Ants! Ants! Ants!

If you have intermittent power issues to the automatic timer to your sprinkler system there are a few things to check: 1. Is your irrigation timer plugged into a GFI? 2. Is your GFI working properly? Plug a small appliance to check. 3. Is your timer turned on? (Don’t roll your eyes, it happens!) 4. […]

The Florida Irrigation Society

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Florida Irrigation Society is to be the recognized leader of Florida’s irrigation industry by promoting the professional interests and business successes of its members through sound environmental stewardship, governmental advocacy, continuing education, and professional certifications. The Florida Irrigation Society (FIS) is a not-for-profit Society established in 1966. Our goal […]

My Dog Is Destroying My Fort Myers Yard!

We all love fido. He’s our best friend. He provides unconditional love. He’s a member of our family. He also can destroy our yard! There are two main ways we can identify with as areas that your dog can damage or destroy your Fort Myers yard. 1. Digging 2. Urinating DIGGING A digging dog may […]

Lee County Florida Licensing Requirements for Irrigation Contractors

Lee County Licensing Requirements for Irrigation Contractors Most folks think that obtaining an occupational license gives them permission to perform any type of work. This is a false mis-conception. You are paying a business tax that allows you to be in business but does not allow you to perform just any kind of trade activity. […]

Delivering Water To Your Plants With Drip Irrigation Emitters

An emitter is an element of a drip irrigation system that transfers water from the water source to the plant, tree or shrub it is intended to water. Emitters have also been referred to as drippers since they apply water to the landscaping through a slow steady drip to the landscape roots. There are three […]

The History of Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation dates back to the 1800’s in Afganistan where the farmers used it to water their clay pots. Germany, Australia and Israel made more contributions to the evolution of the drip irrigation systems. Drip irrigation is an alternative to traditional surface irrigation. It’s popular because it conserves water, reduces evaporation and water drainage and […]