Tag: irrigation services

Sprinkler going off in the grass.

Fall is rich with gorgeous, colorful landscapes, but this time of year also marks the end of the landscaping season. As temperatures fall lower and lower, lawns and gardens prepare to lie dormant throughout winter until they can soak up the warmth and rain that comes with spring. If you’re not well-versed in caring for commercial landscapes year-round, you might wonder how to best prepare your green spaces for hibernation. Not only must you fertilize your lawn, rake up leaves, clean up any deb...

Irrigation system turned on a commercial lawn

Your property’s green spaces can’t survive without water. And if you want to maintain the most lush landscape around, you must ensure that this watering takes place on a consistent and strategic basis. Commercial irrigation systems are designed to provide lawns and gardens with the optimal amount of water at the right intervals to maximize health. Of course, some irrigation systems do a better job at achieving this goal than others. Older, worn down watering systems are less efficient than n...

Close-up of an irrigation system pipe

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. While spring certainly has a natural way of restoring life to the landscape, you can’t solely rely on the weather to keep your green spaces healthy and thriving. There’s no telling whether this season will bring steady rainfall or feature a fair share of dry days, which is why irrigation systems are so important. When fully functional, an irrigation system provides lawns and gardens with the right amount of water at key intervals – if it...

It’s good to keep it real, but when it comes to lawn care, taking care of the real deal can become a major burden. It might come as no surprise, then, that artificial grass is becoming an increasingly popular choice for residents yearning for beautiful yards year-round. Artificial lawns are constructed from synthetic fibers (usually polyethylene or nylon) that mimic real grass, which are attached to a man-made thatch layer (often polypropylene), propped up by polyester turf backing and filled ...

A healthy landscape relies on functional, efficient irrigation. During winter, however, your green spaces lie dormant, getting rid of the need for regular watering. It’s not enough to merely turn off certain aspects of your irrigation system. However, you must perform a complete shutdown of all system components. Failing to properly shut down your irrigation system in time for winter can result in numerous headaches, repairs, and costly replacement jobs down the line. Let’s explore what an i...

Irrigation system hose with a hole in it

When your irrigation system is on the fritz, your green spaces won’t get the optimal care they need. Moreover, a faulty irrigation system often translates to wasted water and higher energy costs. For these reasons and more, you’ll want to address any potential sprinkler problems as soon as possible. In order to do this, it helps to know a bit about how these systems work and which issues are most common. Let’s explore how to troubleshoot problems with your irrigation system.Know Your Irrig...

No matter the location or size of your property, keeping its green spaces healthy and appealing while maintaining optimal water efficiency can feel like climbing up a slip and slide -- an uphill wet mess. Of course, the larger and more complex your residence is, the more challenging this task becomes. Relying on manual irrigation processes is inefficient and often a recipe for disaster, as humans are prone to error and neglect. While investing in a state-of-the-art automated irrigation system ca...

Controlling a rain sensor on iPhone

It’s no secret that water is essential for a healthy and beautiful lawn. Knowing how much water to use depends on the type of lawn you're maintaining. Being able to control and monitor the amount of moisture your lawn is receiving to achieve optimal levels is even more important.  Before modern irrigation systems came around, this task was a major challenge. After all, no one can control how often it rains, and trying to balance the earth’s natural watering system with manual irrigation pro...

The Budd Group lawn maintenance service irrigation audit

Irrigation system efficiency is crucial in not only maintaining a lush landscape, but also in conserving energy and minimizing waste. Investing in a quality irrigation system is the first step toward achieving these goals -- maintaining said system is equally as important. Of course, unless you’re familiar with how these systems function, it isn’t always easy to know whether they’re working properly. Receiving regular irrigation audits from knowledgeable irrigation services is an important...

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. In a transitory region like Nashville, TN, however, it’s hard to say which “other side” harbors the greener grass -- to the North, South, East, or West? In truth, the answer depends on which type of grass you’re using. Bermuda grass tends to thrive in areas below Nashville, while fescue is often the primary choice in the Northeast. Both Bermuda and fescue are viable in Nashville and other transitory regions in the U.S., but each gra...

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