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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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Equipment

Guide to Selecting the Best Sprinkler

There is only one answer to this question. You should contact the irrigation specialists at Irrigation Solutions to consult you about the best way in which to water your lawn and plants.

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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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Design

How to Find a Reputable Irrigation Contractor

Once upon a time a homeowner wanted an irrigation system installed so he hired a irrigation contractor to install one. After the contractor finished the installation and was paid for the work, the homeowner found that the system didn’t work and called the contractor.

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Design

How to Minimize Water Run-off

Use multiple start times if the ground will not absorb water at the rate it is applied. This is usually necessary for pop-ups, which water at a fairly high precipitation rate

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