Altitude Sprinkler & Landscape Blog

Within the pages of our landscape blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to landscaping and sprinklers.

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What exactly is xeriscaping?

It’s a question we are often asked; and the term itself does sound somewhat exotic. In fact, it’s from the Greek word ‘xeri’ which simply means ‘dry’. The reality is much simpler than the imagination might suggest. Xeriscaping is the process of designing landscapes to minimize or eliminate the need for regular irrigation. It’s particularly…
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Tired of frozen sprinklers?

Before winter arrives, it’s important to ensure that no leftover moisture remains in your irrigation system. Once the temperatures start dipping, excess liquid trapped in the pipes will freeze, and you may find yourself with a fairly challenging conundrum that involves a damaged lawn and hundreds of dollars’ worth of repairs. Here at Altitude, we…
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A great way to spend winter nights

There’s an old Scottish expression – ‘The nights are fair drawing in’ – meaning that darkness settles earlier and seems to last for so much longer. When you are stuck indoors, what better idea than to settle down and plan for when you can, once again, spend most of the daylight hours outside? It’s a…
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So what exactly is mulch?

When you use a term all the time, it’s easy to assume that everyone knows what you mean. However, from time to time, we do get asked questions such as this one, so here’s the answer… Mulch is a layer of material that is placed on top of the soil in a border or pathway.…
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Are you lit up for darker days or longer nights?

Being outdoors in the garden is not a year-long pleasure in Colorado. As fall comes across us, with winter to follow, and then a slowly-arriving spring, you’ll be spending much more time inside your home than for the rest of the year. And with days shorter and nights longer, then enjoying your garden as much…
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Signs that indicate your sprinkler system needs repair

Weather patterns have become somewhat unpredictable. The best way to main a lush green yard, especially during the dry season, is by using a reliable sprinkler system. However, just like any other device, your sprinkler system needs constant repair to maintain its excellent performance. Below are signs that indicate you need sprinkler repair. Dying grass…
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Deciding between a manual or automatic sprinkler

If you’re considering sprinkler installation, you’ll no doubt be wondering whether a manual or automatic system would best suit your Denver lawn. Manual sprinklers are usually easier to install compared to automatic systems, which require electricity to function. They are also incredibly simple to use – when your lawn needs watering, just turn the valve…
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Are You Watering Your Lawn Enough?

When you embark on sprinkler installation, you aren’t able to observe how much water is going on your lawn right away. So, you need to set up your sprinklers with the goal of watering your lawn the proper amount. Here are some tips for delivering the right amount of water: Instead of watering every day,…
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Costs Associated with Sprinkler Systems

Finding and installing a sprinkler system that is cost-effective for your lawn is very important. You want to make sure that you are paying (and just as importantly, not overpaying) for quality sprinkler system installation and sprinkler repair. The cost of the initial sprinkler installation will depend on the size of your lot. For reference,…
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How to tell if you’ve watered enough

Checking to see if you’ve watered enough is vital to the health of your lawn. Not enough water means the roots of your grass or plants aren’t reaching deep enough, which can result in your greenery dying in the hot summer months. To check if you have watered enough, turn on your brand new sprinkler…
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How to find the right landscaping and sprinkler contractor

Looking for the right landscaping contractor is crucial to the health and well-being of your garden. A professional and reliable contractor ensures that you receive as much help as you need with your garden. Whether you require landscape design, soil preparation or mulching, the right contractor caters to your personal needs. Always go for an…
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How to tell if water is leaking from your sprinkler

How do you know if water is leaking from your sprinkler? That leak could be costing you money on your monthly utility bill, so let’s take a quick look at the problem. A working sprinkler valve is either open or closed. If you have a valve that isn’t completely shutting, it should be repaired. The…
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