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.
Due to escalating water prices
and the drought sweeping areas of
the Southeast, Sun Belt states and
the West, people are tuning into
water-wise practices with more
interest than ever before. Water
issues can carry a variety of collateral
damage. When water gets
tight, the green industry is often
one of the first to suffer restrictions
that hurt business.
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
Here are people in the landscape industry with the uncanny ability to
look down the road. They can predict what’s coming and make adjustments
“now” that will be sought-after “then.” At the time, these visionaries
might be derided as crackpots. Wrong. They have foresight.
Imagine that you’re going to visit an aging relative who lives in a lushly landscaped retirement community. But wouldn’t you know it, you’ve managed to hit the day of the big lawn bowling tournament. You watch Aunt Emmie step up with her ball, get ready to make the winning throw, and then—the sprinklers come on.
The idea of linking several irrigation controllers over a large site to operate from a single location has long been an appealing one. What better way to monitor and manage a 100-plus acre site?