If you enjoy having a flawless, lush green landscape surrounding your residential or commercial property, then you know how important it is to use proper irrigation. Did you also know that about a third of your water bill comes from your outdoor water use? That’s right, every time you turn the tap to turn on … Read MoreHow to Choose the Best Irrigation System for Your Property
Everybody loves summer and the lovely, lush green landscape that comes along with it. But that water bill? Yikes. You’re not alone.The average American household uses 320 gallons of water per day, and landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly a third of that. And as much as 50 percent of water used for … Read More8 Things To Do This Fall To Save Money On Your Water Bill Next Year
Yes, you CAN use well water for your irrigation system. Homeowners with wells often worry they can’t install an irrigation system. What if the well goes dry? What if there isn’t enough water pressure to run the sprinklers? Don’t worry. Today’s smart irrigation controllers regulate water usage. Chances are, you’ll use less well water with … Read MoreHow to Use Well Water for Your Irrigation System: Pumps, Pressure and Other Considerations
There’s something satisfying about watching a precise sprinkler system at work — those graceful streams of water, each going exactly where your landscape needs them. But some experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation. You don’t want … Read More6 Steps to Creating a More Efficient Irrigation System for Your Home
If you had a sprinkler system installed, you have no watering worries in the world, right? Just sit back and relax while the gentle spray does all the work. Well, not exactly. You’d be surprised how a few common sprinkler system mistakes can waste water and cost you money. July is “Smart Irrigation Month”, a … Read More4 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Residential Sprinkler System
During the long, hot days of summer, you might think your lawn is so thirsty it would love a good watering any time of day. But choose the wrong time to water, and you could do more harm than good. Too little water isn’t good. But neither is too much. Run the sprinkler all night, … Read MoreWhen is the Best Time of Day to Run Your Sprinklers and Water Your Lawn?
You’ve thought of everything for your new outdoor kitchen: grill, cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, pizza oven, flat-screen TV, mosquito mister, margarita maker. What about lighting? Ignore good lighting, and your festive outdoor entertaining scene will be marred by undercooked meat, spilled drinks and guests tripping on dark steps, tumbling face first into the potted petunias. Even … Read MoreDining Alfresco — 7 Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas
So you’ve been thinking about adding some lighting to your landscape. Do-it-yourself kits are always on sale at the home improvement store. How hard could it be, right? But there can be some definite problems with landscape lighting kits. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of these landscape lighting kits and whether … Read MoreDo It Yourself? 5 Problems With Landscape Lighting Kits
If you water your lawn with a hose and sprinklers, chances are, you’re wasting water — and money. Sure, we know how much fun it is to drag those cumbersome hoses and sprinklers around the yard over and over again. But an automatic sprinkler system effectively and efficiently waters the lawn, spreading water only when and … Read MoreCan An Automatic Sprinkler System Lower My Water Bill?
All the buzz about LED outdoor lighting probably has you thinking: should I upgrade to LED? We hear that question a lot. And after installing countless outdoor landscape lighting systems, we have a pretty good handle on the topic. Here’s a look at LED vs. incandescent outdoor lighting, and five reasons why you should consider … Read MoreLED vs. Incandescent: 5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting Now