Irrigation

How Do I Become a Backflow Tester?

How Do I Become a Backflow Tester? If you’re looking to become a certified backflow tester, there are two things that you’ll need – to take a certification course and purchase a gauge. Because state and local requirements vary a great deal, it’s best to start by finding your local chapter of the American Backflow […]

New Features – Part II

New Features – Part II Last week I talked about some of our new features, including the ability to transfer invoices and merge invoices. I also introduced you to our new Syncta ID, which helps testers always keep track of an assembly, regardless of whether or not it has a visible serial number. We’ve been […]

Preparing Your Lawn for the Winter

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, […]

Keep Your Lawn Green Without Breaking the Bank

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 […]

Adventures in Irrigation

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 […]

National Syncta Day

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 […]

Winterizing Your Irrigation System

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 […]

Watering Tips for your Vegetable Garden

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 […]

Lawn: more than just watering! Tips for maintaining green grass.

Up until about 2 years ago, I didn’t know much about growing grass. In my previous residence we had a landscape business come out every 2 weeks to mow the grass, trim trees, and fertilize the lawn as needed. That changed though when we moved further out of town onto a little bit of acreage. […]

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