TAG: irrigation

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

Ewing completes merger with Upstart

August 1, 2017By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply merged with Upstart Products. “Upstart, and its unique golf agronomic product range, provides a complementary offering to Ewing’s golf customers,” Ewing President and CEO Douglas W. York said. “And Ewing’s and Upstart’s shared dedication to industry professionals creates more sustainable and profitable solutions for our customers.” In addition to bolstering Ewing’s product offerings in the... read more

Rain Bird: ESP-TM2 Controller

June 13, 2017By

Available in 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-station models, Rain Bird’s new ESP-TM2 controller is suitable for indoor or outdoor installations. By plugging in the LNK WiFi Module (sold separately), users can access, operate and monitor their irrigation systems from anywhere using a free mobile app. Three available programs offer up to four start times per program, or choose simple, one-touch manual... read more

Spring startup checklist

March 16, 2016By

____1. Schedule and price the job Many companies price spring startups by the zone or by the hour. Tom Horn, president of All-n-One Outdoor Solutions in Jefferson City, Mo., calls his prices “middle of the road.” The company charges $60 for a residential property with four zones plus a $3 to $4 upcharge per additional zone. A commercial property costs... read more

Benefits of evolving irrigation pipe products

February 22, 2016By
Photo: WOLF CREEK CO.

Irrigation pipe products are evolving to make systems more efficient and installations quicker and easier. When it comes to irrigation pipe, contractors have strong opinions. “Users of PVC will argue that it’s the best, and users of polyethylene will say that’s the best,” says Scott Knowles, president of Wolf Creek Co., a distributor of landscape, irrigation, lake management and drainage... read more