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Stop Irrigation!

Too much water can harm or even kill plants! For most normal plants, the roots which drink up water, also need air (around the roots) to breathe. If there is too much water, or if the soil is completely wet for too long, there will be insufficient oxygen in the air pockets (or dissolved in the water). Overwatering, in simple terms can drown plants. Overwatering is a surprisingly common issue and can be exacerbated by an automated irrigation […]
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Remote access issues

Having the ability to remotely control your irrigation system can be more than useful when managing your garden’s watering needs. For example, it can enable you to provide extra waterings on an unexpected hot day (vital for users with delicate plants such as bonsai and seedlings) or cancel watering events when rain occurs (preventing water […]
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Lawn watering using pop-up sprinklers

Even small lawns will benefit from installed pop-up sprinklers controlled by an appropriate irrigation controller. Unfortunately, these types of systems are more costly and labor intensive to install. Therefore, careful consideration needs to be given to the type, capability, number, and location of the sprinklers throughout your lawn. You want to ensure that you get […]
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What do I need to know when choosing an irrigation system?

A good irrigation system will reward the user for many years, making life easier, improving the condition of the garden, and adding value and beauty to your property. Installing the best system for your property requires careful consideration regarding your landscape needs, desired functionality, and design for both now and in the future. Virtually every […]
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Zones – what are they and how many do I need?

Due to the set limitations to a property’s water pressure and flow, it is impossible to water every part of the landscape all at the same time. To water your garden effectively, you will need to divide the landscape into different areas (called “zones”) and water each zone separately. When setting up an irrigation system, […]
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What is an irrigation solenoid valve?

Irrigation solenoid valves are essentially automated taps that control the water flow to a given area (called a “zone”). The input to a solenoid valve is the water supply and the output is the piping that connects to the sprinklers or drippers. Each solenoid valve has 2 wires which attach to wiring that then connects […]
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Irrigation Scheduling – what do I need?

One of the great advantages of an automated irrigation system is that, if properly installed and programmed, irrigation will be automatically, correctly, and efficiently applied. This ensures a flourishing summer garden, saves water, and preserves the value of your property. Unfortunately, proper programming is often complicated, since many irrigation controllers: Are difficult to program (i.e. […]
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Hydroponics

Hydroponics is essentially a system where you grow plants by placing the roots in a liquid nutrient solution, rather than in soil. To provide physical support for the plants, sand or other inert mediums can be used as a soil substitute. Since there is no soil, there needs to be a way to provide the […]
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