Hydrawise And Rain Bird LNK Review

            I went to a client’s house one day to check out their system and when I got there, they opened the garage to the home through their phone so I could get in and access the irrigation controller. As I left, I waved to the camera that the client was viewing from their phone, which they used to close the garage and I was my way home. Homes are getting smarter, and what is the irrigation industry doing to keep up with technology changes?

            Well, things are getting interesting over here, with technology getting way more efficient and conservation friendly, adding more hands off features for owners so they don’t have to worry about their systems! What I want to talk about specifically is the rise of the Wi-Fi-based controllers that are beginning to take hold in the industry. Years of data collection is really starting to pump out some quality technology that is improving irrigation systems and adding way more value more efficient lawn sprinkler installations.

I was recently attended several seminars for Wi-Fi irrigation controllers, to get a feel for the upcoming changes in the market and to see who leading the pack. For the record, I think Hunter’s Hydrawise and the Rain Bird LNK are pushing the way on irrigation Wi-Fi controllers. But I’m partial to the Hydrawise, I think it offers more diversity and allows users to make it as simple or complex as they want their system analysis to be. I also really enjoy the Flow Sensor that can be installed to measure water output and detect leaks and over/under water surging on systems.

In addition, the ease of monitoring from mobile and communication between mobile to the controller has brought down long-term costs for homeowners because, at the end of the day, it reduces service time on a system because the majority of the service calls, we can make the adjustments right from our office! I hope to add more value for my clients' systems by being able to provide the upgrades for systems as one of Guelph's sprinkler system installation companies.

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Early Bird Spring Booking Special

Who doesn't want to save a couple bucks here and there?

Well, currently I'm promoting our early bird spring booking special for irrigation (lawn sprinklers) system installation. It includes the free consultation and computer assisted design, and discount for booking with us for this upcoming season. We use the quality brands, Rain Bird and Hunter, and are constantly searching for new material to add to the list so we can optimize your irrigation system.

In the next post, I'll be discussing my thoughts on Hunter's HC Wifi Hydrawise controller as this week I'll be in a supplier education session to learn more about the units and how they can best be used for homeowners and commercial irrigation. We've already installed a handful of the controllers, and have been heavily promoting them for this upcoming year for clients who are interested in the great technology and water-savings features.

If you're interested or know anyone who is interested in a lawn sprinkler system, then please contact us by email or call today (647-987-8501) so we can schedule you in as soon as possible!

Fleet Upgrades!

We’re expanding! And first off, we wouldn’t be here at this point if it weren’t for clients like you. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. This year we’re excited to continue to add to our growing fleet, and the upgrade is a new Ditch Witch Zahn R300. It’s a fantastic piece of machinery and has been immeasurable in installing high-quality systems. Now, we can take on bigger projects and continue to grow with our surrounding communities.

You can find a link to the Ditch Witch website with more information, to get a clearer picture of why we’re excited to add the Zahn R300 to our fleet! You can also see a couple photos of our Zahn while being inspected by our puppy mascot, Goose.

I’d like to think of this as a fairly insightful representation of our small company’s transformation. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve, so we can further enhance the client’s experience.

That being said, we’re currently booking an early bird booking price! So if you’re thinking of getting a system installed, then there’s never been a better time. Call today for a free consultation and design, we’re more than happy to help to help optimize the outside of your home or commercial property.



Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why am I doing this”? It’s funny, as we get older and more wizened, we decide to play it safe and take fewer risks. After university though, I decided to take a risk. The risk was to build a business based on what I know and strike a path of success and personal development. It hasn’t been easy, life is full of trial and tribulation, but overcoming adversity is a good measure of building towards success. But this small irrigation company continues to grow, one step at a time!

I’ve never tried a blog out before, and to be honest, I’m not sure where we’re going with. What I’m going to include? Well, let’s start off with why I’m doing this in the first place. It’s more than just being my own boss and having fun in the Sun. It’s being the creator of my own destiny, leading a growing business to success and providing amazing services to satisfied clients, whether that be the neighbour down the road, the chain of hotels across the province, or the custom home that’s a two-hour drive away. It’s about building alongside my community as it grows, Guelph has become my home and I’m excited to continue to be apart of it and the surrounding regions!

With this blog, I hope continues my story as Progressive Irrigation Solutions grows, maybe even answer a few questions you might be wondering about. The industry is changing, the demands of individuals are unique and I seek to fill that. Your needs are my needs, so feel free to ask away! As Stephen R Covey said “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships”.

Where are we going with this?

I’m not too sure yet! The aim in mind is to provide insight on good irrigation practice, tips and news, current projects, and any relevant updates of how we’re doing. We want to best show off Commitment, Conservation, and Consistency, in every way possible.

Thank you for your time and we hope to hear back soon!