Some irrigation controllers just aren’t that smart. They’re the older, conventional controllers programmed to run for specific times and durations. Whatever the season, plant material, or current weather conditions, conventional controllers relentlessly keep to their watering schedule, unless someone intervenes
Throughout Texas, drought conditions and water restrictions have been impacting our landscape choices. A growing number of cities, for example, either recommend or have passed ordinances requiring drought-tolerant grasses for new residential and commercial development. So, what is drought-tolerant grass?
In real estate, curb appeal is everything. How attractive a home looks in the first moments a potential buyer sees the property can make or break a sale. According to Suzette Peoples, Owner and Broker of Peoples Properties, “When buyers
Most people know that that sprinkler system leaks cost them money but may not realize just how expensive they really are. Leaks can have a big impact your budget, especially at this time of year — when wastewater averaging is
Although the winters in central Texas are relatively mild, the temperature does drop below 32°F. To maintain irrigation systems during these freezes, you need to winterize and protect the above ground RPZ (reduced pressure zone) backflow assemblies to prevent any
In Part 1 of this article, we detailed turf rotors, spray heads, and drip irrigation. Part 2 is an examination of micro irrigation systems. Micro irrigation is a low-flow-rate, low-pressure type of irrigation, often referred to as low-flow irrigation. The
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