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How to Install Lawn Pop Up Drain Emitters

They need to slope down from your gutter spouts.

rain sensor on roof
5 Benefits of a Installing a Sprinkler Rain Sensor

When it rains, it doesn't sprinkler.

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How to Tell If You're Under or Over Watering Your Plants

They'll show different signs depending on how wet they are.

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How to Conserve Water in Your Garden

Keep your plants thriving and your water bills low.

A rain barrel agains a blue sky.
7 Tips for Choosing a Rain Barrel

Read this before making the investment.

A sprinkler head watering a lawn.
The Advantages of Timed Irrigation Systems

Enjoy the convenience and other advantages of a timed irrigation system in your yard.

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How to Reset a Backflow Preventer

Backflow preventers protect public water systems.

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How to Install a Pop up Sprinkler Head

You can handle this DIY task.

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7 Different Hose Reel Types

A hose reel is used to coil and wind a particular type of hose in order to conveniently store it.

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Replacing a Garden Hose Coupling in 6 Easy Steps

A garden hose is a must have exterior tool for both the occasional gardener and the avid landscaper.

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Installing A Retractable Hose Reel

Installing a retractable hose reel is great way to save space, protect your hoses, and save time.

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How to Calibrate a Rain Gauge

Very few gauges need calibration.

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How to Screen Your Yard Drains Properly

Drainage is a critical feature of landscaping, protecting your home's foundation.

A rain barrel diverter.
How to Install a Rain Barrel Diverter

This is an easy project benefiting the environment, your flowers, and your pocketbook!

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5 Different Types of Sprinkler Valves Explained

A sprinkler system makes use of different types of sprinkler valves to function properly.

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4 Common Sprinkler Valve Problems

The sprinkler valve in your lawn sprinkler system will generally work very well.

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Troubleshooting a Sprinkler Diaphragm Valve

A diaphragm valve on your sprinkler may sometimes cause you trouble.

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How to Filter Iron Out of a Water Hose

If you have a lot of iron buildup in a water hose, you may experience water discoloration.

A hose reel.
Best Place to Hang a Hose Reel

A hose reel is an organizational tool.

anti drip irrigation valve
How to Install an Anti Siphon Valve

It stops contaminated water from re-entering the system.

An impact sprinkler watering a lawn with a bed of small yellow and purple flowers.
How to Repair an Impact Sprinkler Head

Make sure your sprinkler covers the entire area.

wooden hose or cable reel
How To Make Your Own Hose Reel

Upgrade your hose organization in just a few hours.

An oscillating sprinkler on a green lawn.
Troubleshooting Problems with an Oscillating Sprinkler

Here are some easy tips for troubleshooting the highs and lows of oscillating sprinklers.

An impact sprinkler.
How to Mount an Impact Sprinkler Head

An impact sprinkler is great for watering yards.

Rainwater collection.
4 Creative Ways to Collect Rainwater For Gardening

Collecting rainwater will save you money.

Irrigation timer
4 Types of Water Timers Explained

Use your water more efficiently even when you're away.

underground sprinkler watering the lawn
How to Locate Underground Sprinkler Valves

Listen up when you need to locate them.

A dark blue garden hose coiled up
How to Seal a Leaking Hose Reel

It usually just takes some tape and a new connector.

downspout and gutter on a home
Installing Rain Gutters on Mobile Homes

Protecting your investment is always a good idea, use rain gutters to protect your mobile home from water damage.

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Adjusting your Retractable Hose Reel Tension

A retractable hose reel saves you time and effort while working in the yard. It also keeps your hose

series of hose bibs on a water line
How to Prevent a Hose Bib From Freezing

Keep your hose bib from freezing during the winter, so that it's ready to go in the summer.

A drip irrigation system.
4 Types of Drip Irrigation Systems Explained

Decide which drip irrigation system is right for you.

close up of a dripping soaker hose
Soaker Hose Maintenance and Repair

Soak where you want, not where you don't.

A retractable hose reel.
How to Repair a Retractable Hose Reel

Many problems that may arise up with your retractable hose reel can be easily repaired.

Three isolated solenoid valves against a gray background.
How to Test a Solenoid Valve

If you're having problems with a timed water system, test your solenoid valve to find out if it's the source.

A large swale with water
How to Use Swales for Storm Management in Your Yard

Sometimes too much water is not a good thing, especially when it's overrunning your yard.

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How a Water Ram Pump Works

A water ram pump, also called a hydraulic ram, operates by using a source of flowing water as its energy

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6 Tips for Choosing an Anti Siphon Valve

An anti siphon valve helps prevent the back flow of water to the water source. This avoids the contamination

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4 Types of Sprinkler Heads Explained

When installing a sprinkler system, it is important to use the right type of sprinkler heads on each

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Does a Rain Barrel Make Sense for Me?

Do you spend much time thinking about water supplies? Probably not. If you’re like most of us you

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Making and Installing Your Rain Barrel

Rain barrels are an old idea that is coming back into fashion because they just make so much sense. A

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How and When to Water your Garden and Lawn

Watering your yard, garden or lawn can be tricky. You must know when and how much to water. When