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May Flowers: Our Florida Favorites
May Flowers: Our Florida Favorites
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Category: Flowers & Garden

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.

 

  1. 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

How Golf Courses Keep Their Fairways Green
How Golf Courses Keep Their Fairways Green
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Category: Commercial Irrigation Systems | Golf Course Irrigation

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

How to Save Money on Your Current Irrigation System
How to Save Money on Your Current Irrigation System
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Category: Irrigation Systems | Money Saving Tips | Sprinkler Systems

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.

 

Adjust Your

11 Important Steps To Prepare for a Commercial Irrigation System Installation
11 Important Steps To Prepare for a Commercial Irrigation System Installation
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Category: Commercial Irrigation Systems

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:

 

  1. 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

Top 10 Irrigation Challenges in Florida
Top 10 Irrigation Challenges in Florida
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Category: System Hazards

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:

 

  1. 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 Basics
Reclaimed Water Basics
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Category: Reclaimed Water Systems

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

The Top 5 Most Exciting Advances In Lawn Care Technology
The Top 5 Most Exciting Advances In Lawn Care Technology
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Category: Lawn Care | Lawn Care Technology

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

The Ultimate Sprinkler Head Buying Guide
The Ultimate Sprinkler Head Buying Guide
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Category: Sprinkler Heads

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,

What You Need to Know About Tampa Bay’s Water Regulations
What You Need to Know About Tampa Bay’s Water Regulations
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Category: Water Conservation | Watering Regulations

There are many benefits to having an irrigation system. Sprinkler systems can help cut down on labor and help your home or business maintain its curb appeal. However, water conservation is a growing concern for city and county officials. That’s why watering restrictions and watering days have become part of the solution in Tampa Bay. While many of these rules and regulations vary by city and county, if you know the basics, and take a common sense-approach to conservation,

6 Underground Sprinkler System Hazards and Solutions
6 Underground Sprinkler System Hazards and Solutions
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Category: Sprinkler System Maintenance | System Hazards

Underground sprinkler systems inhabit a world all their own. But like any other world it has its heroes — and its villains — the hazards that lurk just below ground or just above it — wreaking havoc on your entire sprinkling system. To control these adversaries, you must first understand them. Then the solutions often present themselves. As a company that specializes in sprinkler system installation, we’ve crossed paths with a number of these destructive entities right here in

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