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.
There are many reasons why it might be time to call in the experts for a well pump repair or installation and sprinkler repair or sprinkler installation.
Many people ask us how to maintain their lawns in Florida during winter. That's because in our state we're lucky enough to enjoy winters under the sun; so despite temperatures dropping, grass still needs to look vibrant. While friends and family suffer amongst deep snow and treacherous conditions up north, Florida folk get to sit around in the garden, near the pool and have gatherings all year long. If you want a garden that impresses during the winter, you need to know how to keep your lawn healthy and shining! Here are our key tips for using your Clearwater Sprinkler System to protect your lawn during winter: Start Preparing in the Fall Ideal winter lawn care starts a good month or so before the turn of the new year. By preparing for the changing temperatures, your grass will benefit when the colder weather hits. Changing your watering times and using the advice below in mid-fall will pay-off as the seasons change. Stop Fertilizing in advance The optimal time to stop fertilizing your grass is around September to October. Although grass in Florida grows well during the hot months, it tends to struggle during the winter. Fertilizer and cold weather isn't a good mix, so adding fertilizer can actually damage your grass and ruin all the work you've put in earlier in the year. Overseed! Fertilizer won't do the trick, but overseeding will. You need lots of seeds that are known for providing grass that can endure winters. The cold weather grass will keep your lawn healthy during the winter, but die off in time for summer when it'll be replaced by your warm weather grass again! Pro-tips: Make sure you mow your lawn and remove any debris, fungus or weeds before you start seeding! Ryegrass is a popular, reliable winter [...]
Replacing damaged sprinkler heads is a common repair job for Irrigation and Sprinkler business owners. A faulty sprinkler head means your garden is going to lose its charm quickly and you’ll be rapidly wasting money on your water bills. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to spot a damaged Sprinkler head and a cheap repair can turn your garden’s fortunes around! Although it can be complicated to know which parts are needed, it’s a task that a Tampa Sprinkler Repair team can come complete swiftly. 1: Identifying Damaged Sprinkler Heads Once you notice an erratic, unreliable or damaged Sprinkler head then you need to identify what type it is. Whether it's a pop-up or impact head, it needs to be the same type as before to fit in with your sprinkler system’s set-up. Replacing a sprinkler head with the wrong model will cause spraying distance and pattern problems that leave your lawn poorly watered. The specifications can usually be found on the nozzle or a label, but if not then the All Phaze experts can have a quick check over and make sure you get the best parts. Although you can change brand, you can't change type without changes further along in your system. 2: Removing the damaged parts The installation process is thankfully inexpensive, but complications can arise if you don’t know what you’re doing. Once the water system is completely turned off, the surrounding dirt will need to be dug out before removing the damaged head with a wrench or pliers. However, the risk is that dirt enters the water line if the hole fills with water. That can cause further problems and damage the new parts shortly after. A professional will know how to avoid harmful amounts of dirt entering and flush the system before leaving. 3: Installing the [...]
A well-watered lawn is essential to any healthy garden. The slightest problem with an irrigation system can cause dry patches, disease, wasted water and wasted money. Ignoring faults in a sprinkler system will quickly make matters worse, leaving you with a damaged garden or a big repair job. Spotting the warning signs early can save you money and hassle in the future. Our Clearwater Irrigation Repair team will repair any problem, big or small, to keep your landscape looking luscious and in peak condition. Here are some important warning signs that show your irrigation system needs repair: Visual Warning Signs There are some easy to spot visual cues that suggest a faulty irrigation system, including: Dirty water being sprayed Small holes appearing in your lawn Bubbling water coming out of the sprinkler heads Sunken turf Unusually green patches of grass Mold, mildew or fungus on your lawn Low Water Pressure Changes in Water Pressure Water pressure changes can cause severe watering issues. If the pressure is too low, your grass and plants will fail to receive water. If too high, then parts in the sprinkler system are likely to wear out or break quickly. To check for any faults in the water pressure, turn on your irrigation system and observe how it flows. You should easily be able to spot any unusual behavior in the water flow. If it seems abnormal or appears to fluctuate, then there is a good chance your system has a leak or clog. If this is the case, contacting a repair team is the best option. They can check pipes and pressures without destroying your garden in the process. Erratic Sprinkler Spray If you notice your sprinklers spraying off-target, then it's time to check your sprinkler heads. If there are dirt or debris clogs, you [...]
Dead spots, brown spots and worn out patches of grass are painfully irritating for anyone who takes pride in their lawn's appearance. Adverse weather conditions or problems with your irrigation system can leave you with a nasty looking lawn, that you'll want to fix as soon as possible. Thankfully, a dead lawn means you have the chance to start again and discover the errors that caused the problem. But fixing a dead a lawn can be a difficult task, especially if you're new to it. Here are some helpful tips that are key to reviving any dead grass: 1 - De-thatch Your Lawn Thatch can build-up and is often the primary cause of a damaged lawn. Thatch is a layer of dead or diseased grass that is found between soil and a healthy surface layer. It is brown and straw-like in appearance and holds onto excessive amounts of water, which promotes the growth of fungi and lawn disease. De-thatching isn't fun, but in minor cases can be solved with a common garden rake. A de-thatching rake may be needed if the amount of thatch is severe. You'll need to rake the entire lawn, removing any dead grass that lifts up. 2 - Cultivate Regular cultivation is a handy task for any grass that is in desperate need of a helping hand. By using Aerators, you can quickly create holes in your lawn that allow water, light, and air to access the roots of your grass. It will let new grass to grow below and break through the topsoil. 3 - Thorough Fertilization It cannot be stressed enough how important fertilization is, in the process of making a dead lawn look green and healthy again. Fertilizer helps your grass deal with high temperatures and recover from disease or pest damage. A [...]
A Sprinkler System may seem like it only needs repairs when it’s blatantly obvious. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Leaks, controller errors and small faults can all add up to rising utility bills and land that is far from the beauty you’re looking for. Here are the key reasons for sprinkler repair, that any Sprinkler System owner shouldn’t overlook:
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 [...]