Water usage is definitely one of the most-debated topics in this industry. You need water to keep your clients’ lawns green and plants flourishing, but use too much and you better watch out.

With new water restrictions popping up daily, you need to find innovative ways to use this resource wisely, as it becomes more important than ever to monitor water during your day-to-day routines.

Peter Hingle, of Hingle’s Boss, a source for irrigation equipment, says, “Becoming more efficient is the direction of irrigation service. Whether it’s with products, scheduling, billing or performing the work, businesses recognize costumers are wanting more bang for their bucks. More commercial products are finding there way into residential irrigation, especially during upgrades of existing systems.”

With July being touted as Smart Irrigation Month, now is the time to look for ways to upgrade your clients’ irrigation equipment and make these systems more efficient.

Also, you can find additional information about the companies highlighted in red by visiting their advertisements in this issue.

Armada Technologies

The Pro800 high-power wire and valve locator is a tool for locating wire paths, lost valves and cut cables.

Banjo Corp.

Polypropylene micro valves feature a 90-degree rotating handle, fiberglass reinforcement, standard FKM seats and O-rings, and maximum operating pressure of 300 PSI.


The TH300 Big Stick is a portable soil moisture probe. The HH2 readout stores over 1,000 data points, which can be downloaded to a PC and imported into spreadsheets.

Eagle Point Software

Landscape design and irrigation design software for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D allows you to produce professional plans for residential and commercial properties.

Ecologel Solutions

Hydretain is a moisture management technology that reduces plant watering requirements by up to 50 percent or more. It effectively uses all available moisture.

Global Span Products

The Pipe Sizer provides an instant, exact way to identify pipe sizes. It is lightweight, compact and easily fits into a toolbox. Durable stainless steel construction.

Hingle’s Boss

Offers connectors for the Rain Master Pro Max and TRC universal remotes, available in six, 12, 24 and 32 stations. Also offers tools and wiring solutions.

Hunter Industries

The Pro-C irrigation controller can be used to control up to three PX lighting transformers. Lighting programs can run simultaneously with irrigation.


The Wireless Multiple Hydrozone System allows up to 48 valves to be controlled in up to eight hydrozones using 2.4 GHz radio nodes within a 1,000-foot range.

Micro Rain

Turbine-drive traveling irrigation sprinklers work well for parks, playgrounds and more. Available in many sizes, all featuring automatic retraction and shutdown.

Netafim USA

LVCZ Kits include low-flow kits with flow rates up to 4.4 GPM and high-flow kits with rates up to 35 GPM. Control valves are optional on all models.

Spectrum Technologies

The WatchDog 1000 Series soil moisture station allows users to monitor, compare and evaluate soil moisture at multiple levels in the rootzone with a single data logger.

Turf Teq

The self-propelled, walk-behind Power Edger can trench up to 7 inches deep. Four blades are offered for cutting widths of .5, 2 and 5 inches.

Next month will feature a Product Focus on Snowplows, Spreaders and Deicers.