Irrigation System Basics
Basic Terms Controller: Sometimes called the clock, this is “The brain” of the irrigation system. The controller is programmed to start the system at a given time, typically in the overnight hours. When it is time for the systemRead More
What to do about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has become a household name and a dreaded pest. Most people have heard of the devastation this pest has wrought on Ash trees in the eastern United States and know that it has an undeniableRead More
The Myth of Dethatching
Every year, thousands of gallons of fuel are burned and tons of debris are added to compost sites because of an unnecessary process called lawn dethatching. Dethatching, also called “power raking”, is generally done for one of two reasons:Read More
Who Ate My Plants?! Thoughts on Rodent Damage
Rodents are an order of mammals with a large pair of continually growing front teeth. This includes mice, squirrels, voles, gophers, beavers, capybaras, and many others. Some of whom have a voracious appetite for everything beautifully growing in yourRead More
Help!! My Irrigation Rain Sensor Isn’t Working!
As a landscape maintenance contractor we receive more questions regarding irrigation than all of our other services combined. This is likely because the irrigation system is the most mysterious part of the landscape, after all, it’s invisible most ofRead More