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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?

How does a Sprinkler System work? To understand why a sprinkler system should be winterized in Bergen County, you need to understand how a sprinkler system works.  Sprinkler systems consist of a controller, valves, wiring, sprinkler heads, connective plumbing and underground pipes.  When the system is active, the water flows from the house through the connective plumbing into the underground …

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, ...

Heat stress and recovery for your Lawn

One of the most common questions we have been hearing the last few weeks is, "Why does my lawn look so terrible, and how are you planning on fixing it?"  As much as those of us in the lawn maintenance industry like to feel in control of your lawn, the reality is, there are some things we can do very ...

July is Smart Irrigation Month!

July is Smart Irrigation Month, and a perfect time to reassess the efficiency of your lawn sprinkler system.  If you have been thinking about making some changes to your sprinklers because of alterations to your property or if your system is older and not equipped with some of the newest water saving features, you may be able to benefit from ...

We are Horizon Landscape Company

Horizon Landscape Company Welcome to our very first Horizon Landscape blog! This is an exciting time for us as we move forward into the world of online media. We're thrilled that you are taking the time to read us. Horizon Landscape Company is a full-service landscape construction, lawn maintenance and irrigation company located in Wyckoff, NJ.  We have been providing quality service to ...