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Some Easy Commercial Drainage Solutions

Weather is often unpredictable, and incidents like heavy rain can really wreak havoc on your landscaping, your building, and your equipment. If you’re not properly equipped to handle the harsh and uncertain weather, then you’re really putting your business at risk. And the longer that you let something like this go untreated, the more long-term damage that will likely occur. Keep reading to learn more about some commercial drainage solutions that might just do the trick for you and your commercial property.

Some Easy Commercial Drainage Solutions

Signs That You Have a Problem

Step one in finding the right solution is recognizing that you have a problem in the first place. A few suggestive signs include standing water when it rains, poor water runoff, and/or drainage issues every time it rains more than a couple of inches. These are all definite indicators that you’re needing some extra drainage.

Drain Systems 

Extra drainage is always a good idea to ensure that your property remains in good shape. Drain systems are installed underground and can easily make a world of a difference immediately upon installation. It’s something that looks good and is highly functional at the same time. And the cost of installing your drain system will surely pay for itself over the years by protecting your business and your property from damaging rain and floods.

Contact us today at Metro Lawn Care to learn more about commercial drainage solutions and what exactly they mean for you and your commercial property. We are here to help you correct any issues and to prevent further ones from occurring.

Commercial Irrigation Products That Conserve Water and Save Money

Water conservation is both a smart financial decision and a healthy choice for the environment, particularly during those hot Texas summers. Several products are available for use in commercial irrigation systems to reduce the amount of water and money spent keeping your crops irrigated.

Commercial Irrigation Products That Conserve Water and Save Money

Rain Sensors

Installing rain sensors will prevent your irrigation system from operating during and immediately after precipitation has occurred. This not only saves water but also saves your crops from the potentially devastating effects of excessive watering.

Smart Controllers

Smart Controllers allow the operator to set specific guidelines for different irrigation areas. This limits water usage based on the types of plants, exposure to the sun, humidity, and soil conditions in a particular section.

Rotator Nozzles

When compared to fixed spray heads, rotator nozzles conserve a great deal of water. These nozzles distribute the water in a uniform way that allows the precipitation to better penetrate the ground. Rotator nozzles offer a lower flow rate than fixed spray heads and the improved soil penetration results in less water runoff.

Check Valves

Adding check valves to your irrigation system will prevent water from draining in sloped areas. The valves close and capture the water remaining in the deactivated system so it does not escape through pipes and spray heads.

Our professional commercial landscaping team at Metro Lawn Care would be happy to discuss more water conservation products with you. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you meet all of your commercial irrigation needs.

Drainage Solutions from your Friends at Metro Lawn Care

When it pours in Dallas, does your yard fill with water? Then you know the damage that improper drainage can cause. Your plants and grass are dying, ruining your landscaping. Perhaps you have a plague of mosquitoes from the larvae that grows in standing water.

Drainage Solutions from your Friends at Metro Lawn Care

Sometimes improper drainage will cause water to flood or stand around the foundation, which over time can cause permanent damage to your home.

Metro Lawn Care can design a proper drainage solution that will solve these problems. Since every yard is different, we use different methods to solve drainage problems. Here are some of the systems we use:

Grading: Regrading allows water to run off in the way it should. We bring in heavy equipment and re-slope the ground, changing the contours of your property. Grading is generally a partial solution to drainage problems.

Dry Creeks: Dry creeks are beautiful and functional. These drains are lined with waterproof material and filled with landscaping gravel. They can be attractively arranged to accent the current landscaping instead of detracting from it.

French Drains: A French drain is a trench which contains a perforated pipe covered with gravel. French drains are a highly effective way to direct water away from the foundation of your home.

Underground Drainage System: An underground system is custom-tailored to your property. Digging a complete system leaves the homeowner with a nearly invisible solution to drainage problems.

If you have a slope directing water to your home, low-lying land that contributes to pooling or other drainage problems, a professional solution is best.

Metro Lawn Care, Inc. has over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential landscaping. If you have questions or concerns about water drainage on your property, contact us. We will create a drainage solution that will last.

Common Commercial Irrigation Systems

Each type of commercial irrigation system has its own advantages and drawbacks. Selecting an irrigation system that’s ideal for your commercial property will ensure comprehensive watering. Here’s some information on two common types of commercial irrigation systems.

Common Commercial Irrigation Systems

Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation works through a network of tubing, valves, and emitters that drip water slowly and steadily in the proper location. This type of system helps to reduce water and fertilizer usage through accuracy, precision, and slow water delivery. Subsurface drip irrigation takes the watering process underground, which prevents water from evaporating from the surface. Subsurface systems also reduce the potential for weed growth and soil erosion. Professionals can install these systems in new and existing commercial landscapes, and the systems are ideal for irregularly shaped or sloped landscapes. Unfortunately, heavy sunlight exposure can damage the tubing of drip irrigation systems.

Sprinkler Irrigation

Sprinkler systems mimic natural rainfall with pressure-regulated spray heads and rotors. Head nozzles break up water into small droplets that disperse in a spray pattern. Sprinkler systems are great for covering large areas of grass on commercial landscapes. Property owners can adjust spray patterns and automate the watering process. Prominent disadvantages of sprinkler systems include uneven watering due to wind and water evaporation. When foliage is wet, fungi and disease are also more likely to appear.

Metro Lawn Care has over 34 years of experience performing commercial irrigation installations and repairs. If you still aren’t sure which system is right for you, we’ll help you find out. Please contact us to speak with an expert.

Water Management Is Intergral To Landscape Maintenance

Water Management is a necessity in North Texas, as water regulations and requirements for both business and residential customers continue to change. Unpredictable water availability experienced by water consumers, as a result of drought and flooding results in equally unpredictable oversight techniques for water conservation and utilization.

Water Management Is Intergral To Landscape Maintenance

Businesses in particular are susceptible to fluctuations in prices and fees associated with water usage on their properties. Fortunately, Dallas Water Utilities provides several free tools to mitigate business losses due to costs associated with water, particularly as a result of landscape efficiency, including:

  • Water Efficiency Rebates
  • Water Use Assessments
  • Irrigation System Check-ups

However, dependence on water utilities for adequate business water budgeting and usage efficacy must be supplemented with an internal water management protocol for best results. Some issues to be addressed include:

  • Staff education for water conservation and emergency shut-off procedures
  • Water bill monitoring
  • Regular checks of potential water waste issues, such as leaks and valves in need of repair
  • Targeted water conservation goal setting

Metro Lawn Care works hand-in-hand with water utilities to provide a variety of services to commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Decades of customer service in the Dallas area makes us uniquely qualified to professionally care for landscaping throughout the city, with a complete battery of services, including:

  • Landscape construction, design and maintenance
  • Drainage Mitigation
  • Irrigation installation and maintenance
  • Chemical solutions for fertilization, weed and insect control and soil remediation

Contact our professional team to access the most modern and advanced solutions to your water management needs. Our experts stand ready to provide a grounds maintenance quote to meet every requirement, specific to your business water utilization and landscaping concerns.

Save Time and Money with Irrigation Repairs

Winter is officially over and summer is rapidly approaching, and living in  Dallas, we all know what that means: HEAT! With the sweltering summer heat come increased watering costs to keep your yard looking great.  Irrigation systems are a great way to ensure that your landscaping is watered as efficiently as possible, while also saving time and effort. However, irrigation systems do require periodic maintenance to continue performing most efficiently.

Save Time and Money with Irrigation Repairs

If you have a broken irrigation system, or a system that is just not running at peak efficiency, Metro Lawn Care can help. Metro Lawn Care has 34 years of experience in the irrigation industry, offering both new irrigation system installations and irrigation repairs, with all work performed by licensed irrigators and technicians. An irrigation system running at peak efficiency enables you to minimize your water usage while maximizing the benefit to your landscaping, while at the same time automating the process of watering your landscaping so you can spend your time on something other than trying to keep your yard alive and looking its best in the Texas heat.

If you don’t already have an irrigation system, Metro Lawn Care offers expert guidance and professional, licensed installation services on new irrigation systems.

In addition to new irrigation system installations and repairs of existing systems, Metro Lawn Care offers a Landscape Management program that includes monthly checks of your irrigation system and necessary repairs to ensure your system is always running at peak efficiency.

Contact us to learn more about the benefits of having a new irrigation system installed, having an existing irrigation system repaired, or to find out more about our Landscape Management program and how it could benefit you.