How to Trouble Shoot and Repair your Lawn Irrigation Systems

Trusting Thirsty Turf

Without question, my lawn is my greatest source of pride. The time I spend on my riding mower provides a sort of refuge from the stresses of modern life. I have a full acre of land, and I know every inch of my property like the back of my hand. I regularly weed, seed and feed my lawn to make my friends envious. I actually laid the sod myself after I had this home built. This is why I annually spend thousands to keep my yard perfectly manicured, and most of this money is dedicated to my lawn irrigation systems.

Maintaining a Flawless Yard

It takes an astounding amount of water to properly hydrate a lawn of this size. My sprinklers are on an advanced timing system to make sure my grass gets enough water in the summer without getting over-watered in the winter. They’re even programmed …

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Will pressure washing your car damage the paint?

There are plenty of misconceptions about pressure washers damaging your car’s paint. If you think about it, concentrating a jet of water on your car’s paint may seem too much just to get some grime off. You’ll hear arguments about the minute particles of grit scratching the paint before they’re driven of by the high pressure water jet. Anecdotal evidence suggests experience to the contrary, specially if you hit the offending spot at a shallow angle.

A pressure washer works great in getting caked mud, hardened lubricants, and other road grime from a vehicle’s body. It also works great for cleaning under fenders, greasy door jambs, and behind bumpers. But be careful and use common sense. If you blast on a plastic trim, it may fly off, possibly breaking a retaining pin. Or just a part may break off, in which case you’ve incurred some extra expense. And sometimes, sticky …

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