HPC FACE PANEL
Hunter Industries has released its new HPC face panel, which brings Pro-C modular and fixed station controllers manufactured since March 2014 into the world of Wi-Fi irrigation management, with no reinstallation or rewiring required. The HPC uses Hydrawise™ technology to offer automatic watering schedule updates based on real-time climate data and deliver instant alerts to contractors in the event of a problem in the system. Users simply swap out the dial face panel with the new touch-screen HPC, and thus have an economical and effective way to provide customers with the up-to-date, 21st-century tools that they demand.
HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE WEED BARRIER
CSP introduces its high-density polyethylene (HDPE) weed barrier, PolyWeed Shield, made from CSP’s trademarked material, StaCon®. The product is a durable, long-lasting alternative to fabric weed protectors. PolyWeed Shield is made from 95 percent recycled material and can be recycled in most curbside recycling programs. The product comes in a standard size: 48 inches by 36 inches, with a perforation every 3 inches. This allows gardeners and landscapers to size it to fit their specific needs.
WAC Landscape Lighting
HARDSCAPE LED LUMINAIRES
WAC Landscape Lighting has introduced new Hardscape LED luminaires for a variety of exterior lighting applications. Designed to illuminate the outdoor space and wash away the darkness, the new Hardscape Luminaires feature Dual 2700K and 3000K CCTs and integral brightness control. The luminaires will enhance stone or rock columns and retaining walls, facades, rails, steps and other outdoor living areas. Operating with a constant output of 9 to 15 volts, the fixtures deliver up to 330 lumens with a 90-plus CRI and a life of over 50,000 hours. IP66-rated and protected against high-pressure water jets, these landscape luminaires are factory sealed, watertight fixtures. The hardscape fixtures are crafted of corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy and tightly spaced with diffused LEDs for even illumination. Four sizes are available: 3, 6, 12 and 18 inches; however the latter three offer the technology advancements of CCT selection and integral brightness control. Three architectural finishes are offered: bronze on aluminum, graphite and sand. Mounting accessories are included.
ESSENTIAL NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS BOOK
New this month from Imagine Publishing, “Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States” presents a carefully curated primary group of plants with proven vigor and aesthetic appeal. Authors Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge offer a comprehensive guide for choosing the best native trees and shrubs for sustainable landscapes in the temperate area east of the Mississippi River. Organized for fast, confident tree and shrub selection for specific landscape applications, the book includes graphs, photos and text informed by decades of horticultural experience.
The new FleetMobile SSE (Standalone Smartphone Edition) from Azuga is a smartphone-based solution for driver behavior monitoring, mobile timecard management and GPS tracking. It offers live maps and breadcrumbs, driver grouping and hierarchies, trip details and trip detection, stop time and number of stops, usage summary, geofences, scheduled reports, custom reporting and driver coaching.
H20Excel from Brookside Agra can help to reduce soil surface tension and allow hardened soils to absorb water and nutrients, thus reducing the risk of winter desiccation of landscape plants. Made from a proprietary blend of desert plant extracts, the product is said to not harm animals or humans, to boost plant strength and increase root mass and length, all while using less water and fertilizer. It can be safely blended with fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Coyote Landscape Products
CUSTOM LANDSCAPE EDGING
Coyote Landscape Products produces custom steel edging according to clients’ specifications, allowing landscape architects and designers to create intricate designs without being limited to standard lines. The company has the ability to produce distinctive bends and hidden pockets for a cleaner aesthetic, resulting in steel edging that’s easier to maintain with well-defined borders to separate rocks, grass and landscape beds. Powder-coated, plated, unfinished and perforated steel are available.