LAWN SPRINKLER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR TIPS

USEFUL TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

For Our Valued Customers!

Are My Pumps, Valves and Pipes Okay?

If you’re a complete newbie to the world of irrigation, and making sure that your grass is properly watered, you might not know how your sprinklers actually work. Under the surface of your sprinkler heads are pumps, valves and pipes that bring water from your source out to the dirt under your lawn.

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Watering a Large Long Island Property

Owning a large property is a hassle in and of itself, but when it comes time to keep the grass of that property healthy and green, it can feel like fighting an uphill battle. It’ll always feel like the sun is hitting it harder, like the grass is drying faster than you can keep up with it and that the foot traffic is just unmanageable. This is especially true on Long Island where golf courses and wineries are abundant. So what can you do to make your life watering a bigger property easier?

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Monitoring Your Lawn’s Foot Traffic

If you’ve ever wondered why so many upscale places have signs telling you to keep off the lawn, it’s not because they don’t want people to have fun. It’s actually because excessive foot traffic is one of the worst things for your grass.

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How to Get the Best Lawn on Long Island

When somebody sees your property, the first thing they’re going to notice isn’t going to be the architectural inspiration of your house or the freshly paved driveway. It’s going to be the way your lawn looks. On Long Island, the appearance of your lawn is more like an unspoken competition than anywhere else in the country. And what compliment feels more satisfying than, “Wow, you have a beautiful lawn”?

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When Should I Turn My Sprinklers Back on?

When the first day of spring hits, the most popular question we get is, “when should I turn my sprinklers back on?” Most people, especially us impatient residents of Long Island, call looking for a simple answer like, “the first day of spring,” or “April 1st,” or “the first day of the year where it hits 60 degrees,” but it just isn’t that simple.

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Winterization Is Proper Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance

Anybody who lives on Long Island knows how fast the temperature seems to drop during that sweet spot in late September to early October. Since it’s about to start hitting that point where water freezes, any leftover water in an irrigation system’s pipes is going to freeze over if not taken care of.

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Maintenance

How Deep Should Water Penetrate?

Apply enough water to wet the soil to a depth of approximately six to eight inches. A soil probe may be used to check moisture depth in soil. Maintaining a soil moisture depth of six to eight inches usually requires a rate of one to two inches of water per week

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Maintenance

How Much Water Does Your Lawn Need?

Most lawns require a minimum of one inch of water per week. This can be accomplished by watering each section for one hour at a time. To ensure that your lawn is getting an inch per watering, place an empty tuna can in the lawn

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