Sprinkler Valves: Keeping Them Healthy

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A healthy sprinkler system is all about sprinkler valves.  Keeping your valves healthy is your number one priority when stewarding the investment you’ve made in home irrigation. The biggest threat to sprinkler valve health is (by far) improper preparation for the cold months.  When water isn’t blown out of your pipes, it freezes and that … Continued

Prepping Your Sprinkler System For Fall

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Just when you thought summer might really be endless, along comes fall.  Before the first frost, it’s crucial that you prepare your sprinkler system for the coming cold weather months. Every home with a sprinkler system should have a plan for post-growing-season prep.  Prepping your sprinkler system for fall should be on your radar early … Continued

There Is Still More to Do This Fall Where Your Lawn Is Concerned

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If you care about your lawn, you’ve probably read our fall lawn care tips.  We hope you’re taking them to heart and following the simple advice offered in that post to get your lawn ready for next year’s growing season. But there is still more to do this fall where your lawn is concerned.  Something … Continued

Don’t Let an Initial Sprinkler Installation Quote Deter You

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Thinking about installing a sprinkler system for next year’s round of hot weather?  We hear from a lot of people who think about it, then don’t go ahead for one reason or another.  But we also hear from people who go ahead and are not only happy with their decision, but wish they’d done it … Continued

Fall Lawn Care Tips From Royal Irrigation

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Just when you thought you could stop dealing with the lawn, along come the pros at Royal Irrigation to put that idea to bed. It’s now that you need to give your lawn a little extra TLC. Your lawn is going to go dormant soon.  Until the first frost, it needs you your additional attention … Continued

5 Ways to Prevent Water Waste

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Water is an essential element that we can’t survive without.  But when we go into our gardens, we waste more of it than we know. We’re offering these 5 ways to prevent water waste in the interest of encouraging more sustainable practices.  If we all do our part, whether we’re under restriction due to drought … Continued

Backflow: Causes and Preventative Measures

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Backflow can have several causes.  Unauthorized connections to the water system are just the beginning.  Back pressure and back siphonage are two other causes of the phenomenon.  When connections to systems with superior pressure to the water service provider are added, backflow can result from back pressure. The whys. In the case of back siphonage, … Continued

How To Choose an Irrigation Controller

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If you have a sprinkler system in place, you have an irrigation controller.  This is an essential component of all sprinkler systems, allowing you to set your system to come on at the same time, for the same cycle, each day. Timing is everything. Irrigation controllers are the brains of the operation.  They’re mechanisms which … Continued

The Core of Your Irrigation System: The Irrigation Valve

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Every systemic set up has a heart or core and with irrigation systems, that’s the irrigation valve.  In almost every system you can name, you’ll probably have two different types, even though there are many types of valves on the market. Not a garden valve. While many refer to irrigation control valves as “garden valves”, … Continued

When to Water and for How Long?

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It’s that time of the year.  While kids going back to school may signal Autumn for some, it’s still summer and lawns everywhere are parched. Many of you reading may be living in areas where the grass appears to have turned to straw.  That means it’s dormant, because moisture levels have decreased to a critical … Continued