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Choose the Right Fittings for Your Drip Irrigation Systems

By Ewing Irrigation on May 20, 2022
When it comes to tubing for drip irrigation systems, there are common industry standards for sizing, but how do you...

Two Ways Smart Tech Can Help Your Irrigation Clients Conserve Water and Save Money

By Jack York on January 18, 2022
Technological advances have moved smart irrigation tech well beyond Wi-Fi and now allow contractors to do much more...

How to Winterize a Pump Station

By Ashlee Pond on October 26, 2021
Although geography ultimately dictates when to winterize an irrigation pump station, for most of the country...

What You Need to Know About Master Valves for Pump Stations

By Ashlee Pond on September 21, 2021
Master valves are a common component in most irrigation systems, but they are not always required.

Backflow Prevention Gets Its Own National Holiday

By Jack York on August 16, 2021
Today, August 16, is National Backflow Prevention Day. This new event created by Watts Water Technologies, is “a day...

Three Ways to Be Smart About Irrigation

By Pat Gross on July 27, 2021
Whether you’ve been a landscape professional for one year, ten or twenty, advancements in technology mean we’re all...

Five Myths About Turfgrass Water Management

By Pat Gross on June 29, 2021
It’s no secret that turfgrass needs water to survive. We all do! Although applying water to grass seems simple, here...

Top 4 Tips for Selecting a Pump Control Box

By Ashlee Pond on June 24, 2021
Selecting the right pump control box can affect your project’s timeline, budget and the performance and longevity of...

3 Pump Selection Tips for Irrigation Applications

By Ashlee Pond on May 27, 2021
Selecting the right irrigation pump for your project can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. Choosing the right...

How To Save Time on Your Next Irrigation Pump Project

By Ashlee Pond on April 15, 2021
With a busy irrigation season quickly approaching, landscape businesses are searching for ways to save man-hours and...

What’s New in Irrigation? Technology, Tools and More

By Jack York on December 16, 2020
From new products to new rules and regulations, check out what’s new and what’s coming up in 2021.

How to Make Up for Lost Time on Irrigation Installs

By Ashlee Pond on December 10, 2020
This is an irrigation season unlike any other. Response to COVID-19 may mean reduced manpower or reduced time in the...

3 Tips for Selecting a Pump for Irrigation

By Ashlee Pond on November 5, 2020
Saving time and increasing profitability is essential to a successful season. Selecting the right pump for an...

3 Tips for Pump Winterization

By Ashlee Pond on October 29, 2020
Winterization season is right around the corner. Make sure you are armed with the information you need to be successful.

How to Pitch Winterization Services to Homeowners

By Ewing Irrigation on October 20, 2020
Colder months can sometimes cause a slowdown in business for landscape contractors, but offering seasonal services such...

Smart Irrigation Products and Techniques to Help Differentiate Your Business

By Veronica Biczo on July 27, 2020
Smart Irrigation Month is a great reminder to consider practices and products that reduce water waste, benefit the...

3 Tips for Selling Smart Irrigation to Your Clients

By Ewing Irrigation on July 7, 2020
For more than 10 years the green industry has named July as Smart Irrigation Month because of its benefits for the...

Second Water & Sustainability Innovation Award Presented to SSC Services for Education

By Ewing Irrigation on April 7, 2020
Innovative thinking and a strong commitment to water savings leads to a successful campus overhaul for the University...

Tools for First Class Sports Fields this Spring

By Robyn Hazen on March 11, 2020
Sports field perfection is a noble pursuit for all sports field managers, and the aesthetics of a sports field are just...

2020 Industry Trends

By Ewing Irrigation on January 28, 2020
January of 2020 is almost over, but the New Year has only begun. With a new year means new product and industry trends....

Irrigation Regulations: What You Need To Know For 2020

By Ewing Irrigation on January 9, 2020
The new year will be ringing in many new things including new regulations that may affect your business and clients’...

Here’s What Can Happen If You Don’t Winterize Your Sprinkler System

By Ewing Irrigation on October 22, 2019
Depending on where you are in the country—and how cold it gets—damage to an irrigation system from not winterizing can...

2019 Fall Turf Care Guide

By Ewing Irrigation on October 9, 2019
It can be easy to fall into the same routines season after season and see the same results. But what if you could do...

Ideas for Improving School Irrigation and Landscaping

By Ewing Irrigation on September 5, 2019
Back to school season is in full swing and if you manage school grounds or sports fields, you know it can be difficult...

The Basics of Backflow Prevention

By Ewing Irrigation on August 29, 2019
A well-designed irrigation system is important for the health of plants in a landscape but it’s also important for...

Sprinkler, Drip or Pump: Which Filter is Right for Your Irrigation System?

By Ewing Irrigation on May 30, 2019
Landscape irrigation filters are not only a recommended component of a system but are often a requirement for an...

How to Use a Wire and Valve Locator Tool

By Ewing Irrigation on May 9, 2019
When it comes to breaks in a system, it can be challenging to find the exact location of the problem. With a wire and...

When and How to Use Solar Powered Irrigation

By Ewing Irrigation on April 25, 2019
Solar powered irrigation controllers are not always the best choice, but they could be perfect for certain jobs.

How to Find and Fix Irrigation Water Pressure Problems

By Ewing Irrigation on April 11, 2019
Do you suspect a pressure problem with an irrigation system—or would you like to see if a system is performing to spec?

New Year’s Refresh: Irrigation Basics Round Up

By Ewing Irrigation on January 22, 2019
Start your New Year off on the right foot by refreshing your knowledge on some irrigation fundamentals that will keep...

4 Reasons to Switch to the Hunter Hydrawise Controller

By Ewing Irrigation on January 17, 2019
With many new irrigation controllers on the market it can be difficult to know which one is right for each site. Here...

Top 10 Turf, Irrigation and Landscape Blog Posts of 2018

By Ewing Irrigation on January 3, 2019
At Ewing, we love to share our knowledge and help our customers improve their skills—that's why we're always sharing...

New Product Contest Winners from 2018 Irrigation Show

By Ewing Irrigation on December 13, 2018
Each year, during the annual Irrigation Show hosted by the Irrigation Association (IA), dozens of manufacturers submit...

Winterize Your Pump in Six Steps

By Ewing Irrigation on November 8, 2018
Winterization season is right around the corner… are you and your customers prepared?

There's A Better Way to Blow Out. Here's How.

By Ewing Irrigation on October 18, 2018
If you maintain sprinkler systems in cold winter areas, you’re bound to receive several questions about blowing out...

Too Early to Prep for Spring Drainage? Not If You Want to Prevent Future Flood Damage

By Ewing Irrigation on October 4, 2018
Before preparing your customers’ landscape for hibernation this winter, take a look at their drainage system....

Tips for Maintaining Fall Sports Fields

By Ewing Irrigation on August 30, 2018
School’s back in session and the weather is starting to cool — it’s finally fall, and that means it's time for fall...

11 Ways to Save Water with Smart Irrigation

By Ewing Irrigation on July 31, 2018
July is Smart Irrigation Month, but at Ewing we think every month should celebrate smart irrigation. That's because...

Then and Now: How Smart Irrigation Continues to Evolve with Technology and the Times

By Ewing Irrigation on July 26, 2018
It wasn’t long ago that a landscape contractor or homeowner would have to program an irrigation clock with nothing more...

Smart Irrigation Ideas for Sports Fields

By Ewing Irrigation on July 24, 2018
With a whole month dedicated to smart irrigation, July is a great time for sports fields to evaluate their water-use...

5 Tips for Common Pump Needs

By Ewing Irrigation on July 12, 2018
Pumps are a lot less complicated than they appear at first glance. Understanding a few basics will go a long way, but...

How to Get Involved with Smart Irrigation Month

By Ewing Irrigation on July 3, 2018
It’s that time of year again, when the days are longer, the weather is warmer and landscapes tend to become a little...

How to Expand Drip Lines for Matured Plants

By Ewing Irrigation on June 12, 2018
While planning ahead for a plant’s growth with pre-installed drip rings is ideal, it doesn’t always happen and...

Drip Irrigation: Planning For Growth

By Ewing Irrigation on June 7, 2018
A common mistake when laying down drip irrigation is installing and preparing it for the plant’s needs at time of...

The Switch to Drip: Drip Irrigation Trends for 2018

By Ewing Irrigation on May 31, 2018
Contractors in dry and drought stressed regions should take special note of this trend:

The What, Where and Why of 3 Different Irrigation Methods: Sprinklers, Drip and Flood

By Ewing Irrigation on May 1, 2018
There are a variety of irrigation systems out there and each of them have a specific use and function. Find out the...

Get Your Clients Ready for Summer with a Pre-Season Irrigation Check

By Ewing Irrigation on April 26, 2018
Many home and business owners know that spring is prime time for an air conditioning check—no one wants to have the A/C...

How to Repair a Leaky Drip Irrigation Poly Tube in 3 Easy Steps

By Ewing Irrigation on April 19, 2018
As winter rolls out and spring arrives throughout the country, drip irrigation systems will soon be back up and...

What to Consider When Switching to a Recycled Water Irrigation System

By Ewing Irrigation on April 12, 2018
With positive environmental impacts and potential financial benefits, many businesses, sports fields, golf courses,...

3 Ways to Detect Leaks in Your Irrigation System

By Ewing Irrigation on March 20, 2018
Fix a Leak Week is happening now—March 19 through March 25. Every year, Ewing celebrates the week by educating its...

3 Tips for Finding Success in a Smaller Market

By Ewing Irrigation on February 27, 2018
As a landscape contractor, maintaining loyal customers can be difficult year after year. In order to stay top of mind...

3 Products to Make Field Sharing a Success

By Ewing Irrigation on February 22, 2018
What was once trending is now becoming a money saving staple across the nation. Field sharing is causing field managers...

4 Steps for Replacing a Sprinkler System Controller

By Ewing Irrigation on February 13, 2018
Replacing a sprinkler system controller can be tricky, but these four steps can help you easily replace an outdated...

Adjust a Sprinkler Arc in 3 Simple Steps

By Ewing Irrigation on January 16, 2018
Rotating sprinkler heads don’t spray in a constant fountain—like spray heads—but apply water in a specific arc. To get...

Back to Basics: Irrigation System Components

By Ewing Irrigation on January 4, 2018
Whether you’re a seasoned irrigation pro or you’re just getting started in the business, it’s important to understand...

How to Convince Prospective Clients to Hire You as Their Landscape Pro

By Ewing Irrigation on December 19, 2017
Many spend time in December planning for the New Year. As small business owners create their goals and plans for the...

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Modifies Education Offerings to Better Meet Contractor Needs

By Ewing Irrigation on December 5, 2017
Nov. 13, 2017, PHOENIX—To better accommodate contractors across the nation, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply has...

Functions and Benefits of Irrigation Controller Apps for the Professional

By Ewing Irrigation on November 9, 2017
As an irrigation professional, it’s your job to ensure healthy plants—beyond that, it’s your job to ensure happy...

Know Your Controller: Irrigation Controller Apps for Homeowners

By Ewing Irrigation on November 7, 2017
Your smartphone does more than check Facebook or text your kids when they’re out with friends. Your smartphone can now...

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Releases Pumps Selection White Paper

By Ewing Irrigation on November 2, 2017
Nov. 02, 2017, PHOENIX—Selecting the right pump for the project you’re working on can be tricky. Do you need a...

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