It’s spring and it’s time to think about gardening. For those of you who are new to gardening, or thinking about starting a new garden this year, you’re in the right place. Today we’ll be giving tips for homeowners about the best types of sprinklers and weather related tips.
Sprinklers are a common choice for homeowners looking to water their lawns, but they aren’t the most efficient option. While they do deliver water directly to your plants’ roots, when the water is sprayed onto different parts of your lawn it also evaporates into the air during warmer months leaving some areas dry (and less green). Drip irrigation systems are much more effective because they provide water directly where it is needed using tubing that runs underground from a spigot to each plant. Water loss due to evaporation is reduced because only small amounts of water are released at a time through these tubes—no need to worry about hours spent outside watering! They’re also an affordable option if you already have tubing on hand since all you need is an attachment that goes between your hose and kitchen faucet. If you’re installing drip irrigation for the first time, it may take some trial and error with various pieces before figuring out what works best for your yard, but once installed correctly these systems make it easy for anyone in your household to change how much water they want delivered with just a few turns of a dial.
One last thing: installing drip irrigation doesn’t have to be expensive; there are plenty of kits available online which include everything needed for installation . Not only will this save money up front, but in the long run it will be less wasteful than having sprinklers in place!
If you’re a homeowner and your home is covered with sprinkler heads, you know that it’s important to keep them from being damaged by the rain. That way, they’ll be able to do their jobs without being affected by the weather. But how do you make sure that the sprinklers are watered – rather than just sitting there doing nothing?
I’m here to help! I’ve talked with many homeowners and learned that one of the most common questions they have is which sprinkler types are best for when it rains. So here’s what I’ve learned:
What’s the forecast for today? Since you’re reading this, it must be morning. Check the weather before you head out!
You’re a homeowner or renter that cares about keeping your property looking good, so you should have an idea of what type of weather to expect on a day-to-day basis. That way, you can plan ahead for watering and other things that affect your lawn’s appearance. The best way to do this is to check in on the weather every day—just like checking in on Facebook every few hours despite having no friends (sorry if you don’t have any!).
Here are some tips and tricks:
- Keep a phone app handy that gives the weather forecast and access to local radar and satellite imagery. If you’re more of a visual learner, there are plenty of YouTube videos that do the same thing.
- Get an outdoor thermometer and a rain gauge, so you know how hot or cold it is outside at all times and how much rainfall you’ve gotten recently. It may seem like an unnecessary purchase at first (or maybe even second) glance, but it’ll pay off with its usefulness later on when planning out your lawn care schedule.
- Get a wind vane to help predict coming winds or storms. There are many different designs available for purchase online—just find one with simple measurements that will work for your environment!
Watering is a topic that we all need to be aware of when it comes to spring, summer and fall. When it’s sunny out, you want to make sure you’re watering your lawn and plants properly. Especially in the spring, the weather can often be unpredictable – be sure your sprinklers are up and running at all times!
- Rain barrels are an easy way to save water and help prevent flooding in your home. They are simple and inexpensive, but can be tricky to install correctly. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do right now to turn them into a great addition to your home without spending a fortune on installation.
- Rain barrels come in two types—one that connects directly to your downspout (also called a rain diverter) and one that can be set up with filtered connection to your house’s sewer system (also called a catchment collector). The easiest way to get started is by connecting your rain barrel straight to the downspout of your home or business. You’ll need something like an elbow connector or similar device (here’s our top pick for the job) so you can direct the water from the downspout into the rain barrel as it falls from the sky. If this method doesn’t work for you, it’s also possible to connect it indirectly through a standard garden hose (also called an overflow hose).
- Once you have it connected, make sure it sits level in its spot on the ground and is out of direct sunlight so bacteria won’t grow inside it over time. Also, if used outdoors, make sure it gets sun exposure daily but not direct sunlight most of the day.
- There are several important tips you should know about when using a rain barrel: first use only ¾” vinyl tubing no larger than 1/2″ ID—this will prevent leaks; second check often for leaks by flushing out any debris inside; third do not fill past capacity line—you want water coming out of every opening rather than pools at one side; fourth remember that rainwater must be stored indoors until used (usually within 24 hours); fifth don’t let people drink or bathe in stored water as this could be very harmful; sixth every year check everything inside by turning off all valves and rinsing all fittings;
Mulch and Fertilizer
There are a lot of things that don’t mesh well with my busy schedule. Motorized vehicles and I have a love-hate relationship, and the same can be said for lawn care. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools out there to keep my life simple when it comes to lawn care (like a good set of green thumb shears , for example). But one thing that has really helped me out is encouraging my neighbors to do the same. Now that spring is starting to roll around, here are some tips on how you can get your lawn looking great in no time:
- Fertilize your lawn
- Mulch your garden
- Compost your lawn clippings
- Fertilize your garden
- Compost your leaves
- Fertilize your trees
- Fertilize your shrubs
The weather is warming up, and with it comes the opportunity for spring cleaning. If you live in a house, this includes pruning trees. As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your trees healthy through regular maintenance like pruning. When you prune your trees, you are removing dead or dying branches to prevent them from infecting living tissue as well as reducing the risk of damage from storms or other problems. By maintaining the health of your trees and removing any dead growth during the spring, there’s a greater chance that your tree will be able to withstand possible infestations later in the year and grow stronger and faster than if you had neglected its needs in winter.
By keeping up with annual pruning of your tree in spring, you have a good shot at growing strong and healthy trees on your property!
Our first year of composting was truly a learning experience, one that taught us a lot about the composting process and composting in general. After all, compost has been around for thousands of years and we’ve only just recently gotten the hang of it. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know if you’re getting started with your first batch of compost today:
- The Basics First things first: ready-made compost is not available commercially. Since there’s no standard procedure for how to prepare it, it can vary wildly from place to place and even batch to batch. For this reason, you’ll have to do some research on your own and figure out how to make homemade organic fertilizer yourself. Compost is essentially decomposed waste matter—it should never be a mixture of both newspaper and feces! If you’re not familiar with how much carbon content each type of waste has, here’s an easy way to get started: carbon dioxide is less than 20% (the rest being nitrogen), while oxygen levels are more than 60%. So if oxygen levels are above 60%, then the waste is suitable for use as fertilizer.
- Don’t start on New Year’s Day You might think starting your new year off with dirt under your fingernails would be a nice way to start fresh after all that cupcake-tasting over Christmas season (“Here! Have some!” “No thanks—I’m vegan”) but none of us managed our homes well enough last New Year’s Eve that we deserve any credits toward our next one. If you decide you want to start making composted materials as soon as January 1st, go ahead—but know that by then you’ll have created enough waste material that it will take several days before it turns into usable fertilizer .
Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes a flurry of activity. Trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining brighter than ever. If you’re excited for this new season too and need to get rid of your accumulated debris from the winter months, here are some tips on how to clear away these dead leaves and branches in a safe way.
The city will only pick up brush if it’s no longer than four feet long, so be sure to cut your branches down to fit that criteria before you go out into your yard with an axe (seriously). Instead of using an axe or chainsaw on all that wood, invest in a large pair of loppers—these handy tools can take down small trees in just minutes by cutting through the wood like a knife through butter. They’re perfect for homeowners who have trees that hang over their property line onto public land; simply use those loppers and chop away at those branches until they fall into your yard.
Labeled bags are also really important when disposing of your debris—they help prevent trash collectors from taking any other garbage with them as they drive along their route every week or two (depending on where you live). You can find these labeled bags at pretty much any store that sells household supplies—and don’t forget to recycle! While you might still have some dead leaves remaining after all this cleanup effort, don’t put them out on the curb: they could blow around during the stormy months ahead and end up blocking someone’s driveway or clogging storm drains. Instead, donate them to local parks who often use them for composting purposes, or find another place that could use some free fertilizer for their landscaping.
Plan for Summer Projects
This season, we wanted to tackle some projects in our backyard, such as updating our sprinkler system. In the past, we have not used a professional installer because we have been very happy with how well our sprinklers have worked and didn’t want to make any changes. However, this year, we realized that the one-year-old system looked and worked like something out of the ’80s. We made a list and planned ahead—like hiring an electrician before digging up your driveway. This led us to do some research (and take an interesting field trip) into what materials were best for our climate and budget.
Seed your Lawn
Spring is here, which means that it’s time to seed your lawn! As a homeowner, you’ll want to pay close attention to the tips below so you’ll know what supplies to pick up and how best to use them. A good-looking lawn can be an asset for your home, bringing in more buyers when you decide it’s time to sell. While these tips are targeted toward those interested in selling their homes, there’s also plenty of helpful information for everyone else.
If you’re just looking at buying a house, or already have one but don’t plan on selling anytime soon, don’t worry! You still probably have some things in common with potential sellers; for example, both groups will want their yards looking great before putting their houses on the market. Lawn care is something that almost every homeowner has had experience with at some point; even if they’ve never sold a property before (or if they don’t even own their home), chances are they’ve put down grass seed or at least kept up with trimming during the spring and fall seasons.
Look through my list of 13 Forester Tips below and see what new techniques might help you out next time you’re spreading grass seed around your property:
Spring Cleaning and Pest Control Inside the Home.
Spring is a time for cleaning. After winter’s deep freeze, we all welcome the warm weather and call it a return to normalcy. But with that normalcy comes a lot of dirt, dust, and grime. For the most part, you can take care of many of these things yourself while saving some money—and maybe even get more enjoyment out of your springtime cleaning efforts than if you were to pay someone else to do it for you.
We’re going to start off by going over what you should definitely be doing—for instance, we strongly recommend making sure under your refrigerator is clean and clear of any bits of food that may still be there from last year (or any year). And the same goes for food in your trash can or in other places where rodents like to hide: make sure there isn’t any leftover leftovers because you don’t want them thinking that’s somewhere they can eat well again this time around (which would mean another mouse family). Also make sure everything from underneath your sink is neat and clean; check around the ductwork vents and beneath anything on the walls if there are any openings that would provide shelter.
Next up: cleaning vents around your home. Sometimes vents become clogged with dust or debris over time, so it’s always a good idea to give them a once-over when spring rolls around just in case they’re getting blocked up or causing problems elsewhere within your home (like when air conditioning units start blowing hot air instead of cold air). Another good cleaning tip involves household pests like ants and spiders: ants will often try laying eggs near indoor areas where water may drip from dishwashers or shower heads. You should clean out these areas periodically (maybe once every month) to prevent ant problems from ever starting up again—a simple process involving vacuuming up all their eggs before sealing off the area completely with tape (which needs replaced afterward). You should also check behind wood furniture where spiders may be hiding
Water conservation and pruning your trees is important to do in the spring. Also, take care of any cleaning that you need to get done around the house.
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If you’re like most people, that means you’ll be dragging out the hose and sprinkler every other day. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of low-maintenance options available to help you keep your lawn green without all the hassle and the damage done by dragging hoses across your yard or walking in wet grass.
Keep reading for our picks for the best types of sprinklers and weather related tips.
With spring weather on the way, it’s time to start thinking about your home care. Here are thirteen tips from Forester Lawn Care LLC to help you get started:
1. Start by assessing your yard. How much grass do you have? How does it feel when you walk on it? Is there any dead grass or bare spots that need to be fixed up?
2. The best sprinklers depend on the type of grass you have, how big your yard is, and how much water pressure comes out of your hose. Feel free to set up a consultation with us to discuss what sprinkler would work best for your needs!
3. Speaking of water pressure—has anyone checked yours lately? Low water pressure can mean that there’s something wrong with your house’s plumbing, so if it’s not just the sprinkler itself, feel free to call us for an inspection.
4. It’s always best to buy a sprinkler early in the season so that if you need one installed or repaired, there are less people trying to make appointments with us! Call us as soon as possible if you think a new sprinkler might be in order this spring!
5. Remember: while
Spring is upon us! While the weather is still a bit chilly, it’s time to start preparing for warmer days. Here are 13 tips to help you get your lawn in tip-top shape:
1. Make sure your sprinkler system is turned off before the first freeze of winter.
2. If you have a sprinkler system that has individual valves, make sure they are turned off as well.
3. Turn on your main water line and check each valve one by one to make sure they’re not leaking or broken before turning them back on again in the springtime.
4. Set your sprinklers up so they don’t spray directly onto sidewalks and driveways – this can cause damage over time due to ice build up during the winter months.
5. If you have multiple zones (areas with different types of plants), make sure each zone gets enough water by adjusting their coverage area accordingly – some plants need more than others!
6. For newly planted trees or shrubs, consider adding mulch around their base to help keep moisture from evaporating too quickly during hot summer days when temperatures rise above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius).
7. To prevent weeds from growing up through cracks in concrete slabs where grass doesn’t grow
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about your lawn.
Did you know that sprinklers are very important? They help keep your grass green and healthy. There are many types of sprinklers available these days. In this blog, we will talk about a few different ones and the pros and cons of each.
Drip irrigation is one type of sprinkler. It is a low-flow system that slowly releases water over time so it does not evaporate before reaching the roots of the plant or tree. This method works well for areas with lots of sun exposure because there is less evaporation from heat during the day than if you were using sprinklers that spray water into the air at high speeds (which would evaporate).
Popup sprinklers work by having a nozzle that pops up when pressure builds inside of them due to being turned on; this causes water to shoot out in all directions around where they are located (usually near plants). The good thing about this type is its ability to cover large areas quickly but one drawback might be their tendency to get clogged up with dirt or other debris over time which can lead them needing more maintenance than other options such as drip irrigation systems require.”
Welcome to my blog! Let’s dive right in, because it’s time to celebrate spring.
1. If you’re using a sprinkler, make sure you’re using one that disperses water evenly. There are a lot of options out there—do your research!
2. Whether it’s spring or summer, the ideal watering time is when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky (usually early morning). Watering in the evening can lead to disease and fungus growth.
3. Do not fertilize your plants if you’ve just watered. This can cause root burn and other issues for your plants.
4. If you opt for artificial grass, keep it trimmed so it looks nice and fresh.
5. Weeds are a natural part of most lawns—if you want to get rid of them, the best way is by pulling them up by the roots by hand.
6. Even if your lawn looks like it’s doing great, you should still have an expert come and look at it regularly to check for potential problems before they become serious issues that cost time and money to fix down the road.
7. If your grass is still dormant after two weeks of warmer weather (after this point, it’s safe to assume
Spring is here, and so are the flowers. But if you want your garden to be the envy of all your neighbors, you need to take some time to give it a little TLC. Here are 13 helpful tips for spring-cleaning your yard this year:
1. Take some time to clear away the old plants that have fallen over or died during the winter. You can toss them in the compost pile or leave them on the ground as mulch.
2. Remove any weeds that have sprouted in your lawn and flower beds. If you’re like me, pulling weeds is one of those chores that never ends, but even a half hour spent clearing out your garden will make a big difference in its appearance this spring.
3. If you have annuals or perennials that didn’t make it through the winter, replace them with new ones. This is also a good time to add some extra color by planting bulbs for spring flowers like tulips or daffodils!
4. Trim back any trees or shrubs that are growing too close to your house or power lines so they don’t cause damage later on when they start growing again in warmer weather.
5. Prune off any dead branches from plants like roses so they
1. Water early in the morning to prevent evaporation in the heat of the day.
2. Make sure your sprinklers have enough water pressure and that you’re applying enough water to the ground.
3. Watering your lawn when it’s extremely hot outside can cause it to burn, so be sure to monitor the weather and move accordingly!
4. Water deeply and infrequently to develop deeper roots and improve drought tolerance, rather than watering frequently and shallowly.
5. Use a rain gauge to measure how much rain has fallen over time so you don’t end up overwatering your lawn.
6. Check for leaks in your irrigation system regularly. An easy way to do this is by turning off all other sources of water and seeing if any water is running out of a broken pipe or hose connection somewhere else around your house—it could save you money on your bill over time!
7. Consider using drip irrigation instead of sprinklers if they’re available in your area, as they require less water overall and can be more efficient than traditional sprinklers (especially if they’re automated). They also reduce runoff from heavy rains while only watering where necessary–this is especially beneficial during periods with little rainfall when there’s no need for extra ev