OPEI’s premier annual event will be held at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, in Bonita Springs, Fla., June 18-20.
Click here to learn about keynotes from Adam
Steltzner and Vivek Wadhwa, as well as a private event at the Revs Institute.
DROUGHT – LANDSCAPING DECISIONS
U.S. regions have experienced drought over the years. But drought isn't forever, and dealing with water availability shouldn’t have forever consequences. Reportedly, California spent more than $400 million in taxpayer money to encourage homeowners to replace living landscapes with rocks, mulch, gravel and plastic grass. But these knee-jerk policies caused long-term environmental consequences: dead and dying trees, loss of wildlife habitat and no place for kids and pets to play. One size doesn't fit all when it comes to managed landscapes. Know your zone & plant appropriately. Learn more.
RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE
Even in a drought, you can have grass and other living plants. You just have to choose the right kind of lawn and care for it properly. Follow these 3 guidelines:
KNOW YOUR CLIMATE ZONE: What plants will survive in your climate and micro-climate?
SELECT DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANTS: Many species of grass and plants require very little water.
WATER WISELY: Only water when necessary. A brown lawn will green up when rains come. Learn more.
The gas you put in your car may not be safe for small engines, UTVs and outdoor power equipment. Gasoline blends above E10 are not approved for small engines. As higher ethanol blends enter the marketplace, remember to select gasoline based on product specifications, not just price.
Due to significant exhibitor expansion requests in the South Wing for 2018, GIE EXPO will likely alter the show’s footprint to accommodate exhibitors. If exhibitors wish to expand or modify their existing booths, please contact Sellers Expositions as soon as possible. The 2018 show is likely a space “sell out.” Limited private, secure meeting spaces in Freedom Hall will be made available to show exhibitors in 2018.