Have you wondered why your lawn is dry or brown, but still green around the sprinkler heads? The answer might be a sinking sprinkler head. It’s worth having a quick inspection and if that’s the problem, making some changes. Why Are My Sprinkler Heads Sinking? Sinking sprinkler heads is not usually a huge problem. Don’t panic, but it needs fixing. Over time, soil compacts with foot traffic and lawnmowers running over and around the heads. That causes the sprinklers to settle into a lower position. Once sunken, the water can’t spray as far as it usually does. In fact, it can collide directly with only the surrounding turf. That causes under-watered grass further away from the sprinklers, and possibly even overwatered grass directly around it. And it gets worse fast! Brown grass, or even flooded grass. ‘Give me a solution!’ I hear you ask: How to Fix Sinking Sprinkler Heads in Tampa Don’t delay, as time will only make things worse - it can be a real struggle to rescue a dead lawn with Tampa’s climate. Here’s what you can do: Dig around the head with a shovel, to remove the sod and soil. Carefully clear out the dirt around it. Pay attention to not hit or damage any underground pipes, or the sprinkler head itself! Pull the sprinkler head up, so it’s even with the ground again. Pack the soil under and around the sprinkler head, push down on it slightly to ensure the pressure is sufficient to avoid it sinking again quickly. Replace the sod piece, over the sprinkler head. Read Related: Does My Lawn Need Resodding? Take the Time to Clean Your Sprinkler Heads While fixing your sinking sprinkler heads, it’s also a good opportunity to clean them out. Dirty sprinkler heads can cause underwatering, as the [...]
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Deciding what type of home irrigation system you install can have a large impact on how your yard and plants grow. We regularly see homeowners with flooded or under-watered lawns, purely because their irrigation system isn’t right for their needs. As experts in irrigation installation in Florida, we’ve made this quick guide to get you started. As always, feel free to call us today for more advice and expert installation. Read Related: 10 Essential Spring Lawn Care Tips for a Vibrant Lawn What Type of Home Irrigation Do I Need? Sprinkler Irrigation Sprinklers are the ‘standard’ type of home irrigation system. They fire out water above ground, allowing them to cover large areas and overcome obstacles. They can rotate, allowing for large coverage with minimal devices. In terms of sprinkler choice, you have two options: Moveable hose-connected sprinklers (cheaper option for occasional, flexible watering). Automated, pop-up sprinklers (reliable and consistent watering, with automated hideaway heads & no risk of hose tripping). The Benefits of a Sprinkler Irrigation System By supplying overhead water, you can target large areas of your hard with a few sprinkler heads. You can target large areas of plants and bushes. Very versatile and can be used almost anywhere on your property. There’s no need to worry about gravity, you can even have a sprinkler system pointing up a slope. Perfect For: Yards with plants that need regular watering. Large areas and lawns. Non-disruptive installation. Trickle or Drip Irrigation Trickle drip irrigation is the most precise type of home irrigation system around. It works by placing irrigation lines around your yard, with small holes located at the desired watering points. The lines slowly drip water out, providing consistent and efficient watering directly to the plants. The water then flows directly to the roots of the plants in [...]
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It seems like everything in life requires maintenance. Your air conditioner, your health, your dog and even your sprinkler system repairs require some attention. Left unattended the sprinkler system will under-perform the job you bought it to do. More and more Florida business owners and home owners are relying on automated sprinkler systems to maintain the beauty of their property. An automated system when running properly can save time and effort and money. Taking care of that system a few times a year can also save money in the long run. 1. It's easier to take care of them now rather than later. Sprinkler system repairs are a maintenance item that when attended to on a regular basis at least twice or three times per year will keep problems nipped in the bud and are much less costly when repaired sooner. People who spend time in nature are happier, so keep your stacation spot looking and feeling great with a little walk through the sprinklers. Any delay in the repair can cause damage to your flowers, shrubs or lanscaping, as well as continued deterioration of the system itself. And if the system needs a repair in one or more spots, there's also a loss of water, which can increase your bill. We suggest a simple inspection a few times a year and some preventative maintenance to prevent any bigger issues down the road. 2. Sprinkler Obstruction When planting new shrubs or flowers, be sure to check first to ensure the sprinkler spray will not be obstructed. Positioning garbage cans or new plants in front of a sprinkler can cause dry spots where the water was supposed to flow. Check your current landscaping as well to ensure that plant growth hasn't blocked the path of water flow. Sometimes the best fix is just [...]
If you are looking for an irrigation system, here are some of the questions we get frequently and the answers to them. We want to help you design the best care for your property. Why is it important to install an irrigation system in a lawn? While we're all tempted to buy a spinning sprinkler at the hardware store, a well designed irrigation system insures that our landscaping will look great and grow for years and years. Irrigation systems can reduce water use, as well as sod and plant replacement due to drought or insects that plague areas of Florida. If you are looking for a professional irrigation company in Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, All Phaze designs systems to meet water requirements of the plants and grass you've chosen and to spread water evenly throughout the property. If you are interested in learning more about saving water (and money) with a well, click here. Do different types of grasses require different amounts of water? Yes, different grasses need different amounts of water. The amount for Zoysia grass, a hardy sod differens from Bahia. The amount of water needed can also depend on the type of soil. Our guys know whats going to work best with what's in your design. Do your irrigation systems prevent over-watering? All irrigation systems have a rain sensor, required by building codes. The rain sensor shuts off the system when a certain amount of water is detected. Other irrigation systems have SMART controls that monitor the weather, water in the soil, etc and adjust your sprinklers accordingly. We will happily talk with you to decide which system works best with your landscape design, the water needs of the design and your need to stay on budget. At All Phaze Irrigation we appreciate that you [...]