Peter Hudson, Author at Southwest Irrigation Systems

Options For Freeze Protection

What Are Your Options For Freeze Protection? The winter weather is upon us, and preparing for the season is necessary.  With the Houston weather varying each year it is important to have your sprinkler system prepped and ready.  With freeze protection you reduce the likelihood of the possible damage to your sprinkler system.  Here are...

Help Your Grass Stay Green

As the summer temperatures rise and the scorching sun bears down upon us, it’s time to rethink our lawn care practices for the hot summer months in Houston, TX.  There are many simple ways to help your grass stay green. One key strategy is to let your grass grow higher. Below, we’ll explore the reasons...

Enhance Your Outdoor Living area with Stunning Uplighting

We have been installing landscape lighting for over 35 years. We would love to help design the perfect lighting system in your outdoor living area of your home. Outdoor uplighting has become increasingly popular in recent years, as homeowners seek to transform their outdoor living areas into enchanting and inviting areas. Uplighting not only adds...

Are your sprinkler heads straight?

When your spray heads are off you will have coverage problems and uneven distribution of water. Here are our top 5 reasons to get them straight. Straightening heads in yard sprinkler systems is very important for several reasons: 1. Uniform Coverage: Straight heads ensure uniform coverage of water across the desired area. When the heads...

A Sprinkler System Installation unlike any other

We offer a turnkey experience with coordination by office install coordinator and onsite manager to walk you through the sprinkler system installation process from start to finish. The whole installation process is made easy for the customer and Southwest Irrigation Systems takes care of all the background preparation and final touches for you. If you...

Cycle+Soak feature explained

Use this Cycle+Soak  feature if you have the Rain Bird ESP or TM2 Controller. Other sprinkler apps also have this feature including Hunter and Rachio. Today, I am discussing Rain Bird. You will need the wifi module and then download their free app to operate. Understanding the Cycle+Soak feature in your Rain Bird controller is...

Prepare your sprinkler system for the heat wave

Check your sprinkler system now and look for any problems due to the coming heat. Houston forecast may break some records by this weekend. Here are some tips that can help save you money. Remember, most yards look fantastic with recent rain, but that will now change. We are available if you have some questions...

Prepare your drainage system for heavy rain!

The first day of Hurricane season was June 1st. Be prepared for the heavy rain that comes from tropical systems. A Hurricane can have a significant impact on your drainage system creating various problems if the system was not properly maintained. Clogged drainage pipes can backup catch basins quickly causing water buildup in your yard....

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