Doing some irrigation sprinkler maintenance for a commercial client of ours. With a irrigation sprinkler checkup we will run through your sprinkler system and flag and problems. Upon completion of the checkup we will provide you with an estimate of repairs to be done. With irrigation sprinkler maintenance customers we go ahead and do the repairs and bill upon completion.
Starting on March 13th the Tampa Bay Area is going to once a week lawn watering schedule. Below is the schedule that will need to be followed.
Here’s the schedule:
The numbers are for your last digit of your house address.
0 or 1 Mondays
2 or 3 Tuesdays
4 or 5 Wednesdays
6 or 7 Thursdays
8 or 9 Fridays
Locations without addresses or mixed addresses
Schedule an irrigation / sprinkler check up asap. Summer is coming and its going to be brutal. We do sprinkler checks in the Valrico, Brandon, Fishhawk, Lithia, and Riverview areas.
Lawn Guru is now a Licensed Irrigation Contractor with Hillsborough county. License number: SP14248.
If you are considering hiring a company to install a new sprinkler or irrigation system onto your property please consider hiring Lawn Guru. We will handle everything for you from start to finish. We will secure all proper permitting prior to install and schedule inspections at the conclusion of services to ensure that you the property owner are protected.
This is a yard we have been maintaining for years. Last year we put in a beautiful landscape. This yard is beautiful and Lawn Guru has been recognized again for the Great service and landscape we provided!
I’m sure everyone has noticed a dramatic increase in their lawns beauty with all of this rain. I wanted to take a few minutes to remind you a few different things to take into account with all of this rain.
Think of the environment!
With all of this rain you really do not need to be running your sprinkler system. If your rain sensor is not functional I would encourage you to either replace the sensor or hire someone to replace. Don’t be those homeowners that are watering while it’s raining or watering a day after a torrential downpour. It’s not cool and is a waste of water!
Now in regards to fertilizer. There’s no better time to fertilize than when it’s cooler out and raining. The best fertilizer for this time of year is a 100% slow release Nitrogen fertilizer with iron. The iron will give you the greening effect you are looking for but without the ridiculous growth. A highly soluble fertilizer will leach through the soil with all the rain we’ve received. Also make sure to keep fertilizer off the roads and sidewalks, and if you do get fertilizer onto these areas make sure to blow the areas off. Fertilizer on road or sidewalk areas will be washed into storm drains that flow into water areas and pollute our environment.
I’m not saying these things because I’m some crazy environmentalist. However these are things that make huge impacts on the ecosystem and are easy to correct.
All irrigation must be accomplished before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Any one zone of a property may only be watered once during the allowed day, not both in the morning and again in the evening.
|Addresses ending in the number 0 or 1||Mondays only|
|Addresses ending in the number 2 or 3||Tuesdays only|
|Addresses ending in the number 4 or 5||Wednesdays only|
|Addresses ending in the number 6 or 7||Thursdays only|
|Addresses ending in the number 8 or 9||Fridays only|
|Locations with no address (common areas, entry areas):||Fridays only|
|Locations with mixed addresses (Office complexes, shopping centers)||Fridays only|
There are three things that make yards look great. Sharp blades, water, and fertilizer. If you are missing any of these three things your yard can only look so good.
Below is a picture of our blades at the start of each day.
Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2 or 3
Monday and Thursday
Addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6
Tuesday and Friday
Addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9, locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers)
Wednesday and Saturday
Often I am asked, “When is the best time to water my lawn?” Many homeowners have tell me XYZ company said to start the irrigation system at dusk and now the Lawn Guru is saying to start the system in the predawn hours.
According to the University of Florida. “Therefore, irrigate when dew is already present, usually in the predawn hours. A good time range is between 2 and 8 a.m.”
This is to help reduce the chances of fungus growth in your lawn. The other thing homeowners need to keep in mind is water times. Longer and less frequent waterings are better than shorter and more frequent waterings. The reason for this is to encourage the roots to grow deeper. The deeper your root system the better your lawn will be able to handle the brutal droughts we experience this time of year.