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08 Jun 2016
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July Is SMART IRRIGATION Month. We’ll Help You Save Water and Money

JB Irrigation is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month by helping customers save water, save money and see better results.

Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Focused on July, traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use, the campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to:

  • Make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient.
  • Minimize overwatering while keeping lawns, gardens and landscapes beautiful and healthy.
  • Save money on utility bills.
  • Help protect community water supplies for today and the future.

Property owners and managers typically overwater, unintentionally wasting money every time they take out the hose or turn on the sprinklers. JB Irrigation and Services, a leader in smart water-saving practices, is delivering real results by:

  • Helping customers plant and maintain low water landscapes that will thrive in their climate and site conditions.
  • Installing new irrigation systems that use real-time weather data and soil moisture sensors to automatically adjust watering to meet plant needs.
  • Using low volume microirrigation to precisely apply very small amounts of water to gardens, trees and shrubs, minimizing evaporation and waste.
  • Retrofitting existing systems with rain sensors that prevent watering in rainy weather.
  • Helping customers program automatic controllers to comply with community watering restrictions while extracting maximum benefit from every drop of water.
  • Auditing irrigation systems to make sure water is being using effectively and making necessary adjustments.
  • Identifying customer rebates from water utilities and other resources for water-efficient products.

For more information about how JB Irrigation and Services can help homeowners, businesses and property managers, call us at 281.760.3882 today.

 

14 Apr 2016
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Is Your Irrigation System Ready for Spring? Do a Spring Irrigation Check-Up!

In warm climates, perform at least quarterly irrigation checks to find leaks and any other issues.
Check the controller to ensure the settings and schedule are right for the season! Check sprinkler heads, nozzles, valves and pipes to make sure everything is in good working condition. Run the system to check for coverage, overspray and runoff.

Download JB Irrigation’s Spring Irrigation checklist for step-by-step tips and the tools and supplies you need to get your irrigation system up and running this Spring.

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14 Apr 2016
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Are You Ready for Spring? Get Your Spring Start-Up Checklist

Spring is upon us…are you ready? With the seasons come changes in plants, weeds and irrigation needs. There are several steps to make sure the lawn, plants and irrigation system are ready for the change, and JB Irrigation has a checklist to help you make sure everything is covered!

Get Lawns and Plants Ready for Warmer Weather

Across the country, warmer weather means more time spent outside this spring! From cleaning up weeds, debris and dead foliage and mowing, to weed control and fertilization for the spring, JB Irrigation has you covered!

Download JB Irrigation’s “Spring Checklist for Lawns and Plants” for the tips, tools and supplies you’ll need for a picture-perfect landscape.

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25 Feb 2016
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Repairing Houston Sprinkler Water Leaks

An irrigation system that has a leak 1/32” in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) wastes 6,300 gallons of water per month or 75,000 gallons per year*. In a typical subdivision of 48 homes, that’s over 3.6 million gallons of water…from just one leak!

Here are some tips to avoid leaks and wasted water:

  • Use only the highest quality cement and primer to ensure a leak-free joint:
    Weld-On offers high quality, reliable cements and primers for every application
  • Make sure your crew is properly trained in solvent welding techniques:
    Weld-On offers FREE ASTM D2855 / ASME B31.3 training.
    Contact your Weld-On rep to sign up today!
  • If you do have leaks:
    Contact JB Irrigation’s support service at 281-760-3882
    Consider using an easy repair product like Weld-On 810™, 811™ or 845™

Why risk leaks and call backs when you can have confidence in the only manufacturer who has focused exclusively on solvent cements for over 60 years?

18 Feb 2016
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When Should I Fertilize My Houston Lawn In The Spring?

To get a beautiful green lawn and healthy stand of grass you will need to fertilize your lawn. Since our winter (or lack of) seems over it is now time to fertilize your lawn. A few days before fertilizing, water your lawn thoroughly with your sprinkler system. Then apply your fertilizer. Water fertilize in.

If you are using a “weed and feed” fertilize you will want to wet the grass blades a little so the “weed and feed” fertilize granules “stick” on the weeds. This is so the “weeding” chemical aspect of the fertilize can be absorbed. Do not immediately water in. Let the fertilize stay on the leaves for 2 days. Then water in.

Before fertilizing, have JB Irrigation come and check your sprinkler system to make sure it’s ready for the season. You don’t want to get your fertilize down and then find your system in need of repair.

20 Mar 2015

Spring Sprinkler System Check and Start Up Inspection

You’ve made it through the cold months with a winterized sprinkler system, but what do you do now as the weather warms up for Spring? JB Irrigation offers a complete Spring system check to ensure that your irrigation system is ready for service and that you are watering efficiently and not spending too much on your water bill.

Click here to learn more about our Spring System Check and Start Up Inspections.

29 Jul 2014

The Anatomy of a Water-Smart Irrigation System

A water-smart irrigation system in a landscape functions much like the systems in a human body. That’s a useful analogy you can share to educate your clients about the value of smart irrigation. Let’s compare the following water-smart products to different organs, functions, and systems in our physical selves.

Start with a smart controller, the brains of the operation

Think of the smart controller as the brain, overseeing all operations necessary for the system to function. By collecting data from sensors, or current weather data in your area, the smart controller will automatically adjust watering schedules to match the weather and the changing of the seasons. Explore smart controller options for your irrigation system, in particular WaterSense labeled smart controllers.

Sensors as the eyes and ears of an irrigation system

Sensors are like the eyes and ears, delivering information to the brain. Rain sensors detect rainfall to avoid overwatering. Sensors shut off an irrigation system during rain events, when the ground is already moist, or even when freezing temps arrive. Adding a rain sensor or temperature sensor will bring additional water savings, and the specific needs of your site will determine which sensors are best. Inquire about sensor options with a JB Irrigation representative today!

A circulatory system with sprinklers and nozzles

Just as high blood pressure can be bad for your body, so can excessive water pressure be unhealthy for an irrigation system. Maintain healthy circulation with water-smart heads and nozzles. These products create larger water drops or streams, which are more resistant to wind and will soak into the soil more easily. Water-efficient sprinklers and nozzles can reduce water use by 30 percent compared to traditional spray nozzles. Contact JB Irrigation for water smart heads and nozzles for your irrigation system.

27 Jun 2014

Ready for Smart Irrigation Month?

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It has now been a decade since JB Irrigation has been promoting the efficient use of irrigation through the “Smart Irrigation Month” campaign. The purpose of smart irrigation month is to “…increase awareness of the value of water use… and grow demand for water-saving products, practices and services”. Glass Repair Jonesboro AR

JB Irrigation & Services supports this initiative and continues to introduce products and solutions that use water more efficiently. JB Irrigation has a full line of WaterSmart® products that offer solutions to save water while still providing for a vibrant and sustainable landscape.

12 Nov 2013

5 Tips To Help Transition Your Lawn Care Into The Fall Season

As dawn comes later each morning and dusk comes earlier, we see the changing of seasons upon us. Summer’s harsh weather is ending and we are coming into the cooler temperatures of Fall. At this time you need to change your watering schedule and start preparing for even cooler weather coming in Winter, but you certainly shouldn’t neglect your lawn during this critical time of the year. Here are some tips to help you during this change:

1.  Drop your watering schedule down to 2 days a week. Water when your grass needs a drink.
2.  Plan your watering to match your lawn type. Different grasses need different amounts of water. Consult with us for more information.
3.  Repair and begin winterizing your sprinkler system.  This helps prepare your system for the cooler weather of Winter.
4.  Keep your lawn neatly trimmed.  Mowing the lawn on a regular basis will take away all the scorched grass from the Summer’s sun.
5.  You should begin your Winter fertilizing at this time to protect from the colder weather.

Remember, Fall is no time for standing around waiting – Your lawn needs your attention during these months.  Also, this time is perfect to address your sprinkler system repairs.  Your automatic irrigation systems generally put out a great deal of water and it is important to keep them working properly to avoid waste. Call JB Irrigation to come out and check your system, make sure that it is running as efficient as possible and repair any challenges you may have. We’ll also help with the winterization when the time comes.