Our Sun is shining brighter, and the days are getting longer-a sure sign that Spring is on the way! The arrival of Spring is also a reminder of the important irrigation tasks that should be completed before the last chilly night has come and gone. These tasks involve testing the weather sensors connected to the controller, cleaning the filters at the micro-irrigation control valves, and making run-time adjustments to irrigation zones that may have been modified during the past year. In fact, all irrigation zones should be calibrated yearly. The removal of plant growth and organic material from the water coverage areas of each sprinkler head will ensure maximum coverage and efficiency in the functioning of the irrigation system. The final task is to make certain that the irrigation system has a programmed watering frequency based on plant needs and current weather conditions.
A Smart Irrigation Controller can create a custom programmed watering frequency automatically by using localized data such as evaporation rates, plant water use, and rainfall totals gathered by sensors to automatically adjust the watering schedule to actual conditions of the site. The Smart Technology reduces irrigation water waste and creates significantly more efficient irrigation systems while reducing operating costs. It is a win-win!
The Irrigation Service Department at Hazeltine Nurseries would like to work with you and upgrade your current irrigation controller to one of today’s super-efficient smart controllers. Give us a call and we can show you how upgrading to a new Smart Controller can make your Water World a better and more efficient place!
Hyacinths 1.25QT $10, Gerber Daisies 5” POT $4, Hydrangeas 1GAL $13.50