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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 Turn Slow Season into Go Season with Winter Service Offerings

By Ewing Irrigation on November 18, 2021
Regardless of where you live in the U.S., Old Man Winter can be challenging for those who make their living in the...

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...

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...

Smart Yards are Smart for Your Business

By Robyn Hazen on February 25, 2020
You’ve probably heard that today’s smartphones are more advanced than the technology that put man on the moon....

Smart Irrigation Ideas that Save Water and are Good for Business

By Ewing Irrigation on July 4, 2019
Saving water isn’t just a good idea, it can also be a smart business strategy for irrigation installers.

The True Environmental Impact of Lawns and Landscapes

By Ewing Irrigation on April 23, 2019
The landscapes you create and care for contribute to healthier communities and the planet, but there are some easy ways...

How This Green Golf Course Went All-In on Sustainability (and Won an Award)

By Ewing Irrigation on February 28, 2019
How does a golf course slash its water bill by nearly $1 million per year and still provide playable greens and a...

Contractor Reviews: Putting Smart Irrigation Products to the Test

By Ewing Irrigation on September 4, 2018
After years of drought in California, landscape companies in the Golden State have become experts at reducing water use...

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...

Must-Have Smart Irrigation Products for 2018

By Ewing Irrigation on July 5, 2018
Imagine every time you wanted something to drink you filled up two glasses but poured one straight into the sink. Does...

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:

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...

Start Your Holiday Shopping With Ewing

By Ewing Irrigation on December 7, 2017
‘Tis the season for gift giving. As you create your gift list for family and friends, don’t forget your customers are...

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...

Donut Get Spacey with Sprinkler Head Spacing

By Ewing Irrigation on August 28, 2017
You’ve seen it before: lush, green grass tainted by dry, brown circles—almost like crop circles or donuts.

3 Steps to Understanding and Applying Plant-Water Requirements in Irrigation Systems

By Ewing Irrigation on August 9, 2017
(Part two of the “Don’t Forget It” Irrigation Series)

4 Tips for Selling Smart Irrigation Controllers

By Ewing Irrigation on August 7, 2017
Being that it’s called “smart,” you might think these irrigation controllers would sell themselves. However, since many...

Irrigate Differently with the Sapling Soaker Ring Tree Watering Bag

By Ewing Irrigation on July 21, 2017
Serving as a slow release watering system for young ornamentals, the Sapling Soaker Ring Tree Watering Bag delivers a...

Achieving the Perfect Rain with Precipitation Rates

By Ewing Irrigation on July 3, 2017
(Part one of the “Don’t Forget It” Irrigation Series)

Smart Watering in the Palm of Your Hand with Wi-Fi Controllers

By Ewing Irrigation on April 5, 2017
Homeowners may have started asking you for an irrigation controller that can integrate with their smart home system...

Try the X-CORE Controller for an Easy Solution to a Common Homeowner Problem

By Ewing Irrigation on March 20, 2017
Homeowners often face a dilemma when it comes to watering their plants. “The vegetable garden needs to be watered for...

3 Tips for Installing Dripline from Benjamin Franklin

By Ewing Irrigation on March 6, 2017
The phrase “time is money,” coined by Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, has become a well-understood and appreciated...

How Growers Can Use the Baseline System to Efficiently Water Crops

By Ewing Irrigation on February 8, 2017
Despite efforts to keep up with the weatherman, even the most diligent caretaker will discover that the seasons find...

Five Business Tools to Help You Grow in 2017

By Ewing Irrigation on December 12, 2016
As you race toward the finish line of 2016 and plan your 2017 goals, Ewing’s tools and services can help you on your...

Ewing National Public Agency and Specification Manager Inducted to LAF Board

By Ewing Irrigation on December 1, 2016
December 01, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz.— Ewing Irrigation’s National Public Agency and Specification Manager, Steve McCarter,...

A, B, C, D, Ewing! Learn All About Our Custom Training Solutions!

By Ewing Irrigation on November 2, 2016
Different combinations of 26 letters create countless words. Even if it was possible to memorize all of them, new ones...

Education and Fun Share Center Stage at Ewing’s Main Event Tempe

By Ewing Irrigation on September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz.—Train. Eat. Compete. Those three words pulse through every bit of Ewing’s Main Event...

Stand Out with Differentiating Products from Ewing

By Ewing Irrigation on July 25, 2016
To keep your business competitive in today’s market, you need to set yourself apart from the competition. While there...

Become an Advocate for Saving Water

By Ewing Irrigation on July 22, 2016
Elizabeth McCartney - Irrigation Association Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, Warren Gorowitz - Ewing's VP of...

Get Smart + Save Water With Soil Amendments

By Ewing Irrigation on July 15, 2016
Get smart and save water this July! Landscapes are our livelihoods and water is our greatest resource. Help save water...

Get Smart + Save Water With Efficient Irrigation Systems

By Ewing Irrigation on July 13, 2016
This July, get smart and save water! Landscapes are our livelihoods, and water is our greatest resource. Help save...

Get Smart + Save Water With Ewing’s Sales Tools

By Ewing Irrigation on July 11, 2016
Get smart and save water this July! Landscapes are our livelihoods and water is our greatest resource. That’s why Ewing...

Top 5 Irrigation Tips for Summer

By Ewing Irrigation on June 20, 2016
Use these five tips to make sure your irrigation system is ready for summer so that you can use water in the most...

Help Your Yard Drink Responsibly: 3 Ways to Use Water More Efficiently in Your Backyard

By Ewing Irrigation on May 2, 2016
Water is a precious resource—and even more so in the desert climate of Arizona, which has been under drought conditions...

New Rachio Controller: More to Love

By Ewing Irrigation on April 18, 2016
Last year, Rachio won over irrigation pros and their clients with fast and easy installation and water saving...

California Water Restrictions: Ewing Offers Solutions to Conserve Water

By Ewing Irrigation on April 8, 2015
On April 1, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory statewide water restrictions as California faces another year of severe...

4 Ways to Get More Sales with Smart Irrigation

By Ewing Irrigation on July 1, 2014
July is Smart Irrigation Month, and a great time for contractors to boost business by saving water.

5 Must-Haves for Smart Irrigation

By Ewing Irrigation on July 29, 2013
1. Quality Soil

3 Strategies for More Smart Irrigation Sales

By Ewing Irrigation on July 23, 2013
With half of the water being wasted in an average landscape, there’s an ocean of opportunity for selling smart...

Christmas in July for Contractors: Smart Irrigation Month Giveaways and More!

By Ewing Irrigation on July 3, 2013
This Smart Irrigation Month brings a lot of great opportunities for contractors—we’re talking seriously awesome trips,...

Selling Smart Irrigation: Free and Easy Tools for Contractors

By Ewing Irrigation on June 24, 2013
June 24, 2013, Phoenix, Ariz.—Selling clients on smart irrigation can be tough, so Ewing created some new tools to help...

Irrigation Pros Talk Smart Irrigation Our Contest Winners

By Ewing Irrigation on August 9, 2012
During our recent Smart Irrigation Month contest we asked our blog, Facebook and Twitter followers to share their...

Smart Irrigation Month Resources Wrap Up

By Ewing Irrigation on July 31, 2012
Another great Smart Irrigation Month has come to a close, and hopefully more people have learned some ways they can...

Smart Irrigation Contest: Last Chance to Enter!

By Ewing Irrigation on July 28, 2012
Our fourth (and final) Smart Irrigation Contest question is:

Smart Irrigation Contest: Question 3

By Ewing Irrigation on July 27, 2012
Our third Smart Irrigation Contest question is:

Smart Irrigation Contest: Question 2

By Ewing Irrigation on July 26, 2012
Our second Smart Irrigation Contest question is:

Smart Irrigation Contest: Question 1

By Ewing Irrigation on July 25, 2012
Our first Smart Irrigation Contest question is:

Official Rules for Ewing’s Smart Irrigation Contest

By Ewing Irrigation on July 25, 2012
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATES, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID...

Smart Irrigation Month Contest: Smart Opportunities

By Ewing Irrigation on July 25, 2012
It’s Smart Irrigation Month, and a great time to learn about smart irrigation. . . so we’ve decided to listen to the...

Increase Sales and Water Savings with Smart Irrigation

By Ewing Irrigation on July 17, 2012
July is Smart Irrigation Month, making this the perfect time to commit to water-saving practices.

5 Smart Ideas for Smart Irrigation Month

By Ewing Irrigation on July 11, 2012
Short on time or ideas? Tap into ready-made Smart Irrigation Month resources from the Irrigation Association.

Making Sense of Water-Saving Sprinkler Nozzles

By Ewing Irrigation on July 5, 2012
When talking to customers about nozzles, the first thing I do is to help them understand precipitation rates by talking...

“Not So Smart” Irrigation Photo Caption Contest Winners!

By Ewing Irrigation on July 3, 2012
We've tallied up the scores, and chosen our favorite captions in the "Not So Smart" Irrigation Photo Caption Contest....

Photo 7: Final “Not So Smart” Irrigation Caption Contest Photo

By Ewing Irrigation on July 1, 2012
This “not so smart” irrigation photo was submitted by Tony Keck, Ewing branch manager in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Control Irrigation Systems from the Palm of Your Hand