TAG: irrigation

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

Water World: Climate conquered

October 21, 2019By
Irrigation installation (Photo: Brittany Carr Seely)

Location: Palmdale, Calif. Company: Stay Green California’s High Desert climate makes for a challenging work environment. Dave Colburn and his crew confronted extreme weather conditions while installing an irrigation system for a community in Palmdale, Calif. Four full-time crew members installed 78,000 feet of Rain Bird XFS tubing to replace existing sprayheads. Varying temperatures made components of the new irrigation... read more

Know your sprinkler precipitation rate

June 26, 2019By

Even with the advent of smart controllers, you can’t ignore irrigation fundamentals like precipitation rate read more

Hardscape Solutions: Functionality with a twist

February 8, 2019By
Photo: Dan DeGrush, Lifescape Colorado

This project’s compact courtyard area between the main house and guest house created challenging space restrictions. read more

Hunter Industries unveils new decoder system

February 6, 2019By
EZ Decoder System (Photo: Hunter Industries)

Hunter Industries released its EZ Decoder System (EZDS), which allows for two-wire installations. read more

‘Irrigation geek’ offers his words of wisdom on the industry and how to continually improve its reputation

April 12, 2018By

A lot has changed since Kurt Thompson entered the landscape and irrigation industry in the early 1980s. One thing that hasn’t changed is Thompson’s passion for proper irrigation and sustainable water use. “If you’re going to irrigate,” he says, “then do it with skill and knowledge of the system’s design, maintenance and management.” A self-proclaimed “irrigation geek,” Thompson was recently... read more