Once upon a time, smart irrigation control was a hard sell. Property
owners, grounds managers and homeowners associations didn't see a need
for it. "Why put in an expensive smart irrigation system when the old
one works just fine?"
As spring approaches, it's never too early to start thinking about
rejuvenating lawns and getting then ready for the summer. Lawns are
classified as being either cool season or warm season, depending on the
turf species. Understanding which types of lawns you service, and your
location, will dictate the type and timing of cultural practices you
implement. Below are general recommendations for managing both cool
season and warm season lawns this spring.
Once upon a time, there was little need for smart irrigation. Water was
plentiful, falling from the sky at regular intervals. Oh, there might be
a dry spell once in awhile, but soon enough, the rain would fall again,
turning everything green once more. If a site had an irrigation system,
it was usually cranked up full bore, with little concern for
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
When you’ve been a contractor
long enough, it may seem like
you’ve seen it all. However,
sometimes just when you start
to feel this way is when you
find yourself presented with a
truly challenging project.
Take a look at a sampling of
headlines from around
the nation: “Tennessee
Town Runs out of Water,”
“Atlanta Drought: Three
Months of Water Left,” “Are We
Running out of Water?” “Las Vegas
Headed for Dry Future.”
WILDFIRE! The very word sends terror through the hearts of homeowners,
particularly those who live in “fire country.” Homes turned to ashes,
miles of blackened earth...stunned families huddled together, trying to
make sense of the tragedy. Even more tragic is the fact
that some of these losses might well have been prevented with the right
kind of landscape design, irrigation and maintenance.
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, runoff, over-watering, and poorly designed systems.