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5 Things to Do to Protect Your Tampa Bay Lawn This Winter
5 Things to Do to Protect Your Tampa Bay Lawn This Winter
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Category: Lawn Care | Winter

Isn’t it lovely to live in Florida during the winter? While you’re sitting by the pool or enjoying a nice breeze, your family and friends up north are shivering and shoveling snow.

 

Living in such a warm area has advantages when it comes to outdoor maintenance, too. Pool coverings are largely unnecessary, and winterization is not a huge process down here because Floridians don’t have to worry about the trouble that comes with ice, snow, and frigid temperatures. However,

4 Reasons You Should Consider Using Outdoor LED Lights
4 Reasons You Should Consider Using Outdoor LED Lights
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Category: Landscape Lighting | LED Lighting

Your plans for landscape lighting most likely include a lot of light bulbs. After all, you really want your yard to glow.

 

Which kind of lighting should you choose, though? There are a couple of different options out there, the most common being incandescent bulbs (old-school light bulbs), CFLs (florescent lights), and LED lighting.

 

Of the three, LED bulbs are quickly becoming the most popular way to light residential, commercial, and industrial spaces in general, and they also

5 Tips For Improving Your Outdoor Space With Landscape Lighting
5 Tips For Improving Your Outdoor Space With Landscape Lighting
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Category: Landscape Lighting | Tips & Tricks

Illuminating your property with landscape lighting is a big decision that can vastly improve the look of your outdoor space and allow you to get far more use out of it – no matter what time of the day it is.

 

Choosing the right lighting and getting it up and running, though, is just the beginning. You want to make sure that you and properly maintain your new lights so that your property will remain well-lit for years to

DIY Sprinkler System Installations Gone Wrong
DIY Sprinkler System Installations Gone Wrong
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Category: DIY | Sprinkler Systems

We’re mostly big fans of doing it yourself —except when doing it yourself equates to doing it wrong. After all, when you’re installing a sprinkler system, you really want to get that right. Take on more than you can handle, and you could lose money or even your life. Yes – your life.  There’s a lot at stake when you walk into your backyard and start digging trenches for your irrigations system.  That’s why we’re advocates for having your

How Tampa-Area Park and Recreation Officials Can Overcome Irrigation Challenges
How Tampa-Area Park and Recreation Officials Can Overcome Irrigation Challenges
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Category: Commercial Irrigation Systems | Parks & Recreation

When visitors come to your space, they come to play and have a good time — to hike well-tended trails, to sit among the soft grasses and blooming flowers, to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. But do your grounds invite people in, or turn them away? Now while there are many things that factor into to making your destination a desirable one, the importance of proper irrigation should never be discounted. An irrigation system can be an ally

5 Signs You Need to Repair Your Irrigation Pump
5 Signs You Need to Repair Your Irrigation Pump
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Category: Irrigation Pumps | Sprinkler System Repair

Replacing your irrigation pump can be one of the most expensive repairs you make. But how do you know if the pump is the issue and not something else?  That question isn’t always easy to answer. Here are a few signs that your irrigation pump should be checked by a licensed irrigation professional:

 

  1. Your Pump Won’t Turn On

 

If your pump isn’t turning on, relax, it could be an easy fix. First things first – check your breaker.

Hurricane Preparation for Your Trees and Plants
Hurricane Preparation for Your Trees and Plants
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Category: Hurricane Preparation

Live in Florida long enough and you’ll likely encounter a tropical storm or hurricane. Many of them are lightweights. They come through like a bad thunderstorm, and before you know it, they’re gone. Others cause millions of dollars in damage, leaving a trail of devastation in their wake. Sure, we all have our storm windows, shutters or plywood to minimize damage on the inside, but what about the outside? Can we minimize damage there too? You may be surprised, but

Top Irrigation Concerns of HOAs
Top Irrigation Concerns of HOAs
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Category: Homeowners Associations

Homeowner’s associations (HOAs) often have a unique set of issues to deal with when it comes to installing new irrigation systems or updating older ones. Not only do they need to gain approval to begin the project, but they also need to make sure it goes off without a hitch. The investment must pay off in the eyes of homeowners and their fellow board members. Here are some of the top issues HOA board members face, and how they can

Why You Should Get an Irrigation System
Why You Should Get an Irrigation System
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Category: Residential Systems

As you can probably guess, there are many benefits to owning a professionally-installed irrigation system. However, some are more visible than others. We all know that irrigation systems give you a lush green lawn, but did you know these systems can help you create new opportunities, save money and avoid fines? Let’s take a look at what a new or updated irrigation system could mean for you.

 

Set It and Forget It

 

When you have an irrigation

Six Types of Grass for Florida Lawns
Six Types of Grass for Florida Lawns
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Category: Grass & Lawn

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

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