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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 [...]

Malooly Elected MNLA President

2020-01-23T08:08:43-06:00January 21st, 2020|News|

January 21, 2020 Tim Malooly, CID, CIC, CLIA president of three Minneapolis based companies including Water in Motion, Irrigation by Design, and Dulcet Fountains & Aeration was recently elected President of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA). Malooly is currently the chair of the MNLA Government Affairs Committee and has also served on the Irrigation Association Board of Directors. In 2008, Malooly was named the very first EPA WaterSense program Irrigation Partner of the Year. In 2003, he was honored as the MNLA Volunteer of the Year and received the MNLA 2017 Grow Results Award. Also elected were Vice President [...]

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. […]