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Save Water and Money With a Smart Controller

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jul, 23, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

EwingIrrigationSmartController resized 600With the disruptions of needed rainfall across the country in recent months, it seems obscene to see sprinklers pouring out water during a shower. Smart Controllers avoid this pitfall. For example, Water sensors shut off irrigation equipment when enough water has been applied. While manual overrides can achieve the same result, rain sensors are another reliable method of eliminating redundancy or overwatering. Soil moisture sensors are still another option and will shut off the irrigation when the soil is moist and irrigation is no longer needed. Evapotranspiration (ET) controllers adjust run times by calculating the correct amount of water to apply, taking the guesswork out of programming watering times. Some ET controllers use broadcast or online-transmitted data based on current weather station information and adjust the watering program. Find out how Smart Controllers save you both water and money on this week's #landscapechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Ewing Irrigation Social Media & Digital Strategist, Laura Ory @EwingIrrigation. The live chat begins Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

How to save water with a smart controller
How they work: What makes an irrigation controller smart?
Different types of smart controllers
Features, options and add-ons for Smart Controllers

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, Sprinklers, Smart Controllers

Irrigation: How Make Every Drop Count

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Apr, 29, 2014 @ 17:04 PM

All About SprinklersAll About Sprinklers is the topic of Water on Wednesday April 30, 2014 on #Landscapechat. The objective of sprinkler irrigation is the efficient delivery of water to targeted plants in order to maintain plant health. We'll chat about how to avoid over-watering and make every drop count. 

There are several different types of sprinklers, including spray heads, rotors and rotary nozzles/rotators, providing great variation for all types of soils and landscape plantings of different heights.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #landscapechat partner @EwingIrrigation Laura Ory, Social Media + Digital Strategist for Ewing Irrigation for this week's topic: All About Sprinklers. The live chat begins Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscaping peeps each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.  

Discussion Overview

Too Much Is Never a Good Thing - Understanding the application rate of each irrigation zone ensures the proper amount of water. 

Be Flexible - Learn why it's important to provide flexible timing, both daily and seasonally

Efficiency Saves Plants and Water - Discuss why it's important to keep sprinklers working efficiently 

Hydrozoning - Hear why you should group plants with the same water needs together to make every drop count

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools LandscapechatThe April 30, 2014  #Landscapechat topic is All About Sprinklers with Ewing Irrigation. Sprinkler Spruce Up, water-efficient nozzles, rotors vs. sprays and other features that will help you to be water efficient in your landscape. 

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #landscapechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

If you'd like to learn more about sprinklers and proper irrigation irrigation techniques in your landscape, then this Water Wednesday's #Landscapechat will be an hour of information and tips that you won't want to miss! Come and join us!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, watering, Sprinklers

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