TAG: Rain Bird

Rain Bird: ESP-ME3 residential/light commercial controller

June 16, 2019By

Rain Bird’s new ESP-ME3 controller is compatible with an optional flow sensor and can alert users to water leaks and skip irrigation for affected stations. Available in a single model for both indoor and outdoor installations, it includes a back-lit display and a dial-based control panel with fewer dial positions for simpler, faster programming. When the ESP-ME3 is installed with... read more

Water World: On the grid

June 3, 2019By
Photo: The Fransen Group

Alex Fransen shares details of the drip-on-grid irrigation system for the green roof at the University of Louisville’s Novak Center for Children’s Health. read more

Tailored technology for irrigation

May 22, 2019By
SMART STUFF Smart Rain was developed to serve a growing need for increased water conservation and better water management. It allows for remote management and tech support. Photo: LawnButler

Rudy Larsen says the goal of his irrigation technology business, Smart Rain, is to bring landscapers and property owners more water management capabilities. read more

Water World: Water-saving success

May 13, 2019By
Irrigation technology (Photo: Deborah Harkins, HydroPoint)

Location: Palo Alto, Calif. Company: Gachina Landscape Management A well-planned irrigation system is never more important than during a drought. With water conservation in mind, Gachina Landscape Management renovated Oak Creek Apartments’ irrigation system. It was California’s worst drought in decades, but the Gachina team helped Oak Creek take advantage of a $50,000 rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water... read more

Experts’ Tips: Proper placement of sprayheads

April 17, 2019By
irrigation sprayhead (Photo: iStock.com/MaYcaL)

The challenge: How should irrigation professionals properly place sprayheads? Hunter Kelsey Jacquard Product manager — MP Rotators & Sprays Proper sprinkler placement depends on the types of plants being irrigated, expected plant growth over time and size of the hydrozone area. DO keep in mind that shrubs and flowers will likely require a different design than turf to prevent future... read more

Rain Bird upgrades ESP-Me controller

April 9, 2019By
ESP-Me3 controller (Photo: Rain Bird)

Rain Bird has updated its ESP-Me controller with a new look and improved functionality. “Since 2010, the ESP-Me has been one of Rain Bird’s most popular controllers,” said James Harris, Rain Bird product manager. “In 2016, we updated the ESP-Me to make it WiFi compatible. Now, in 2019, we’ve given it an even more significant upgrade to create the ESP-ME3,... read more