Xeriscape – Garden Style Series

Garden Style Blog Series: Xeriscape The term xeriscape comes from the Greek word “xeros,” which means dry. Xeriscaping is characterized by low water use plants, desert-style landscaping materials, and sustainable landscape practices. It’s growing in popularity in regions where water resources are scarce, or drought is frequently present. Xeriscaping Landscape Style Xeriscaping is more than … Read more

Does Drip Irrigation Improve Water Efficiency?

When properly installed, drip irrigation will reduce water waste and improve water efficiency. Studies suggest a 30-50% reduction in water waste compared to overhead sprinkler irrigation. Turfgrass is still generally irrigated by sprinklers, but other plant materials such as shrubs, perennials, annuals and trees can be watered with drip irrigation. It’s the last week of … Read more

What are smart irrigation controllers?

To kick off Smart Irrigation Month, we are discussing some of the most recent smart irrigation controller technology, weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs). Not familiar with Smart Irrigation Month? “Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association initiative celebrated throughout July to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in … Read more