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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

Tips on Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Community’s Irrigation System
Tips on Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Community’s Irrigation System
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Category: Commercial Irrigation Systems | Homeowners Associations

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

What Irrigation System Upgrades Are Best for Your Lawn?
What Irrigation System Upgrades Are Best for Your Lawn?
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Category: System Upgrades

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

How a Well-Kept Lawn and Landscaping Could Help Your Business Thrive
How a Well-Kept Lawn and Landscaping Could Help Your Business Thrive
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Category: Commercial Irrigation Systems

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

Is Your Pump the Cause of Your Lawn Sprinkler Irrigation Issues?
Is Your Pump the Cause of Your Lawn Sprinkler Irrigation Issues?
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Category: Sprinkler System Maintenance | Sprinkler System Repair

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

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