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Innovation in irrigation is a reality with the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller

Toro EVOLUTION smart connect irrigation controller Minneapolis 900

Like fine wine, your irrigation will improve year after year with the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller. In the past, when the controller technology for your irrigation system is hung on the wall it is the best it will ever be. That is not the case anymore. At Conserva Irrigation of the Twin Cities we use the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller which is truly an evolution for sprinkler systems. By being completely updateable with new firmware as well as being able to be upgraded later with the addition of more sensors and new features as they come out it will continue to improve with age.

With its flexibility across the board the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller is the best option in irrigation control systems. With so many amazing features to offer, we would need to write a book to tell you about all of it. Here are the top features you’ll enjoy:

Historical weather data availability

The Toro EVOLUTION® Controller has the exclusive function of being able to use past weather data from your area to better control your irrigation system. Adjusting your peak watering schedule with annual weather data is a great way to run an efficient system, but with the added benefit of 40 years of historical data to factor into your monthly adjustments you can save up to 20% more on your water usage. No other controllers offer a history of weather data built right in.

User friendly interface

TORO_186By getting rid of the standard old fashioned dial that was super confusing and non-intuitive, the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller has a simple-to-use digital interface that is a breeze to use. With this new interface comes the ability to name your zones in ways that are more easily decipherable. Zone 1, Zone 2, and so on is a thing of the past. Now you can name your zones “Azaleas”, “Veggies”, “Oak tree”, “Right Side” or any other name that would make sense for your home and yard. And with the addition of an easy to use Water Now button you can quickly turn your sprinklers on any time you want.

Upgradeable, programmable and reprogrammable

What you see is not what you get. The Toro EVOLUTION® Controller is completely upgradeable, computer programmable and reprogrammable. With a standard thumb drive your firm ware can be updated every time the innovators at Toro improve it. Not only that, with the addition of Smart Connect™ it can wirelessly communicate with weather sensors, soil sensors, wireless relays and a handheld remote. These items can be added and removed for later upgrades or changes to your system. For example when newer functionality becomes available such as flow sensing, you will get it.

Russ Jundt Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

Russ Jundt
Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

With a multitude of other innovative features, the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller beats the competition and really holds true to the Conserva Irrigation core value of innovation. At Conserva Irrigation, our core values are a way of life and our standard course in everything we do. Contact us to install your new Minneapolis irrigation system or to schedule your FREE INSPECTION on your existing system. Give us a ring at (763) 434-5414, email us at or visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you and helping make your irrigation system an efficient water conservation system.


Our Core Values Set Us Apart in the Minneapolis Sprinkler Industry

What makes Conserva Irrigation different from other sprinkler companies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro? Why choose us over someone else? The answer is simple: it’s our core values of professionalism, innovation and responsibility that give us an edge. This in turn gives you peace of mind and long term savings.

Core Priority #1: Professionalism

With Conserva, a professional will show up to service your system.

With Conserva, a professional will show up to service your system.

When you make an appointment to set up a service call, who is going to show up? Professionalism in appearance and performance are job one. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. This is even more critical when a service person arrives at your house. Our trained technicians arrive on time in recognizable, branded Conserva Irrigation apparel. We arrive in fully-equipped service trucks, ready to run our complimentary 12-point sprinkler system analysis on your landscape. With our System Efficiency Score (SES), we can pinpoint exactly what irregularities are happening with your lawn’s irrigation system.

Performance is the second key with professionalism. Perhaps, you have sprinkler heads that need replacing. There could be a valve malfunction or some other issue creating wet or dry patches in your various landscaping zones. Whatever it is, there is no cost to you for us to assess your system. If you need work done, we give you a flat rate price quote. This flat rate pricing levels the field. There is no more guessing what the repair is going to cost or wondering if that cost was based on your zip code or neighborhood. Many times, we can make our repairs on the spot. Our trained technicians thoroughly understand the irrigation industry. Our work is 100% guaranteed. All the time. Every time.

Core Priority #2: Innovation

water conservation Minneapolis sprinklers lrWhen we think of technology, we seldom have issues with updating our computer equipment or cell phones to the most reputable or effective model. When it comes to our sprinkler system; however, we tend to think that there are no upgrades that are ever needed, save an occasional broken sprinkler head repair. You may wonder what type of improvements are available for a sprinkler system. Aren’t they just fancy nozzles that attach to underground hoses and save you work? If you’ve ever watched in dismay as your sprinkler system went off during a rainstorm, you know that isn’t true. Ultimately, an efficient irrigation system will let you have a healthy beautiful lawn while keeping the maximum amount of money in your pocket, instead of in the water company’s bank account. At Conserva Irrigation, we have teamed up with none other than the world leader in residential, commercial and golf sprinkler systems: Toro®.  The Toro Company works tirelessly to create the most efficient watering systems on the planet. Through this partnership, we gain access and inspiration on how to transform each Minneapolis sprinkler system to create optimally healthy lawns, with perfect watering processes.

Core Priority #3: Responsibility

Being able to conserve water saves you money every month on your watering bill. It also goes a long way toward being a good steward with our natural resources. The difficulties arise in how to successfully go about conserving water effectively versus simply throwing money at a problem. Did you know that even one very small leak can waste more than 6,300 gallons of water each month? The case for conservation is a simple one: we all need to do our part. At Conserva Irrigation, using water responsibly is at the heart of our business. That good consciousness gets passed to you effortlessly. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources quoted environmentalist Daniel Chiras, from his book Lessons from Nature, “…building a sustainable society does not mean reverting to a primitive existence. The challenge is to find a new synthesis that melds the wisdom of nature with human institutions and technologies and lifestyles.” Having an irrigation system that combines targeted watering with conserving is a win-win for you and the environment.

It takes the winning combination of professionalism and innovation, combined with conservation to create a company to efficiently service, install, and repair your Minneapolis sprinkler system and to guarantee your peace of mind. Our core values set us apart in the Minneapolis sprinkler industry. Another positive side effect of stopping sprinkler leaks and using a more efficient watering system is that many of our happy customers have reduced their water bill by over 40%!

Russ Jundt Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

Russ Jundt
Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

To schedule your complimentary Twin Cities irrigation check-up, give us a call at (763) 434-5414, drop us an email at or visit our website at


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