IS REPAIRING THAT LEAKY IRRIGATION SYSTEM YOUR IDEA OF A FUN WEEKEND? WOULDN’T YOU RATHER BE GOLFING OR POOLSIDE SAVORING YOUR FAVORITE COOL BEVERAGE? WELL, YOU CAN BE. Our innovative schedule 40 PVC drip irrigation systems, installed by our talented, highly skilled service technicians, can provide you with the freedom and peace of mind to relax and enjoy the precious moments and priceless value of your hard-earned leisure time. Our schedule 40 PVC drip irrigation system is designed and guaranteed to provide you with years and years and years of leak-free, maintenance-free operation, taking the pain out of your monthly water bill while giving you significantly fewer service calls and more time to do the things you enjoy. Our discounted “Seasonal Service Program” will take the guess work out of when and how much to water your plants. Your plants will be healthier, while you conserve water and save money. Don’t let tedious irrigation repairs rob you of your hard-earned week-end pleasure. Regain control of your irrigation system and avoid paying those excessively high water bills and costly “band-aid” contractors. For a FREE CONSULTATION AND PROPOSAL, email us or give us a call at (520) 682-0504. Call Acme Irrigation Company for a more permanent solution to your irrigation problems. And visit our website at www.acmeirrigationco.com. OUR NEWLY EXTENDED SERVICE AREA NOW INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF CATALINA, SADDLEBROOKE, DOVE MOUNTAIN AND GLADDEN FARMS. And be sure to like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/acmeirrigation. ROC#098504

A seven-valve system, front and back, this project was an exercise in the game of Dodge Boulder.

 

SOIL, THE SEASON AND IRRIGATION

How much water do my plants need? When should I adjust my timer? Why are my plants losing their leaves? Remember the “Double S’s”—Soil and Season. It is important to remember that not only is the season a factor, but soil conditions also play a critical role in the frequency and the amount of water that a plant needs to thrive. Often it is not the amount of water applied to the root-zone, but how much water is available for absorption. Soil conditions are the major factor in the retention of moisture. Sandy soils can leach water rapidly leaving little to no moisture available for the roots absorb. Clay soils can become saturated, retaining too much water and creating conditions that are conducive to root-rot. Caliche soils may absorb no water which cause run-off conditions whereby the root will wither and die. Natural soil conditions can, and often do, vary from one part of a yard to another. Therefore, it is important to excavate large holes and add the proper soil amendments when planting new plants. It is also important to periodically mulch established plants to ensure consistent moisture retention and enable roots to utilize that moisture efficiently.

Timer adjustment is not as exact as we would like it to be. There is no magic date, cycle of the moon or scientific equation that dictates when we should reprogram our controller. So, the question is asked—Water Conservation or Landscape Investment Protection? The answer is—We can have both. The perfect number of times per year to reprogram varies from professional to professional, but mostly depends upon individual preference. The minimum number of times per year is two times and the ideal is probably six times, with the controller being “OFF” during periods of extended rainfall. A simple method for remembering when to adjust the watering schedule is the “Holiday Method”, Christmas, April Fools’ Day, Memorial Day and Halloween. Using this method will be both economically and environmentally efficient. In any landscape situation, there is usually what is called an ‘indicator plant’. This plant will let us know when irrigation is needed for itself and other plants on that system. If we keep it healthy and happy, the rest will be healthy and happy as well.

As a general rule, it is a more efficient use of water to irrigate for a longer duration and less frequently, than for shorter periods of time every day. Remember, landscaping is a dynamic endeavor and irrigation is not an exact science. And every situation is an ongoing experiment. Make it fun, and enjoy the beauty.  #irrigation repair, #Tucson, #Marana, #drip irrigation, #sprinklers, #timer, #season

ARE YOU TIRED OF HIGH WATER BILLS, FREQUENT AND COSTLY IRRIGATION REPAIRS? Relax and enjoy the beauty and peace of mind that comes with top quality residential irrigation systems and service. A PVC drip irrigation system puts money in your pocket and provides you with years and years of worry free operation. For a free consultation, email us or give us a call at (520) 682-0504. Acme Irrigation Company—Your Irrigation Repair Specialist! Ask about our lifetime guarantees. You can visit our website at www.acmeirrigationco.com and like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/acmeirrigation. OUR NEWLY EXTENDED SERVICE AREA NOW INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF CATALINA, SADDLEBROOKE, DOVE MOUNTAIN AND GLADDEN FARMS. Registrar Of Contractors License #098504 #irrigation #drip #sprinklers #Tucson #installation #repair #acmeirrigationco #landscape

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Are we cold yet?

…well, maybe not that cold, but even here in the desert, our temps can, and do, drop below freezing. It’s not too early to start thinking about wrapping those above-ground exposed irrigation pipes and equipment. Save yourself some time and expensive irrigation repairs—be prepared. A little insulation goes a long way. And don’t forget to protect those cold-sensitive plants and pets.