Adjust Your Sprinklers – Easy Ways to Conserve Water in Your Yard

Adjust Your Sprinklers – Easy Ways to Conserve Water in Your Yard

Adjust Your Sprinklers The easiest way to conserve water is by making sure you aren't blatantly wasting it! Adjust your sprinklers to ensure they are only watering grass and planters and not your driveway, sidewalk or the street. Sprinkler heads will work themselves out of adjustment over time which can result in bad coverage. Not only will you be wasting water on surfaces that dont need it but you will also be missing the chance to water those areas that do need it. Adjust your sprinklers to make sure your lawn and garden…continue reading →
Save Water with New Sprinkler Heads

Save Water with New Sprinkler Heads

Most new sprinkler heads are built to conserve water. Most of them do so by utilizing a check valve. You're probably saying to yourself, "What in the world is a check valve??" A check valve is a small device that helps prevent your sprinkler heads from leaking when there is a slope in your yard. Here is some great text from RainBird "When used properly, a check valve will contain the unpressurized water in the lateral lines after the zone valve has completed its watering cycle (if the valve is located at a…continue reading →
Save Water and Have a Great Looking Lawn

Save Water and Have a Great Looking Lawn

A great looking lawn won't happen on its own but it is also very achievable with a little work and a good plan. You can have that great lawn and also save water with these 3 helpful tips: 1. Don't Cut it Too Short Cutting too much off your grass can be detrimental to your lawn. Taller grass will also help to cast a shadow onto the dirt that will help prevent water from evaporating too quickly. Taller grass looks healthier and will help to hide stressed areas and ultimately make your lawn…continue reading →
Rain Sensor: What It Is and Why You Need One

Rain Sensor: What It Is and Why You Need One

You don't want to be THAT neighbor do you? You know, the one who is watering their lawn while its raining? It can happen to the best of us, but in order to save water and your neighborhood reputation all you need is a really simple device...a rain sensor. A rain sensor is a small device you connect to your sprinkler system controller that automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when it rains, so you don’t need to worry whether you’re home or away. Your sprinkler system is a pretty basic system and…continue reading →
Water Saving Tips from the City of Austin

Water Saving Tips from the City of Austin

As I'm sure you all know, Texas is in a drought. The most interesting fact about the lakes from LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) that just to show you how bad it is... The city of Austin has a lot of great information on their website on how to conserve water all around your home or business. Here is what they say when it comes to irrigation: Thoroughly check your system each spring when you first turn it on and repair any leaks as soon as possible. Rebates may be available for upgrading…continue reading →
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