Fall Lawn Care Tips

With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time start thinking about what your lawn might need for the months ahead.

With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time start thinking about what your lawn might need for the months ahead. Here are some lawn care tips for the coming season. Keep mowing As long as your grass is growing, you should be mowing! You’ll just want to adjust how you mow based… Read more »

How Gardening Benefits Children

Child Planting a Seed

Did you know that gardening with kids can be tremendously beneficial? Gardening teaches kids many life skills, but don’t let the idea overwhelm you. Gardening doesn’t always have to require a perfectly level, large or sunny backyard. You can make a simple garden and begin to watch the benefits it plays on your child. Gardening… Read more »

Water Your Lawn in the Morning

Water Coming from Hose

Many times we see people enjoying the summer sun while they water their lawns midday as their kids and dogs run around them freely. However, watering the lawn during the day isn’t the best option because the water evaporates too quickly and in the evenings, the water can cling to the grass blades overnight, which… Read more »

Let’s Celebrate National Rose Month

Pink and White Roses

Did you know that June is national rose month? While roses are most the popular on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, we think they deserve praise all year round. Do you love the beautiful flower but you’re not quite sure how to grow and maintain them? No worries, we have your back. You can plant… Read more »

How to Prune Your Hedges Like a Pro

Pruning Hedges

Hedges are some of the most underrated landscaping features. Why? Perhaps it’s because a fair number of homeowners don’t understand how to correctly prune them, and show off their true potential to the neighborhood. But don’t worry: the team at Suburban Lawn Sprinkler Company has compiled a list of helpful pruning tips so you can… Read more »

Landscaping Ideas for Steep Slopes

Landscaping Ideas for Steep Slopes

Though it may sound difficult, landscaping a steep slope is entirely possible as long as you choose the right plant species and understand the potential problems associated with landscaping on an incline. The main issues you may encounter when landscaping a steep slope include maintenance, erosion, and lack of sunlight or lack of shade. Try… Read more »

Tick Bite Prevention Tips for Gardeners

Tick on a Leaf

Gardening is the ultimate springtime reprieve. There’s ample sun and soil. It’s warm enough to stay outside for hours, and those flowerbeds are finally in bloom. And yet, with the whisperings of good weather also comes the emergence of insects—especially, ticks, which typically emerge just as outdoor activities hit full swing. At Suburban Lawn, we’ve… Read more »

Rachio’s Smart Sprinklers Just Got a Little bit Smarter

Since it was first released in 2013, The Rachio smart sprinkler controller has offered homeowners an innovative new way to make their irrigation systems as effective and efficient as possible. Last year, the company released the second generation Rachio, which featured a more robust design and an optional rain sensor which can be used to detect precipitation in the event that Wi-Fi connectivity is lost. Now, Rachio has improved its smart sprinkler controller yet again by offering compatibility with two popular home automation platforms. If you have an Android phone or Google Home device, you’re in luck. The Rachio is now fully compatible with Google Assistant. It is reportedly the first smart sprinkler to offer compatibility with Google’s home automation platform. Now, you can do things like set rain delays or change your Rachio’s watering schedule by giving simple voice commands to your Google Assistant devices. Just say something like, “OK Google, tell the Rachio to skip watering this afternoon.” Rachio is also teaming up with SmartThings to offer compatibility with their smart home platform as well. SmartThings, which is owned by Samsung, has created an open platform that acts as a “hub” for a variety of home automation devices. The Rachio is the latest in a long list of devices to be added to the SmartThings ecosystem. In addition to these two services, Rachio is also compatible with a number of other home automation platforms including Amazon Alexa, Nest, Control4 and IFTTT. If you’re interested in automating your irrigation system with a Rachio smart sprinkler controller, the experts at Suburban Lawn Sprinkler Co. can help. Give us a call today or contact us online for more information!

Since it was first released in 2013, The Rachio smart sprinkler controller has offered homeowners an innovative new way to make their irrigation systems as effective and efficient as possible. Last year, the company released the second generation Rachio, which featured a more robust design and an optional rain sensor which can be used to… Read more »