With hundreds of yards of underground tubing in a typical yard, what do you do when you suspect a leak in the system? Not only do leaks waste water and cost you money, they can also damage your lawn.
At Challenger Irrigation, we know how much value and enjoyment a properly maintained lawn can create for homeowners. Since we love our job of caring for lawns so much, we thought we’d give you ten facts about them that just might make you appreciate them a little more.
When installed and maintained properly, your lawn sprinkler system should last a long time. Due to normal wear and tear, however, your sprinklers may need adjustments or repairs. Here are common issues that can occur with sprinkler systems and ways you can fix the problem.
While we don’t get snow or bitter freezing weather like our friends up north, it is important to winterize your irrigation pipes to protect them from damage during the colder months. Here is a step-by-step guide to prepare your irrigation pipes so when spring comes around you won’t have costly repairs to make.
The heat of summer is a thing of the past. Are you looking forward to Florida snow? If you are a homeowner with a yard, you may not be. We aren’t talking about the powdery stuff that falls from the sky. We mean the perennial wildflower, the pusley, that spreads with abandon in the cooler, drier fall and winter of Central and Southern Florida. It’s low-lying white, light purple, or pinkish flowers resemble a dusting of snow on your lawn, hence the name. While it may not bother some, many owners of carefully cultivated lawns consider it a pesky weed. Let’s take a closer look at this Florida “snow.”
You might think that in the land of sunshine that is Florida you don’t need to prepare your lawn for cooler weather. Even though our temperatures are fairly mild all year, you still need to prepare for the coming winter.
No matter your location, water is an issue when it comes to landscaping and lawns. Some areas are getting too much water, many are in drought situations, and very few areas have just the right amount. In Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties of Florida, plants are going to need supplemental watering at some time during the year. The irrigation industry has evolved to meet the changing demands to deliver water efficiently in the most economical fashion. The latest trends in the industry are centered around cutting down the amount of water waste.
In Florida, gardeners can grow vegetables year-round. You just need a plan of what you’d like to grow and when to plant. Different parts of Florida have different growing seasons, so you’ll want to be sure to plant when it is correct for Central Florida.
For many, images of Florida involve the ubiquitous palm tree. From the panhandle to the Keys, you’ll find palm trees swaying in the breeze. Here’s a fact you might not know: Though most often referred to as a tree, the palm is closer to a grass because of its root system. However, it is in a completely different family. Interesting right?
There are over 3 million residential lawns in Florida. Keeping those lawns and ornamental plants well-maintained and healthy reduces leaching and surface water runoff and keeps pollutants out of the ecosystem. Not only that, well-planned landscaping can be an effective mosquito control. Landscaping for Mosquitoes There are several proactive steps you can take in your…