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
Many of the most sought-after communities in Tampa Bay are managed by Home Owner’s Associations (HOA). In neighborhoods governed by an HOA, owners pay a monthly fee for maintaining the common areas of their neighborhood. Florida homeowners pay a premium for tree-lined parkways, scenic courtyards, and an endless array of flowering plants and manicured lawns. That’s why landscaping and maintenance of the common grounds is such a large part of many HOA’s budgets. But, it’s important to remember that a
When you put time and effort into having and maintaining a lawn, you want to make sure your irrigation system is working as well as it possibly can. If you can maximize your system’s efficiency while also saving water and money, your lawn will be the talk of the town.
Irrigation systems are just like computers, phones, and other devices: they need to be well maintained and updated periodically to continue being effective. But you don’t necessarily have to
We all know how important first impressions are, and this is especially true when it comes to commercial properties. Whether you manage an office park, a retail store, or an apartment complex, curb appeal can help you keep your current tenants happy and attract all potential customers who stop by your place of business.
Commercial landscaping creates a customized and unique outdoor setting that reflects your business personality and welcomes clients who seek your services. More than just making
Every time you turn on your sprinkler system and the heads pop up to water your lawn, a pump is responsible for providing them with a steady water supply needed to maintain your lawn green and landscaping watered. When the pump no longer performs properly, water flow is significantly reduced, and it may not reach the entire area requiring irrigation.
Some irrigation problems are easy enough to fix yourself if you have a fundamental understanding of how each component
Winter is coming to a close, and homeowners across Florida are trying to get a head start on preparing their lawns for the coming spring. But amid all the mowing, seeding, and fertilizing, many people are tempted to overwater their lawn in the hope of getting it to “green” up faster. Unfortunately, overwatering can be too much of a good thing for your lawn: it drowns the turf plant’s roots and eventually makes it more susceptible to insect damage and
Of all the possible things that can go wrong with a residential irrigation system in Florida, those associated with sprinkler heads are the easiest to spot by property owners. In fact, it would be difficult not to notice donut patterns and brown spots in the grass, ponding water, misting and drifting that cause runoff flowing across sidewalks and driveways, and other such problems caused by a faulty or malfunctioning sprinkler head.
If these conditions are observable on your landscaped
As any Floridian, you take pride in your beautifully looking yard, and a well-designed, quality-components sprinkler system is what keeps you and your garden happy. In consequence, it’s only natural you’d want it to last as many years as possible without major intervention.
Generally speaking, the life expectancy of a sprinkler system is about 20 years, on average. As for its components taken separately, good quality heads will last you anywhere between 10 to 15 years, while inexpensive ones
Knowing when and how much to water a lawn is critical to the overall health of your lawn. When establishing an optimum lawn irrigation schedule, it is particularly important to consider the many variables that can influence your lawn’s health and appearance, from turfgrass species to seasonal requirements. Take into account the factors we’ve described below when watering, and your lawn will shine all year-round.
1) Grass Species
There are several popular lawn seed varieties adapted to Florida
To property owners who pride themselves on their lush lawn and garden, winter may seem like a well-deserved breather.
As cooler weather sets in, grasses require far less water than during the summer months. Water loss due to evaporation and transpiration decreases considerably, as does the growth rate of grasses. In Florida, warm-season grasses such as St. Augustine, Bahia, or Bermuda go into a dormant stage during the cold months of the year, awaiting warmer spring temperatures to begin