Rainfall in November Keeping Up with Historical Average

Rainfall in November Keeping Up with Historical Average

South Florida has received a typical amount of rainfall in November.

According to data, rainfall amounts in the Palm Beaches have kept pace with typical levels for the month. Although some pockets across the county have likely exceeded the monthly average and others have experienced below-average rainfall for the month, the November rains have kept many lawns looking verdant and healthy. The area has received roughly 4.6” of rain so far this month, near the average of 4.76” for November.

Some people across the area have turned off their sprinkler systems amid the wet weather. In many locations across the area, such as Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Greenacres and West Palm Beach, people have not had to rely upon their sprinklers as much this month. Some have used the wet weather as an excuse to put off service for their sprinklers lake worth. Perhaps they haven’t noticed broken sprinklers because the rainfall this month has masked deficiencies in their irrigation systems.

Although November’s precipitation has not far exceeded the monthly average, the month’s heavy rains and the slightly cooler weather have largely worked in people’s favor across South Florida. People who have sprinkler problems or need a new sprinkler system may want to hire a licensed irrigation delray beach company before drier weather arrives. On average, rainfall tends to decrease during the winter months. Typically, the area receives less than 4” of rain in December, January and February. This decrease in rainfall tends to expose irrigation problems such as poor sprinkler coverage, defective control valves and clogged nozzles.

Consider hiring a professional and reputable sprinkler business in the coming weeks to give your sprinkler system a “tune-up” before the drier weather arrives. Typically, the humidity will decrease as winter arrives, which may lead to plants and grass drying out in the absence of sufficient irrigation. Leading sprinkler companies can help residents across South Florida get their irrigation systems in tip-top working order before the dry weather rolls in.

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Sprinkler Repairs After Hurricanes

Sprinkler Repairs After Hurricanes

Fallen trees after Hurricane Irma may require sprinkler repairs.

In the days and weeks ahead, many property owners, homeowners and property managers may have to address irrigation problems related to Hurricane Irma. This powerful and deadly storm toppled trees across South Florida, leading to numerous broken sprinkler lines, broken sprinkler heads and other forms of damage. Most people will not concentrate on sprinkler problems in the storm’s wake. For many people across the area, the lack of electricity, gas shortages and food shortages have taken precedent, as they should. However, after life returns to normalcy, consider hiring professional and licensed sprinkler repairs palm beach companies to handle problems such as loss-of-prime issues, malfunctioning valves and broken irrigation lines.

Toppled trees and broken tree limbs seem to rank as the most common forms of damage from Hurricane Irma in the Palm Beaches. In many cases, tree roots grow around sprinkler pipes, and when those trees fall over, they can easily break whatever pipes their roots have contacted. Sometimes the roots will pull other pipes and components of the irrigation system out of place. Customers who need irrigation repairs boynton beach should ask the company they hire to not only fix the obvious leaks and breaks, but also to check the entire sprinkler system for leaks, broken heads, electrical problems and other damage that may have occurred during the storm. Lightning strikes and electrical surges can cause damage to clocks, valves and other components of a sprinkler system.

Top sprinkler businesses in South Florida can solve customers’ irrigation problems efficiently and properly. Hire only licensed and insured irrigation businesses to work on your property and in your community. The best irrigation businesses do not just fix the glaring problems, but try to find the root of customers’ irrigation issues.

We hope all people affected by Hurricane Irma can quickly recover from the storm and get their lives back in order.

Some People Over-Watering Their Lawns During Rainy Season

Some People Over-Watering Their Lawns During Rainy Season

Sprinklers running during rain wastes water and money.

Many of us have seen it…people’s sprinklers running after heavy rain, or even during rainstorms.

Many people waste water and throw away money by running their sprinkler systems too much during the summer months. In addition to wasting water and money, over-watering can lead to the growth of fungi and weeds in lawns, among other consequences. Some people do not intentionally over-water their lawns, but do so because they lack rainswitches, or their rainswitches do not work properly. Hire licensed and experienced irrigation contractors to check your sprinkler system settings and cut down on water waste. Top sprinklers delray beach contractors across the area can install different water-saving devices to improve the efficiency of your irrigation system.

Communities and homeowners that have inefficient sprinkler systems may cost themselves significant amounts of money by watering their lawns too much and may harm their lawns in the process. Companies that provide irrigation boca raton services help customers improve the efficiency of their sprinkler systems in numerous way. These businesses can install rainswitches, which keep sprinkler systems from running if the rainswitch registers a given threshold of rain. For example, a rainswitch set to ½” of rainfall will keep the sprinkler system from running if a ½” of rain or more has fallen. In order to work properly, people must install their rainswitches in areas that have access to rainfall. They should not reside under trees or the eaves of houses. Other water-saving products include sprinkler heads with built-in check valves, drip irrigation, in-ground moisture sensors and “smart”controllers. These firms can also adjust sprinkler heads to reduce over-spray on to roads, sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.

Along with wasting money and water, watering one’s lawn and landscaping excessively can have unintended effects like excess weeds, pests and fungi. In some areas, thatch may grow over the soil, preventing grass from growing.

Efficient Irrigation Helps Conserve Water and Lower Water Bills

Efficient Irrigation Helps Conserve Water and Lower Water Bills

Devices like rainswitches improve the efficiency of sprinkler systems.

Although water conservation may not seem as important in times of plentiful rainfall, water authorities continue to press people to act as though they face water shortages. Efficiently irrigating lawns and landscapes helps to limit water usage, preserve water and lower water bills. Although drought has ended in parts of California, authorities in the Golden State have encouraged people to continue using water sparingly. Likewise, here in South Florida, water management officials want consumers to use water responsibly to avoid future shortfalls. Top sprinkler companies across the tri-county region can help communities and homeowners make their sprinkler systems eco-friendlier. Look up irrigation lake worth firms to find a company to help you use less water to keep your lawn and your landscaping healthy and green.

A thing of the past, irresponsible irrigation, has rightly earned the derision of water consumers and environmentally-conscious people. Although many companies used to install sprinkler systems that wasted water recklessly, today’s new sprinkler systems generally have to meet higher standards and waste minimal water.  Many municipalities require new irrigation systems to have a rain shut-off device, i.e. a rainswitch. These devices prevent a sprinkler system from running if the property has received a sufficient amount of precipitation.  Contact a business that performs sprinklers greenacres work to learn about different options for making your sprinkler system more efficient.

A number of factors go into making a sprinkler system efficient. For one, sprinklers should not spray onto walls and hardscapes such as sidewalks, driveways and streets. When this happens, it represents a complete waste of water. Furthermore, sprinkler systems should not over-water lawns and landscapes. If a sprinkler system runs more than necessary, the excess water will wind up as runoff. Also, watering too much can lead to the growth of mold and weeds. Devices like rainswitches and “smart” controllers can keep sprinkler systems from running unnecessarily.

Consider Drip Irrigation for Potted Plants

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Drip irrigation provides essential water for potted plants as efficiently as possible.

Many homeowners have considered sprucing up their properties with planters and potted plants. In some cases, people can use the sprinklers and sprinkler systems they already have in place to irrigate these plants, trees and flowers. In other scenarios, people will need new methods to provide essential water for vegetation in pots and planters. Communities and homeowners in places like Manalapan, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Jupiter can turn to licensed and professional firms that irrigation palm beach work for solutions. For many properties, drip irrigation provides clean and highly-efficient irrigation for flowers, trees and plants in pots and planters.

Unlike typical irrigation, drip irrigation does not aerate water, so it leaves little room for water waste. Instead, the driplines deliver water directly to the roots of plants and flowers, making it the most efficient way of irrigating. Drip irrigation delivers water under soil, so water does not get lost to evaporation. For more information about drip irrigation in the Lake Worth area, including places like Hypoluxo Island, Lantana, Palm Springs, Atlantis and Lake Clarke Shores, contact a knowledgeable and experienced sprinklers lake worth business.

Planters and potted plants in the front yards and back yards of properties bring vitality and freshness to many people’s homes, as well as commercial locations, and with drip irrigation, people can water this landscaping efficiently and with little cost. Call respected landscape businesses across the area to learn more about the possibilities and potential of using plants, trees and flowers in planters or pots to give your property a new and improved look, or visit nurseries across the area to peruse the vast selection of available plants. Top sprinkler companies in the area can help you use smart irrigation to water this vegetation responsibly and efficiently. Drip irrigation uses much less water than standard irrigation.

Resolve to Save Water on Irrigation in 2017!

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Overspray on sidewalks and other hardscapes represents a major source of water waste.

With a new year come vows to improve upon bad habits and start new, good ones. Why not make water conservation one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Water conservation helps to preserve a precious commodity, water, and helps to reduce water bills. Lawn sprinkler systems represent one of people’s largest uses of water. Sprinkler systems often use thousands, or even tens of thousands, of gallons of water each month. In inefficient systems, a significant portion of this water consumption winds up on hardscapes, where it goes to waste. In other cases, irrigation water gets wasted by overwatering lawns and landscapes. Knowledgeable and licensed sprinkler businesses can help homeowners, property owners and communities in places such as Broward County and Palm Beach County locations like West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Delray Beach improve the efficiency of their sprinkler systems and reduce their water use. Hire professional irrigation boca raton businesses to assess and improve your sprinkler system and reduce the amount of water you waste.

The growing population of South Florida has significantly strained water resources across the area, making water conservation increasingly critical. Residents across the area can do their part to reduce potable water use by enhancing and upgrading their irrigation systems. Top sprinkler businesses in the area can help residents use less water for irrigation by tweaking their sprinkler systems and installing various water-saving devices. Visit the websites and blogs of top sprinkler firms in the area, including those that work on sprinklers delray beach, to learn more about water-saving products and services.

With a qualified sprinkler company, customers can expect to improve the efficiency of their sprinkler systems, and in some cases, substantially reduce their water use. From adjusting and moving sprinkler heads to reduce overspray to installing moisture sensors, smart controllers and rainswitches to reduce unnecessary irrigation, top irrigation south florida firms can make a big difference in consumers’ water use.

Dry Conditions Could Lead to Stricter Watering Restrictions

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Record-low rainfall across the SFWMD  in November has stressed lawns across the area.

So far, December has seen a continuation of the dry conditions that made last month a historically parched month. In many places across the area, little precipitation has fallen this month, stressing yards and landscapes. Combined with very warm weather, the lack of rainfall has hurt lawns and may lead to ramped up restrictions on lawn irrigation. In most places across South Florida, people may water their lawns twice per week. Residents in places like Hollywood, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Delray Beach should strive to get the most out of their limited watering opportunities. Businesses that perform irrigation boynton beach work can check people’s sprinkler systems to ensure that they work efficiently and properly.

Homeowners, property owners and property managers may want to invest in the services of sprinkler companies to bring their sprinkler systems up to par and get them working as well as possible. Well-functioning irrigation systems can ensure that South Florida lawns and landscapes survive the current warm and dry weather. Professional sprinklers west palm beach firms move, adjust, raise, repair and replace sprinklers to ensure proper sprinkler coverage across customers’ lawns and landscapes.   These businesses should check customers’ sprinkler settings to make sure they irrigate their properties enough, but not too much.

Some sources have speculated that the lack of rainfall could lead the South Florida Water Management District and individual municipalities to further tighten irrigation watering restrictions. In most places across the district, people can water two times per week, making it important that sprinkler systems deliver water efficiently and precisely. Leading sprinkler companies across the area will service sprinkler systems for homeowners and communities, adjusting sprinkler heads to limit overspray and wasted water. If stricter restrictions come into effect, it will become even more important for people to get the most out of their irrigation systems.