How to Program Your Gainesville Irrigation Timer Settings

You can literally save thousands of gallons of water in your Gainesville landscape, and save your plants from drowning, with the proper setting of your Gainesville sprinkler system controller. But you can't just set it and forget it. You need to change the watering schedules as plants become established, with the changing seasons, and when it rains (unless you have a working Gainesville irrigation rain sensor).

Be Water-Smart with Your Gainesville Irrigation System.

Be Smart.

Get More By Using Less Water with your Gainesville Sprinkler System.

In recognition of Smart Irrigation Month coming up in July, read up on our Gainesville Irrigation and lawn tips, and make sure you are saving every dollar you can while helping conserve water.

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From water savings calculators, to weather sensors, MP Rotators and more, Hunter has the solutions you need to conserve water and keep your Gainesville landscape healthy. .

This June and July, go to hunterindustries.com/smartirrigation to learn more about how Hunter is working with The Master's lawn Care to save water and be more environmentally concious as a Hunter Prefferred Gainesville Irrigation

How Much Do Gainesville Landscape Services Cost?

This is always one of the first questions a homeowner has when starting the research process for a Gainesville landscape company. The problem with answering this question, though, is the fact that a Gainesville landscape has so many variations and options that it can be very tough for one to truly know what the price to fully enjoy their yard will be. Notwithstanding, I'll do my best here to give you some realistic cost ranges as to what most people will spend.

How to Protect Your Backflow During a Freeze

1 - Turn off the shut-off valve - On most residential backflow devices, there are two shut-off valves. These are typically covered in blue rubber and are located before and after the actual backflow device. You need to shut the one off before the device (#2 on the picture above) to keep more water from entering it. This is the lower of the two shut off valves. Turning it a half turn will turn the water flow to the backflow device off

2- Release the water pressure - Now that you have shut off the water valve, you must release the water that is in the device so that it doesn't expand when it freezes and crack the device. The way to do this is with a flat head screwdriver, loosen the two bleeder valves (#3 and #4 above) that are usually located just under the plastic top of the backflow. Sometimes, they may even have rubber inserts you have to remove before you can see the flathead screw. When opening these, be aware that the water will spew...

Five Ways to Help Your Lawn in a Drought

Grass requires plenty of water to keep it green and growing. Long periods without rain, like we've been in recently in North Florida, can mean that you end up with a dying yard. Here are ten ways to make sure your lawn is ready for the drought.

  1. Irrigate deeply and less often – Set your irrigation to use plenty of water at once. Watering longer will allow you to space out your waterings. This will encourage your grass roots to  reach down for the water instead of just accessing what is available near the surface.
  2. Avoid fertilizers – Don’t apply fertilizers to your lawn before or during a season of drought. This is actually harmful to your lawn rather than helpful because it increases the need for water.
  3. Raise the mower height – By raising the cutting height on your mower, you will be encouraging root growth in your grasses. This will help the grass stay greener longer during a drought season. This
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