Category Archives: Garden & Landscaping

How to repair the sprinkler system in a garden?

repair the sprinkler systemSprinkler system damage and water main leaks are very frequent problems in gardens and lawns. The repair of such leaks involve a particular level of caution and skill, some day to day as well as uncommon tools, PVC fittings, adhesive and some other plumbing items. You also need to do some manual labor such as trenching and digging.

It is highly recommended that before you go about repairing a plumbing leak in your garden, you should look into the level of skill required for it and also take caution against the dangers involved. You must wear crack proof eye protection. You should also put on gloves to protect your hands from lacerations or even severe hand or finger injuries. Pipes that are broken or new PVC pipe fittings can burst suddenly, sending out junk like shrapnel. Most of these injuries can be avoided if the proper care is taken.

To repair sprinkler systems in gardens, you need specialty tools as well as common and basic tools. Common tools such as a regular shovel, hacksaws and channel lock pliers are needed. Specialty tools include pipe cutters, a particular trenching shovel, and small picks. An innovative use of common twine or string can be to use it as a saw in tight spots. Pulling the twine back and forth across PVC pipe will melt the pipe in the place where you are making the cut, and uses very little space which subsequently requires less digging to be done.

In short, if you are considering the best way to repair a damaged sprinkler system, you must contemplate the level of manual labor involved, have in your possession the proper tools and materials required and take extreme caution while doing the work. You can also think about calling in a professional. Having a plumber who specializes in in-ground sprinkler system repair do the work gives you a certainty on the repair lasting for long.

Installing Shepherd’s Hook for Your Plants

In the good old days, every household (at least every that was featured in some or the other fairy tale) had a marvelous attached garden (some even had orchards & private estates). As the civilization advanced (both technologically as well as numerically), the prices of real estate properties have shot up, along with the rarity to get a dreamy piece of land. However, people try to adapt to the new scenario, planting species which can survive the urban environment. Another option is to use raised hooks (like Shepherd’s hooks) to support miniature (or even moderately sized) plants.

Decide upon the size & style of hook you wish to install in your garden (depending upon the size of the garden & the weight of the plant at its adult size). You will have to choose a spot which has soil which will easily allow the stakes to be dug in. Once done, you can place your plant over the hook.