Best Irrigation Articles of 2019

by Dom Devine
11 de September de 2019

Best Irrigation Articles of 2019

Two years ago we put together a collection of the best irrigation articles of 2017. We thought it would be a useful resource, where industry professionals could find a bunch of relevant information that would help their craft and their business. 

The guess paid off and the page saw a good amount of traffic. We said we’d create another one the following year (2018) but stuff happens and we completely forgot. Luckily this year we remembered. So, without further ado, here are the best irrigation articles of 2019.


Detectives of irrigation

January 9, 2019

“The methods and skills required to detect irrigation system problems are like solving a Sherlock Holmes mystery.” - Irrigation & Green Industry 


Drip makes every drop count

June 17, 2019

“Homes and businesses employing drip systems are often exempt from watering restrictions or may qualify for hefty rebates for installing them. This combination of incentives and potential water savings makes drip an attractive option for many clients.” - Irrigation & Green Industry


The future of irrigation tech is here

August 7, 2019

“For some time now, remote access with Wi-Fi enabled irrigation controllers has been the norm in the golf and commercial space. But now, homeowners with modest-sized residential lawns can affordably connect their sprinkler system controllers with technology platforms that give them a similar power to adjust run times and identify system problems.” - Lawn & Landscape


On the Mend: Working in states where droughts have ended - for now

July 19, 2019

“Though the droughts are officially over, the effects linger into the summer work season for contractors, especially as they could find themselves right back amidst a drought at any time in the near future.” - Lawn & Landscape


Sensor Savvy

Jun 26, 2019

“Smart irrigation sensors are able to alert homeowners – and irrigation contractors – to problems in the irrigation system right away. This helps decrease the potential for wasted water and damage to the lawn and landscaping.” Lawn & Landscape


Know your sprinkler precipitation rate

June 26, 2019

“The difference between watering for 60 minutes for the week and watering 70 minutes for the week doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s nearly 15 percent. If you want to save your customers 15 percent on their water bills, it’s important to know your precipitation rate to know how long you need to water to replenish what was lost to evapotranspiration (ET). Once we know the total amount of time it would take to replenish the ET depleted for the week, we would continue on to determine specific cycle runtimes, cycle starts, soak times and frequency, all of which are influenced by soil infiltration rate, root depth, slope, a soil’s water-holding capacity and management allowable depletion.” - Landscape Management


Easy methods to help clients have a smarter irrigation system

July 18, 2019

“If you have a client interested in smart irrigation systems or just wanting to improve their water conservation, they can often be overwhelmed and not know where to start. The two best options for homeowners to start with if they can’t fix all their irrigation issues at once are smart controllers and high efficiency nozzles.” - Total Landscape Care


Advice on spring irrigation system maintenance and startups

April 9, 2019

“When it is finally warm enough to start an irrigation system up, its best to run through a thorough startup checklist of all the major components to ensure the entire irrigation system is working properly and to find any damage or inefficiencies that need to be corrected.” - Total Landscape Care


Spring lawn care tips to help your clients grow healthy green lawns

April 15, 2019

“To help your clients create a low-water lawn that will be resilient come summer, you’ll want to educate them on smart watering practices. Many homeowners tend to neglect irrigation in the spring, when lawns are transitioning out of dormancy and need to establish strong root systems, and overwater in the summer.” - Total Landscape Care


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