What Is A Retaining Wall?
A retaining wall is meant to hold something back whether it be water, land, soil or even noise. You can have a functional retaining wall that will help reduce erosion or displacement of land/soil. You can also have a decorative retaining wall to enhance the property’s value and beauty. Retaining walls are built out of […]
Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD)
Texas Phoenix palm decline (TPPD) is a new disease in Florida. This disease is caused by an unculturable bacterium that has no cell wall — a phytoplasma. The TPPD phytoplasma is similar to, but genetically distinct from the phytoplasma that causes lethal yellowing (LY) disease of palms. Texas Phoenix palm decline is a fatal, systemic […]
Can I Lay Sod Over Sod?
We are often asked if you can lay new sod over existing sod. This is not advisable. The correct way to do it is to have your existing yard chemically killed. Once the grass is dead it should be scraped out, removed and disposed of properly. A good installer will inspect the existing grade and […]
Annual Testing of Backflow Preventors
Annually testing of backflow preventing devices is required by federal agencies and city municipalities in accordance with Florida Department of Protection Rule # 62-555.360 FAC enacted in 2003. Annual service and/or repair of a backflow device must be performed by a State Licensed and Certified Backflow Technician. R & R Sprinkler and Landscape is a […]
Backflow Preventors Are Mandated
Backflow prevention is mandated by regulatory agencies to keep our potable water sources clean and suitable for consumption. A “backflow” of contaminated water would prevent us from safely using our public source of water. To prevent contaminated water from entering our clean water a backflow prevention device should be installed at the cross connection of […]
What Is Backflow?
Back flow is the interruption in water pressure resulting in the backward flow of contaminated water into a potable water source. The contamination usually happens at a cross connection of a public water system to the entrance of the end users’ water source (our homes and businesses). When we have a water main break in […]
Backflow Preventors And Devices
Backflow is the interruption in water pressure resulting in the backward flow of contaminated water into a potable water source. The contamination usually happens at a cross connection of a public water system to the entrance of the end users water source (our homes and businesses). When we have a water main break in our […]
Pressure Tanks For Well Pumps
Pressure tanks are used with properties that are on a well system. Every well has a pump that pulls the water up from the well shaft so that it can be used for water both inside the house and for the lawn irrigation system. There must be a pressure tank attached to each well pump. […]
What Is Drip Irrigation?
A drip irrigation system provides water to a single plant or a closely grouped set of plants in a more direct manner then a typical spray irrigation system. The drip emmitters are meant to supply a direct source of water at a close range. It takes more planning to install a drip irrigation system because […]
The Main Parts Of An Irrigation System / Sprinkler System
The main parts of an irrigation system are the automatic timer, the control valves and the sprinkler heads. An automatic timer for an irrigation or sprinkler system is not necessary but sure does make things easier. A timer tells the system when to run and for how long. A good irrigation timer will allow you […]