TAG: Rain Bird

Water World: Water-saving success

April 23, 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

Challenge conquered

March 29, 2019By
Photo: Bobcat

Four contractors overcome various installation challenges to reveal design masterpieces read more

Experts’ Tips: Determine irrigation pumps proper balance

March 22, 2019By
Sprayhead (Photo: iStock.com/MariuszBlach)

How to determine the proper balance between a pump’s flow rate and pressure read more

Products taking center stage at the 2018 Irrigation Show

November 28, 2018By

Get a sneak peek at a few products to be featured at the Irrigation Show, Dec. 3-7, in Long Beach, Calif. Pro-LC controller | K-Rain Manufacturing K-Rain’s Pro-LC controller includes a full-program display that highlights watering days, number of start days, number of stations and any special programming; permanent memory, which saves program settings during power outages; a valve locate feature... read more