Hurr Vasa enjoys supporting charities throughout our Northern Colorado community. Here are a few pictures from the Realities for Children and Bethke Golf tournaments this summer!
We are proud Realities For Children Business Members, learn more about this amazing local charity here: https://www.realitiesforchildren.com/
We specialize in hardscape design and installation, like this custom flagstone patio! Give us a call today and schedule a free estimate.
Schedule your Fall sprinkler blow-out today! It's important to make sure all of the water is out of your system before the first hard freeze in Northern Colorado.
Which will suit your needs better?
People, in increasing numbers, have been purchasing rain sensors of late. These systems conserve water, save money and time, and help you maintain a beautiful lawn by preventing over or under watering. For those with budget concerns, a wired rain sensor provides the basic functions for a less expensive price. But, if one can afford the more expensive wireless, or remote rain sensor, those folks will have a much broader range of options. After a few months, the wireless system will have paid for itself.
A wired sensor is inexpensive. It requires no battery replacement. However, because the system is wired, it limits the distance where the rain sensor can be located. This system requires you to run the wire between the sensor and the irrigation controller. This means mounting the wired sensor in a place that will allow you to run the wire where it could be at risk to being cut by a weed wacker or other device and, unfortunately, can be unsightly.
Remote or wireless rain sensors have many features that make it attractive to a lot of homeowners. Wireless sensors can be placed up to five-hundred feet away from the sprinkler system. Since there is no wiring, it makes the installation look nicer and is easier to install since you do not need to be concerned about running wire from the sensor to the irrigation system controller. The remote systems also allow for adjustable rain sensitivity, which allows one to set the sensor for a particular climate and variable water needs. Wireless rain sensors also offer several water conservation settings, a system override, rain delay features, and back-up modes in case of power outage. Because these many features are available, the wireless devices cost more than a wired sensor.
Pros and cons: Wired systems can't accommodate large areas and the wiring can become an issue. Remote systems require battery replacement and are not cheap. However, the cost of installation can be recovered within a few months by saving on water and utilities.
Sprinkler blowouts are necessary to avoid damage to your sprinkler system, inside and outside of one’s home. If the water is not removed from the system, it will freeze and as ice expands it will crack pipes in the ground, as well as causing damage to your back-flow device. If water not drained inside the house, it can cause damage to water lines inside of the house causing flooding.
Freeze damage repairs can be very costly, to avoid this give Hurr Vasa Sprinkler and Landscape a call today to schedule your blowout before the first hard freeze in Northern Colorado.
Here is a recently completed job we did in a new neighborhood. Looking for low maintenance and lower water bills? A Xeriscape back yard might be perfect for you!
4 Man Scramble
Pesticide comes with hidden consequences - the most obvious is that seven million birds die every year because of exposure to lawn pesticides. By using pesticides, we also lose many beneficial insects that keep our plants healthy. Here are a few tips on creating a space that will invite the birds and the bees (and other lovely creatures) back into our lives.
Attracting hummingbirds, robins, finches, woodpeckers, red-winged blackbirds, warblers, song sparrows and their friends begins with healthy soil. A soil that's prepared with as much compost and organic matter joined with native soil will produce the right amount of beneficial microbes and a balance of minerals. This soil also will create the right habitat for ground beetles, centipedes, lady bugs, dragonflies, lacewings, and praying mantises that are beneficial predators. These friends dine on garden pests that get out of control.
Don't be too organized with your design. A more natural garden provides shelter and nesting spots for birds and beneficial insects.
Here is a quick list of flowers and plants, some perennial others annual, you might want to consider if you want to start your next career as a "birder!"