Whether you’re planting a new lawn or starting over, you may be surprised to find that you have options when it comes to choosing your grass. However, there are a few factors you should consider before you make your choice. For example, you’ll have to think about the conditions your lawn will need to endure, the type of irrigation you use (do you uses salt water?), and the ph of your soil. You’ll also want to consider your lifestyle. Do
The one good thing about a dealing with a dead lawn is that it can only get better. However, many homeowners aren’t sure where to start or what to do. So today, we’re going to lay down a few tips and tricks, to help get back that lush, green lawn you deserve.
Look for Problem Areas
If your lawn has problem areas, you’ll want to find out what is causing them. Is the problem related to a
In honor of the month of May, we decided to count down our favorite native flowers from Florida. As you go through the list, you’ll notice that many of these flowers are well-suited to Florida’s tropical conditions — something to consider when you’re planning your own landscapes and gardens.
- The Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
The blanket flower, also known as the Indian blanket or fire wheel, is loud and bright, like the Florida sun. Its petals can be patterned
Who always has the best looking lawn in town? Your local golf course, of course. Here, you’ll find miles and miles of impeccably manicured fairways — because good turf, leads to better play — and more repeat business. That’s why golf courses are among the first businesses to bring their commercial irrigation systems up to par and employ new techniques keep those miles of greenery, green. Today, I’m going to give you a few tips, inspired by their success, to
For Tampa homeowners who want to save money on their water bills, there are many ways to save outside. From watering at the right times, to maximizing coverage when you do water, there are many ways to optimize the way you’re using your irrigation system to save money now. And no, in many cases you do not need to install a brand new irrigation system. Often, all it takes are a few simple changes or repairs.
Is your company ready to make the leap and install a new commercial irrigation system? The road to installation day is not always an easy one, but greener days are surely ahead. Here are a few tips to help you along the way:
- Take Inventory
Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you understand where your property lines are. If you already have a commercial irrigation system installed, think about what you like about your current solution
Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner, you know that Florida poses a number of unique challenges when it comes to your irrigations system. In the Tampa Bay area, you’ll find tropical plants, tropical storms, and a number of irrigation hazards you may not find elsewhere. Today, we’re counting down our top 10:
- Proper Water Distribution
In Florida, there are a diverse number of tropical plants, trees and flowering bushes you won’t find elsewhere in the U.S. —
Reclaimed water is one irrigation system staple that can help you conserve Tampa’s drinking water supply and save money at the same time. Let’s take a look at how reclaimed water systems work, and how they benefit you.
What Is Reclaimed Water?
Reclaimed water is essentially treated wastewater. While most reclaimed water is only treated twice, reclaimed water at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant goes through three major processes before it’s made available to customers. While
At first glance it may not seem like irrigations systems have changed much in the last 10 years. After all, we don’t see drones watering our landscapes or tending to our flower beds. Irrigation systems are still doing the same job they’ve been doing for decades. However, a careful look behind the scenes, reveals the sophisticated technologies that are at work: Advanced sensors that act as personal meteorologists, innovative lawn services run by tech startups, and apps that put some
Sprinkler heads. Believe it or not, they can make or break your irrigation system. When all is well you’ll see it in your lawn and on your balance sheet. But when things go wrong, the problems will be made visible there as well. The good news? Sprinkler head replacement is easy. But knowing what you actually need can sometimes be difficult.
Sprinkler Head Basics
Sprinkler heads come in all shapes and sizes. They can stand, rotate, bubble, drip,