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Should I Build an Irrigation Pond? Understanding Irrigation Basics

Irrigation has provided civilizations across the world with an abundance of crop assistance. Not only does irrigation help increase food production, but it can also protect against drought and increase your overall revenue. 

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A Brief History of Irrigation Ponds

Irrigation can be used to maintain landscapes, grow agricultural crops, and revegetate soils in dry areas or during periods of below-average rainfall.

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Benefits of Irrigation Ponds

Irrigation ponds have excellent potential to improve agricultural water security. These ponds help with the provision, capture, and storage of water for irrigation across the country.

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What is an Irrigation Pond?

One of the most popular reasons to build a pond is for irrigation. An irrigation pond is a manmade pond designed to capture, distribute, and store water for an array of agricultural purposes.

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Alternative Daily Covers for Landfills: What the EPA Needs You to Know

A daily cover helps to reduce odors, fire hazards, pest attraction, and prevents dust and litter from blowing. 

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Modern Landfills and Environmental Responsibility: Part II

Waste from landfills can serve as a source of renewable energy. In fact, one kind of waste-based energy comes from landfill gas.

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Modern Landfills and Environmental Responsibility: Part I

Current landfills work alongside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create greener solutions from ordinary waste while building economic benefits for the communities which they serve.

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Benefits of Temporary Landfill Covers

Now that you understand the basics of landfill covers and how the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates landfills, it’s worth exploring how landfill covers can help you.

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How to Choose the Best Temporary Landfill Cover

Geosynthetic covers have become more common in landfills over recent years. Due to recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, choosing geosynthetic landfill covers may become a requirement for municipal solid waste landfills across the United States.

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Understanding Landfill Cells and Covers

In a nutshell, a cell is where the trash is stored within the landfill. 

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Then and Now: How Proper Waste Disposal Has Evolved Over Time

Did you know that landfills are one of the oldest forms of waste treatment? Historically, landfills have been the most popular method of organized waste disposal around the world.

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Why Do I Need a Landfill Cover?

Gone are the days of the garbage dump and contaminated groundwater. Today’s landfill facilities are thoughtfully engineered to operate under strict state and federal regulations.

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Top 3 Bog Pond Plants for your Natural Pond

Here are our top picks for bog plants that can liven up your pond. 

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Top 3 Submerged Plants for a Natural Pond

Here are several great options to consider when choosing between submerged plants. 

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Top 3 Emergent Plants for a Natural Pond

In this article we discuss a few of the most popular species of emergent pond plants that our team recommends. 

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Top 3 Floating Plants for a Natural Pond

Floating plants help keep your natural pond cool, clean, and safe for fish. Here are the top species of floating pond plants we recommend.

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How to Keep Your Natural Pond Clean – No Filter Required

A natural pond can help beautify your garden or backyard. However, keeping it clean can seem like a challenge

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Different Water Sources for Your Natural Pond

While using water from a nearby stream might seem like a good idea at first, it is extremely difficult to get a permit for building any pond directly in a stream.

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How to Build a Natural Pond: Step by Step

Here’s a step by step guide to putting your pond together. From checking for hazards to breaking ground, to adding the finishing touches to your new water feature, these instructions are sure to prove helpful!  

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Designing a Natural Garden Pond or Backyard Pond

A natural pond proves these experts wrong by allowing you to have the pond of your dreams without excessive work. 

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What is a Natural Pond?

Liners aside, everything else about your pond can be controlled and managed by nature. Whether you have a garden pond, a backyard pond, or another natural water feature, the key to a thriving and long-lasting pond is a balanced ecosystem. 

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Going Green: Environmentally Friendly Golf Courses: Part II

By reducing chemical use and water consumption, in addition to finding alternative energy sources like solar and geothermal, golf courses are more eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing than ever before.

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Going Green: Environmentally Friendly Golf Courses: Part I

Many of today’s golf course owners and operators strive to make their greens greener than ever before. Environmentally accountable and sustainable courses are on the rise. 

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The Ecological Value of Golf Course Water Features

Turtles aren’t the only animals enjoying their time on the links. Researchers also crafted a summary analysis of a variety of studies that compared golf courses to other types of green space.

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Turtles Find Refuge in Golf Course Wetlands

Something may be lurking in your water hazard—and it's not just errant golf balls from duffers. 

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