Industry expert Bob Franchetto shares tips and tools for maximizing water usage.
PHOENIX – Horizon Distributors has launched a series of Smart Water videos that offer practical information on implementing water conservation practices. Presented by industry veteran Bob Franchetto, the series is expected to grow to up to 20 videos covering topics including water management, healthy soil practices and retrofitting installed systems.
Early in February Horizon Distributors conducted a series of classes regarding the California drought and solutions for maintaining healthy landscapes. The seminars received such positive comments from customers that they decided to film it. Now the class has been converted in to 5 – 7 minute snippets available here.
“We took a different approach with these seminars,” says Bob Franchetto, maintenance products specialist at Horizon. “Lots of people in the industry are talking about Smart Water products, but a product can’t fix a bad irrigation system. So we focused on water management practices, not products.”
These recommended practices include checking water meters on a regular basis and improving distribution uniformity, both topics covered in the video series. Other topics include evapotranspiration, hydrozoning an installed system, and regulating water pressure.
The series will continue throughout the summer, with future videos focusing on soil health and fertility. “Water management really begins in the soil,” Franchetto says. “Ultimately a healthy subsystem needs less water, which benefits everyone.”
The Smart Water Series is part of Horizon’s Business Builder Program, designed to help green industry professionals increase sales and grow their business. There are more than 30 BizPro videos available on a variety of topics regarding lawn equipment, fertilizer, lighting and more.