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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Winterizing Your Irrigation System

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If you’re a homeowner like me, you’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to winterize your irrigation system, which includes your backflow device. But what exactly does this mean? And how necessary is it?

As a DIYer on a tight budget, I always weigh the “necessary” part. Is this something I NEED to do now, or can it wait? Of course, the answer depends on who you ask, and more importantly, where you live.

If you live in a ...

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Watering Tips for your Vegetable Garden

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Water is priceless. We forget that sometimes, especially when our water bill arrives! Watering your lawn and vegetable garden in the summer can make those water bills skyrocket! What can you do to cut those costs? By watering effectively! So, let’s take a glance at some common watering tips. I’ve mentioned several times that in-ground or soaker hoses are the ideal way to water, so I won’t go into that again since you know where I stand.

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