How to Spotlight Top Sprinkler System Repairs You Want This Year

With all that you already need to know to properly care for your home; your sprinkler system repairs are not giving you any breaks.  (Pun intended.)  Lack of knowledge is like cutting through a ranch on foot and not knowing where the cow pies are along the way.  We’re here to expose the truth about irrigation.  With a little extra sprinkle of sprinkler knowledge and the right irrigation contractor around when you need them, your system can make your plants and lawn flourish becoming the perfect backdrop to your outdoor family enjoyment. To help you avoid the pitfalls, we’ve identified the Continue Reading

Top Lightning Strike Damage Secret That Will Make You Gasp

  You woke up this morning and your wife asked you,   “Did you hear that powerful storm last night?”   Oddly, you did not, but you look out the window to assess the fallen leaves and stuff in your yard only to notice that your neighbor’s tree was the sad victim of limb-shattering lightning strike damage.   Is your first thought “A” or “B”? A.  I’m so sorry for my neighbor. B.  I’m so glad that wasn’t our tree.   No need to confess your answer to me, but even if your neighbor’s tree was struck and not yours, Continue Reading

Top 5 Garden Tips and Tricks To Do In February

Finally!  Beautiful, warm, sunny days in the forecast, which makes February in Birmingham, AL a great time to get a jump start on garden tips and tricks in your landscape.  Some weekends are better than others, but when it’s sunny and 55 degrees or warmer, I can’t wait to get out into my yard and start planning for Spring as well as getting a few things done that will make Spring and Summer that much better in my yard.  Just think of it as the perfect time to work outside in the air conditioning!   Garden Tips and Tricks Number Continue Reading

Gardening Dates Guaranteed to Make Your Marriage Bloom

I overheard my wife speaking with one of her friends about a book we both read before we got married called, “His Needs Her Needs,” by Willard F. Harley, (great book.)  Her friend’s reply was, “you could write your own book on marriage.”  My wife was thrilled to get this feedback from her BFF and I happy for such a nice compliment too.  One of the premises of the book is to fulfill each other’s needs in five categories and one of those is “recreational.”  My wife and I share several hobbies and one of our most rewarding is gardening.  Continue Reading

Do Rain Sensors Save You Money?

Have you ever been headed out to work on a rainy morning and seen one of your neighbors’ sprinkler systems running?  Most of us have and it always sticks out in your mind as such a waste.  Where we live in Birmingham, AL, there’s a huge commercial property on Hwy 280 that seems to always run the irrigation in the rain.  My wife calls it the anti-rain sensor.  She says they must have rain sensors on their system that detect rain and turn their system on!  I’m sure it doesn’t really run every time it rains, but you can see Continue Reading

Our WiFi Irrigation Controller Reviews Surprised Us

Waiting in line at Starbucks the other day I couldn’t help notice several people, myself included, using the Starbucks app on their smartphones to purchase their drinks and pastries and this reminded me that it’s time again for me to nag the manufacture reps in my industry regarding the speculative release date for their WIFI products.  With greater frequency, my customers are asking me for my Wi-Fi irrigation controller reviews. Let’s say you were about to go out of town for a highly anticipated two-week vacation in July, and your painter called to let you know your lottery number finally Continue Reading