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What are the Benefits of Sprinkler Timers and Controllers?

Installing sprinkler timers and controllers for your home’s irrigation needs saves a lot of time and effort, resulting in a healthier lawn and a lighter pocket!Why Use Sprinkler Timers and ControllersMost homeowners have been there before. You weed and feed and water the lawn all season long, but no matter what the method, the lawn never seems to grow in green and healthy. Water may be the culprit!…

Read more| May 05, 2017

How to Get Your Sprinkler Ready for Spring

After winter has passed, just simply starting up your irrigation system is never a good idea. Instead, air and water may surge through the pipes, often resulting in damage when this occurs.Rather than find yourself repairing its key components, do some prep work beforehand to get it working up to par:Check the SoilAs your first step, check the soil surrounding the sprinkler system. Specifically, dig…

Read more| Apr 20, 2017

How Long and When Should You Run Your Sprinklers?

Many use a sprinkler system to irrigate a lawn, but the possibility remains that you’ll over- or under-water it, creating dry soil and patchy grass. Right now, watering essentially gets your grass prepared for summer, but going overboard is just as worse as forgetting to hydrate it at all.Instead, time how often your sprinkler runs with the following tips:1. Thorough But Infrequent WateringWhen it…

Read more| Apr 12, 2017

5 Reasons Drip Irrigation Benefits Your Crops

As a farmer or simply someone who likes to see your plants grow tall and bear vegetables, you understand the necessity for a watering solution. Drip irrigation, in which tubing is spread out over an area to emit a slow but steady stream of water almost directly to the roots, provides an inexpensive, more efficient system for the following reasons:1. More Water is Used – and Less is WastedBecause drip…

Read more| Apr 05, 2017

The Differences Between Drip, Sprinkler & Misting Irrigation Systems

As you look to water your lawn, you’ll come across the basic irrigation types: drip sprinklers, your standard spray sprinkler models, and misting systems. You may think that, because all deliver water to your plants, all essentially do the same thing. While they essentially do, how they do it and their setup make a major impact:Drip IrrigationYou’ll notice it by the hoses used, but drip irrigation…

Read more| Mar 31, 2017

Does Your Lawn Need Lime?

Most species of grass grow best in soil that is slightly acidic with a pH of 6 or 7. Soil with a pH below 5.5 is too alkaline for grass to grow well. Fertilizer will not help because the soil is too acidic to absorb nutrients. If your soil is too acidic, it could benefit from a lime treatment.How to Figure out Your Soil’s pH Soil pH can vary widely depending on your region’s climate. If you live in…

Read more| Mar 23, 2017

How to Grow a Thick, Lush Lawn This Spring

With winter drawing to a close, your lawn may be looking brown and bare. If you dream of having a thick, lush lawn, it is possible with the right care. Here are some tips to make your grass grow thicker this spring.How to Make Your Lawn Thicker One of the most important things to do is to aerate your lawn each fall. This will allow more oxygen, water, and nutrients to get to the roots of the grass.…

Read more| Mar 15, 2017

How to Protect Your Lawn and Garden from Sudden Temperature Changes

Some parts of the United States have bone-chilling winters, and in other regions temperatures are mild. Sometimes the temperature can swing from one extreme to the other in one place within a stretch of just a few days. Extreme cold is usually not the cause of death in plants, but rather plants are killed by extreme fluctuations in temperature over a short period of time. A sudden decrease in temperature,…

Read more| Feb 23, 2017

How to Aerate Your Lawn

If soil is compacted and thatch builds up on your lawn, it can prevent air and water from penetrating deep into the soil. Thatch and organic debris under the surface can starve the roots. One way to make sure nutrients get down deep into the soil is to aerate your lawn. Aerating a lawn alleviates soil compaction. Aeration is a process of poking small holes in the soil that allow air, water, and nutrients…

Read more| Feb 14, 2017

How to Choose the Right Sprinkler and Use It Correctly

Your lawn needs at least an inch of water per week to stay green and healthy. The easiest way to make sure it gets the right amount of water is to set up a sprinkler system with a timer. Here are some tips to help you choose the right sprinkler and use it effectively.Which Type of Sprinkler Is Right for Your Lawn? If you have a small or medium-sized lawn, set up a hose-end sprinkler that waters in…

Read more| Feb 01, 2017