212 Phoenix, AZ 85048 (602) 235-2700 Insurance – Freedom. Trust. Financial. Associate Class 1

Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Gregory Browne 2801 W Durango St, Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 506-5037 We are the operation and maintenance division of the Flood Control District. We perform skilled maintenance, repairs and construction tasks on district properties and flood control structure throughout Maricopa County. Municipality

Glow Path, The

Living Jewel Pond Co

OIB Consulting

Macor Associates, Inc

Southwest Ground Control LLC

Lucas Halley 9254 Lone Cactus Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382 (623) 428-0623 Living Jewel Pond Company is a pond building company specializing in traditional Japanesestyle concrete ponds and adjacent landscaping. Our services extend to swimming pool construction as well. ROC330636 Contractor Class 1 Jim Magrogan 10937 W Roundelay Circle, Sun City, AZ 85351 (602) 989-9960 MACOR Associates Inc. was started in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989. The goal of the firm was to have their clients experience a rewarding sale or purchase of a business. Associate Class 1

Man of the Soil

Ben Asenius PO Box 1019, Vail, AZ 85641 (520) 544-7743 Man of the Soil landscape builders was established in 1974, and has been in continuous operation for the past 30 years. We feel a strong sense of belonging to our community and that is why we actively participate in the Adopt a Roadway program. We offer a wide variety of services, anything from landscape design to installation, all while placing priority on open positive communication with the client. A few of our specialties include flagstone and brick paved patios, garden lighting, and low maintenance landscapes. ROC108391 Contractor Class 1

Scott Freymuller 23910 N 19th Ave #48, Phoenix, AZ 85085 (602) 541-0716 OIB Consulting provides services from landscape to full construction of utility assets. Our license is a Dual Engineering KA with the AZROC - OIB started as a Residential Landscape Company in 2001 and grew to obtaining a KA in 2017. ROC KA311003 Contractor Class 4 Amy Wyman 255 E Corporate Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225 (480) 797-9278 We provide vegetation management, landscape maintenance & fertilization. Contractor Class 4

TOR Insurance Services Inc. DBA Landscapers Advantage

Jose Laris 201 N Harbor Blvd Ste. 212, Fullerton, CA 92832 (855) 867-0002 At TOR we have you covered. It’s not only that we have over 40 years combined insurance experience but we know landscape. Our exclusive general liability, commercial auto package and excess liability program is not only one of the most competitive products on the street but we have the broadest coverage for our landscapers. We have “built in” coverages that address your specific and inherit risk. With limited pollution, error and omission for arborist and no subsidence exclusions, it’s no wonder landscapers go with the best. TOR knows the importance of keeping your company covered and keeping your company financially healthy. Associate Class 1


Jake Gastorf/Jeff Brian 3814 East Miami Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 821-2843 | We produce concrete brick pavers that soak up the sun during the day and glow at night. Associate Class 1

400 Lumen Mini Beam (6 Watts)

Green and Clean LLC

90, Lumen Mini Beam (1.5 Watts)

Adil Essalihi 1520 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233 (480) 512-2862 Contractor Class 1 Small company owner/operator trying to learn how to do business the right way.

200 Lumen Mini Beam (3 Watts)

Mini Beam with optional Stake & Shield November/December 2020







Excel Exce llence

or the past 43 years, ALCA members have gathered together at the Excellence in Landscaping Awards Banquet and Gala. This much anticipated annual festivity celebrates the association and industry’s commitment to designing and maintaining our southwest environment as well as landscaping practices that promote sustainability. Unfortunately, due to the current concerns and uncertainties of the pandemic, the ALCA Board of Directors made a difficult decision to cancel the ALCA Awards Banquet and Gala scheduled for November 14, 2020. However, with over 70 entries submitted earlier this year, ALCA was still able to recognize the award-winning landscape contractors who work so hard to promote their companies and the fine work that they provide. In this issue, I am excited to recognize the 2020 Presidential “Best of Show” featured on the cover and the Best Landscape Management Award. We will also honor a most deserving Lifetime Achievement recipient. I want to thank Beth Postma with All Season Wholesale Growers who chaired the event as we adapted to innovative ways to judge and present the awards. Thank you to the judges who volunteered their time to decide the winners. In Judy Gausman addition to Beth Postma, other judges included ALCA CEO Bob Franchetto (Horizon Distributors), Kasey Billingsley (Harmony Horticulture Consulting, LLC), Ben Schottke (SiteOne Landscape Supply), Shawn Cox (Arizona Wholesale Growers), Ken Combs (Service Direct Landscape, LLC), Jackie Lyle (Civano Growers) & Cindy Odgers.



Dump Bodies • Flatbeds Custom Fabrication • Racks Dovetails • Liftgates Hitches Tool Boxes • Strobe Lights




TRAILERS Landscape Utility Dump Flatbed

November/December 2020



In Landscaping Awards


ALCA is truly fortunate to have members that support the awards program by sponsoring the various categories. Their generosity is amazing. These sponsors will be recognized with the winners throughout each issue of the ALCA Influence magazine. Check out all of the award-winning projects on the ALCA website at They will also be featured throughout the 2021 issues of the ALCA Influence magazine. Respectfully, Judy Gausman CEO

We build the strongest dumps you can find right here in Mesa. Now in stock with a GM gas V-8 and the proven Allison transmission.



2020 Presidential Award

Sponsored by Hunter Industries / FX Luminaire

The Presidential Award is given to a project that demonstrates the highest level of excellence and creativity. This award is the “Best of Show” chosen from over 70 submitted landscape projects.

The Landscape Broker / Collaborative V Design Studio and GK Flanagan Associates Optima Sonoran Village The recent completion of the 3rd phase of Optima Sonoran Village marks the capstone of an eight-year design/build effort. The final product features five residential/commercial towers ranging from three to twelve stories and is comprised of 750+ units. From the onset in the development stages, the goal was to provide a unique vertical garden that seamlessly blends the plant material to the buildings, encompassing all stories, and on all facades. In 2012, with an unproven/untested concept, Optima, in conjunction with GK Flanagan (Greg Flanagan and Aaron Hillman), and Chris Besing of The Landscape Broker set out to design and engineer a unique vertical landscape system spanning the entire building envelop. Unlike the previous green roof system of Optima developments, the Sonoran Village sought to provide a vertical and cascading garden at every unit, with only an 8” deep x 1’-6” wide planter. Sponsored by Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire It’s more than just products, it’s people and partnerships. Hunter gives you all of the tools you need to succeed and grow your business. |

November/December 2020





2020 Best Landscape Management Award

Sponsored by The Synthetic Grass Store / AZ Turf Masters

The Best Landscape Management Award reflects and recognizes the precise efforts of landscape care. Proper pruning of all plant material follows the sustainable landscape management practices. Proper monitoring of irrigation systems minimizes water use but is sufficient for all species to flourish. Attention to every detail gives this project a pristine look that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

Goodman’s Landscape Maintenance, LLC / Hechtman Residence

Mary Clanton (L) with AZ Turf Masters presented the award to David Goodman along with ALCA’s CEO Judy Gausman (R).




November/December 2020

Goodman’s Landscape Maintenance created a full-time vacation hotel environment for the Hechtman residence through landscape and low voltage lighting. The installation project won an Award of Excellence in ALCA’s 2019 Excellence in Landscaping Awards Program. Goodman’s have maintained the property cultivated by crew leader Javier Rabadan who has been with the company for 32 years leading the crew with unmatched knowledge, care and quality maintenance. Sponsored by The Synthetic Grass Store / AZ Turf Masters The Synthetic Grass Store - Nationwide wholesale warehouse distributor of synthetic lawns, artificial grass, putting greens, athletic fields, tools and materials and supplies AZ Turf Masters - Arizona Turf Masters is the Southwests premier landscaping contractor specializing in synthetic turf applications for commercial, residential landscaping, putting greens, pet facilities, parks, playgrounds and sports fields. For over 10 years Arizona Turf Masters has succeeded by providing clients with creative design and professional installation coupled with the most competitive pricing and unparalleled customer service.


2020 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dave Londen / Back to Nature Landcare Inc. Sponsored by ALCA Board of Directors Starting out at the young age of 11 pushing a lawn mower for several neighbors, Dave Londen got bit by the landscape bug. After graduating from high school in 1983, Dave started down dual careers paths. By day, he pushed a mower for a commercial landscape company, and by night he was a long haired, drummer in a heavy metal band. In time, his hair shortened while his landscape career grew. He worked his way up from crew member, to team leader, then account manager, to general manager, and eventually a successful business owner. As co-owner of Back to Nature Landcare, Dave is dedicated to building the company of 75 plus employees into a strong and wellrespected business. In the past 7 ½ years, Back to Nature has grown from 4 commercial crews to 18 crews with the goal to promote ALCA sustainable landscape practices. Dave knew that in order to succeed he would need to take educational courses and so he immediately enrolled in classes at the U of A Extension. He was the first in line to earn his certification in ALCA’s Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) program as well as an Arizona Certified Landscape Professional (ACLP). Dave has been a great supporter of ALCA and served on the Board of Directors and lead the membership committee for several years. He believes that one of the biggest benefits of ALCA membership is the educational programs that help Back to Nature Landcare grow and get stronger internally. Throughout his 37-year career in landscaping, Dave has dedicated himself to providing customers and co-workers with the highest level of professionalism and strong work ethic. There is no other career that could have served him better; landscaping (and occasionally some heavy metal) is Dave’s passion and his love. Dave Londen’s success in business is also reflected in his family life having been married to Chris Londen for 29 years as they raise their children Kimberly and Bradley. When not involved in landscaping, Dave enjoys music, classic cars, and time together with his family. Congratulations Dave Londen as ALCA’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Recipient.

ALCA President, Marty Monroy (L), presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dave Londen (R). November/December 2020





Awards of Excellence

2019 Excellence in Landscaping Awards

DTR Landscape Development Commercial Installation $200,001 - $300,000 Civana Wellness Resort – Carefree, AZ Civana Wellness Resort is located in Carefree and is Arizona’s first “Zen” resort. When DTR was originally approached, remodel plans were provided; however, the design far exceeded budgeted dollars. The owner’s representative asked DTR to provide their experience and knowledge to create a new design that would then meet their budget. One of their favorite features was the rock wall built out of ex-isting boulders below the yoga lawn. Photographs by Colgan Photographic: Mitchell Colgan

DTR Landscape Development Commercial Installation $500,001-$600,000 USAA – Phoenix, AZ USAA is a 150-acre property that relocated their security gate/guard entrance. The main focus of this project was to keep the most natural look to match the existing landscape. A new irrigation system to revegetated trees that ranged from 48” box to 96” box was installed. DTR utilized a 2 ½ yard loader and a large 20-ton forklift to relocate trees. New retention basins were created with river rock in the basins to contain the run off of these new roadways and control the flow of water and erosion. Two to five-ton boulders were brought on site and were set around site per the architect’s drawings. Desert pavement was used as the ground cover on site. By choosing the native plant and tree pallet, this saves on water usage in these new areas. Photographs provided by Colgan Photographic: Mitchell Colgan

CareScape, Inc. Commercial Maintenance $150,001 - $250,000 Royal Ranch – Surprise, AZ We are proud to manage the beautiful landscape at Royal Ranch which is right in the heart of Surprise, AZ. Both main entrances on the north and south welcome the residents with nice monuments popping with annual flower beds and other plant material. It is surrounded by over 13 acres of turf and over 26 acres of decomposed granite in parks and common areas. There is a wide assortment of desert adapted and thriving plant material including over 1,650 trees. The community also offers incredible amenities such as a baseball field, basketball courts, volleyball court, numerous parks including six with ramadas and tot lots.




November/December 2020


Sponsored by:

Awards of Excellence

Grounds Control, LLC Commercial Installation $750,001-$1,000,000 Broadstone Roosevelt Row – Phoenix, AZ

Broadstone Roosevelt Row is one of many Alliance Residential projects completed by Grounds Control, LLC. In addition to on-grade landscaping around the perimeter, the project included a large, resortstyle pool area on a podium deck over the garage. This presented some unique logistical challenges since there was very little access for installation of any landscape elements. For the date palm installation, Grounds Control enlisted the help of the largest mobile crane in the state of Arizona, a 550 TN machine from Crane Rental Services. This property is the pinnacle of urban resort-style living, including an on-site coffee shop, pub, and entertainment venue. The project duration was approximately seven months and included over 5,000 shrubs, 185 trees, 17 palm trees, 127 planter pots, and nearly 2500 cubic yards of fill for the raised planters and pots on the podium.

Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management Commercial Installation $600,001-$750,000 Cadence Clubhouse – Mesa, AZ Cadence Clubhouse is the main attraction for the entire Cadence development, offering everything a community would need. We started this project with the planning and layout of 40 Medjool date palm trees. These were imported from California on 6 trucks. Strategic placement was critical to ensure they looked straight from all angles. An additional 205 trees and over 4,000 shrubs were installed throughout the site to give a lush landscape look. Almost 100,000 sq ft of sod provides enough room for multiple uses as well as a dog park. A community garden was constructed to provide the neighborhood with the ability to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs. We installed eight cast concrete pots at the clubhouse entry and breezeway for added visual appeal. All trades worked together to get this project completed in time for the grand opening. November/December 2020





Awards of Distinction

Pascale Land Design Residential Installation $100,001 - $125,000 The Corn Residence – Scottsdale, AZ

DTR Landscape Development Commercial Installation $300,001 - $400,000 ASU South East Plaza – Tempe, AZ

Photographs by Colgan Photographic: Mitchell Colgan

Aussie Out. quarter page ad




Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management Commercial Installation $200,001 - $300,000 Parkview Place 2 – Chandler, AZ

Judges Awards

No Worries Mate!

Australian Native Plant Growers Extensive Eucalyptus Plantation Innovative Stoneworks & Landscaping LLC Single Family Residential Installation $100,001 - $125,000 Cornelson Project – Kingman, AZ

Sunburst Landscaping Commercial Installation $300,001 - $400,000 Top Golf Glendale – Glendale, AZ

Paul D. Chambers, C.H.


Specializing in: ♦ Eucalyptus papuana ‘aparrerinja’ ♦ Eremophila – emu bushes ♦ Callistemon varieties ♦ Acacia species ♦ Casaurina “cousin it” ♦ Melaleucas

To schedule delivery or walkabout: Dani, Horticultural Sales Specialist Innovative Stoneworks & Landscaping LLC Commercial Redesign Over $50,000 Peach Springs Park – Hualapai Indian Reservation, AZ




November/December 2020


8:52 AM


Evergreen Turf


aseball, soccer, football, lacrosse, kick-ball, lawn bowling, golf, or just a game of tag, all played on grass supplied by Evergreen Turf, Arizona’s Premier Sod Supplier! Sports fields and recreational green spaces have injected life into the economy of Arizona, and has helped Evergreen Turf have a fantastic sod year! Evergreen has provided the sod for beautifully designed and landscaped sports parks all the way from Tucson to Flagstaff. Sodding sports fields has created a lot of excitement for Evergreen Turf as they have been involved with new Phoenix Rising Field in Tempe, Banc of California Stadium, Kino Sports Complex, and our own Arizona Cardinals. To add to the excitement, Evergreen has supplied grass for many of the area golf courses including this years total renovation of the Troon Country Club. Evergreen was the sod supplier for the new Allegiant Stadium this year, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Jeff Nettleton and Jimmy Fox started Evergreen with the simple goal of producing the highest purity sod possible, never realizing just how great a demand there was for a truly quality product. Nettleton points out, “Purity has been our major driving force in how we started and continue to run our business. We looked at over a dozen different properties before we found a location for our farm that was not only free from Poa annua, but also

Palmetto St. Augustine, their newest varieties – TifGrand, Latitude 36, TifTuf, and Kurapia. Also in their palette of exceptional grasses is sand-based sod for sports fields. Evergeen also grows Tall Fescue and Bluegrass in their Albuquerque location, which are ideal grasses for Arizona’s northern climate. Installation: Evergreen has yet to encounter a project they couldn’t handle. Each fully equipped installation crew is lead by a well trained foreman, with an experienced crew capable of performing residential, commercial landscape, golf course, or sports field installations. All large jobs are preinspected by Evergreen Turf to make sure the job is ready, the prep is right, and the crew knows how they will tackle the job before they even arrive on site. Hydro-sprigging and mechanical planting services are also available. Customer Service: The right grass, delivered at the right time, to the right place, installed the right way – all arranged by Arizona’s best customer service team. Response time and communication are critical in today’s fast paced business environment. Customers want a voice, not a voice mail! Distributors: With Arizona’s fast paced growth, customer service has become increasingly difficult. In response to this, Evergreen Turf has chosen to work with a select group of distributors in order to improve customer service. Many contractors want a “one stop shop”, now they can add sod to their shopping list. Landscape contractors can now order sod while picking-

Nutsedge and common bermudagrass. Once we found the property we treated the entire farm to eliminate any possible contamination that may not have been visible to the naked eye. Furthermore, we were fanatical about cleanliness in our original planting. It simply had to be perfect!” Purity continues to be the cornerstone of Evergreen’s success, but the real driving force behind their phenomenal growth is their people. “As good as our grass is, our people are even better,” exclaims Fox, “we are fortunate to be surrounded by the best, most experienced people in the industry – period!”

up irrigation supplies and still receive the same service and pricing they would get ordering their grass straight from the farm. New Locations: We now have locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and San Diego, Ca. Contact Evergreen Turf at (480) 456-1199 or online at .

Products & Services

Products: Evergreen Turf grows a wide range of grasses, each variety mowed at the right height for its optimum performance and for the intended application of each variety. Our varieties are Tifway, Tifgreen, Midiron, November/December 2020






Luxor® Lighting Management

Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire

Leading the Industry in Contractor-Friendly Irrigation and Lighting Cloud Management Solutions

Hydrawise® Irrigation Management

Hydrawise Wi-Fi technology was originally developed in Australia during unprecedented drought conditions. With the input of irrigation contractors, Hydrawise has evolved over time, and now leads the industry in contractor-friendly tools, water-savings capabilities, and landscape protection. A full range of Hydrawise enabled controllers are available for 6- to 54-station installations, from simple residential needs to advanced

Centralus™ Irrigation Management

The mobile-friendly Centralus irrigation management platform provides highly secure, comprehensive cloudbased control and monitoring features for Hunter ICC2 and ACC2 controllers. The connectivity allows users to view a controller’s status, change settings, enable automatic weather adjustments, view forecasts, save water, and receive instant notification of important system alarms — all without costly and time-consuming travel and site visits. From the user-friendly Centralus dashboard, it is now easier than ever before to add alarm monitoring, location information, remote operation, and flow monitoring. Centralus is also reviewed by independent security analysts to ensure that protection and privacy standards are stringently maintained, including hardware authentication. To upgrade to Centralus control, users have multiple options. LAN and Wi-Fi connectivity options are available for ICC2 controllers. ACC2 users can choose between Wi-Fi, LAN, or cellular connection (service plan required). Each option includes free access to the web-based Centralus central control platform. Users then log in to the platform through their free online Hunter account. Direct feedback capabilities are built in to the platform, so contractors can join the conversation as Centralus is refined to introduce more helpful features.

20 20

commercial control. Hydrawise software provides time-saving irrigation site management capabilities from anywhere, anytime. Setup is easy with a standard web browser or through the Hydrawise app. Predictive Watering® technology automatically fine-tunes watering schedules according to locally measured temperature, rainfall probability, wind speed, and humidity. These adjustments offer significant water savings since they are based on real-time weather conditions. Hydrawise is designed from the ground up to help contractors build a stronger business. A suite of remote management tools, customerwide settings, and simple-to-generate reports help contractors quickly add services, grow revenue, and increase customer satisfaction. With powerful yet easy-to-use cloud management capabilities, Hydrawise software brings much-needed simplicity to irrigation control.

lighting control system, bringing nighttime living spaces to life with zoning, dimming, and 30,000 colors is easier than ever before. The addition of Luxor Cloud control eliminates local network limitations to streamline control in the field and enable remote site management from anywhere with an internet connection. Once installation and basic setup is complete, contractors and installers can configure their customers’ lighting systems on the go, including theme design, program creation, and color selections. The remote capabilities of Luxor Cloud eliminate the need for contractors to be on-site to perform routine maintenance, maximizing time and money savings. Finally, homeowners have total system access when they are off-site for additional convenience and versatility. Give customers total digital control and year-round design flexibility with outdoor lighting systems that extend usable living space, add visual interest, increase safety and security, and boost curb appeal. Hunter and FX Luminaire are committed to helping contractors grow their businesses with the best products, tools, and customer service in the industry. From design to production to support, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation in every product that we make. Learn more about Hunter irrigation solutions at To learn more about FX Luminaire lighting solutions, visit

196 9


s the green industry continues to embrace cloud management tools, professional landscape irrigation and outdoor lighting contractors need trusted products that are easy to understand, simple to program, and convenient for their customers. Hunter Industries and FX Luminaire are proud to provide a full range of cloud-connected solutions for residential and commercial applications that help contractors grow their businesses with confidence. Hunter and FX Luminaire products give contractors the next-generation, cloudconnected products their customers want, backed by world-class training and technical support.

Luxor low-voltage lighting control from FX Luminaire is the most advanced outdoor lighting management system on the market. With a Luxor

Mountain States Wholesale Nursery offers over 400 taxa including desert adapted trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, accent and flowering perennials, groundcovers and vines. We specialize in providing landscape plants that fuse natural beauty with water efficiency. It is our goal to provide quality plant material that integrates the spirit of landscape design, while reflecting the beauty of the natural desert.

Mountain States Wholesale Nursery 13803 W Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85307


We invite our wholesale customers to visit our nursery, explore the variety of plants collected from the deserts of the world and the innovative introductions produced at our growing grounds in Glendale, AZ.




November/December 2020

This educa�onal program is for those aspiring to be professional landscapers. The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Associa�on schedules a series of four‐hour workshops and online exams covering 10 topics designed for interac�on and hands‐on learning. * Dates and locaƟons are subject to change. *


(tenta�ve) limited to 19 students Or online via ZOOM (Thursdays only) 5425 E Bell Rd, Ste 105 Sco�sdale, AZ 85254

Tucson—Randolph Center

(tenta�ve) limited to 20 students 200 S Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711

WHEN: 7:30 am—11:30 am (ALCA Office)

9 am—1 pm (TUCSON)


Early registraƟon: $60/ALCA members $120/non‐members

Register within 72 hours: $80/ALCA members $160/non‐members

Workshops are non-refundable

CERTIFICATION: Anyone may a�end the

ALCA Office

2021 Workshops

Thursday Saturday Saturday Jan 21 Jan 23 Jan 30 Jan 28 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb 27 Feb 25 Mar 18 Mar 20 Mar 27 Mar 25 Apr 22 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 29 May 13 May 20 May 22 May 29 May 27 June 10 June 12 June 26 June 17 July 15 July 17 July 24 July 22 Aug 19 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 26 Sept 16 Sept 18 Sept 25 Sept 23

Plant Iden�ca�on Soils & Fer�lizer ISA = 3.5 CEUs

Plan�ng & Tree Staking Irriga�on Tech I ISA = 3.5 CEUs / IA = 4 CEUs

Annuals & Perennials Plant Problem Diagnosis ISA = 3.5 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs

Turf Care & Installa�on Plant Iden�ca�on ISA = 3.5 CEUs

Irriga�on Tech I Tree & Shrub Pruning Plan�ng & Tree Staking ISA = 3.5 CEUs / IA = 4 CEUs

Pes�cides & Calibra�on Annuals & Perennials

workshops to increase their knowledge and ISA = 3.5 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs skills. Students will be declared an AZ Cer�ed Landscape Professional when he/she a�ends Safety & Tools all 10 workshops and passes all 10 exams with Turf Care & Installa�on a score of 70% or higher.


ISA = 3.5 CEUs

Soils & Fer�lizer Tree & Shrub Pruning QUESTIONS: Call the ALCA office at (602) 626‐7091 or email ISA = 3.5 CEUs



Irriga�on Tech I Pes�cides & Calibra�on

ISA = 3.5 CEUs / IA = 4 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs

Plant Problem Diagnosis Safety & Tools

Oct 21 Oct 28

ISA = 3.5 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs


IA =

Oct 23

Oct 30




All Season Wholesale Growers – Giving Your Trees a Good Start


id you know that how a tree starts life in the nursery significantly shapes the future stability and health of that tree? All Season Wholesale Growers uses methods to create the healthiest root system possible, especially in species with fast-growing, aggressive roots. We use forestry tree bands that have a specially designed grooved interior and trains roots to grow straight down and does not let them girdle.

Photo 1

Photo 2 Photo 3 For more information, please contact Beth Postma at beth@allseasonAll Season Wholesale Growers also closely monitors the size and health or (602) 276-0230. of root systems, to ensure that at each stage in the life of the tree, they are assessed according to species and growth habit to be transplanted to the next size up prior to becoming root-bound. We also attempt to educate our customers on the importance of the appropriate size of a tree in relationship to the size container. Not all tree species follow the same rules for caliper and size. For instance, an Acacia aneura tree in a 24” box should have the approximate specifications of 6-7’ tall x 2-3’ wide with a caliper of .75”1.24” and a Pinus elderica in the same size box should be approximately 7-9’ tall x 3-4’ wide with a caliper of 1.5”-2.5”. Not all trees are the same and not all grow in the same way. The Arizona Nursery Associations’ Container Grown Tree Guideline is a wonderful resource and I encourage you to become familiar with it. You can easily find it from ALCA’s website listed with the educational materials in the Tree planting section of ACLP. ISA also has a wonderful website with diagrams and fully detailed instructions.

This year we expanded our nursery to include two and a half additional acres to provide you with a much greater variety and quantity of 15 gallon and 24” box/25 gallon trees. We invite you to come down to the nursery and see for yourself the great care and pride we take in the trees we produce.




November/December 2020


Giving Trees a Good Start


s I drive around town, I see the direct results of our underwhelming monsoon and the extreme prolonged high temperature records this past summer. It is evident that this has caused the death of many trees and many more are in severe stress. What can we do to ensure that we are giving the trees we plant the best chance to not only survive, but thrive? We all agree that trees are a very important aspect of any landscape providing much needed shade and lowering the city’s heat island affects, especially at night. They add to your property value and create beautiful curb appeal. They provide habitat and food to many species of birds and animals. Why is it that so many are unhealthy or not surviving? There are many factors; some are complicated but most are simple steps that are long-standing arboricultural practices. This article is just the tip of the iceberg of information we can all follow to give trees the best future along with following ISA standards. Using guidelines below can greatly increase your success in the short term and long-term tree health.

Start With a Trusted Grower

• A reputable grower will be able to discuss with you the methods they use like those shown in the All Season Wholesale Growers profile. • There should be a consistent fertilization and weed control program. • They should have in place a system to monitor for disease and pests. • You should always be welcomed to tag trees and inspect root systems on plants or trees in the nursery.

The Right Tree in the Right Place

Is there room for this tree to grow to mature size?

Planting Methods Make a Difference

This seems so simple but there are many very easy steps you can take in the planting process to ensure a healthier tree. • Planting hole should be depth of the root ball and three times the width; the sides should not be smooth but rough. Filling the hole with water helps to keep the new tree hydrated and will show signs of caliche or drainage issues. • Root flare – inspect the tree and look for the root flare (where the trunk starts to swell above the roots). All nurseries use mulch that breaks down so during the transplanting process it can build up above the root

flare. You simply push back the mulch to expose the flare and use that as the level for planting the tree with no dirt or mulch above that line. This only takes seconds but trees planted too deeply contributes to the majority of local tree decline and even death. • Root pruning if needed – once you carefully remove the container, inspect the roots. Cut out any roots that are circling the trunk and if the tree is root-bound, using a very sharp knife cut a 1-2” section off of the outside of the root ball to create new growing points on the ends of those circling roots. This will not kill a tree if done with a sterile, sharp tool and with appropriate irrigation before and after planting. • PLEASE remove the nursery stake- in many instances the original nursery stake is no longer needed after planting. Nurseries tightly tie stakes or lodge poles to trees to help the trunk grow straight and stay upright in the container. They are not intended to stay on once the tree is planted. If the tree does not stand straight on its own, proper staking procedures should be followed. If this type of staking is not possible due to site conditions, there are other alternatives of stabilizing a tree underground. This is accepted by ISA, is practiced in regions and is equally effective if not better. More architects should specify these methods for aesthetic purposes. • Ease the tree into the hole and measure to be sure that the soil level at the root flare is above the surrounding grade. Depending on the mulch the tree is planted in, over time, the mulch will break down and the tree will sink. Also, any gravel or decomposed granite used will also cover the root ball. • Carefully backfill with the same native soil you originally dug for the hole. Amendments are no longer recommended. Slowly fill the hole with water several times to help elimi-

nate any air pockets and backfill as needed being careful not to cover the root flare


There is enough to be said here for another article but I will highlight the major points • Irrigation – not just something you do when you plant a tree but even more important is the ongoing maintenance and adjustments to provide water to all areas under canopy and outside the dripline. Roots will concentrate growth at the water source. If you leave the emitters two inches from the trunk; that is exactly where your roots will grow. • PLEASE remove any stakes used for stability when first planted within the first year. The sooner your tree can live without stakes, the stronger it will be. Trees are meant to naturally sway in the wind and this triggers growth in the trunk caliper and root systems. • Try to avoid trimming any part of the tree for at least one year. • Proper pruning methods – also another topic with much detail. Please leave this to the certified arborists and follow the latest ISA guidelines. Over pruning is a wide-spread practice for many reasons. Lion-tailing, topping or any form of over-pruning leads to dangerous and significant structural issues down the road. If you want to learn more about proper tree planting and maintenance, please attend the ACLP classes offered by ALCA. If you feel as strongly as I do about improving the arboricultural practices in our area, we would love to talk to you about volunteering to teach or help us keep our educational content current. Contact Heather Taylor at and she can discuss with you the various opportunities available. Diagrams showing methods described above can be found at: November/December 2020





Southwest Vegetation Management Association Virtual Annual Conference November 17, 2020


Invasive Species in Response to Urban, Suburban, and Wildland Fire • Continuing Education Units available for herbicide applicators. • Collaborative discussions on topics meaningful across the state. • Education on treating invasive weeds, highlighting the invasion of Stinknet. • Opportunity to meet the EXPERTS in weed eradication. Registration Fee $30(includes ALL CEU’s & annual membership) Or $20 (includes annual membership) To Register go to our Facebook Page or SWVMA.ORG

Special Thank You to our ALCA Sponsors PLATINUM SPONSORS All Season Wholesale Growers

LeBaron & Carroll

Arizona CLA

Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Belgard Hardscapes

Rain Bird Corporation

Courtesy Fleet

RDO Equipment Co.

Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock

Rodeo Ford

Evergreen Turf, Inc

SiteOne Landscape Supply

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

Southwest Sod, Inc

Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety

Sunrise Nursery, LLC

Horizon Distributors, Inc

The Synthetic Grass Store / Arizona Turf Masters

Hunter Industries / FX Luminaire

The Toro Company / Irritrol / Unique Lighting Systems




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

ARIZONA WHOLESALE GROWERS “Growing Forward” since 1982

Northwestern Mutual

Civano Growers

Kalamazoo Materials


West Coast Turf

November/December 2020

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: 1634 W Park View Ln. Phoenix, AZ 85085 (623) 581-3100

4204 E. Lone Mountain Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 488-1968

YOU MAY ALSO REGISTER FOR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE AT WWW.ALCA.ORG Company____________________________________________ Primary Contact____________________________ Address____________________________________________ City/State/Zip________________________________ Phone___________________ Fax___________________ Website________________________________________ Email___________________________________________________________________ Cell___________________ Average # of Employees _______ Please provide a brief profile of your organization: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

M e m b e r s h i p Ty p e (Based on annual sales revenue in the landscape Industry) Contractor Member: person, partnership or corporation

Associate Member: person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in a business or industry allied with the landscape industry.

Contractor Class 1 (Sales Revenue under $100,000) $275 or 690 Hunter Points

Associate Class 1(Under $1M)


Associate Class 2($1—$5M)


Associate Class 3($5—$10M)


Associate Class 4 (Over $10M)


Municipalities, golf courses, ACLP students & Educators


High School/College Student


actively engaged in the construction or maintenance of landscapes.

Contractor Class 2 (Sales Revenue $100,001—$500,000) $370 or 925 Hunter Points Contractor Class 3 (Sales Revenue $500,001—$1.5M) $580 or 1450 Hunter Points Contractor Class 4 (Sales Revenue Over $1.5M) $880 or 2200 Hunter Points Architects & Designers $275

List or check project and/or service types: 

Arborist - Certified Backflow Services BBQ supplies, Fire Pits, Fireplaces Boulder/Granite-Wholesale Cacti/Succulents-Wholesale Chemicals-Wholesale Color/Shrubs-Wholesale Curbing Equipment Sales/Rentals Financial Garden Centers GPS Tracking Hardscape Installation Horticulture Consultant

Insurance Interior Plantscaping Irrigation Construction/Repair Irrigation Manufacturer Irrigation Supplier Landscape Architect Landscape Commercial Construction Landscape Commercial Design Landscape Commercial Maintenance Landscape Lighting Installation Landscape Lighting Manufacturer Landscape Lighting Supplier Landscape Material Supplier Landscape Residential Construction

Landscape Residential Design Landscape Residential Maintenance Legal Marketing Masonry/Paving Merchant Services Misting Nursery Organic Fertilizer-Wholesale Paver Supplier Pest Control Applicator Pottery-Wholesale Propane & Alternative Fuel Risk Management

Rock/Gravel-Wholesale Sod/Turf-Wholesale Swimming Pool/Spa Installation Synthetic Grass Supplier Tree Relocation Tree Trimming/Removal Trees/Palms-Wholesale Truck/Vehicle Sales Waste Disposal Water Feature Installation

Payment Method Check

Credit Card

Hunter Points

Card Number _____________________________________________________________ Exp date_____________ Name on Card_____________________________________________________________ Amount_____________ ALCA • 5425 East Bell Road Suite 105 • Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone:(602) 626-7091 • Fax (602) 626-7590 •


ALCA Board of Trustees

OSHA & Emergency Plans


he ALCA Board of Trustees met to review the scholarship applications and was happy to award three scholarships. Two scholarships were awarded from the Sky Blu Underwood Fund to assist those students who wish to further their education in the landscape industry. They went to Jose Miguel Alcala Gamez and Mariah Downen. William Lombardi was awarded a scholarship through the general fund. The Board of Trustees also reviewed the state of affairs of ALCA and discussed the November 19 golf tournament in which the proceeds will go to the Sky Blu Underwood Scholarship Fund.

T Soils & Fertilizer


ebecca Senior from the U of A Cooperative Extension and Shannon Scott of AAA Landscape led 2 opportunities in August for students to attend the ACLP Soils & Fertilizer online workshop. Students learned about common soil challenges in our area and how to improve plant success through taking good care of the soil, as well as how to amend soil and calculate fertilizer application rates.

hank you to Anthony Avoledo, risk consultant with Infinity Insurance Partners, for presenting the online workshop on OSHA and Emergency Plans & Procedures. Anthony gave a general overview of OSHA including how to maintain an updated OSHA 300 log and complete the 300A Summary. It was beneficial for the listeners to know what the most common violations are and their possible costs. He covered how to respond to an inspection and explain the “General Duty Clause.� Everyone benefitted from learning about emergency plans and procedures including accident, incident and near miss reporting procedures. You will hear more on the topics in the monthly safety tips sent to you from ALCA.

Irrigation Tech I


Pesticides & Calibration


e n n i f e r We b e r of University of Arizona Pesticide Safety Education Program and Clay Weaver of the AZ Department of Agriculture Pest Management Division again tag-teamed a Zoom presentation of ACLP Pesticides & Jennifer Weber Calibrations on September 24. Jennifer engaged the students with lots of opportunities to interact during her presentation on safely using, storing, transporting and calibrating pesticides. Clay went over the AZ laws regarding pesticide use and the landscaper Clay Weaver exemption - always good to clarify.




November/December 2020

he ACLP Irrig a t i o n Te c h workshops that were held in September were converted to an online training with the help of Doug Donahue and Tony Acosta who pre-recorded what would typically be the hands-on sections to Tony Acosta repair pipe, adjust sprinklers and examine valves. Students received a foundational knowledge of irrigation system components, how the system works, and where to find resources to maintain, repair and improve irrigation systems. Doug Donahue Our wonderful team of volunteer online instructors included Doug Donahue with Ewing Irrigation, Mike Wagner with SiteOne Landscape Supply, Tony Acosta with Agave Environmental Contracting and Shannon Mike Wagner Scott of AAA Landscape. They all shared their extensive knowledge and experience with the students to create a truly interactive workshop.



n September 25, a group of students took the opportunity to earn their SLM certification from the convenience of their home or office. Sarah Maitland with SavATree - Integrity Tree Service, Inc presented SLM via Zoom. Sarah shared her years of experience and deep understanding of the SLM principles with the class, with a future focus on the increasing expense of water and the effects drought and heat will have on our landscapes. Look for more SLM workshops to come on the website or email to set up an in-house training at your location.


Tree & Shrub Pruning


Macor Associates Inc.


acor Associates Inc. was started in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989. The goal of the firm was to have their clients n August 27, Steve Priebe Zoomed into experience a rewarding sale or purchase of a busithe ALCA virtual classroom to present ness. The success of MACOR has been testimony to the validity ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning. Steve of this philosophy. Ninety percent of the buyers or sellers come shared his favorite pruning resources and tools to MACOR as referrals. These referrals are from previous sellwith the class, as well as his pruning expertise ers, previous buyers or from professionals. MACOR is truly a earned from decades market-wide Business Sales firm. of experience. Steve Jim Magrogan - Designated Broker explained the plant Jim is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s biology concepts necesdegree in accounting. His entire business career has been spent in financial sary for understanding services, employed as a Chief Financial Officer, a Vice President of Finance the impact we have on and a Company Treasurer. Since 1999, Jim has worked with buyers and sellshrubs and trees when ers to facilitate the sale of businesses. He served for two terms as President we prune. Reasons for of the Central Chapter of the Arizona Business Brokers Association, which pruning, proper prunconsists of more than 40+ Business Brokers in the Phoenix Metro area. Jim ing techniques and how has served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club to avoid common prun- Steve Priebe of Phoenix. He has been a successful business broker for over 20+ years. In ing mistakes were all 2013 Jim joined the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) covered. and has served on the Business Valuation Committee. He has given presentations at several ASCPA Shannon Scott with AAA Landscape presented Business Valuation Conferences. another session of Tree & Shrub Pruning on SepFor further information on the opportunities of selling or owning your own business, please contact tember 26 for the students that needed a Saturday Jim at or call Jim at (602) 989-9960. option. Shannon made sure students understood to avoid topping, lion-tailing and stripping out trees, as well as the benefits of renovation pruning and the drawbacks of shearing shrubs.



Now part of the Site One team, Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock Is your one stop shop for all your landscape needs. We are a hauling company with a fully stocked retail yard and a proud distributor for Belgard, Southwest Sod, Evergreen Turf, Phoenix Paver, and AZ Best Block. We carry over fifty colors of landscape rock, river products, soil mixes, rip rap and boulders. Our knowledgeable sales staff will insure that your order is accurate and our experienced drivers will get your materials to you on time. Our certified scale ensures that you are receiving the correct amount of material ordered. Call or come by today. Monday-Friday 6A-5P Saturday 7A -3P 7540 N 67th Ave, Bldg. A Glendale, AZ 85301 Office 602-353-1020 Fax 602-353-1027


November/December 2020






Hill & Usher (602) 667-1848 Please see our ad on page.....................4

Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc. (800) 448-7543 Please see our ad on page.....................3 Material Delivery, Inc. dba MDI Rock (602) 569-8722 Please see our ad on page.....................2


Horizon (800) PVCTURF (782-8873) Please see our ad on page.....................2 Hunter Industries (760) 744-5240 Please see our ad on page...................23 LANDSCAPE CERTIFICATION TRAINING/TESTING

Metro Institute (602) 452-2901 Please see our ad on page...................22 LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT

A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales (480) 539-8700 Please see our ad on page.....................4 LANDSCAPE MATERIALS

Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock-A SiteOne Landscape Supply Company (602) 353-1020 Please see our ad on page...................21


Brilliance LED, LLC (800) 867-2108 Please see our ad on page.....................5 NURSERIES

All Season Wholesale Growers (602) 276-0230 Please see our ad on page...................16 Arid Zone Trees (480) 987-9094 Please see our ad on page.....................3 Arizona Wholesale Growers (623) 581-3100 Please see our ad on page...................18 Australian Outback Plantation (623) 780-8500 Please see our ad on page...................12

Mountain States Wholesale Nursery (623) 247-8509 Please see our ad on page...................14 SOD/TURF

Evergreen Turf, Inc. (480) 456-1199 Please see our ad on page..... Back Cover Southwest Sod (602) 271-4266 Please see our ad on page...................18 West Coast Turf (888) 893-8873 Please see our ad on page...................23 SUPPLYING LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS

Wilbur Ellis (480) 921-8500 Please see our ad on page...................21 TREES

Western Tree Company (602) 243-6125 Please see our ad on page...................22


Diversified Truck & Equipment Sales, Inc. (480) 721-2832 Please see our ad on page.....................6 AD INDEX

A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales..........4 All Season Wholesale Growers............16 Arid Zone Trees.....................................3 Arizona Wholesale Growers ................18 Australian Outback Plantation..............12 Brilliance LED, LLC................................5 Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock-A SiteOne Landscape Supply Company.................................21 Diversified Truck & Equipment Sales, Inc.............................6 Evergreen Turf, Inc................ Back Cover Hill & Usher...........................................4 Horizon.................................................2 Hunter Industries.................................23 Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc....3 Material Delivery, Inc. dba MDI Rock......2 Metro Institute.....................................22 Mountain States Wholesale Nursery....14 Southwest Sod....................................18 West Coast Turf..................................23 Western Tree Company.......................22 Wilbur Ellis..........................................21

PMD Certification Exam Preparatory Courses Conducted Weekly

Ornamental & Turf Right of Way Aquatic Core Exam


24” Box up to 48” Box Arizona Certified Nursery Certifiable to ship out-of-state Contract Growing for Large Projects SALES:

Get Knowledge! Call

602-452-2900 Or Check Schedule And Register Online 22



November/December 2020

Hunter Hawkins 602.625.1566

Mo Ibarra 602.763.8004

Eric Johnson 602.738.8733

Office 602.243.6125 • Fax 602.243.3764 3401 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040



Gain more freedom and flexibility to manage your ACC2 irrigation controller on the go with the new A2C-LTE module. A2C-LTE enables powerful Centralus™ central control capabilities from your cellular device to maximize water savings and receive instant alarms and flow histories. That's the power of innovation.

Built on Innovation® Learn more. Visit RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL IRRIGATION |


Less water + less fertilizer = more $ in your pocket and a “greener grass” for the environment

• A turfgrass alternative changing the industry • No need to sacrifice lawns to save water on landscape

• Extreme salt tolerance

• Grows low to the ground rarely exceeding 1”

• Advanced striping ability

• Dark green year round, and if left un-mowed produces

• Shorter dormancy period

small white flowers May-November

• Versatile mowing heights


Ask us about other water saving turfgrasses