Month: November 2020

30 Nov

Common mistakes people make with their sprinkler system

So you’ve taken the plunge and purchased a sprinkler system. That’s great! Now you and your lawn will get to reap all the benefits and cost savings associated with it. That being said, just like with anything – there are certain things you’ll need to do in order to keep your sprinkler working in tip-top condition.  Today, we’re going to discuss a few common mistakes that new system owners make and how you can avoid them. Let’s jump right in! Watering everything at the same time One mistake that owners make is watering everything all at once, all the time. In reality, grass and shrubbery have vastly different root systems that absorb water at different rates. Grass traditionally needs a lot more water than shrubs do, so don’t worry about giving your bushes a dowsing every day. Make sure their waterings are a bit more spaced out. In addition, be mindful of runoff and drainage on your lawn. Some areas may need more than others,…

16 Nov

Common issues with sprinkler systems

Keeping your lawn hydrated is the key to maintaining a beautiful, healthy landscape. Rain sure helps, but you’ll need to install a hydration system in order to achieve that idyllic look you’ve been striving for.  But what happens when your sprinkler system stops working or begins to water unevenly? What are the kinds of things you need to look for? What are some of the common issues you might encounter? That’s what we’re here to discuss today. Here are some of the warning signs you should look for that might serve as an indication something could be wrong with your sprinkler system. Let’s jump right in! Unusually high water bill We usually install sprinkler systems to avoid high water costs. If you opened your bill this month and saw an enormous number at the bottom, then perhaps your sprinkler system isn’t working the way it’s intended.  Usually water waste with sprinklers is caused by a leak somewhere in your system – and that’s a problem…