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What Does a Backflow Preventer Do, and Why Do I Need One?

Even if you install your own sprinkler system, you need a professionally-installed backflow device. In order to understand why, it helps to know what a backflow preventer does. What is Backflow? As the name implies, backflow is what happens when water flows backward into the water supply, rather than…

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When and How Much to Water Your Lawn in Central Kansas

Choosing the correct timing, frequency, and duration to water your lawn reduces runoff and evaporation. With hot Kansas summers and possible water restrictions, determining the amount of water your lawn needs to stay healthy without wasting water or money can be tricky. Here are a few guidelines to help…

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Benefits of a Sprinkler System Rain Sensor

For the last several years, Kansas and much of the Midwest was in a drought, and it rained so infrequently that running your sprinklers in the rain wasn’t much of an issue. Then, in May of 2015, the area received record-breaking rainfall, and over watering became a big issue.…

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Why You Should Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Winterization, the process of removing all water from your lines and equipment, is an essential part of properly maintaining your lawn sprinkler system. Failing to do this correctly each year will eventually result in broken or cracked pipes, valves, pumps, sprinklers, fittings and costly repairs. Winter Ground Freezing You…

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3 Tips for Watering Your Lawn in the Kansas Wind

Kansas summers leave our lawns hot and thirsty. Plenty of water is required to keep everything green and healthy through the driest time of the year. But when you live in one of the windiest states in the country, how do you avoid watering your house, the street, and…

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How to Replace a Broken Sprinkler Head

Sprinkler heads can easily be damaged by mowers or trimmers, especially if the head sits fairly high out of the ground. Most homeowners can do the repairs at home without calling for the help of a professional. Follow these simple, cost-conscious steps to replace a broken sprinkler head. Purchasing…

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How Often Should I Water New Grass?

New grass should be watered twice a day (or more under dryer conditions) to keep the top two inches of soil moist at all times. Water daily until all of the grass seeds have germinated, then it will be ready to begin a regular watering schedule. Before Planting New…

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