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  • Applications open for Irrigation Association’s SWAT awards

    December 2, 2019By

    Applications for the Irrigation Association’s (IA’s) 2020 Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) awards are now open. These awards are intended to recognize water providers that are moving the needle on outdoor water conservation through stakeholder engagement, education and programs that promote efficiencies in outdoor water use. Cities, counties and utilities involved in programs that promote outdoor water conservation are eligible... read more

    The Irrigation Hall of Fame

    November 15, 2019By
    Photo: iStock.com/blackred

    The NFL has one. So does Major League Baseball and the NBA. One day, hopefully, there will be an Irrigation Hall of Fame, a place where the incredible innovations we’ve seen over the decades can be shared and celebrated. Over my 25-year career, BrightView has been a strong supporter of continuous education and professional development. In my time with the... read more

    Installing an irrigation system out of sight

    November 15, 2019By
    Photo: Brendan Sheehan, Town and Gardens, Ltd. staff

    Location New York City Company Town & Gardens Ltd. Installing irrigation on a 14th-floor roof terrace comes with challenges. But Town & Gardens had additional obstacles to face, according to Design Director Brendan Sheehan. “The irrigation system had to be retrofitted under an existing porcelain paving system,” he says. Along with the low-volume drip irrigation system, Town & Gardens installed... read more

    Water less, do more

    November 15, 2019By
    Irrigation (Photo: Gachina Landscape Management)

    Irrigation technology is turning the tides on excessive water use while still providing results. Irrigation experts explain why. read more

    Smart Rain launches new web app

    November 6, 2019By

    Smart Rain launched its new and updated web application that will help landscapers and property managers better manage their irrigation watering needs. The web app will feature some key enhancements including interactive Google mapping in map view as well as improved user experience on any desktop computer, laptop or other device. The web app officially launched on Nov. 5. Smart... read more

    Best practices for irrigation shutdowns

    November 5, 2019By
    Area being irrigated (Photo: Horizon Landscapes Co.)

    As temperatures begin to drop across the country, contractors are gearing up for another season of irrigation shutdowns. Systems need to be winterized before overnight temps hit freezing and damage may occur. From large commercial properties to residential customers, now is the time for contractors to start planning for and implementing their irrigation shutdown services. Here’s a timeline, the tools... read more