Oct. 15 2014
Drought is still a problem in a large portion of our country, and experts say it’s going to keep on being one for some time to come, especially
Sept. 15 2014
Irrigation equipment companies today have their heads in “the cloud.” And that’s not a criticism. The same technological explosion that’s
Aug. 15 2014
You gotta love technology—cell phones, digital video recorders, tablet devices… how did we ever live without them? Seems like some new gizmo
July 15 2014
There’s an old tale about a giant with a leaky faucet. In his home, the tale goes, the giant’s faucet has a terrible leak. Night after night,
July 15 2014
No doubt about it, 2Wire systems have revolutionized the irrigation industry. They’re as important an innovation as smart controllers, sensing devices,
June 16 2014
If you think of an irrigation system as somewhat similar to the human circulatory system, it may be a little easier to understand how it works. Although
May 16 2014
However, some of these new electronic innovations have been around long enough now that most of the kinks have been worked out of them. And, for many irrigation
April 15 2014
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining
March 14 2014
“Water, water everywhere,” begins the old poem. Sure, there’s still plenty of water on this planet. However, if the experts are right,
Feb. 14 2014
Chances are, you’ve already installed or inherited a 2-Wire decoder irrigation system, or at least heard about them. This game-changing valve control
Jan. 15 2014
Spring is coming soon to an irrigation system near you. “What? It’s still winter!” you might be saying. Yes, and midwinter is the perfect
Dec. 16 2013
Often two, three, or more pipes will be crowded together in a narrow trench. Wiring to the controller may share that limited space as well. Or the PVC
Nov. 15 2013
As autumn rolls on toward the holidays, it’s nearly time to pull out those parkas, boots, scarves, gloves and ear muffs from the attic or closet.
Oct. 14 2013
LIKE MOST COLLEGES around the country, the 1,700-acre University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City is constantly building new labs and classrooms, new sports
Oct. 14 2013
When you turn on the tap, the last thing you expect to see is worms. Yet that’s what one Michigan homeowner got when a malfunctioning lawn sprinkler
Sept. 16 2013
No question about it, wireless technology has changed all of our lives. No longer are we tethered to telephones attached to walls or boxes. We can talk
Aug. 14 2013
The same is true of many irrigation systems. In the past, irrigation designers and contractors may have been able to design and build systems that didn’t
July 16 2013
Most clients want to conserve water. Some are motivated by ecological concerns. But let’s face it, many are motivated by money. They want their water
July 16 2013
July has arrived, which means that Smart Irrigation Month is in full swing. Do you have your Smart team in place? To make things a little more interesting,
June 12 2013
CHANCES ARE, AT SOME POINT you’ve had some exposure to the industry initiative of proclaiming July as Smart Irrigation Month. It is an industry campaign