Month: July 2020

26 Jul

Why sprinkler systems aren’t a DIY project

You’d probably be surprised if you knew how many people try to take on major projects like installing a sprinkler system by themselves. It’s way more than you’d think. And while there are a whole swath of projects that companies charge for that you could do yourself, installing a sprinkler system isn’t one of them. Depending on the makeup of your yard, installing sprinklers can be a complicated process and installing things incorrectly can end up costing you significantly more money in the long run than if you had just paid the little bit extra up front to have someone do it for you. Here are some of the reasons you shouldn’t install a sprinkler system yourself and how some of those reasons can come back to bite you. Let’s jump right in. Pipe trenches that are too deep or too shallow The depth at which your pipes are laid is a significant issue that needs to be dealt with. If the piping isn’t laid…

14 Jul

The fundamentals of irrigating your lawn

Every year, homeowners in Florida spend substantial amounts of time taking care of their lawns. From mowing to trimming; to fertilizing and even watering, there’s lots to do. That being said, a lot of folks come under the false impression that watering their lawn is a straightforward task. The truth is – that couldn’t be further from the truth. Under-watered lawns can transform your lawn from a lush green to a barren brown in zero time flat – specifically in the summer. Over-watering can be just as bad. These are only a few of the problems that someone can encounter when they don’t know how to water their lawn properly. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the things that you can do to keep your lawn looking great and more specifically – some of the foundational things that you can do to best understand how to irrigate your lawn and why you need to go about things in a certain way and manner….