Posts Tagged ‘irrigation audit’

  • santaynez1

    If You Have a Problem We Have a Solution.

    BACKGROUND The scenic canyon location of this Santa Ynez community is a major draw for residents who enjoy views from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. But the hillside slopes surrounding the community proved problematic for the homeowners’ association. Faced with an aging irrigation system prone to breaking, the board decided to take action to prevent costly water loss from ruptures and to address serious soil erosion problems threatening homes. PROJECT SCOPE Santa Ynez Homeowners’ Association was experiencing... MORE >

  • Irrigation Run Off

    10 Reasons I Hate Irrigation…and what you can do to make me love them

    1. Run off – once water starts to run off from the landscape onto drives and sidewalks the soil has reached the saturation point and can not absorb any more water. The amount of time this takes to occur varies based on head type, soil type, compaction and slope. SOLUTION: Use a “cycle and soak” feature where the zone runs for a shorter amount of time, but may run more than once per watering cycle. 2. Misting – next time... MORE >

  • West Basin smart controller incentive

    Save $4,000 and the whales

    You fertilize your yard, you chemically treat weeds in your yard, you may even wash your car or dog in your yard (a recommended conservation practice). So what happens when you over water your yard and the excess water runs down the street? The fertilizer, chemical and soap get washed right into your local water source. In the case of coastal residents, that means the ocean. Los Angeles area’s West Basin Municipal Water District is offering a huge incentive to... MORE >

  • Spring Irrigation Audit

    Prepare your irrigation system for the Spring

    Irrigation systems are like cars. The older they get the more components start to break down. After the irrigation system has been dormant for a few months there is a high probability that some components will need to be replaced when the system is brought on line in the spring. This is a good time to conduct an irrigation audit to determine how efficiently water is being used.   Things to look for: Sprinkler heads spaced too far apart which... MORE >

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