Building a Rain Garden in 10 Simple Steps
Building a rain garden can be complex or simple. We strive for simplicity here and an end result that’s both attractive and functional.
Author: Mark Peterson
Irrigation, Maintenance, Rebates & Coupons
Are Weeds Driving You Nuts?
Nutsedge is not your average weed. It’s a gnarly nuisance that’s difficult to control. And it’s a sure sign that a yard is poorly drained, overwatered…
Author: Brad Wier
Irrigation, Maintenance, Plants
The Art of Wasting Water with Drip Irrigation
When properly designed, drip can be the most efficient method of irrigation. But when installed incorrectly, drip can use as much water as ordinary sprinklers,…
Calculating the Current Watering Advice
Ever wonder where those watering advice numbers come from? It's all very scientific. Weekly watering recommendations are calculated based on weather conditions,…
Hold Off on the Fertilizer for Now
Despite what you may have heard, it’s still too early to fertilize. Warm season grasses are still dormant so you’ll actually be feeding cool season weeds.…
Six Steps to an Irrigation Design Rebate
Got an irrigation system? If you've been pondering making changes to it — or getting rid of it altogether — now is the time to do it. You may qualify for…
Author: Nathan Riggs
Irrigation, Rebates & Coupons
The Best Controller for Your Irrigation System is You
No matter what brand or style of controller you have, knowing how it works and what settings to use will help you water more efficiently.
The truth is…
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Winter Watering Grows Your Sewer Bill, Not Your Grass
It's winter and your
lawn is dormant — so why is your irrigation system running? Using extra water
outdoors now only makes your sewer bill grow later.
Hit the Snooze Button on your Irrigation Controller
At this time of year the lawn is dormant, or in a slumber. So don’t water. Just let it sleep. Your pocketbook will thank you.
During the holidays we’re…
7 Signs You’re Watering Too Much
Ever wonder if you might be overwatering your lawn? No need for guesswork. Just step outside and check for these sure signs of too much watering.
Fall Back and Turn Down Your Irrigation Controller
The end of Daylight Saving Time means setting your clocks back one hour. It’s also the perfect time to dial back your irrigation system controllers.
Get a Jump on Winter Weeds
Winter weeds can be an issue in our lawns, but a proactive management plan will limit their germination and growth throughout the dormant season
Author: Sarah Galvan
Irrigation, Plants, Winter
Drip Irrigation: Get Your Water's Worth
Drip irrigation delivers water to the root zone of your plants right where they need it and without all the extra spray that causes rampant mold, weeds,…
Fall, Irrigation, Plants, Spring, Summer, Winter
Seasonal Adjust: The Easy Button for your Irrigation System
Did you know there’s a feature on just about every irrigation controller that makes controlling the run times a lot easier? Unfortunately most people with…
Author: Adolph Garcia
What are the Year-round Watering Rules?
The hot dry weather has returned and with it the possibility of Stage 1 drought restrictions. For now, we remain in year-round watering rules.
Author: Donna Fossum
Water with Purpose
All plants need water. But how much and how often varies from plant to plant.
Although there are various recommendations floating around out there, we…
Irrigation, Maintenance, Plants, Summer
Water Only the Areas That Need It
The first days of full scorch are here. Before you turn up your sprinkler systems — and double your water bill — consider what areas of your landscape…
Hola Ollas, Adios Water Waste!
Ollas are an ancient and very efficient method of “drip” irrigation useful for vegetable gardens, raised beds and containers.
An ancient and very efficient…
No Irrigation Necessary
With the right plant selection and installation, and correct amount of soil, compost and mulch, a landscape can be both healthy and attractive — and require…
Landscaping, Irrigation, Planning/Design
Get Your Irrigation System in Shape for Summer
Get your irrigation system into great shape for the summer season and you’ll see a smaller waistline on your water bill!
Irrigation systems represent…
Irrigation, Rebates & Coupons, Spring, Summer