Clean The Head To Your Sprinkler System If It Isn't Working Properly

After you use your sprinkler system on a daily basis, the sprinkler head may become clogged from grass clippings, dirt, and other debris in your yard. When this occurs, the pressure of the water that comes out of the holes in the head may not be as strong as it normally is. Learn how to clean this important part of your irrigation system with the following steps.  Materials bucket of warm water mild detergent tube brush rubbing alcohol lint-free cloth replacement filter Remove The Sprinkler Head And Clean It [Read More]

Water Smarter This Season

Protect your investment in your yard, garden, and backyard landscapes by adopting some watering habits that help your plants and lawn thrive. Check out hoses and supplies at home improvement venues to make the task more efficient and effective, and consider the following watering tips: Give it some legs. If you don't already use one, consider investing in a clever and convenient watering tripod. These are inexpensive and are widely found at home and garden retailers; these lift the sprinkler up and off the ground, providing further reach and more ease during use. [Read More]

Low-Allergy Gardens Benefit You And More

If you have a lot of pollen allergies, you know that planting a low-allergen garden can allow you to have pretty plants with a minimum of sneezy, eye-watering trouble. But there's another very good reason to look at low-allergy plants, and that's their ability to help bee and butterfly populations, which can use all the healthy food they can get. One of the key qualities to look for in a plant for a low-allergen garden is a lack of windborne pollen. [Read More]

Troubleshooting Fuel Problems With A Pressure Washer

Most pressure washers are powered by small engines that engage the system to pressurize the water. The engines are vulnerable to many of the same issues that your car engine would be, and they can lead to serious problems with system operation. Since pressure washers are usually only used in brief increments for projects, one of the most common problems is the fuel delivery system. If you have a pressure washer that's been sitting a while, here's what you need to know about fuel delivery problems. [Read More]