A Look Back: The Top Irrigation Articles of 2021

2021 saw the culmination of an increased demand for common green industry products coupled with shortages of raw materials, delays of essential components, and domestic manufacturing challenges have driven price increases across the category.  Now is a great opportunity to take a look back at the top irrigation articles of 2021 and see what plans you might want to make in your irrigation services for 2022. If these are new to you or you missed the articles during the recent season, now is the perfect time to review them and prepare to take your business to the next level of success! Improve your current services, learn how to navigate supply chain issues, or successfully add a new service to your business this coming year by taking a look at these articles.

Ask the Expert: 6 Irrigation Training Resources

The winter months are all about preparing for the upcoming season. This includes purchasing and pricing strategies, marketing planning, learning about new products, and spending time on training.  Online trainings can be available at little or no cost to you, and taking the time to grow your knowledge of products and installation techniques will always help grow your business in the long run.

Step-by-Step How To for Troubleshooting with a Multimeter

As with every season, there may be some tasks you need to check off your list before fully being 100% good to go. That’s why we’ve connected with Doug Armour, Central’s Commercial Irrigation Technical Manager, to share his insight on what to do when an irrigation system is not working properly. Armour is certified by the Irrigation Association as a Landscape Irrigation Water Manager, in addition he holds certifications with Hunter & Rain Bird, and has been factory trained with Tucor. He is an excellent resource for any technical questions about irrigation systems and for troubleshooting systems that are not functioning properly.

New Irrigation & Lighting Products for the 2021 Season

It’s always a good idea to evaluate the products and resources in your tool kit. That’s why our focus is to educate you on the newest technology trends across the industry, so that your jobs are more profitable. Read about 14 of the new, most advanced and user-friendly irrigation products from this season.

Ask the Expert: Water & Labor Savings through Smart Irrigation

July was Smart Irrigation Month! That’s why we connected with Dave Shane, one of Central’s Irrigation Experts, to learn more about smart irrigation, technology, and how efficient products and solutions can help to save water and labor. There are several areas where conservation can be applied in landscape irrigation including, manufacturing, transportation, electricity (in the irrigation system), labor (installation, maintenance and management), and water.


Rely on Central to help, whether it’s questions about inventory management, strategic purchasing, marketing strategy, or business planning. Central has 53 branches throughout 17 states and two countries, and we’re able to transfer products between our locations to make sure you have what you need, when you need it. Schedule a planning meeting with us to discuss your needs—together, we can create a plan that works for you. We stay at the leading edge of the industry and we’re ready to help you grow into 2022 and beyond!