Irrigation News and Information

Why You Might Want to Consider Organic Lawn Care
Your pets chase lizards in it, your children roll around in it, and every single week during the summer, you spend hours tending to it...

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Hidden Pet Dangers in Your Lawn
Hidden Pet Dangers in Your Lawn Gone are the days when pets were forced to live outside, chained next to a doghouse, with only a...

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Natural Ways to Rid Your Yard of Mosquitoes
Natural Ways to Rid Your Yard of Mosquitoes In Hernando County, mosquitoes are a way of life. Some people even joke that they are the...

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Mulch Madness
Mulch Madness Mulch is a lawn-maintenance multitasker that we can’t imagine our Hernando County lawns without. In fact, the Challenger Irrigation team thinks you should...

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Lawns to Envy
Lawns to Envy As Floridians, we’re used to being envied by others for many reasons: We get to enjoy the sunshine almost every day, we...

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Time For a Tune Up
We’ve had a nice break from the heat in Hernando County. We’ve even had a nice break from lawn work. With summer around the corner,...

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April Showers Bring May Flowers
April Showers Bring May Flowers Spring Hill may not have had many April showers this year, but because of our trusty irrigation systems, May flowers...

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Nervous About Growing Your Own Vegetables? Don’t Be!
Nervous About Growing Your Own Vegetables? Don’t Be! You’re standing over the bell peppers in the produce section of your local Publix. Time and again,...

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Go Green This Earth Day
Go Green This Earth Day By April, our Spring Hill lawns are already looking pretty green. In the spirit of Earth Day, however, we figure...

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The History of the Lawn Sprinkler
The History of the Lawn Sprinkler Not long ago, before pools were plentiful and integrated sprinkler systems were so common, sprinklers meant one thing: Summer!...

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Recovering from Frost Damage
Recovering from Frost Damage Our neighbors to the north may scoff when we complain about cold fronts and rant about covering our landscaping during the...

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Stop Making These Common Landscaping Goofs!
Stop Making These Common Landscaping Goofs! You take great pride in your Hernando County lawn. You’ve got the fertilizer and pesticide situation figured out, you...

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Let’s Get Started! How To Prepare Your Yard For Spring
Let’s Get Started! How To Prepare Your Yard For Spring We may be enjoying moderate temperatures now, but before we know it, our Spring Hill...

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Is Your Yard Smart?
Is Your Yard Smart? Let’s be real — technology has taken over most of the world. Much of what used to be science fiction is...

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Don’t Touch That Wire!: When to DIY and When to Call a Professional
Don’t Touch That Wire!: When to DIY and When to Call a Professional Sometimes the temptation to tackle a home repair situation is too great...

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New Landscaping For Your Hernando County Lawn
New Landscaping For Your Hernando County Lawn December in Florida is breathtaking. The temperature has become more tolerable and the torrential downpour season is over,...

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Before You Toss That Tree…
Before You Toss That Tree… You spend hours finding the perfect tree for your home, then you spend additional hours wrapping strand after strand of...

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Can Composting Benefit Your Lawn?
Can Composting Benefit Your Lawn? Do you ever look at a neighbor’s lawn and think: What’s their secret? Do you want to have the lushest...

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Do You Need a Water Audit?
Do You Need a Water Audit? To say it’s hot in Florida is inadequate. The temperatures, combined with our humidity, make life without air conditioning...

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Keep Your Lawn Healthy This Holiday Seasons
Keep Your Lawn Healthy This Holiday Seasons From blow-up jack-o-lanterns to life-sized reindeer, nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a well-decorated lawn. Whether your entire Spring...

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – Your Water?
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – Your Water? Everyone knows about the swamps in Florida, but only natives know that with our daily deluges, even our...

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After the Storm: How To Rehabilitate Your Lawn
After the Storm: How To Rehabilitate Your Lawn If you’ve lived in Florida for longer than a year, then you know that we have a...

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When To Hand-Water Your Lawn and Landscaping
When To Hand-Water Your Lawn and Landscaping With our daily summer downpours, it’s hard to imagine any circumstance that would require you to hand-water your...

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Is It Time For New Sod?
Is It Time For New Sod? Nature can wreak all kinds of havoc on our Hernando County lawns: we experience droughts, floods, funguses from the...

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Protecting Irrigation System From Power Surges
Protecting Irrigation System From Power Surges You can count on it every summer. The afternoon thunderstorms roll in and Hernando County is mesmerized by bolts...

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Alternatives to St. Augustine Grass
Alternatives to St. Augustine Grass Hernando County and the surrounding areas have unique concerns when it comes to maintaining a lush lawn. Because of our...

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How Grubs Can Ruin Your Lawn
How Grubs Can Ruin Your Lawn As Florida residents, we expect insects to be part of our lives. Palmetto bugs, mosquitoes, slugs…they all come with...

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Is It Time To Upgrade Your System?
Is It Time To Upgrade Your System? Like anything else associated with your home – your air conditioner, your water heater, your roof – sprinkler...

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How to Conserve Water (Without Losing Your Lawn)
We’ve had a pretty dry year, so far. Lawns are dry, brown and crunchy beneath our feet, lakes and ponds are well below normal water...

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Beneficial Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies, and Bats
One of the perks of living in Florida is that we get to enjoy wildlife year-round. As our communities grow, however, we encroach on the...

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping Pt. 2
Last month, we introduced you to the concept of Florida-Friendly landscaping with the first five recommended steps from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food...

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Maintaining landscaping in Florida has unique challenges. Between the sweltering Spring Hill heat that has the potential to suck the moisture out of every living...

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How to Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Lawn
When we see a bug, our instinct is usually to kill it. Not so fast, though. Some of those insects are actually beneficial to your...

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Backflow Prevention at Home and at Work
All Hernando County homes and businesses are connected to a perfectly safe potable water supply. Some buildings, however, are connected to additional supplies such as...

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Make Yard Work a Family Affair
You’ve probably heard your kids say it a million times: “You only had us so you could make us do all of your chores!” Why...

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It’s Time to Think About Fertilizing!
Floridians know that by February, our “winter” is almost over. In a matter of weeks, we’ll say goodbye to open patio doors and put away...

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Get Ready for Spring!
No matter where you live, spring is pretty much everyone’s favorite season. Our neighbors to the north, for example, are delighted to see blades of...

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The 3 Most Common Sprinkler Repairs
In Hernando County and the rest of Florida, maintaining our lawns and sprinkler systems are a part of life. Our sweltering temperatures require us to...

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Untimely Sprinklers: A Cautionary Tale from Tennessee
Imagine this: Children and their parents scream at the threatening mist. Adults scramble to gather their electronics before they are damaged by the deluge. Beautifully...

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History of Lawns – Who Knew?
In the brutal heat of our Florida summers, when you are exhausted and perspiration-soaked from mowing your Spring Hill lawn, you may occasionally ask yourself,...

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Winter Pipe Problems? In Florida?
Florida winters are admittedly mild, especially when compared to what our neighbors to the north experience. We may never experience a “snow day,” but with...

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Starting Your Own Spring Hill Lawn Care Business
Is your Spring Hill lawn the envy of every neighbor? Is your idea of a good time checking out the new Stihl tools at your...

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Winter Maintenance For Your Spring Hill Lawn
If you have friends or family up north, then you know how envious people can be about our tropical weather. Our summers are brutal, though,...

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Hernando County Watering Restrictions
During the summer months, when Spring Hill and the rest of Hernando County have at least one daily deluge, it’s easy to forget that regardless...

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Meet Challenger Irrigation
In business for over 20 years, Challenger Irrigation is a true family business. In 2004, John Sirvent IV took the business over from his father,...

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Protecting Your Lawn and Landscaping During Hurricane Season
There is never a dull moment during hurricane season in Florida. Whether we get hit or not, we are all prepared to put an action...

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How to Choose the Right Sprinkler Head for Your Lawn
While the greater-Tampa area – including Spring Hill – receives its fair share of rain in the summer, your lawn takes a beating during the...

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What is an Irrigation System?
In locations with hot or dry weather, many trees, plants and grasses struggle to survive without the appropriate levels of water. When rainfall is low...

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Tips for Successful Summer Lawn Irrigation
Along with the stunning beaches, the exciting wildlife and the world-famous theme parks, Florida’s famous sunshine draws in visitors from all over the world all...

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What To Look For When Hiring an Irrigation Company
When you want to have an impressive lawn displaying a lush green color, consider working with a professional, local irrigation company. A technician installs a...

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If you have any question about your irrigation project, please call 352-683-4040