Temperatures can get very low in Las Vegas during the winter and the exposed pipes and outside faucets can freeze. It is important to cover them. Once they freeze, they will crack, leak and will have to be replaced.
Insulated covers for outdoor faucets, hose bibbs or hose spigots can be bought at Home Depot or Lowes. They are easy to install and prevent the faucets from freezing.
Pipes should be buried in the ground. However, if you have any exposed irrigation pipes, you should make sure they are covered and protected against freezing. Once they freeze, the water inside expands and makes them crack. When thawed, they will start leaking and will have to be replaced. Insulation options for pipes are available to buy. However, if you cannot get them, cover them with blankets and that will add a layer of protection to prevent the pipes and lines from freezing.
It is more expensive than what it costs to cover and prevent them from freezing.
It is that time of the year again to check your watering clock. Every Fall the Southern Nevada Water Authority tells us to reduce the number of watering days from 6 to 3 per week. Reducing watering days in the Fall helps with the water preservation. "It's a desert out there!" The water resources are limited and we have to use them responsibly.
It should be easy to change the irrigation timer. However, the many options on the dial or the electronic screen can make it confusing. You may have to read the manual every time you need to change the timer settings. And changing the watering clock must be done 4 times a year in Las Vegas.
We can set the irrigation timers for you. Call us.
Heat and watering plants are common subjects during summer days in Las Vegas.
The SNWA restricts the outdoor water irrigation to 6 days a week, 7PM to 11AM during the summer months. The irrigation watering is prohibited on Sundays.
You can set the irrigation clock to water twice a day in the evening, after 7pm, and morning, before 11am. If needed, you can also manually water sprinkle the soil during the day to keep it wet, without wasting water.
Desert landscapes are an excellent option in Las Vegas. Plants and green elements can be added to your desert landscape. There are many plants that thrive in the desert with just little watering every day. You can have the irrigation system installed to provide the right amount of water to each plant without wasting water on rocks.
Hot weather kills beautiful green grass unless it is hydrated properly. The mandatory watering restrictions imposed by the Southern Nevada Water Authority allows sprinkler watering in the summer (May to August) any day of the week, except Sunday, and according to watering group schedule. Additionally, no watering is permitted between 11AM and 7AM during summer. The watering days are posted on water bills or they can be found on the SNWA website. That being said, it is also important not to waste water while running the sprinklers. So, adjusting sprinklers is important, as well as it is important what type of irrigation system is installed in the yard.
Be sure to properly care for your outdoor oasis by developing and maintaining a watering and irrigation system that will protect your yard even during the hot days of summer.
Drip irrigation is an efficient watering system that works by applying water slowly and directly to the plant and soil. Drip irrigation works great on desert landscapes in Las Vegas. The water is directed to each plant, in controllable amounts, without spraying rocks and other landscaping elements that don't need watering.
Do you need to hire a licensed contractor for the irrigation work you need to have done? The Nevada State Contractors Board requires that contractors must have landscape licenses in the state of Nevada, if a job is $1,000 or more or if the job requires a building permit.
Irrigation or drainage systems installation and service require that the work be performed by a licensed contractor.
You can verify if the service provider is licensed and in good standing on the Nevada State Contractors Board website. Additional information related to landscaping contractors can also be found on the NSCB website at: https://www.nscb.nv.gov/landscaping_guide.html
Weather started cooling and, every year, we have few days of freezing temperatures that could do a lot of damage to your exposed pipes and outside faucets. Don't wait, take action now then you don't have to worry about freezing irrigation lines or hose bibs. You can use blankets or different insulation materials, or for few bucks, you can buy the pipe insulation and Standard or Hard Faucet Covers from Home Depot. Don't forget about your backflow preventer. If it is located in your front yard, throwing a blanket over it may not look too good... So you could place a Resin Landscape Rock on top, available at the home improvement stores.
Core aeration, spike and liquid aeration are the most common methods used on lawns nowadays. The first one, core aeration, is the most famous ones, being used for heavily compacted earth.
For treatments, spike aeration method is used as it guarantees an optimal absorption. Finally, the best method to cover the entire lawn, liquid aeration method is most common.
Aeration is one of the most important processes you must take into consideration when looking for lawn improvement as it guarantees the health of your lawn.
Are you facing problems with your irrigation system? Here are some tips on how to find the best irrigation company in your area.
First things first. Start looking for an irrigation company based on what your people tell you. Some customers are not as happy as others, so their opinion might convince you to opt for an irrigation company or another.
Decide on how much work does your problem require and ask all the irrigation companies in your area for a price offer. This way you’ll be able to make a decision also based on your budget. Either you need a sprinkle repair or any other specific service, provide the irrigation company with all the details they need in order to send you a proper offer.
Free estimates should normally be provided by all irrigation companies in your area or at least by most of the ones you’re contacting.
At Irrigation Solutions Las Vegas, we provide our customers with complete irrigation services, including irrigation system solutions, sprinkle repairs, residential irrigation solutions, commercial irrigation solutions and more, anywhere across Las Vegas.
Summer heat is here, it's time to flush your system and rinse your filter.
Each year intense summer heat kills thousands of plants unnecessarily . Often it is simply caused by a lack of required annual maintenance. If you notice your plants looking limp this summer and turning yellow or brown while dropping leaves or foliage, it's time to rinse out the filter and check the water flow at the wilting plant.
Your first step is to open the underground irrigation box and locate the plastic filter cap. Unscrew the cap, pull out the filter and rinse under cold water until clean of all debris. Replace the filter and cap.
This should be done twice per year.
Next, head over to the wilting plant or plants and locate the drip emitter. Pull the emitter from the drip line and turn on the system. Let the water run for a minute or so to flush out any debris. Now push the emitter back into the drip line and check for water flow. If no water is being delivered to the wilting plant, its time to replace the emitter head.
If you are not the do-it-yourself handy type. We are only a phone call, email or text away to complete the required maintenance to save your plants.
Don’t starve your plants, give them a sip with a long slow drip.