July = Smart irrigation month, but how can these “smart” irrigation technologies help us in a drought?
By Shane Evans
For those of you who don't know, the Irrigation Association has deemed July as Smart Irrigation Month. According to their website, “Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association initiative celebrated throughout July to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf and agricultural irrigation” (Irrigation Association, 2020).
Please join the Metropolitan Council and the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Scie
By Shane Evans
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is home to several model landscapes, gardens and research projects. With funding from the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, Turfgrass Science team members, led by Dr. Dan Sandor, now at Virginia Tech University, installed an experiment to determine the effectiveness of various smart irrigation controllers and technologies in 2019. The purpose of this article is to give a brief introduction of the project and what we hope to learn from it.
Have you ever wondered if it's possible to grow a healthy lawn with less water? A free, fiv
Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water
Welcome to our Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water webinar series event page. We hosted a free, five-part summer webinar series in the summer of 2020 that focused on turfgrass and irrigation topics to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. If you are interested in learning more about our work, please watch the recordings below or visit our Irrigation Resources page.