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Sprinkler Turn On and Water Audit

Sprinkler Irrigation Water Audit - Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester

Not sure exactly what to do for your Sprinkler Turn On? Don’t worry, Total Lawn Care can help! During a Sprinkler Turn On, we check all sprinkler heads for proper coverage and proper working order.  We then set your clock for you, and make any recommendations you may want to impliment to better irrigate your landscaping.
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We can even go a step further, and do a thorough water audit. Landscape irrigation auditing is a great tool for lowering your water bills, and maximizing water efficiency. A Sprinkler Audit consists of three main procedures: Initial Site Inspection, Water Measuring, and Irrigation Schedule Adjustment. Each procedure is designed to result in significant water savings, along with making sure the proper amount of irrigation is reaching each individual zone dependent on what type of plant material is getting irrigated. A water audit is performed by laying out catch devices (Often plastic cups are used.) in a grid like pattern throughout the irrigated area. The zone is then turned on, and allowed to run for generally 10 to 15 minutes. The time is recorded, and the water within each cup is measured and recorded. Next we figure out the precipitation rate at which that zone is running. We do this by taking the average amount of water in each cup divided by the number of of cups, multiplied by 60. This gives us a valid “Inches per Hour”, and allows us to see how effectively the system is running. Because different plant material require alternate watering than turf, knowing the Inches per Hour rate will let us know where we can turn down the zones watering to save on water, but still effectively irrigate the zone.

If you would like to schedule a Sprinkler Turn-On or a Sprinkler Water Audit, please call us at 248-588-1694, email info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free!

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Sprinkler Winterization and Blowout: What we do!

Winterize your Sprinkler SystemCrack in Backflow Device from Freezing        With the cold weather approaching, it’s time to think about preparing your Sprinkler System for winter. At Total Lawn Care we offer complete sprinkler system maintenance and winterization services. From a broken sprinkler ran over by a vehicle to a break in your sprinkler line, we can fix it!

        It is important to Winterize your Sprinkler System to avoid costly damages done by water expansion during the cold months. When systems are not properly drained, the most common damage is a split copper or ball valve on the back flow preventer. This repair is costly due to the time it takes to replace the copper parts and re-attach them. Poly Pipe that is not winterized will become brittle from the cold and when the water expands it breaks easily. Sprinkler heads with water left in them will also break when the water witin them freezes and expands inside.

        At Total Lawn Care we treat every system with the time necessary to perform a thorough winterization. After the initial hook up with our air compressor, we blow out every zone twice untill only a fine mist of water is evident. Upon the second run through of the system, we will catch any trapped water left in the system. Upon completing the removal of 99% of the water, we will double check the water shut off valve to make sure there is no leakage of the shut off valve.

        For a free quote for your sprinkler system irrigation winterization, call us at 248-588-1694 info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!

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When to Plant Perennials and Annuals!

Annual and Perennial Garden Flowers in Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, and Rochester MIThinking about planting Annual and Perennial flowers this year? Middle to late Spring is the most opportune time to plant perennials and annuals in your garden. By planting them in mid to late Spring, you ensure that any late night frosts do not effect root growth, or plant health. You also ensure that the heat waves of summer do not effect the plant early in it’s growing cycle. Summer planting can also be very successful if proper watering is observed during the planting process.

Watering is crucial to newly planted annuals and perennials. Water the plants immediately, right after planting. Water a minimum of once a week for the first two weeks to keep plant roots moist and improve root vigor.

Garden PLants - Royal Oak, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield, Rochester Hills MIPerennial and Annual maintenance is fairly easy. Be sure to remove dead flowers as soon as possible to encourage new growth during spring and summer, prune off any dead tops in late winter, and apply insecticide as needed to control any pests as soon as noticed to help avoid spreading them to other plants.

If you would like to have Perennials or Annuals installed in your garden, or would like to meet with one of our landscaping professionals to plan a landscaping design for your own yard, Call us at 248-588-1694 info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free!

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Sprinkler System Winterization

Sprinkler System Blowout and Winterization for Troy MI       Total Lawn Care, Inc., can help you Winterize (Blow Out) your Sprinkler System. It is important to clear all of your sprinkler lines to avoid frozen water damage. The Pressure Vacuum Breaker must be free from any water, as well as the sprinkler lines and sprinkler heads. As the weather drops below freezing, any residual pools of water within these sprinkler parts will expand and crack.

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     This simple yearly Sprinkler Winterization can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs when the spring comes around! Let one of Total Lawn Care, Inc., professionals help you perform this service! Simply call us at (248)-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your appointment, or get a free estimate on any of your Sprinkler System needs!

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Fertilizer Reminder!

        We’ve gotten the bulk of our Fertilizer scheduled on the route and ready to go for this year, however it is not too late for you to sign up! If you live in these, or surrounding, cities: Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Bloomfield areas, Call us to get on the list for your fertilization as soon as possible! The first application should be applied soon to be effective in keeping your yard as green as possible . Give us a call at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to get more information, or sign up if you have not already!Lawn Fertilization Birmingham MI

Some of the benefits of Lawn Fertilization:

  • Promotes new grass growth, and vigor.
  • Relieves stress, and the effects of aging and wear from winter months.
  • Helps counter-act damage to roots done by insects or disease. 
  • Creates competition for weeds, because of dense root growth.

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Lawn Sprinkler System Blowouts and Winterization!

        Sprinkler Winterization and Blowout for Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Clawson MI.It’s that time of the season! If you haven’t already, please contact us to confirm your Lawn Sprinkler System Winterization for these upcoming months! Because of the type of work, Sprinkler System Blow-outs require us to have access to your water lines, often within your home. The yearly winter blowout is a VITAL part of Sprinkler System Maintenance, as water in your lines can lead to freezing and damage your sprinkler system. Often times this damage can cost over $900 in repairs! Do yourself a favor and call today to guarentee your Sprinkler Winterization before it’s too late! Simply call us at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!

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