Like any part of your home, residential irrigation systems need an eventual upgrade to perform optimally. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from more costly changes down the road.
We are often asked by customers why they need their backflow prevention assembly tested on a yearly basis. If it’s working and there’s no issue of contamination, why have it tested? The purpose of a backflow prevention device is to protect your drinking water supply from pollution and contamination. You may not realize it, but the threat of contaminants is all around.
With proper care, the average lawn mower should last 10 to 12 years. If it’s not maintained properly, however, you can cut that number in half. We’re guessing you don’t want to buy a new mower every few years, so here are some basic tips to keep it running efficiently for years to come:
While the amount of water you use each time you irrigate your lawn shouldn’t change from season to season, the irrigation frequency should. Certain seasons (usually fall and winter) will require much less water, though even in spring and summer you should be aware that too much water can harm your lawn. In fact, it is worse to overwater your lawn that underwater it. The number one reason is that too much water can decrease the oxygen level of your lawn.
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.