Category: Watering

The heat of the summer is beginning to bear upon us in Birmingham, Alabama, and our plants are going to feel it as much as we will. From a thirty year old oak tree to a window planter filled with annuals, water is necessary for their survival. This may seem like an elementary principle when Read More

The end of the summer and beginning of the fall of 2016 has been very dry for the Birmingham area. Currently, those in the service area of the Birmingham Water Works are under a Stage 2 drought management plan. This means restricted watering for homeowners limited to two days per week, on designated days depending Read More

Did you know that 1″ of rain produces 500 gallons of water runoff on a 2,000 square foot house? Even though the weather may not feel like it now, summer in the deep south is quickly approaching. Most the plants in your yard are going to need some extra help in order to survive the melting Read More

As it gets hotter over the coming weeks, here are just a few tips to keep in mind for watering your landscapes. 1) Watering in the early morning hours (3-6am range) is better than during the day or at night.  You lose less water to evaporation and it doesn’t sit on the plants/turf as long, Read More