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Political Affairs Update...........................................................4 New Members.....................................................................6 Calendar.............................................................................6 ALCA Sponsors.....................................................................6 2010 ALCA Board of Trustees and CEO...................................7 ALCA 2009 Awards..............................................................8 ACLP Workshops................................................................12 PGR for Turf........................................................................13 Preliminary 20 Day Notices are Still Valuable in this Down Real Estate Market.............................................14 ALCA Member Profile: Horizon..............................................15 Protect Against Hearing Loss in the Workplace . .......................17 IRS Updates.......................................................................17 SB 1070...........................................................................19 ALCA Member Mixers..........................................................20 Green Industry Businesses Give Back......................................21 Resource Guide..................................................................22

2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

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Vice President

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Treasurer

Steve Shields

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Chief Executive Officer Judy Gausman judy@azlca.com

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POLITICAL AFFAIRS UPDATE

Political Affairs Update

End of 2010 Legislative Session

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hat began as a year that several experts touted as being “focused on the state budget”, ended up to be something quite different. The focus certainly began as a state budget crisis with special sessions, press conferences, and posturing by political leaders on both sides. In the end, all news pointed to SB1070 which has become one of Arizona’s most controversial bills in the state’s history. While at press time numerous organizations, cities, and individuals were calling for boycotts and demonstrations against this bill, many other groups are rising up in support. While Arizona seems to pop up in national news in numerous ways, Arizona Politics seems to almost always be viewed nationally as the Wild West. Without going into the complete history, we have made national political headlines with our history of outspoken and creative Governors, and a holiday. This is not the first time Arizona has faced boycotts and most likely not our last. It is quite unfortunate that most people debating the various aspects of this bill have neither experienced the immigration issues in Arizona, nor even taken the time to read the bill. Suffice it to say that having read the bill, watched it take form into what well could be Arizona Law, most of the debate is focused on a small portion of the bill. Unfortunately that portion, in my opinion was grossly underestimated in its impact. I was much more fearful of other portions that are again punishing legitimate business owners for things out of their control. While immigration reform is a topic in general I believe we should all watch what we ask for because we just might get it! (For more information on SB1070, see the article written by Julie Pace on page 19.) As the 2010 ALCA Budget was nearing final approval, the ALCA board’s concern for remaining fiscally conservative during an uncertain time in the economy, yet providing the support and representation to the membership was weighed heavily. As a result, the board determined after

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meeting with the company that previously was contracted to monitor our legislative interests, as well as receiving proposals from some other companies, that we could perform the actual monitoring in house. Between the Government Affairs Committee, Judy Gausman, Steve Shields, and our membership in PLANET, we were able to effectively get timely information on upcoming legislation. During this time, ALCA monitored twelve bills that affected the landscape industry. Using the electronic “Bill Position” system that displays to each house and senate member who is in favor or against when discussing a bill, the ALCA officers were able to register their support or opposition to each bill. Additionally, members of the committee attended some legislative sessions to show that ALCA is involved in the process. Of the twelve bills being watch, only four passed: HB2211 which allows use of publically available weed control chemicals by representatives of political subdivisions; SB1375 which defined how contractors and subcontractors get paid; SB1406 which changed the procurement process for government contracts; and of course SB1070 which was also HB2632. We were disappointed that HB2449 did not make it through the senate. This would have moved the Office of Pest Management (formerly SPCC) under the Department of Agriculture as it is in every other state. Additionally HB2778 didn’t make it past committee. This would have given rainwater recycle systems similar protection as solar panels and satellite dishes have with Homeowner’s Associations. An enhancement for the ALCA website is the Government page. Simply entering your zip code will open the PLANET government affairs page to update you on national issues and allow you to voice your support or opposition to these bills. You can also look up your state representatives from here. In July, ALCA’s Government Affairs Committee along with Judy Gausman will be attending the “Legislative Day on the Hill” with other PLANET members from across the country. We will have an opportunity to meet with our representatives, and represent ALCA on a national level.


ATTENTION LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS You are invited to attend ALCA’s Mini Trade Show/New Member Recruitment Night Wednesday, September 15 5:30—8:30 pm Mountain Preserve Reception Center 1431 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix

Learn What ALCA can do for you: * Improve Your Business * Don’t let your competitors outpace you * Meet & greet fellow members of the Green Industry * Air-Conditioned center * Cold & Refreshing Beverages * Excellent Hors D’oeuvres * Fabulous raffle Prizes

Please RSVP by Friday, September 10th to ALCA at 602-626-7091


ALCA BULLETIN BOARD

CEO’s Message

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s we reach the mid point of the year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the ALCA members and volunteers for their continued support. The Arizona Landscape Contractors Association has experienced continuous growth and prosperity. To date, the membership remains strong, attendance to ACLP workshops, monthly member mixers and the “Excellence In Landscaping” awards program Judy Gausman continues to flourish. ALCA is making a strong presence in the legislature while continuing to brand the association to the public. Thank you for putting your trust in the leaders of the association who have been and are working diligently to keep your best interest in mind. Last month, the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees combined their brain power during the annual summer planning meeting to review the activities of the committees and to concentrate on the AZ Certified Landscape Professional (ACLP) program and the Sustainable Maintenance Standards that are being established. The success of ALCA relies not only on the leadership but on the many, many volunteers who spend their time to carry out the plans and elevate the programs; all for the benefit of its members and the industry. Do you want to be an active participant? If you find that you have the time and the desire to contribute to ALCA, please consider volunteering for any of the following committees: • Government Affairs • Public Relations • Insurance & Safety • Membership Development • Excellence In Landscaping Awards Program

• Golf Tournament • ACLP • Programs • Board Development • Finance

I am happy to provide a job description for your consideration. Here’s to the continued success of ALCA! Judy Gausman, CEO

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Calendar of Events July 14

ACLP Water Management Workshop

18-20 PLANET Legislative on the Hill 21

Phoenix Member Mixer – Sponsored by Univar

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ASLA Sponsors D-Backs vs. San Francisco

August 11

ACLP Plant Problems Workshop

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SHADE Conference

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Phoenix Member Mixer – Sponsored by Toro Company/Irritrol

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Tucson Member Mixer – Sponsored by Toro Company/Irritrol

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ALCA Board of Directors’ Meeting

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ACLP Soils & Fertilizer Workshop

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Phoenix New Member/Trade Show at Mountain Preserve Reception Center

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Tucson Member Mixer sponsored by Ewing Irrigation

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Members Choice Landscape & Design

Jacob Varghese 464 E Cantebria Dr Gilbert, AZ 85296 Phone: 480-656-9499 Email: jacobchoice@gmail.com

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Rick Purcell 3004 West Weldon Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85017 Phone: 602-424-9804 Fax: 602-424-9854 colouretal@gmail.com

Desert Reflections, LLC

Steve Robison 7377 E Doubletree Ranch Rd #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: 480-368-0400 Fax: 480-998-4701 Email: SteveRobison@msn.com

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ALCA Sponsors Platinum Sponsors DLC Resources, Inc. Desierto Verde Evergreen Turf, Inc. Ewing Irrigation Products Horizon Distribution Inc. Hunter Industries Rain Bird The Toro Co./Irritol

Gold Sponsors Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety

Silver Sponsors

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HD Supply – Waterworks John Deere Landscapes Sunrise Tree Farm West Coast Turf

Keven Pauling 10341 North El Mirage Road El Mirage, AZ 85335 Phone: 623-535-7654 Fax: 623-535-7660 Email: keven@kevenslandscape.com

Pittman & Murdough CPAs

Rick Kratz, CPA 745 E. Maryland Ave #114 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Phone: 602-265-6590 Fax: 602-230-2414 Email: rkratz@ pittmanandmurdough.com

Reliable Glass

Wendy Anderson 122 S. South Gate Chandler, AZ 85226 Phone: 602-340-8222 Fax: 480-282-8801 Email: wendyreliableglass@cox.net

San Tan Landscape Management

Bill Faires 16413 S Greenfield Rd Gilbert, AZ 85295 Phone: 480-7523-0711 Fax: 480-723-0712 Email: bfaires@santanlandscape.com


ALCA BOARD & CEO

2010 Board of Trustees and CEO T he newly established ALCA Board of Trustees is committed to maintaining the prosperous growth and representation of ALCA members. The Board’s primary responsibilities are to look beyond the day-to-day operations and create long range goals for the association.

The Trustees consists of past and present Board leaders whose hard work, dedication and vision have been instrumental in the success that ALCA has achieved today. Below are the founding members of this pretigious Board of Trustees.

President –Robert Underwood, AAA Landscape

President Elect – Sharon Dewey TURF-riffic

Vice President – Dale Micetic ISS Grounds Control Inc.

Secretary – Glenn Fahringer Earth Care “For All That’s Green” Inc.

Robin Franklin Desierto Verde Inc.

Bill Krause Terra Designs Inc.

Tom Marshall Arcadia Landscape, Inc.

Bob Meier

Rod Pappas Xeriscapes Unlimited Inc.

Craig Potter ISS Grounds Control Inc.

Michael Rockwell Azul-Verde Design Group Inc.

Don Schlander DLC Resources Inc.

Barb Stropko New Desert Gallery, Inc.

Richard Underwood AAA Landscape

Judy Gausman CEO

Ron Mark Xeris Group

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

SFR Installation $125,001 - $175,000 Sponsored by Desierto Verde, Inc. Award of Distinction

Burkett Residence — Santa Rita Landscaping Inc./Susan Hartman When stepping out from the main patio you are greeted by a landscaping that flows around the central pool area. Spectacular mountain views and lush native desert is enhanced by the massive stone fireplace. This homeowner wanted to be surrounded by color from both groundcover plants, vines and a few container pots. Mediterranean fan palms and artificial sod were used along with fortnight lily and boulder groupings to add interest. Flagstone patios provide the flow and continuity between spaces and raised planters provide height and function as seating areas. The outdoor dining area includes a well designed barbeque with granite counter tops and upgraded equipment. The location of the covered Ramada gives the homeowner wonderful views of the fireplace, water feature and mountain views and easy access into the fenced pet area. Easy to maintain, this outdoor living area is a real desert oasis. Plant groupings are spaced to provide beauty and color from every corner of the landscaping.

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Model Home Install Over $100,000 Sponsored by SCF of Arizona Award of Distinction

Saguaro Estates Lot 22— Sonoran Landesign, LLC This Spanish Colonial Villarica model is a 7,100 sq ft home with two large covered patios that surround a magnificent half-round pool, with a raised spa in the foreground and a grand fireplace in the background as the center piece. Travertine pavers in a Versailles pattern surround the turf areas in the center with matching pool coping on the water’s edge. The outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and pool pillars are clad in contrasting shades of chocolate and light chocolate travertine. Large foothill Palo Verdes that were native to the sight were relocated along the back wall slope to create a backdrop of foliage and provide privacy from the neighboring property. A small lot for this development was a challenge to create a multi-use area. A large outdoor kitchen with a raised bar creates ample informal seating. The fountain on the east side of the property drowns out road noise and is a focal point for a relaxing seating area.

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Low Voltage Lighting-Residential Installation over $10,000 Sponsored by FX Luminaire Award of Excellence

Dawson Residence, Scottsdale, AZ— Desert View Landscape, LLC Photograph provided by Roger Ramsey

This Scottsdale property is a lighting designer’s dream. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac rests a majestic Arizona mesquite specimen tree, Prosopis velutina. What a marvel it would be to see its mature canopy and dark multi-truck come to life at night. Maybe let’s highlight it with a series of 35 watt specification grade uplights by FX Luminaire. The wide beam spread, 36 degree, of the MR-16 35H lamp in the ReflectoreStellato fixture will be perfect to showcase its grandeur. It was a priority for the lighting scheme to enhance favorite plants. Safety was also a factor. SaguaroPetite bi-pin Xenon pathway fixtures were selected by the client for safe passage and subtle night time comfort. Armed with many years of experience and factory support from FX Luminaire, Desert View Landscape designed and installed a lighting scheme of 4 transformers and 117 landscape fixtures. The contractor drew particular inspiration from the ALCA Influence, especially Roger Ramsey’s nuts and bolts writings on “Understanding Light”.

Low Voltage Lighting-Commercial Installation Under $10,000 Sponsored by Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting Award of Excellence

Artesia Shopping Center— CareScape, Inc. The main fountain at Artesia is a focal point for the residence entrance as they come and go. CareScape decided to spice it up and give it the illusion of a volcano erupting. There are 4 spots with 50 watt lamps and amber lens illuminating the base of the feature. Two fixtures with 50 watt 12 degrees-Red Pop Star lamps are mounted in 2 of the palms aimed toward the cone of water feature to give it the illusion of an eruption. The contractor also sought to illuminate the palms on the property with more intensity. By using MR-16 75wastt 24 degree lamps, they provided better control and light distribution and a much better color temperature was achieved. Using small integrated 120 volt 75 watt transformers enabled the contractor to proceed without the need of remote mounted transformers and eliminated the digging up of existing landscape. This project was installed with Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting products and the assistance of Technical Specialist Brandon Kelly and District Sales Manager Dwight Faires.

Commercial Install $100,001 - $175,000 Sponsored by Irritrol/Toro Irrigation Award of Distinction

Children’s Learning Adventure – ILM Construction, LLCP Children’s Learning Adventure formally known as Tutor Time was one of several Tutor Time projects that ILM has been a part of. The landscape design is an intense design with the artful eye to accomplish a grown up mature landscape look with a child’s playground theme. Safety is high priority when choosing the types of plants and trees used around the playgrounds. The combination of date palms and Mexican fan palms create a majestic entrance to the building and adorn the playground area covered in synthetic turf, decomposed granite, and desert plants. Included in the installation are pots with drainage, irrigation and plants to give a richer look with dimension. Having several trades on site throughout the duration of construction requires a well coordinated plan to work together and complete the project on time.

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Commercial Maintenenace Over $500,000 Sponsored by Pioneer Ford Award of Excellence

Grayhawk Community Association – DLC Resources, Inc. Grayhawk is an exclusive master planned community located in North Scottsdale that features endless views of Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountains. The Community Association encompasses over 300 acres, including over 26 acres of turf and 122 acres of decomposed granite. Grayhawk has 40 miles of trails and 11 parks for residents to enjoy. Its common areas contain over 7,500 trees worth over $30 million. Conserving resources is important to the community. DLC Resources partner with the Community Association with the goal of reducing water usage. For the first part of the 2009 year, the contractor conserved over 10 million gallons of irrigation water in the community’s common areas over the same period in 2008. Operating sustainably is an important component of landscape management. By partnering with a green waste facility in early 2009, DLC Resources anticipates recycling over 883,000 lbs of plant waste from Grayhawk for the year rather than taking it to a landfill.

Judges CareScape, Inc. City of Surprise Landscaped Parks, Facilities and Right of Ways

Judges Gothic Grounds Management, Inc. West Phoenix Sun City Grand Community Association

Judges ISS Grounds Control, Inc United Services Automobile Association

Award of Distinction

Rancho Sahuarita – AAA Landscape Tucson/Sharpe & Associates Rancho Sahuarita is a master planned community located 25 miles south of Tucson. Residents enjoy a host of amenities including more than 20 parks like the Safari Park with its life-size bronze animal sculptures and the Cactus Garden which exhibits many of the native desert plants found in the Sonoran Desert. Throughout the year, an amazing array of plant materials including over 23 acres of turf, a wide variety of trees numbering over 10,000; over 50,000 shrubs; ground covers and cacti line the streets and trails and fill the parks with an abundance of color and texture. In all, Rancho Sahuarita is an artful composition comprised of neighborhoods and parks each with their own unique personality and collectively tied together by the extraordinary luxuriant landscape.

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Arizona Certified Landscape Professional Program Please call the ALCA office to register at 602-626-7091 or download the registration form at www.azlca.com.

Water Management Workshop

Plant ID Workshop

Objectives Provide students with several practical methods of water management appropriate to Arizona’s landscape industry. • Irrigation Scheduling – How to program an irrigation controller • Hydrozones – How to logically group plants by their watering needs • Soil Types – How to determine infiltration rates of soil types • Irrigation Tactics for Problem Plants – How to determine a plant’s watering needs by understanding its native habitat • Water Audit – How to conduct a water audit…advantages/disadvantages • New Irrigation Technology – Advantages of SMART Controllers

Objectives: • Plant Identification • Xeriscape Principles • Reading bluelines/blacklines • Preparing for the ACLP Exam

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Instructors: Steven Mallgren Horizons West Landscape Contractors, Manager of Construction and Irrigation Steve has over 23 years experience in the irrigation and landscape field in Arizona. He has worked for Horizons West Landscape specializing in irrigation design and installation for over 15 years. Since that time, Steve has become a Certified Landscape Professional and has had the opportunity to participate in the Landscape Technicians Program at Pima Community College. Steve has designed and installed many award winning irrigation systems. He has also conducted classes for the WaterSmart series throughout the Tucson area which consists of classes on Irrigation Timers, Drip Irrigation Design and Installation, and Plant Selection/ Mini Oasis as well as serving as a guest lecturer for the SmartScapes series for the Pima County Cooperative Extension. Steve has been asked to conduct a seminar at the Annual Desert Horticulture Conference in May. Steve has also appeared on several gardening programs for local television. Deb Hahn-Butterfield Horizons West Landscape Contractors, Designer, Manager With over 17 years experience and specialized education, Deb has the in-depth knowledge of landscape design techniques appropriate in the Tucson area. She has been with Horizons West Landscape for over 11 years. Deb has received certifications from Permaculture Drylands Institute, Irrigation Training and Research Center Cal-Poly State University, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, and Pima Community College, as well as the International Society of Arborists. She is a Certified Member of the Arizona Nurseryman Association, and is also an Arizona Certified Landscape Professional. Over the years, Deb has volunteered her time by providing presentations for Tucson Organic Gardeners and by also becoming a docent at Tohono Chul Park. Recently, Deb participated in the Master Watershed Steward program conducted by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension which sees her volunteering in the protection, restoration, and conservation of local water and watersheds. Deb currently is working at the Tucson Botanical Gardens on the weekends while continuing her position at Horizons West Landscape Contractors. Steve and Deb participate in the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA) by giving the Water Management lecture/class once a year as well as administrating the exam on the same subject.

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August 11, 2009

Instructor: Cindy Odgers Ms. Odgers has held the position as Associate Dean of Occupational Education and Workforce Developmentat South Mountain Community College since January 25, 2008. Ms. Odgers has worked for the Maricopa County Community College District since 1996, most recently as Director of Agribusiness and Urban Horticulture at Mesa Community College. She also served as Chair of MCC’s Department of Agriculture and Technology from 2004 to 2007, overseeing 14 residential faculty, 12 supports staff, and more than 80 adjunct faculty. She has also served as a Horticulture Instructor as Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College and Glendale Community College, teaching plant biology, agriculture, agronomy and entomology. She is currently Chair and lead member for the Agriculture/Equine Science Instructional Council and serves as Chair of the State Agriculture Articulation Task Force. Ms. Odgers received her M.S. in Environmental Resources from Arizona State University, and her B.S. in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University.Cindy has a broad background in career and technical education, extensive experience in forging partnerships, and a great understanding of the education and training needs of local business and industry.

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s I watched a recent movie on TV the scene was Arlington National Cemetery, and the camera panned slowly over this immaculate expanse of turf with its neat and solemn rows of many thousands of white crosses. Along with the normal feeling of emotion at this sight, I also couldn’t help but wonder who has to trim the grass around each and every one of those crosses on some regular basis. While your turf management may not reach this scope, your labor and time are still a huge expense when it comes to managing landscape turf. The use of Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) offers many benefits. These include slowing of the growth of grass blades to decrease mowing requirements, diverting energy to encourage root growth and vigor, and reducing seed head formation to maintain the uniform look of the turf. And, of course, you save many hours of time not having to trim around each and every obstacle after each mowing. The use of string trimmers may cause personal injuries if used carelessly, and can cause serious damage to the bark of trees and shrubs when care is not taken to avoid them. One excellent use of PGR’s is for reduction of trimming. Some obstacles, such as chain link fences, offer a tremendous challenge when it comes to removing grass growing next to them or up into them. Grave stones in large cemeteries require careful trimming on each edge. Along sidewalks trimming may interfere with pedestrian traffic. A single foot-wide application of the properly labeled PGR may provide up to 6 weeks of growth reduction, and cut the trimming needs in half or more. On athletic fields the PGR can be used along all painted lines, reducing the need to continually re-paint the lines as they are mowed off due to vigorous turf growth. The PGR could even be mixed with the marking paint for a single application. The use of a PGR over wide areas of turf offers many benefits as well. If mowing needs can be reduced, the reduction in employee time, gas usage, equipment costs, and other factors can be major cost savings. The PGR may be used on turf that is on steep slopes, rocky areas, highway median strips, or other difficult or hazardous settings. Reduced mowing means reduced disposal of clippings or the need to blow them off surrounding surfaces with more equipment. Even if your contract calls for mowing on a specified interval you will have easier mowing and reduced waste to contend with.

Where over-seeding is planned the use of a PGR can greatly aid that new turf. Applying the PGR a few days after mowing and a few days in advance of seeding will help the new grass seedlings by offering them less competition for water, nutrients, or sunlight. The use of a PGR is not suggested for every turf situation though, and it should be used only on healthy, actively growing turf. In high stress areas where you hope the turf will grow and recover from foot traffic, disease, insect damage, or drought stress, you may not want to inhibit the growth of the turf. You also need to keep a close eye on weed growth, which may be encouraged if taller turf grass is minimized that otherwise would out-compete the weeds. Univar is your One Source with Countless Resources. When it comes to lawn and landscape supplies, there’s only one place to go – Univar.  We carry a full line of Turf and Ornamental products (chemicals, fertilizer and seed) from all the best brands.  With Pro Centers in Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson, plus a fleet of delivery trucks, you can get anything you need when you need it.  And our experienced sales team consists of certified arborists, entomologists, and pest control advisors ready to take care of your unique needs.  From our products to our people, Univar has countless T&O resources to help you grow your business.  Call 800-888-4897 or visit www.univarpps.com to learn how Univar can help you. We also encourage you to visit the www. univarpps.com site to view our Pest ID, Weed ID and Master Technician Classes for all your training needs. Arizona locations: Phoenix-50 S. 45th Ave. Tempe-2090 E. University Dr. Tucson-3791 E. 43rd Place

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LEGAL ISSUES

Preliminary 20 Day Notices Are Still Valuable In This Down Real Estate Market

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o record a mechanic’s lien, the lien claimant must have sent out a preliminary twenty day notice (“20 day notice”). Many people have questioned whether 20 day notices are still cost justifiable. Also, people have questioned whether 20 day notices are effective for landscape contractors when they are performing maintenance work. Finally, others are unsure about whether a 20 day notice will cause tension with the owner or general contractor. This article will address these questions. In this market, 20 day notices are still valuable

collection tools for four reasons. First, irrespective of the health of the real estate market, many owners or generals give priority to paying contractors who have submitted 20 day notices. Owners who receive 20 day notices who are using generals are more likely to pay a subcontractor using a joint check or to ask for a waiver and release on payment, both of which greatly increase the subcontractor’s chances of getting paid. Second, if the loan on a property is not being paid, the lender will foreclose the deed of trust that secures the loan. In that case, if the deed of trust was

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recorded prior to ten days after the commencement of the project, the foreclosure of the deed of trust will eliminate, or “wipe out”, the mechanics liens on the project. However, most construction projects do not have these issues with the lender. Thus, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the owner will pay the amount of the lien to have the lien removed. Third, mistakes happen from which you could benefit if you have served a 20 day notice and recorded a lien. Banks are refinancing, buying and selling loans more than ever. In more circumstances than one would expect, during the refinance or buy/sell process, the bank may make a mistake and lose priority over the lien. In that situation, the bank will likely pay the lien. Fourth, having a 20 day notice prepared will enable you to serve a stop notice. In many circumstances, an unbonded stop notice that is served upon the lender will cause the lender to cut off payments to the owner or general contractor on the project until the issue of whether payment is due is resolved. I recommend any landscape contractor to have a 20 day notice prepared at the beginning of the project on any installation or maintenance project that is in excess of $750. I do not recommend them for projects valued less than $750, as the expense and time become harder to justify. And, recall that to record a lien on homes, you need a written contract with the homeowner. The requirement of a written contract with an owner-occupant can prove to be impractical for maintenance projects. While 20 day notices provide valuable information to lenders and owners, 20 day notices do not affect credit histories or Dunn and Bradstreet ratings of the owners. Occasionally, an owner can become offended when it receives a 20 day notice. However, at the outset, the 20 day notice is not recorded in the recorder’s office or filed in court. It is a private document that no one knows about except the lender, owner, and, if there is one, the subcontractor with whom you contracted. A lender who receives a 20 day notice will not decide to stop funding based upon its receipt of a 20 day notice. You should choose a reputable lien preparation company to prepare your 20 day notices. This is because it is very easy to make a mistake on a 20 day notice. While you may be able to use the erroneous 20 day notice, it is better to avoid the error by allowing a lien preparation company to prepare the 20 day notice, particularly because the charge for having a 20 day notice prepared is quite reasonable. In summary, 20 day notices should be used on installation and maintenance projects. They are cheap insurance that will greatly enhance your chances of getting paid. Timothy D. Ducar is an attorney practicing primarily in the area of construction law and business litigation. He practices in Arizona, California and Nevada. He will provide you a DVD and written materials that discuss increasing collections at no cost. He can be reached at (602) 277-9338.


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t Horizon Distributors, the ultimate goal is for customers to thrive in the landscape and irrigation businesses. Horizon helps its customers do this by offering high-quality professional products as well as a variety of tools and resources including the Landscape Maintenance Guide, Horizon’s 2010/2011 Source Book, the Marketing Toolkit and BizPro eSources. These tools are designed to help customers expand their businesses and increase profits. “At Horizon, we want to make sure that all of our customers are successful,” explained Phil Stephens, vice president, sales and marketing, Horizon. “In an effort to do this, we created a variety of resources to help landscape and irrigation professionals stand out from the competition and increase their profits.” The following are some of the many tools and resources that Horizon offers landscape and irrigation professionals.

The Landscape Maintenance Guide

The Landscape Maintenance Guide is a pocket guide for both new landscape contractors and seasoned professionals who need a tip or two on lawn and landscape practices. Horizon created the Landscape Maintenance Guide to help landscape professionals increase their knowledge on several aspects of lawn and landscape maintenance including weed and insect control, safety, fertilization, watering, mowing, irrigation and overseeding. “The Landscape Maintenance Guide is a great tool for landscape contractors because it is filled with all the information they need, which saves them time and money while helping them be more productive on their jobsites,“ said Stephens.

Horizon’s 2010/2011 Source Book

Horizon’s 2010/2011 Source Book is designed to help green industry professionals save time and increase profits. It is filled with products and equipment that landscape and irrigation professionals use daily on their jobsites. With six product categories, including irrigation, golf, equipment, specialty, water management and landscape and more than 45 sections, the 2010/2011 Source Book makes finding the right product quick and easy. “The 2010/2011 Source Book is a great resource for landscape and irrigation professionals when working on quotes, specifications, bids or referencing products and equipment,” explained Stephens. “We created it to ensure success for our customers.”

Marketing Toolkit

The Marketing Toolkit, available exclusively at Horizon, is a unique program that allows landscape and irrigation contractors to promote their services, increase sales and visibility and become leading local professionals. With the Horizon Marketing Toolkit, landscape and irrigation contractors can create customized, printed marketing materials, including business cards, direct mail postcards, door hangers, site signs and product packs, to reach out to new customers and promote their businesses. “The Horizon Marketing Toolkit is a cost-effective way for landscape and irrigation contractors to reach prospective customers. It is designed to fit a range of budgets and it even includes an affordable, “start-up” marketing package,” said Stephens. “Contractors can choose between three different packages designed to fit their specific needs and budgets and Horizon will help them customize the pieces with their company’s name, contact information and the services they provide.”

BizPro eSources

BizPro eSources is a unique set of online programs, tools and trainings filled with ideas on how to enhance business skills and expand service offerings. It includes online tools, business-focused training videos in customers’ specialized areas, exclusive coupons and discounts and bi-monthly e-blasts designed specifically for landscape and irrigation professionals. Last year, for example, when water conservation concerns were on the rise, BizPro eSources provided tips and solutions to help landscape and irrigation professionals educate their customers about water conservation and smart water products. “BizPro eSources is designed to help our customers distinguish themselves from the competition and expand their businesses,” added Stephens. “It delivers relevant green industry tips and information directly to our customers.”

Visit Horizon today

Horizon has 10 stores across Arizona and operates more than 55 locations in nine states across the west. It offers customers the widest selection of irrigation, landscape, specialty and power equipment products in the green industry. For more information on Horizon, please visit www.horizononline.com or call 480-337-6700.

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ALCA BULLETIN BOARD

Protect Against Hearing Loss in the Workplace

SCF Arizona your Work Comp Specialist Provided by Tod Dennis, Association Coordinator

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bout 30 million U.S. workers face noise levels in the workplace that could damage their hearing. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an employer is required to have a formal hearing conservation program for their workers when workplace noise levels reach a consistent 85 decibels or above during a normal 8-hour day (a power lawn mower can emit 90 decibels and a jackhammer 110 decibels of noise). SCF Arizona reminds all employers and employees that preventing hearing loss due to workplace noise levels is a dual responsibility. “The employer’s responsibility is to test and see if there are any hazards,” says SCF Loss Control Consultant Gerry Coley. “If there is, they have to put a program in place and provide the personal protective equipment. “The employee has to take the initiative to wear the PPE. If he doesn’t, it’s his hearing that will be damaged.” The most common PPE used to guard against hearing loss are ear muffs and ear plugs. Both come in various types and sizes. It’s important that the worker use the ear plug that best fits his ear and ear canal because they are not one size fits all, point out hearing loss experts. A hearing conservation program consists of providing the proper PPE when noise levels cannot be engineered out or controlled through work practices, such as rotating workers to limit exposure. Examples of engineering out high noise levels include erecting sound barriers around the noise source or placing the source in an isolated section of the workplace. The employer’s hearing program also must provide annual hearing tests, also known as audiograms, to workers functioning in high noise level conditions. If it is determined that a worker experiences a hearing loss of 10 decibels or more due to workplace exposure, further steps must be taken to reduce noise levels for that worker. It would also trigger mandatory training and PPE usage for all exposed employees. To monitor noise levels, employers can hire an environmental health safety consultant or an industrial hygienist. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Services offers employers free noise monitoring in the workplace upon request, (602) 542-1769. To learn more about hearing loss prevention in the workplace, visit www.scfaz.com to order a hearing loss brochure and beginning in March, SCF’s online Safety Net will feature a video on the topic. SCF Arizona your workers’ compensation resource can be reached by calling (866) 284-2694. For more information on establishing a hearing conservation program, visit OSHA’s webpage on Noise and Hearing Conservation, http://www.osha. gov/SLTC/noisehearingconservation/hcps.html. If you would like more information on workplace safety please contact your SCF Association Coordinator.

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SB 1070:

What it Means for Landscaping Contractors By Julie A. Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm

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rizona’s enactment of a new state immigration law, SB 1070, has generated a national controversy. Many aspects of the law are unclear and its impact will be subject to legal challenge and court interpretations. The official title is “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” and the effective date is July 29, 2010, unless a Court blocks it. Maximum enforcement of immigration laws. The law mandates maximum state and local enforcement of federal immigration laws. The extent to which state and local governments are entitled to enforce federal immigration laws is not defined and is in litigation. One of those lawsuits is the Arizona employer sanctions law, and it is currently on appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Police checks of immigration status. SB 1070 directs state and local law enforcement officers, when stopping or questioning people, to determine the immigration status of any person “where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States,” except if doing so “may hinder or obstruct an investigation.” There are no standards for what will constitute reasonable suspicion, except police are not supposed to use race or national origin. The Governor has directed the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to develop training programs to implement SB 1070. Private law suits to enforce SB 1070. The law authorizes residents to sue local governments that do not have policies for maximum enforcement of immigration laws. Local governments will face stiff fines and awards of attorney’s fees in those lawsuits. Criminal penalties. It will be a criminal offense in Arizona for an alien to fail to carry documentation of legal status. Day laborer restrictions. It will be a criminal offense to stop or get into a vehicle to work as a day laborer if it would block the flow of traffic. Harboring and transporting people; vehicle impoundment. A person found to have transported or harbored an undocumented person knowing or having “reckless indifference” about the person’s status would be subject to jail, fines, and forfeiture of their vehicles used to transport the person. Entrapment defense added to employer sanctions law. SB 1070 added an affirmative defense of entrapment to Arizona’s employer sanctions law, the Legal Arizona Workers Act. This will provide some protection from the hidden video and “plants” used in employer sanctions enforcement by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office when the idea of violating the law originated with the plant. Effects of SB 1070 on Landscape Contractors and Recommendations. Businesses should make sure that their employees carry an Arizona driver’s license at all times. Contractors could lose their vehicles if a crew leader is found to have knowledge of the lack of status of a crew member, and the contractor could have its vehicle seized as a result and face fines and a jail sentence. The law has heightened the awareness and debate over immigration issues, which may cause increased enforcement of employer immigration requirements. The current climate makes it more likely that people will make complaints against businesses that they suspect employ unauthorized workers, even if those suspicions are based on race, color, or national origin. Employers should review their immigration compliance program well in advance of the potential for a government investigation. Employers should implement a comprehensive program to comply with immigration laws, including self-audits, best-practices hiring procedures, adoption of policies and forms, training for hiring personnel, managers and workers, and more. Because SB 1070 is new and is subject to pending lawsuits challenging its status, employers should keep abreast of current development. Employers may contact Julie A. Pace for updated information at 602.322.4046 or jpace@cavanaghlaw.com.

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rizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB 1045, a measure that directs SCF Arizona to privatize by January 2013. SCF Arizona is the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company, headquartered in Phoenix and with offices in Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff, Yuma, Lake Havasu and Show Low. The company employs approximately 500 people, and covers more than 40,000 Arizona businesses and nearly half a million employees. “This is a case of extraordinary bi-partisan cooperation and common sense good government,” said SCF Arizona President and CEO Don Smith, who added the company’s commitment to its policyholders and providing quality customer service will not change. “We look forward to fully competing in the private marketplace and continuing to be Arizona’s workers’ compensation insurer of choice,” Smith said. “We have a long and on-going commitment to this state and this will strengthen our ability to perform on behalf of Arizona businesses and injured workers.” SCF will continue to partner with over 70 trade and business associations to provide workplace safety education while looking for new joint offerings. Rick Jones, SCF Arizona’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, said the bill will enable SCF Arizona to provide stable rates and broaden its services, previously prohibited by state statute, and will free the company to be more responsive to its policyholders. Under Arizona insurance laws, a mutual insurance company is owned by its policyholders. Like a credit union, the policyholders are “members” and they govern the company through a board of directors that they elect. “SCF Arizona policyholders will not notice anything different in their day-to-day dealings with the company,” Jones said. “But over time, what they will experience is a more diversified company that can better serve their needs in Arizona and elsewhere.” Workers’ compensation, mandated in the state of Arizona, requires employers to protect their workforce by providing insurance to cover medical and indemnity payments for employees injured on the job. If you have any questions regarding this change please call Phyllis Senseman, Director of Sales & Marketing at 602.631.2016.

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ALCA MEMBER MIXERS MEMBER MIXER EVERGREEN TURF ROLLS OUT THE GREEN CARPET AT ALCA MIXER Evergreen Turf chose a perfect evening to introduce Arizona’s newest grass, TifGrand to the Arizona’s Landscape Contractors. TifGrand is a fine textured, engineered grass, designed to tolerate both shade and sun. Tifgrand will tolerate the same amount of shade as Palmetto St. Augustine, but has the leaf texture and color of Tifway 419. Finally, a true multi-purpose grass for Arizonans! Just to prove that they really know how to “roll-out-the-carpet” for their guests, Evergreen sodded the entire patio with “real grass”, putting the finishing touch on the beautiful setting at the Tortilla Factory. Evergreen Turf also displayed some of their best selling varieties- Midiron, Tifgreen, Palmetto St. Augustine, Tifway, and TifDwarf, just to show the wide array of turf available to Arizona’s professional contractors. This was a truly “Green Event”, no pun intended! Jimmy Fox, president of Evergreen Turf, provided a short Q&A session on TifGrand and the specific use of sod varieties in Arizona. While Jimmy kept it short and sweet, president-elect Matthew Johnson was quick to reprimand Jimmy for being too humble, reminding everyone that Evergreen Turf is not only the official sod supplier of the Arizona Cardinal’s, but that the Cardinal’s field once again received the #1 rating in the NFL by the NFL Player’s Association – thanks in part to Evergreen’s supporting role of custom growing sod for the repair of the field.

ForeverLawn AZ sponsors the April Tucson Mixer

ForeverLawn products are not just beautiful, they are truly innovative. Their products are built on a proprietary platform that assures product performance and longevity. From high quality, durable grass blades to their non-traditional premium backing and seaming system –- ForeverLawn products are built on quality. They know that the one-size-fits-all approach to turf is long gone, and they have unique products to meet your unique needs. From their high recycled and green content, to their unique anti-microbial products, innovation is truly built into their product line. With a wide range of product options, ForeverLawn can meet the needs of your landscape, playground, field, kennel or other individual application. ForeverLawn Arizona serves all of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties with quality synthetic turf and trees. Being in the arid southwest with water conservation a priority, ForeverLawn Arizona can supply you with a lush, green lawn requiring no water. They specialize in lawns, putting greens, K9 grass and safety surfacing for playgrounds. If you live in Phoenix, Tucson, or the surrounding areas and are looking for the best synthetic turf, please give Mike Alexander at 602-625-4846 or Hector Mendoza at 520-465-5628 to set up a free estimate. For more information, visit their website at www.ForeverLawnAZ.com.

Julie Pace; Employment Law Specialist and Litigation group partner with The Cavanagh Law Firm gave an update at the ALCA Mixer on the New Immigration Law SB1070. You may read about her presentation in the article found on page 19.

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PLANET DAY

Green Industry Businesses Give Back By Laura Ory, Ewing Irrigation

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wing Irrigation Products and other Green Industry businesses gave a military family a new backyard for Earth Day, April 22, while joining a grassroots movement by lawn and landscape professionals to improve the world’s green spaces. Ewing organized the project for the Professional Landcare Network’s PLANET Day of Service--an effort uniting Green Industry professionals through volunteer projects on Earth Day. When Ewing decided to offer a landscape makeover for a local military family, Staff Sgt. Steven Guynn of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, jumped at the chance to improve his family’s backyard in Surprise, Ariz. Two years ago the Guynns hired a landscaper to install front and back yard landscapes, but were left instead with a faulty irrigation system and a nearly dead landscape. “He never finished or fixed it,” she said. “That was a disappointment and we’ve been living with it for a couple years.” To transform the Guynns landscape, Ewing enlisted the help of vendors and local landscape businesses, including Southwestern Native Landscape, Inc. “We take really good care of them, and because of that relationship they provided most of the labor and some materials for the job,” said Roger Ramsey, landscape lighting and specialty products specialist for Ewing, who helped coordinate the project. Led by John Bowen, Southwestern Native Landscape’s efficient crew completed much of the work, including clearing out the backyard and installing the new irrigation system. “Being a military family, we appreciate their service,” Bowen said. “We thought it would be a nice thing to help improve their yard.” Kevens Landscape, based in El Mirage, Ariz., installed a paver patio over an existing concrete one, and a paver border for the planting bed. The pavers, provided by Acker-Stone, were set in a running bond pattern for a clean and classic look, said Marc Garrard, sales representative for Acker-Stone in Arizona. Kevin Oglesby, water management specialist for Ewing and the designer for the project, wanted the new backyard to be family friendly — including plenty of room to play for the Guynns’ son Zach, 6, and daughter Ashlyn, 3 — as well as water-efficient. Drip irrigation from Landscape Products and other waterconserving technologies from Hunter and Toro will keep them from overwatering. “We installed our 570 PRX head, a water-conserving spray head, and our Precision Series nozzle, which offers a lower precipitation rate and a higher efficiency for watering the grass,” said Maggie Saulsby, Arizona district sales manager for Toro. Nate Gould, of Hunter Industries, installed a new Pro-C controller and Solar Sync sensor. The smart controller automatically adjusts the irrigation program and schedule based on the temperature and weather data from the sensor. West Coast Turf/Western Sod provided a new lawn for the family, and lowwater use plants were donated by Mountain States Nurseries and Baseline Trees. Decomposed granite from Rock Source, LLC, was also donated for the project. The landscape lighting provided by Hadco included their BL5016 Bullyte to accent the trees and home and to deter theft, Ramsey said. Copper path lights were installed along walkways and seating areas, while wall washes were used along the perimeter to give the yard a more open feeling. “There’s just a real, warm, homey glow to it. It heightens our spirits,” Steve Guynn said. The project was a positive and rewarding experience because of the teamwork and the difference it helped make in the Guynns lives’, said Dusty Boyd, key accounts manager for Hadco. Though the Guynns’ landscape makeover was the only PLANET Day of Service project in Arizona, more than 200 projects were completed in a total of 38 states and Canada on April 22, helping to demonstrate goodwill and environmental stewardship, while raising awareness about the lawn care and landscape profession. “They all pitched together and did an awesome job as a team,” said Steve Guynn. “It came together really quickly and really efficiently...We’ll never forget this.”

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AD INDEX/RESOURCE GUIDE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS / RELATED SERVICES

Univar USA, Inc.

(480) 894-5323 • www.univarpps.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................16 EROSION CONTROL/HYDROSEEDING

Western Sere

(888) 448-SERE • www.westernsere.com Please see our ad on page....................................................................3 IRRIGATION PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS

DIG Corp.

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

(800) 343-9464 • www.ewing1.com Please see our ad on page....................................................................2 Horizon

(800) PVCTURF • www.horizononline.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................11 Hunter Industries

(800) 733-2823 • www.hunterindustries.com Please see our ad on page....................................................................4 John Deere Landscapes

(800) 347-4272 • www.johndeerelandscapes.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................22 LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT

Arizona Machinery

(602) 917-1530 • www.arizonamachinery.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................18

Bingham Equipment Company

(480) 610-4082 • www.binghamequipment.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................14 LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

Target Specialty Products

(800) 352-3870 • www.target-specialty.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................23 LIGHTING

Focus Industries

(888) 882-1350 • www.focusindustries.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................16 FX Luminaire

(858) 535-8000 • www.fxl.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................11 NURSERIES

All Season Wholesale Growers

(602) 276-0230 • www.allseasongrowers.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................16 Arid Zone Trees

(480) 987-9094 • www.aridzonetrees.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................18 POTTERY

International Wholesale Pottery

(602) 454-0528 • www.iwpottery.com Please see our ad on page....................................................................7 QUALI-PRO

Quali-Pro

(800) 979-8994 • www.quali-pro.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................17 SOD/TURF

Evergreen Turf, Inc.

Grow your business with water-smart landscapes! Help your customers realize the environmental and economical benefits of having a water-smart landscape. With all the irrigation supplies and additional tools you might need, John Deere Landscapes is uniquely positioned to be your partner. – Irrigation Products: All – Soil Testing the Latest Water-Saving – Drought-Tolerant Plants Technologies – Prospect Lists and Marketing – Agronomic Products such as Materials through the Partners Moisture Manager Print Portal – Mulches and Soil Amendments Need help closing your retrofit or irrigation upgrade sale? Check to see if there are any rebates for water-smart installations in your area. We have an extensive listing of available rebates on our Web site at www.JohnDeereLandscapes.com. Be sure to check it out, and give us a call with all of your water-smart landscape questions.

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

(800) 832-TURF • www.westernsod.com Please see our ad on page....................................................................5 THE 2010 LANDSCAPE EXPO

The 2010 Landscape Expo

(714) 979-5276 • www.landscapeOnline.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................18 TRUCK BODIES, TRAILER PARTS & EQUIPMENT

Auto Safety House LLC

(602) 269-9721 • www.autosafetyhouse.com Please see our ad on page..................................................................16 AD INDEX

All Season Wholesale Growers...................................................................... 16 Arid Zone Trees............................................................................................. 18 Arizona Machinery......................................................................................... 18 Auto Safety House LLC.................................................................................. 16 Bingham Equipment Company....................................................................... 14 DIG Corp......................................................................................................... 3 Evergreen Turf, Inc.......................................................................... Back Cover Ewing Irrigation................................................................................................ 2 Focus Industries.............................................................................................. 16 FX Luminaire.................................................................................................. 11 Horizon.......................................................................................................... 11 Hunter Industries............................................................................................. 4 International Wholesale Pottery....................................................................... 7 John Deere Landscapes.................................................................................. 22 Quali-Pro........................................................................................................ 17 Target Specialty Products............................................................................... 23 The 2010 Landscape Expo............................................................................. 18 Univar USA, Inc.............................................................................................. 16 Western Sere.................................................................................................... 3 Western Sod..................................................................................................... 5



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