Irrigation schedules are essential for effective landscape water management. InSite is a water managers a tool to generate accurate irrigation schedules. InSite irrigation schedules: Consider the needs of the landscape. Respect the capabilities of the sprinkler system. Respond to changes in the weather. InSite is FREE, as a reminder to you of Irrisoft's commitment to responsible water management. Remember an irrigation schedule is only one step toward effective water management, Weather Reach smart control automatically manages irrigation based on real-time climate conditions.
InSite irrigation schedules can be based on Historical ET or real-time conditions when using a Weather Reach Smart Control. Water managers must account for many factors to prepare accurate schedules.
InSite helps you considers the following factors to assure plants get the right amount of water:
- Plant type - plants use water at a varying rate.
- Soil type - the soil is a reservoir to store essential nutrients and moisture.
- Root Depth - Deep, healthy roots are essential for healthy beautiful plants.
- Run-Off reductions can be managed with multiple cycles allowing the water to soak into the soil. Soil type, slope and sprinkler application rate is used by InSite to calculate cycle soak times.
- Available Days - Facilities use, maintenance and local water restrictions determine available watering days. InSite adapts to the available watering days.
Respect the capabilities of the sprinkler system InSite irrigation schedules are tailored to sprinkler controller features and irrigation system performance. There are three tools to calculate sprinkler precipitation rates:
- Sprinkler Performance Tables – Select the sprinklers used in each zone from database of the major sprinkler manufacturers. Enter the head spacing and the precipitation rate is calculated automatically.
- Catch Can – Results of a catch can test can quickly be entered to calculate precipitation rates.
- Drip Systems – A simple calculator can be used with drip zones.
- Sprinkler coverage or distribution uniformity, affects the health of the landscape. Poor uniformity causes dry-spots. To compensate for weak coverage InSite uses distribution uniformity to adjust valve run-time.
InSite provides a printout of the schedule including watering days, program start times and station run times. Use it to program the controller. Schedules are saved on your computer for future reference.
Climate conditions affect the amount of water that evaporates from landscape. This loss of water is referred to as evapotranspiration or ET. Watering schedules need to be adjusted when weather conditions change. Weather Reach Smart Control manages irrigation schedules as the weather changes.