With the weather warming up across the U.S., landscape business owners are gearing up for another busy season. New irrigation system installations and smart controller upgrades are sure to be on your clients’ wish lists.

Clients lean on you to solve their landscaping puzzles, and one of those puzzle pieces is selecting the right irrigation controllers.

Irrigation controllers help landscape contractors manage a variety of irrigation applications for their clients, which in turn saves time and money for both parties. With so many different types of irrigation controllers on the market, which is best for your projects? The many options can make anyone’s head spin.

That’s where we come in.

Each year, Irrigation & Green Industry provides a chart of manufacturers’ available irrigation controllers and a side-by-side comparison of features, such as number of zones and programs, start times, maximum watering periods and other functions.

With the irrigation controllers chart as a reference, you can more quickly see which controllers can meet the needs of a specific job requirement.

The 2018 Irrigation Controller Comparison Guide is one of many equipment-related charts Irrigation & Green Industry publishes throughout the year that can assist you in your product research and purchasing decisions.

With this essential market knowledge, your company has one more tool in its toolbox with which to be successful.

BT: Bluetooth; C: compatible; Co: computer; DA: daily automatic runtime adjustment; ET: evapotranspiration (weather-based); F: fertigation I: independent; MV: master valve; O: optional; PC: propagation controller; SC: smart controller; SMS: soil moisture sensors; SP: smartphone; VWV: virtual, wired and wireless; WOD: water on demand; U: unlimited; X: lighting/pond