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Summer Lawn Care Tips

It’s the hottest time of the year, and if it’s too dry or too wet outside, your lawn and landscaping can suffer. We can install an irrigation system for your Minnetonka yard to help keep your grass and other plants thriving, even in the warm weather. But in the meantime, here are a few tips to keep your grass looking great!

Make sure your yard is getting enough water. Having an irrigation system installed is a great way to ensure your yard is getting all the water it needs to grow. Plus, these systems come with a rain sensor, so it will automatically turn off or adjust the amount of water according to how much rain has fallen. An irrigation system is also a great way to help conserve water, and it also helps make sure every part of your yard and landscaping is getting an even amount of water.

Mowing is key as well. This is usually a very simple chore, but it is incredibly important to help maintain your lawn’s health when it’s hot outside. The height of your grass depends on the type you have growing. Grasses like Bermuda Grass should be cut at 1 ½ to 2 inches. Grasses like St. Augustine Grass should be cut higher – at about 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches. Also, mowing when the grass needs it, instead of adhering to a strict mowing schedule, is your best bet to help maintain the health of your grass.

Weeding is a necessary evil. No one likes to spend hours outside in the sun pulling weeds, but this is essential to maintaining the health of your yard and landscaping. Simply taking an hour or two of your time every week can help keep your yard looking great.

For more information on having an irrigation system installed in your Minnetonka yard, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Common Errors of Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Lawn sprinkler systems can be pretty confusing. They are usually made up of several different components, and all of these pieces have to work in harmony in order for the system to be the most effective and efficient. We are a Minneapolis lawn sprinkler systems company, and we are well-versed in irrigation systems and more. Here are a few common errors people make when they have lawn sprinkler systems that weren’t set up by professionals like us.

First of all, your shrubs and any planter beds you have should be watered and irrigated separately from the grassy areas of your lawn. This is because shrubs and planter beds will generally have larger and more spread out root systems than your grass. So you want to be sure that your shrubs, plants and grass are all being watered equally. Putting them on separate systems will ensure all parts of your landscaping are getting plenty of water.

You should also be sure that your lawn sprinkler systems are using the proper spray nozzle patterns for the area of your yard you are watering. When you hire professionals like us, we will know exactly what kind of spray nozzles to use for your yard. Plus, we will be sure to set the pattern properly to ensure adequate watering for your yard.

Lawn sprinkler systems should also be equipped with a rain shut-off valve. This is an inexpensive device that will keep lawn sprinkler systems from turning on when it’s raining or storming out. You can save anywhere from 3 to 15 percent on your annual lawn sprinkler system operating cost. (And in some parts of the country, these devices have to be installed on any new lawn sprinkler systems by law. Otherwise, you could face a pretty big monetary penalty!)

For more information on Minneapolis lawn sprinkler systems, called Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Special Announcement! Advanced Irrigation has a New Website!

In case you haven’t noticed already, Advanced Irrigation has a new website! We are pleased with our new and more user-friendly website, and we hope you find the site to be even better and more informative than our old one.

Our new website offers more information on all of our services: service and installation of irrigation systems, hardscape and softscape landscaping and residential and commercial lawn fertilizing. We feel our new website better represents our business and what we are capable of doing when it comes to our lawn care services.

The new website also has better pictures of our work that, again, show off what we can do and how we can help our residential and commercial customers. The site is also better organized, so it is easier to find the information you are looking for with fewer mouse clicks and effort on your part! But don’t worry – you can still get a free estimate and it is still as easy as ever to find our contact information.

We still have our testimonials up, and we now have a link on the website where you can leave us feedback on your experience with our company. A small but fun detail is Albertville’s current weather forecast, which you can find on the upper right-hand side of the new website.

We designed this site with you in mind! The functionality is more user-friendly. We hope you find all the information you’re looking for and more. Let us know what you think by leaving us a Facebook comment or Tweeting us on Twitter.

And when you need landscaping, irrigation systems, lawn care or fertilizer in Albertville or the surrounding areas, give us here at Advanced Irrigation a call at 612-599-8675 or Contact Us.

Beat the Heat: Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Green this Summer

Summer is nearly here, and it’s the time of year when most people start thinking about their lawn and getting it ready for the warm months. One of the best ways to get it summer-ready is by using irrigation systems. Maple Grove residents often come to companies like Advanced Irrigation when they need these systems installed and/or maintained. So we’d like to offer some tips on how to keep your lawn looking great and healthy all year round, especially in the summer when lawns tend to get dry and brown.

Fertilizing and mowing regularly can help keep your lawn looking great no matter what the weather, but the most important thing you can do for your lawn is to use irrigation systems. Being sure you get the water deep in the soil will help keep it looking nice and green. Irrigation systems can help ensure the water is reaching the grass’ roots. The rule of thumb is to water deeply but infrequently: this will encourage the roots to grow deep into the soil. If you water too frequently, the grass will grow shorter roots and the grass will dry out during dry spells and droughts. It is also recommended that you use your irrigation systems during the morning so less of the water evaporates in the heat and more goes into the ground.

If you come to us for irrigation systems, we can put one in place that will water your grass properly and keep it looking pretty and green throughout the entire summer. Irrigation systems can make maintaining your lawn a lot easier since they take care of watering the grass. So you’ll have a great-looking lawn with little effort on your part!

Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 when you are ready to have irrigation systems installed for your Maple Grove lawn. Or you can Request a Free Estimate.

3 Spring Lawn Care Tips

It is truly and officially spring! It’s time to be making your spring checklist. While you probably already have a million things on your spring cleaning list, have you started thinking about all the things that need done outdoors? There’s a lot that goes into lawn care, but Minnetonka residents can call Advanced Irrigation to help out with all their needs. We’ll help you out by getting you started with 3 spring lawn care tips.

Clean Your Lawn

The first thing you need to do is clean your yard. This is something you can pretty much do at any time, now. Hopefully we’re done with the snow, so you can get out there again. You’ll want to rake up any debris leftover from the fall and winter. Also, take the time to prune plants and do any weeding that needs done. By taking the time to clean up a little, you’ll start off with a good foundation for the spring and summer.

Planting Grass

Do you need to plant grass? You may find some brown or bald spots when you clean up your yard. Spring is a great time of year to get some grass seed down. You may want to look into having Advanced Irrigation conduct a soil test to see if there’s anything preventing the grass from growing in a particular place. After that, choose a seed that works well for our climate and get planting! Make sure you water it often.

Fertilize the Lawn

Whether you’ve just planted new grass or not, fertilizing gives your lawn extra food and nutrients to help it grow healthy all spring long. We’ll help you with lawn care by recommending a fertilization program that best suits your property. If you start in the spring, there are fertilization programs that run all the way through the fall in 4 or 5 installments. Get ahead and have a green, lush lawn throughout the entire growing season.

Do you need lawn care help in Minnetonka? Then contact us today by calling 612-599-8675 or Request a Free Estimate.