Colder weather often makes people forget about their sprinkler systems when actually it’s the perfect time for a sprinkler tune-up!
When asked how to prevent flooding, our first answer is always landscape drainage solutions. With rain hitting hard recently, many of our clients have been reaching out for help.
Knowing the best time to water your Lawn in Florida is crucial to avoid diseases, mold or excessive water bills. Here’s a quick low-down on the best time to water your lawn: When Is The Best Time to Water My Lawn? Early Morning Early in the morning is the best time to water your lawn in Florida. Ideally, before 9 am. During these early hours, the sun is at a low angle, with lower air temperatures. Cooler conditions minimize water loss and allow the water to soak into the ground to reach plant roots. Avoid Afternoons Don’t wait until the afternoon. By then, the air temperature is too hot and the sun causes evaporation of any water on the surface of your plants and grass. Root systems are also less likely to get water in the heat, so you’ll be wasting water and money. Why Not in The Night? Before 9 am is the ideal time to water your lawn, but you need to find the sweet spot. That’s because watering at night can cause damage. Water during hot and humid nights can cause disease as the water sits on the grass all night long with the dew. In colder temperatures, it can also cause fungus and disease. However, it’s still a better option than watering under the afternoon’s sun, where your grass will dry out. When Does My Lawn Need Watering? Contrary to popular belief, you may not need to water your lawn every day unless you’re growing it from seed or sod. Already grown lawns only need to be watered every day when you see these warning signs: The grass has a tint of blue to it. The grass blades sag or turn in on themselves. Footprints remain after walking on your lawn. If you see any of [...]
Irrigation can be confusing and off-putting to beginners, or even to those who have tried and failed with watering their yard manually.
Compared to the price of manual watering your lawn, installing a sprinkler system will significantly reduce your water bill in the long run. However, even after installation, there are still ways to reduce your water bill; simply ensuring your sprinkler system is running optimally can drive down your monthly spending. With gallons of water flowing every minute, you need to ensure no water is being wasted. Making even the smallest changes or repairs can bring huge reductions on your next bill! Here’s some advice from your local Sprinkler System experts: Check Your Sprinkler Heads Faulty sprinkler heads are often the common cause of wasted water, and checking them over is a straightforward task that can detect the cause of your rising water bill. A loose or clogged sprinkler head will mean water is being overused and misused. A part replacement or tightening of the head will ensure water is being sprayed at the correct pressure, in the correct areas. Our Clearwater sprinkler repair team can make sure all your sprinkler heads are up to date and can repair any faulty parts for you with no hassle. Check for Leaks If your bill has been rising fast, then the culprit is probably a leak. A typical leak can in just 15-minutes waste around 230 gallons of water. Leaks can appear in under or overground pipes, due to growing tree roots, mower contact or just general wear and tear. You can make a quick check for leaks by turning off all water outlets and then checking the meter. If it’s still spinning, then you know you have a leak. A sprinkler repair expert can use their specialist knowledge and tools to find the exact location of the leak, and fix the problem to save you money! Choose Optimal Watering Times Adjusting your [...]
Clearwater business and commercial property owners shouldn’t underestimate the power of stunning and vibrant landscaping, which can be achieved with a well-designed sprinkler and irrigation system. If your property’s landscaping or greenery is struggling or looks dehydrated, people will only think worse of your business. Our Commercial Sprinkler and Irrigation team can design and install a sprinkler system that brings the visual side of your business to life! Enhance Your First Impressions Positive first impressions are crucial in any business, and a luscious lawn or blooming flower bed can provide just that. When you arrive at a business as a customer or business associate for the first time, how would you feel if you saw decaying grass, puddles and dead plants? Now compare that with the impression you’d have when you see the opposite; grass that is thriving and plants that show the business cares. Do you see the difference? Customers will also judge your business when they drive by, or first step foot on the property. You need something eye-catching. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot; create an appearance that reflects success! Create a healthy workplace It’s not just customers that will enjoy coming back to a property with healthy greenery, you’ll begin to see boosts in morale from employees too when they arrive each day to a workplace that is pleasant to work at. Beautiful green lawns, bushes, fragrant flowers and organised landscaping will make an overall positive impact on your business. Landscape Designed with Care Every commercial property is different, and every commercial need is different. The best sprinkler design and installation teams will take into consideration even the smallest details when analysing what your property needs. We’ll make sure that everything from the way water flows on slopes, to the times when plants are watered (in [...]
Proper watering is crucial in making any lawn or garden become luscious and vibrant, that’s why knowing how to choose an Irrigation System type is vital. Every homeowner looks out on their property and wishes their yard was free from brown patches and underwhelming grass. But fixing this through manual watering is tiring and prone to errors. You have to drag out hoses, waste gallons of water and then attempt to water precisely all with your own hands. An irrigation and sprinkler system will do the work for you; saving you money and wasted effort. It’s THE best way to bring stunning results to your garden. Here’s a look at some key tips on how to choose the irrigation system to brighten up your garden: What Type of Sprinkler System Do You Need? Spray Sprinkler Systems Spray Sprinklers are the type that you probably think of first when talking about a Sprinkler System. They are recommended for areas such as lawns, bushes and gardens that need quick application. They work by using pop-up sprinkler heads, connected to a pump that has a timer. This allows for precision watering, for the optimal duration. Perfect for: Flat gardens Lawns Absorbent soils Slopes (With a well-planned watering schedule) Rotor Heads Rotor Heads are a type of spray system that are often used across large areas. The Rotor Heads shoot out water in smooth streams at a far less frequent rate than a normal sprinkler system. If you have a big area that needs watering, then a rotor head sprinkler system will do the job! Perfect for: Large Lawns Parks Golf Courses Sports Fields Drip Irrigation Drip Irrigation is a highly controlled system that provides water to crops and plants at close proximity. Drip systems typically include pipes that have holes (drip emitters) in, [...]
If you’re considering installing a Sprinkler System in Clearwater then you’ll need professional help if you want to avoid problems in the future or avoid wasting your money on a system that fails to water your garden to the standards you dream about. An irrigation system that is correctly installed by a professional will be designed to prevent common flaws and need minimal maintenance. Sprinkler Systems are far more complex than many assume. So before you head out into the yard and start making a mess, read over our key reasons as to why you should hire a Professional Clearwater Sprinkler and Irrigation Team. We Pay Attention to Tree Roots Tree roots can cause havoc to an irrigation system. If you have trees in your garden, then their roots must be considered when installing a sprinkler system. As roots grow they can break pipes, change how water drains and cause complicated problems that are expensive to fix. Our professional team will use their experience to plan around tree roots (including planning for their future growth) or clip them when installing pipes. Install a Sprinkler System that meets Florida’s Laws Property owners in Tampa must have backflow prevention devices in their water systems, to prevent water from flowing back into the city’s water supply. Our professional Clearwater team will install these devices, so you meet the city’s requirements while also keeping neighboring water clean. Place Sprinkler Heads at the Correct Heights An often overlooked part of a sprinkler system installation is the height of sprinkler heads. A design flaw as simple as the heads being too high from the surface can cause water to spray poorly, or leave them exposed to mowers that can break them instantly. Our team will take the time to install sprinkler heads to the optimal height. [...]
Most property owners use an excessive amount of water and time, in attempts to keep their landscapes alive and well. They often believe Installing an Irrigation System is unnecessary, that they can reach the same standards by doing the job themselves.
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 [...]