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Landscape Irrigation System Technology in Bergen County, NJ

Water, water everywhere, but not unless you drag the garden hose from place to place. Those of you who don’t have an underground sprinkler system experience this every spring and continue to wrestle until the temperature turns cold in New Jersey. In fact, irrigating should not be irritating – you should not have to re-position a manual lawn sprinkler over and …

Spring is here, early! Are you prepared?

Spring has arrived in New Jersey... at least according to the temperatures. In Northern New Jersey, Crocuses are popping, smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, the birds are singing in the morning, and the world is ready to move forward out of its winter sluggishness and come to life.  With 73 degrees in Wyckoff, NJ at 2pm this afternoon - not ...

Getting Started With Automatic Underground Sprinklers

If you are my age you might remember the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Who can forget that enormous, stainless-steel model of the earth, the Unisphere? Or the premiere of the injection molded dinosaur, otherwise known as the Sinclair Dinoland Waxy-Plastic Dinosaur? Automatic Underground Sprinkler System At 9 years old, I was intrigued by the incredible technologies of the future being ...

My Sprinkler System Won’t Shut Off

You’ve done your homework and know that your sprinkler system needs to be turned off for the winter. You don’t water to freeze and cause damage to the piping, and you want to protect and preserve the sprinkler for optimal performance next spring. But, what happens when you go to turn off your sprinkler and the system won’t shut off? ...

How to Repair Your Sprinkler System

A sprinkler system can be intimidating when something goes wrong, but don’t let your lack of skills with irrigation systems scare you away. The truth is that you can have a lush, green lawn and take excellent care of your sprinkler system without any special skills. The goal is to identify the problem and take care of it with these ...

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the first frost sets in, as this can cause the remaining water to freeze. Freezing water in the sprinkler system can be very damaging, causing problems such as the following: Cracked PVC piping Cracked brass body Damage to internal components In order to avoid damage done to ...

Watering Basics for New Jersey Lawns

We all know that grass needs water, but exactly how much does it need? Many homeowners leave this job up to Mother Nature, but if you want a great looking yard with plenty of lushness, you can’t rely on nature entirely. Understanding the various types of grass can help determine how much watering your lawn really needs to thrive. Common ...

2011 – Wild Weather in Review

Weather.  We can predict it fairly accurately, but we can't control it.  We often have a mix of seasons, some wild and some mild, thank goodness, so we can at least shake ourselves off and move on to the next one.  But not this year.  As I look back on 2011, I'm amazed at all of the weather records that ...

Why winterize your sprinkler system?

A very good question, indeed.  For a number of years, I worked as the Irrigation secretary here at Horizon, and one of my duties was to contact any of our customers at the end of the season who had not winterized their sprinkler systems.  I had a number of clients over the years who never winterized the sprinklers ever, and ...

Too Darn Hot – A July 2011 Overview

One of the drawbacks to being in the landscape and lawn care industry is that we are constantly caring for living, breathing things.  This is a good thing for us, since we are never without something to do during the growing season.  But it also requires us to have a great deal of knowledge on a wide range of subjects, ...