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How to Unclog Outside Drain Pipes & Prevent Damage

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Proper grading can go a long way toward preventing issues with standing water in outdoor spaces, but for flatter expanses, you may also need a suitable outdoor drainage system to siphon away water and protect landscaping from flooding and subsequent damage. Even so, you may periodically experience issues like outside drain pipes clogged with dirt […]

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How to Find Leaks in a Sprinkler System – Underground Leaks & More

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When you install a sprinkler system to keep your grounds looking lush and green, you naturally want water to issue forth. However, it’s best if the flow of water is controlled, so that it hits swaths of lawn and landscaping according to plan and does so as scheduled. What you don’t want is a sprinkler […]

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Why Do I Have a Separate Water Meter for My Irrigation System?

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Rising water bills have many Houston area home owners frustrated these days but what a lot of those home owners don’t know is that there are a number of ways to significantly reduce that bill and a dedicated irrigation meter usually makes the biggest impact. Irrigation accounts for between 50% and 70% of all the […]

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Do You Need a Permit to Install a Sprinkler System?

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Most Frequent Sprinkler System Code Violations This varies from job to job but here are some of the most common; failure to have a license and insurance, failure to call in line locates before digging, throwing water across driveways, walkways or sidewalks, failure to install a backflow, failure to have that backflow inspected, failing to […]

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Hunter PRO HC Smart Controller

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Hunter PRO Smart Controller FAQs This guide is meant for clients that have elected to go with the Hunter Pro HC Smart Controller. It includes instructions for connecting the controller to your existing Wi-Fi network as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions. This is not an article about the Smart controller or its […]

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Sprinkler Misting Problems & Other Common Sprinkler System Problems

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A common form of inefficient landscape irrigation is misting. Misting sprinkler heads can account for as much as 35-40% of the water used by sprinkler heads. Misting is almost always a hydraulic problem. When a system attempts to use more water than it has available, when pipes are improperly sized, or when pressure is too […]

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Hydroseeding vs. Sod – How Much Does Hydroseeding Cost?

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If you can’t wait to see that lush grass on your property, there are shortcuts you can take to make it happen. Both of your main two options are faster than planting seed, but which option is best for you? Sod or hydroseed? And how much does hydroseeding or sod installation costs? Hydroseeding vs. Sod […]

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Best Plants for Privacy from Neighbors

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The weather is warming up, and you’re thinking about the best privacy plant screens for your backyard. Or maybe your commercial property could maybe use some good privacy plants. You can like your neighbors or the tenants next door, but that doesn’t mean you want to be keeping tabs on them (or vice versa). Keep […]

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Importance of Pruning Plants – How to, Benefits, & When to Prune

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What is Pruning of Plants? Pruning is defined as the act of trimming leaves, branches, and dead matter from plants. Pruning also plays into the overall health of a plant. You certainly want to maintain the well-being of your plants, train them to grow properly, improve quality, and even restrict their growth in some cases. […]

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When to Stop Watering Your Lawn for Winter in Texas

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Should you water your lawn in the fall? Because of the harsh Texas climate, many residents are unsure of the best lawn watering schedule to follow. It’s not uncommon for our clients to ask – should I water my lawn in the winter? If you’re unsure of the seasonal details when it comes to taking […]

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