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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 …

Springtime Maintenance On Your Irrigation System

Once you have installed an irrigation system, it is important to protect your investment.   It is important to winterize your irrigation system. It is just as important to maintain the your irrigation system during the spring. You want your irrigation in tip top condition for the entire season going into summer. Here is a step by step guide on ...

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 ...

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 ...

Think Outside the Box for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, although thanks to advertising and retail stores, you'd think it's been here for months.  I saw my first Christmas decorations in our local Walgreen's store the week before Halloween.  It really did bother me a bit, rushing the season like that, but when we got hit with a freak snowstorm on October 29 I ...

11-11-11 : 11 Tips for a Stress Free Spring

Finally, the day that everyone has been talking about all year has arrived - 11/11/11.  So in honor of this auspicious day, I thought it might be fun to make a list of 11 things to smooth your transition through the winter and into next spring.  Most of the tips are for your lawn and landscape, but I threw in ...

There’s Frost on the Pumpkin – No, Wait – It’s Snow!

It's October 28, and believe it or not, we are in a winter storm watch for the weekend.  According to the latest forecast, we're going to get 2 to 4 inches of snow in Wyckoff Saturday afternoon, and another possible 1 to 2 inches overnight into Sunday. After record breaking heat in July, and days upon days of rain, including ...

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 ...