Preparing Your Lawn for the Winter

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For many homeowners, as the temperatures begin to cool in the fall, our focus turns to indoor home improvement projects. But before you put your mower and garden tools away for the season, there are several things you can do to get your lawn ready for the colder months. And with a little work now, your lawn will be in great shape in the spring.

Rake Those Leaves

In parts of the country that have seasons, those colorful autumn leaves eventually end ...

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Keep Your Lawn Green Without Breaking the Bank

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For those of you who don’t live in the northwest, you might not know that we have some of the best summers around. While we get a lot of rain during the winter and spring, you just can’t beat the summer and fall months in Oregon. Compared to most parts of the country, our temperatures our pretty moderate during the summer. Most days are in the 70s to 80s, we have low humidity, and the sun doesn’t set until after ...

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Adventures in Irrigation – Part II

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In my last blog, I talked about how much I’ve learned about doing small repairs to my sprinkler system. I’ve replaced a lot of sprinkler heads over the last several years, learned what a valve box is, and what causes low pressure in a sprinkler head. I even learned what PVC glue is – more on that in another blog. I’m sure you can’t wait for that story!

Oregon is Wet

For those of you who don’t live in Oregon, you may ...

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Adventures in Irrigation

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As I talked about during my first blog post last summer, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years troubleshooting irrigation issues in my yard. Before moving into my home six years ago, I had no idea what could, and often does go wrong with sprinkler systems. All I can say is I’ve learned a lot.

Need to Replace a Sprinkler Head? No Problem!

It all started when a helpful family member offered to mow my lawn for ...

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National Syncta Day

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Did you know there’s a national day of celebration for just about everything? After overdosing on cute kitty videos on National Cat Day October 29th, our nation ushered in many other “special” days in November, including National Sandwich Day, National Chicken Lady Day (it’s real – look it up), and National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day (my favorite).

Not wanting to be left out of the fun, we declared November 29th National Syncta Day, a day where reps across the ...

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