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Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 27, 2021 10:36:59 AM

What are Sprinkler System Valves, Zones, Backflow, etc.? Tips to Understand Irrigation at Your Orlando, FL Home

Do you speak sprinkler system, or is it a foreign language?

If you call any irrigation system part “that thingy,” you should probably brush up on your sprinkler system vocabulary.

Not only will it help you intelligently communicate with your irrigation technician, but it also makes you look super brainy during chats with your neighbor.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 8, 2021 10:24:41 AM

4 Things That Can Ruin Your New Sod at Your Orlando, FL Home

Technically, there are a lot of things that can ruin your new sod.

A bison stampede. A pro football team practicing on your lawn. A groundhog convention.

Those would all be big new sod problems.

But let’s stick to the scenarios more likely to happen as you embark on new sod lawn care.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 2, 2020 10:50:27 AM

Understanding Drip Irrigation: 7 Critical Facts for Homes in Orlando, FL

Drip. Drip. Drip. 

Uh oh. A constant, steady dripping usually means something’s wrong at your house.

Leaky faucet, maybe, or a leaky roof. 

Not this time. When you have a drip irrigation system, a steady drip means your plants are getting watered perfectly, with no wasted water. 

No need for your tool box. 

What exactly is drip irrigation? Is it right for your landscaping?

Here’s what you need to know.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 27, 2020 4:18:32 PM

3 Steps to Fix a Broken Sprinkler System at Your Orlando, FL Home

Something’s not right with your sprinkler system, and this is the last thing you need now, right?

We’ll cross our fingers for you that it’s just a clogged nozzle or a stuck valve — nothing major.

But you might have to get your hands dirty.

How do you fix a broken sprinkler?

Let’s walk through a few common problems.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Irrigation Head Size, Isolation Valves, & Rain Sensors: 3 Critical Items for Your Sprinkler System in Orlando, FL

If your Orlando sprinkler system is steadily chugging away, watering your lawn, you’re probably happy with it.

But is it the best it can be? Or is it wasting water, costing you money every time it turns on?

Will you have to turn off the water to your entire house if something goes wrong with your sprinkler system? (What a pain, right?)

Not all Orlando irrigation companies include all the features you need to get the best operation out of your sprinkler system.