June 12 2013
Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when ...
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June 12 2013
Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when ...
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May 15 2013
Water. It’s vital to all life. Humans, plants and animals can’t live without it. But the problem is, it’s getting scarcer. And, in many places, more and more expensive ...
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April 16 2013
Remember The Flintstones? The “Modern Stone-Age Family” that powered their cars with their feet and used dinosaurs as power tools? That was a great little cartoon, but it has nothing ...
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March 14 2013
There’s a low, rumbling sound off in the distance. Can you hear it? That’s momentum building. It’s the sound of something caged that can hardly wait to be let out. It’s the sound ...
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Feb. 15 2013
It’s no secret that smart controllers are the future of irrigation. Increasingly, that future is now. Smart water, smart irrigation—whatever it’s being called at the moment—is being ...
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Jan. 14 2013
No matter what our occupation, there are some tasks within it that we enjoy, and some we don’t. The tasks we like are usually the things we’re good at. We find them easy. If you’re an ...
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Dec. 13 2012
When Hurricane Sany tore through the East Coast during the last week of October, it left so much damage in its wake that the total tab, when it’s finally tallied, will be in the billions. The superstorm ...
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Dec. 13 2012
Once upon a time, there was little need for smart irrigation. Water was plentiful, falling from the sky at regular intervals. Oh, there might be a dry spell once in awhile, but soon enough, the rain ...
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Nov. 16 2012
IN OUR MOBILE SOCIETY, IT’S NOT UNCOMMON for people to move from a location with year-round warmth, like California, to a location in upstate New york, which has extreme wintertime freezes ...
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Sept. 19 2012
It’s making headlines every day: “Drought conditions turn green lawns brown.” “Crop failures expected.” Some 66 percent of the U.S. is experiencing extreme drought conditions. ...
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Aug. 17 2012
The voicemails you hear when you arrive at your office in the morning may vary, but the message is the same.... “Hi. There’s a big wet spot in the middle of my lawn this morning that wasn’t ...
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July 17 2012
Gone are the days when there was so much work out there that if you didn’t get one job, you got another. Also gone are the times when you made an appointment for a potential project, came in looking ...
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June 15 2012
Irrigation is a proven revenue stream—no pun intended—for those in the landscape business. However, irrigation isn’t as simple as locating the water supply, tearing up the turf, laying ...
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May 15 2012
There was a time—and it’s actually not that long ago—when irrigation systems were turned on and off by hand. For those who have come into the business since then, it might be as difficult ...
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April 19 2012
Drip irrigation is no longer the new kid on the block. In a region of the world where rainfall is the subject of prayer and water more precious than crude oil, Israel became known for agricultural miracles, ...
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March 16 2012
In May Of 2000, residents living around the subdivision in Pineville, North Carolina, known as Walden Pointe discovered that their drinking water had become contaminated with raw sewage. The contamination ...
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Feb. 15 2012
You might think this is a pipe dream, but it’s reality for the growing number of landscape contractors and irrigation specialists who also provide seasonal care for their customers’ irrigation ...
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Jan. 16 2012
Reactivation, inspection, tuneup, evaluation, system turn-on—no matter what terminology is used, irrigation systems are routinely evaluated for proper operation and condition ...
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Dec. 9 2011
The EPA’s WaterSense program announced today that irrigation controllers will soon be the first outdoor product eligible to earn the WaterSense label ...
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