TAG: irrigation systems

Keeping track of irrigation systems and equipment

August 15, 2019By
Irrigation tracking app (Photo: Smart Rain)

As irrigation systems and equipment have become more advanced, the ability to monitor them has, too. We spoke with Rob Allwood, USA sales manager of Quartix, and Rudy Larsen, founder of Smart Rain, to find out how they’re helping irrigation contractors keep their systems, equipment and crews in check. System savvy Some irrigation software such as Smart Rain’s helps irrigation... read more

Water World: A well-watered resting place

April 3, 2019By
Chattanooga Cemetery (Photo: Dan Stacey)

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Company: Landscape Services Inc. Installing an irrigation system is never an easy undertaking. Add a cemetery to the mix, and not only do you have to dig trenches around the usual water lines and tree roots, but you also have to avoid gravesites. That’s what Landscape Services Inc. (LSI) did when it installed a new irrigation system... read more

Two-wire irrigation systems

June 20, 2015By

Why two-wire irrigation systems are growing in popularity. It takes awhile for landscape contractors to trust new types of irrigation technology, so traditional ones have prevailed. In the past five to 10 years, two-wire systems have steadily become a contender in the irrigation industry. “Traditionally wired systems had been proven, and two-wire didn’t start to pick up momentum until the... read more

A system isn’t ‘smart’ if its fundamentals are not sound

April 2, 2012By

By: Jeffrey Knight It is incredible how far technology has advanced in the irrigation industry. There are soil moisture sensors that will tell you when the “plant available water” is depleted to an unacceptable level, just like the sensors in your vehicle’s gas tank. Flow sensors will alert you when you have a broken main or lateral irrigation line, or broken... read more