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A Fungus Among Us!

2020-07-01T13:00:03-05:00July 1st, 2020|Education, Irrigation, News, Save Water|

Over the last few weeks, we have received increased calls about lawns browning, presumably from lack of irrigation from several of our accounts throughout the Twin Cities, from Blaine to Savage, Plymouth to Woodbury. We’ve dispatched techs who confirmed the function of the irrigation, we’ve increased irrigation, we’ve increased the height of our mowing decks, we’ve skipped mowing in the heat; all things a responsible vendor would do. Yet this continues. We reached out to our peer circles, and former golf course superintendent colleagues and collectively we believe we have a fungus among us (I’ve always wanted a reason to say [...]

30 Years of Excellence

2020-05-26T14:28:36-05:00May 26th, 2020|News|

This March marked Irrigation by Design’s 30th year in business.  A special milestone that has lead us all to reflect on how we accomplished it. It started with a need for change. Tim Malooly, president and owner of Irrigation by design and current president of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, was working in Chicago in the late 1980’s, unhappy and looking to escape the confines of the corporate world. Because of his own experience in irrigation, he decided to move back home to Minneapolis and start his own company along with his brother, Chris, and their friend, Todd. From the meager beginnings of working out of Tim’s father’s house [...]

When you Should Start Irrigating and How Much Water your Landscape Really Needs

2020-04-02T15:55:40-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Education, Irrigation, Save Water|

We’ve made it to April and finally some beautiful weather! With this increase in temperatures and sunnier days, the calls have been coming in inquiring about your irrigation start up. Is now the time to start your drip and sprinklers to coax that brown lawn green?  How much should you be watering your lawn? Is it different now than in the summer? We have some answers for you that will hopefully help to save you water, money, and improve the health of your landscape!  Our Argument for Watering Less  We need to save freshwater  We want you to save money  Minnesota mostly has enough rainfall for [...]

Northern Green: Innovation, Connection, Environmentalism

2020-02-03T14:27:16-06:00February 3rd, 2020|Education|

The Northern Green Industry Conference is an event we at Irrigation by Design look forward to attending every year. It is one of the largest gatherings of Green Industry professionals in the area and boasts an attendance in the thousands. Northern Green is a collaborative effort to bring industry professionals the most up to date information on new technology and to provide the best service and tactics to combat environmental issues facing our native Minnesota landscape. […]

Vendor Spotlight: Weathermatic

2019-11-25T08:27:35-06:00November 18th, 2019|Irrigation, News, Save Water, Vendor|

This month, we at IBD would like to share our appreciation for and shine a spotlight on one of our partners in the irrigation industry not just because of their products but also due to their innovation, service, and values. Weathermatic, “water with purpose,” a company that we’ve been partnering with for several years to help save our clients water and money, that really lives up to its slogan. […]


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