Fall & Winter Service Offerings for Landscape Professionals

Colder weather doesn’t mean your profits need to cool down. The fall season in is a great opportunity to capitalize on sprinkler system and water feature winterization, fall fertilization and aeration, lighting and hardscape installations, clean-up services, snow removal and holiday lighting installations to keep profits rolling in while building your client base for next […]

CPS Distributors Opens New South Denver Branch

PRESS RELEASE | FOR RELEASE 8:00 A.M. CST, JUNE 5, 2019 CPS Distributors Adds South Denver Branch to Support Local Contractors McKinney, TX – June 5, 2019: Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that CPS Distributors has opened a branch at 7660 E. Jewell Avenue, Suite A, Denver, CO 80231 to benefit local […]

Pentair Pro Dealer Promotion

THE PENTAIR PRO DEALER PROGRAM Welcome to the Pentair Pro Dealer program! The Pentair Pro Dealer Program is open to dealers in the water well, sump sewage, plumbing, water treatment, agriculture or irrigation industries, who purchase eligible products from authorized Pentair Water Supply Distributors. As a Pro Dealer, you share a reputation of quality in […]

Low Cost Online Marketing Tools for Landscape Professionals

Big Online Marketing on a Small Budget It’s no secret….. Your customers are online, and your landscaping business needs to be too. Think your old-school approach to finding business will still work? Think again. It’s time to shift your focus towards how you will leverage online marketing tools to acquire and keep new customers. Most […]

2019 Green Industry Outlook

The Irrigation & Green Industry magazine surveyed 437 landscape contractors around the country at the end of 2018 and crunched the data to create a report on some of the hot topics in the industry. The result is a very interesting look into the state of the industry with topics ranging from employee wages to […]

DHS Issues Additional 30,000 H-2B Visas for 2019

The new round of 30,000 visas to be issued requires that the non-immigrant worker applicant has been previously enrolled in an H-2B program within the last 3 seasons. This release doubles the amount of 15,000 additional visas that were released last year. Also, the announcement of the additional visas was released two full months earlier […]

NALP Launches Apprenticeship Program Through U.S. Department of Labor

The NALP has launched an apprenticeship program that offers job seekers a path to a new career in the industry through a paid apprenticeship with a professional landscape company. The program is registered through the Department of Labor which provides significant state and federal funding for companies interested in participating in the program, including grants […]

Find Out the “It” to Close More Sales

Imagine a situation where you check all the boxes on closing a deal with a prospect. Your presentation is perfect! You’ve invested a generous amount of time understanding your prospect’s needs. You worked hard to establish rapport, asked engaging questions to better understand the prospect’s wants, needs, perceptions & concerns and you’ve prepared the perfect […]

CPS Spring Fling 2019 – One for the Ages!

CPS Celebrates it’s 31st Annual Spring Fling Event Life offers few inevitables: Death. Taxes. And an AMAZING CPS Spring Fling event every year! Our 31st annual CPS Spring Fling was another huge success as over 1,200 of the very best and brightest industry professionals gathered together to show and learn about the latest in green […]

Irrigation Troubleshooting 101: Understand What You are Troubleshooting

To have your irrigation run effectively, you must have two equally important but different systems work properly: Power and Water. Water is needed for the plants to have the nourishment to grow. Power is needed to control where and when the water is applied. Water can be managed using a few or a multitude of […]

Successful Recruitment Strategies for Landscape Professionals

It’s no secret, the landscaping industry is in a labor crisis. This year, the demand for H-2B seasonal foreign workers far exceeded the supply. In fact, requests were so high that the iCERT website was crashed 5 out of the first 10 days of eligibility as business owners scrambled to submit 97,000 requests for only […]

Landscaping Safety PPE List

Supervisors in the landscaping industry must prioritize the health and safety of their workers above all other matters in their daily operations. Outfitting your employees with the proper PPE (personal protection equipment) is essential to meeting safety guidelines in the workplace. A basic understanding of industry standards and regulations will help you properly outfit your […]

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Planning for Landscape Professionals

The landscape business ramps up very quickly in the Spring. Before it’s too late, you need to take time to ensure success for the upcoming season by focusing on these three areas during the off-season: Relax, Recover, and PLAN! Planning for success is essential to visualizing and executing a plan for the upcoming season. Successful […]

Easy Steps to Winterize Your Irrigation Pump

As freezing temps approach, it’s time to winterize water pumps to prevent your pumps from freezing. Correctly winterizing your pump is necessary in order to prevent damage due to freezing. These simple steps will guide you through the winterization process, and will leave you feeling confident that your pump will be protected all winter long! […]

Fall Fertilizing for a Successful Spring

The following article was written by CPS’s very own Mike Frank: Here we are nearing the end of another great season. We have worked hard and endured the heat and lack of rain. We are ready to kick back a little and enjoy cooler temps and generally easier conditions to rejuvenate. Our turf has been […]

CPS & Rain Bird Host 2nd Annual Golf Summit in Denver, CO

The 2nd annual CPS Golf Summit was held on August 23, 2018 at TopGolf in Centennial, CO. Each year, CPS partners with Rain Bird to hold this event for Colorado golf turf professionals interested in learning about new technologies in irrigation and turf management from Rain Bird golf division specialists and other manufacturer representatives. The […]

Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act Passes in Colorado

On May 30, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 18-062, referred to as the “Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act” (the Act), codified at C.R.S. § 13-21-129. The Act is based on model legislation drafted by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA), which saw similar legislation pass in Illinois, with bills […]

CPS Distributors Holds Inaugural Sports Field/Turf Day

The 1st annual Sports Field/Turf Day was held on July 19, 2018 at Lowry Sports Complex in Denver, CO. The free event brought out approximately 150 attendees from Denver and surrounding community municipalities eager to learn about the latest in product innovations and field maintenance tactics that will help them succeed in their field preparations. […]

Best Smart Irrigation Products for 2018

Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative led by the Irrigation Association to “promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf and agricultural irrigation.” As landscape professionals and homeowners seek to use more water efficient products, manufacturers have followed suit to develop the latest and greatest in […]

Fertilizer in Combination with Pre and Post Emergent Herbicides

The following article was written by CPS employee Mike Frank: Lets take a look at using fertilizers with herbicides included. These can be a great time saver when used properly. Let’s start by making sure to calibrate your spreaders and apply according to the label. Follow those directions to a fault and you should be […]

Mulch Madness! The Benefits of Mulching Your Landscaping Areas

The history of mulching landscape and agricultural areas dates back more than 10,000 years when our ancient ancestors realized the benefits of using mulching products in their gardens and farms. Stone age farmers didn’t have the fancy bark and recycled product mulch materials that we have at our disposal today, but nonetheless they realized the […]

The Hidden Values of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning

The climate in Colorado & Wyoming is in a perpetual drought state. With an increasing population (estimated to nearly double over the next 20 years), water demand will inevitably increase. As citizens and industry work together to meet the Colorado Water Plan’s water conservation goals, the steps we take now will better prepare us for future […]

Smart Irrigation Turns Brilliant in Wyoming

How A Laramie School District leveraged Smart Technology To Save BIG As green industry irrigation professionals, we’re all striving to be more water-efficient by utilizing smart irrigation technology. Industry manufacturers have all followed suit developing more efficient systems, and installers are using water-efficient technologies as a selling point to intrigue environmentally-friendly, budget-savvy customers. But what […]

CPS Celebrates 30th Annual Spring Fling

Every Landscaping Season Starts at CPS Spring Fling CPS Spring Fling, the green industry’s premier irrigation, landscape, golf, pump & well and grow show in Colorado, once again lived up to its name this year. Our 30th annual CPS Spring Fling was one for the ages! Over 900 of the best and brightest industry professionals […]

H-2B Applications Exceed Visa Availability in 2018

H-2b Processing Change for 2018 The Department of Labor has announced a change in H-2B processing in 2018. According to the United States Department of Labor, the processing change is intended to “assure fairness regarding the issuance of H-2B temporary labor certifications due to the unprecedented volume of applications received on January 1, 2018.” Why […]

2018 Landscape & Outdoor Living Trends

Exciting trends are approaching for the 2018 landscaping season, and being in the know on such trends is a good way to be a forward-thinking contractor set up for success this coming season. Great news……Here in the mountain region, where we tend to spend as much time as possible outdoors, the upcoming trends certainly hit […]

The Power of Women in Landscaping Webinar

Business consultant Jeffrey Scott is offering a webinar series featuring “some of the movers and shakers in our industry.” From Jeffrey Scott’s website: Change is affecting every aspect of our lives and business: Economies, people, technologies and business methods are rapidly impacted. This series will provide you with amazing insights from experts with proven track […]

Help Us Support an American Hero

Please Join us in Support of Aurora Theater Shooting Hero: Joshua Nowlan On July 20th, 2012 a shooter opened fire on a crowd of 400 moviegoers in an Aurora, CO movie theater. As attendees scattered heading for the nearest exits, Joshua Nowlan instead used his body to physically shield and protect his friend’s wife from […]

Think Ahead This Snow Season – In-Season Efforts That Secure Future Contracts

Use In-Season Customer Outreach and Strategic Marketing To Secure Future Contracts Invest in your future by thinking forward this snow season. After you’ve optimized your snow maintenance contracts, trained your staff, carefully selected storm day routes, and prepared fleet vehicles it’s time to shift your focus toward building valuable, long-lasting relationships with your customers. The […]

Winterizing, Cleaning, and Storing Atlantic Water Garden Pumps

It’s coming up on time to winterize and store your water feature pumps. We recommend that all pumps are pulled out of the water features and stored in a warm place. For the mag-drive pumps (FP, MD, TT, TW Series pumps) we recommend that you would clean these pumps at this time before storing. For […]

Getting Started as a Holiday Lighting Installation Service Provider

Professional seasonal lighting installation is one of the fastest growing segments for residential and commercial contractors. Many landscape, roofing, and cleaning companies are adding holiday lighting installations to their roster of services with tremendous success. Now more than ever, residential homeowners, municipalities, office buildings, and housing developments are hiring outside contractors to put up their […]

Thanks For Another Year of Successful CPS Golf Tournaments!

CPS Golf Tournaments Celebrate Another Year Thanks to everyone who participated in the golf tournaments in Wyoming and Colorado in August! This year, our Wyoming tournament returned to Casper Country Club and were welcomed with much nicer weather than in 2016. This year, our Colorado tournament was renamed “The Dave Nelson Memorial Golf Classic”  and […]

CPS Employee Tania de León Becomes A US Citizen

Congratulations to Tania de León on Becoming a US Citizen We want to congratulate our receptionist and voice of CPS, Tania de León for becoming a citizen of the United States. Tania, born in Guatemala came to the U.S. when she was 1 year old with her family. She and her family then moved to […]

Keep Your Landscape Workers Safe in the Heat

You don’t need us to tell you that temperatures will soon been soaring. While we preach smart irrigation and water efficiency during July in Colorado, one area we certainly don’t want to be efficient with water is the amount of water we put in our bodies. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor recommends workers […]

Sustainable Solutions to Compliment Smart Irrigation Systems

You’ve installed an efficient irrigation system and implemented a solid plan for maintaining and upgrading your irrigation system to save water.  You’ve equipped your system with pressure compensation nozzles, check valves, pressure regulation devices or regulators, water-efficient rotating sprinklers, low-volume drip irrigation, smart controllers, a soil moisture sensor, and a rain sensor. You’ve implemented a regular […]

Maintain & Upgrade Irrigation Systems

Maintain & Upgrade Irrigation Systems to Ensure Water-Efficiency Research shows that landscape irrigation uses 50% or more of the water provided by many utilities. Without proper irrigation system maintenance, much of that water is lost as it never reaches its intended source due to runoff, evaporation, and deep watering below the root zone. Poorly maintained […]

Water Efficient Planting & Maintenance

Smart Planting Guidelines & Considerations for Water Efficient Landscapes Plants, trees, and turf improve any landscape by providing a variety of textures, forms, sights, and smells. Because they can provide several environmental benefits, like improved air quality, food, and shade, plants are an essential component to any landscape design or enhancement. A careful focus on […]

Efficient Irrigation System Installations

Key Considerations for Efficient Irrigation System Installations Recent innovation in smart irrigation technology has given us intelligent products that help professionals install more efficient irrigation systems. However, while it’s become easier to rely on these products to provide practical solutions and help with decision making based on computed data, it’s as important as ever to […]

Avoid Pump Meltdowns with the Munro Smartbox

No More Pump Meltdowns! Standard pump relays are great for switching a pump on-and-off, but they offer no protection for common failures like loss of prime or loss of water in the suction line. These failures can lead to overheating, leaving your customers high and dry, with their pumps permanently damaged. With the SmartBox you […]

Agri-Products News Updates: Summer 2017

Rain Bird Agriculture has some new exciting announcements for Summer 2017. The new LFX™ Series Sprinkler is proving to be the perfect solution for farms, greenhouses and nurseries looking for a low-volume sprinkler with a small footprint and unparalleled operational flexibility. Also, with a plug-and-play cellular cartridge, the stand-alone ESP-LX Series controller can now provide […]

Cultivation Water Requirement

The cannabis plant is somewhat misleading when it comes to the overall water needs of the plant. While Cannabis does in fact require quite a bit of water it prefers the application be across a long period of time and evenly distributed above the root base. Fortunately for growers, application options are plentiful and automation […]

Rain Bird Joins Forces with Golf Environment Organization (GEO)

TUCSON, AZ. (March 27, 2017) –-Rain Bird has partnered with international non-profit, the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). This relationship will build upon the two organizations’ shared interest in creating a stronger, more sustainable future for the entire golf industry. “This new, globally relevant relationship with GEO aligns with Rain Bird’s goal of helping golf courses […]

Grundfos Releases MMS 6″ Submersible Motor & Solar Water Solutions

Grundfos has announced the release of a MMS 6” 60HP submersible motor. The MMS6000, 6” 60HP submersible motor is built with the same high quality materials and manufacturing practices that you have come to expect from Grundfos. Grundfos MMS 6” 60HP submersible motor Grundfos 208-240 volt and 308-440 volt Renewable Solar Inverter (RSI) Grundfos is […]

Rain Bird Participates in National Golf Day

Running from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial, the newly restored 18-plus-acre National Mall includes a Rain Bird IC System with EAGLE 900® series rotors. Utilizing Rain Bird technology, the Stratus II Central Control operates the IC system over a secure internet connection from a main office several miles away from the mall. For […]

Rocky Mountain Regional Economic Forecast For Professional Contractors

The US economy is growing, and surveys are showing increased optimism from both consumers and small businesses. Total Construction Spending rose 4.5% in 2016 and Disposable Income saw a 3.9% gain, positive signs of a healthy economy. Most of this momentum should carry forward through the next quarter, as Retail Sales numbers are already showing […]

Pavers & Wall Block

Wholesale Paver, Wall Block, and Hardscape Supply in Colorado & Wyoming Take your hardscape installs up a notch with the great selection available at CPS distributors. We provide quality Paver, Wall Block, and Hardscape products for residential and commercial applications in Colorado & Wyoming. With our vast collection of different Paver, Wall Block, and Hardscape […]