Category Archives: Sprinkler Repair

Cut irrigation wire in Lithia

After testing the electrical current at the sprinkler valves we determined that the wires had been cut when we didn’t get a reading.  So we hooked up a wire tracker and within a few minutes found where the wires had been cut. Sliced the wires together and got power back to the three valves!

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Change your sprinkler heads from 4″ to 6″ pop ups

 

We are often asked by our lawn care customers if there are any advantages to changing existing 4 inch sprinkler heads to 6 inch sprinkler heads.  So we thought we would take a moment and explain the advantages of making the changes to your sprinkler system.

The majority of the lawns we service in Valrico and Fishhawk are St Augustine grass.  This grass is cut between 4 to 5 inches in height.  It is pretty obvious that the 4 inch heads would have a […]

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Updated Watering Restrictions for Hillsborough County

Hillsborough county has just released the updated watering days for lawns and landscape. If you need for LawnGuru to reset you timer or run through your system, please contact us and we will get an inspection scheduled for you.

Water Restrictions
Latest Changes Effective March 1, 2014

Basic Rules

Restrictions are for all properties in unincorporated Hillsborough County
Irrigation must be accomplished prior to 8:00 AM or after 6:00 PM.
Any one zone of a property may only be watered once during the allowable […]

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Sprinkler Repair and Landscape Install in Brandon

This landscape turned out fabulous. Here is a cool picture of the plants getting watered in. Send us a message if you are interested in a custom landscape design.

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Sprinkler Timer Replacement in Brandon

One of our commercial property maintenance customers had the face plate stolen off their sprinkler timer. We replaced with a new Hunter outdoor timer. Will post a picture of the new unit next time we visit the property.

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Updated water days for Hillsborough County

Updated Watering Days from Hillsborough County.

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

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Zoysia Sod Replacement in Valrico

Performed a sod replacement for a customer in Bloomingdale last week. Zoysia is becoming a very popular grass in the Tampa Bay area. I will be following the progress of this lawn.

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Commercial irrigation maintenance in Brandon and Apollo Beach

Performing sprinkler maintenance for one of our commercial clients in Brandon. Monthly checks are very important for commercial complexes because the problems can be corrected before major problems develop within landscapes. There were only a couple issues here, got them fixed now everything is 100% operational.

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Sprinkler repair in Fishhawk. Replaced 4in with 6in pop-up spray heads.

It’s a good idea to go ahead and replace your old worn out 4in pop-up sprinkler heads with 6 in pop-up sprinkler heads. They cost a little more but you won’t have to raise the sprinkler head nearly as often. In the long run the 6in pop ups will save you money. Add a doughnut to protect the head from lawn mower and car tires. Keep the head clean by spot spraying round-up on the sprinkler heads once a month […]

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Sprinkler repair tip, when replacing a sprinkler timer take a pic of the color wire to each specific zone

Learned this one the hard way. When you’re replacing a sprinkler timer take a second and take a picture of the wires and which irrigation zones they go to. This will save you time from having to figure out why zone one is now number seven. Changed this timer out for an irrigation maintenance customer in Valrico.

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Lost sprinkler valve in Fishhawk

Don’t wait until its too late! If you want to be prepared and save money down the road, schedule an appointment with us to come out and located your lost sprinkler valves.  We will come out with our valve locator and wire tracker to find your lost irrigation valves.  Once located we will clean up around the valve box and inside so you can manually operate individual zones.

This Valve / Wire tracker is a life saver when you cannot […]

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Broken pipe under palm

Fixing a broken sprinkler line for an irrigation maintenance customer in Valrico. How’d this pipe break I wonder… Probably has something to do with this palm tree being planted.  Appears someone broke the pipe with a shovel while digging.  Be careful when planting in your existing landscape. Easy to break a pipe with a shovel. Broken pipes lead to bad water pressure with your sprinkler system.

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Irrigation maintenance for commercial client

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.

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New lawn watering restrictions

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

Fridays

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Yard of the month in Buckhorn

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!

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Landscape install

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Your yard is LOVING this rain!

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. […]

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3 things that make yards look great!

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.

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Hillsborough county water restrictions,

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

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New sprinkler and rain sensor for lawn care customer

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