Sprinklers, plants, and hurricanes

We paid our landscaper $1,000 to install 3 new sprinkler lines in our yard and garden, and then remove and discard the old lines. Yes, it was very expensive for people like us on fixed income. However, it was necessary, because we are physically handicapped and cannot water these areas ourselves. Too much pain due to arthritis!

Anyway, we were having a problem with low water pressure in Zone One. But we resolved the problem by reducing the number of sprinkler heads and shortening 2 lines. It all works well, now.

I tend to like crotons, because they are so colorful. Note the small green bubblers that water these plants:

I am not much of a gardener. I choose my plants by trial and error. Sometimes, the plants thrive; sometimes, they don’t. But I don’t despair. I never despair. That’s part of the fun of gardening. Or at least I think so. However, it can be costly to keep buying plants, as they are not cheap, as you well know.

We have decided to postpone buying potted plants for the patio, because it’s hurricane season (June 1 to November 31). We don’t want the pots to fly around during a hurricane, so we shall buy new potted plants when hurricane season is over.

You can’t argue with Mother Nature!

14 Responses to “Sprinklers, plants, and hurricanes”

  1. DavidH Says:

    We have a beautiful and well manicured yard. For the most part it is lush and green. The new sprinkler lines are doing a great job.

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …water is essential for life!

  3. Olga Says:

    I like crotons as well. You take good care of your home and yard.

  4. AC Says:

    The expense seems like it will be worth it for you.

  5. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Rather expensive but necessary for curb appeal and just plain your own appeal. Looking good.

  6. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Your garden looks good, great idea with the sprinklers. Stay safe in the hurricane season!

  7. Christine Says:

    Great on the new sprinkler system

  8. Elephant's Child Says:

    I am glad that you could install a new sprinkler system. Hauling water is hard work.

  9. Doug M Says:

    These plants are so nice. That sprinkler system is pricey, but you and David do a nice job of taking care of your property. It shows. 👍

  10. Linda Reeder Says:

    Tom is always amending our sprinkler system to better fit the needs. He installed it himself years ago so he knows how to play around with it.
    Sprinkler systems eliminate a great deal of work, but do take work to maintain.

  11. Iris Flavia Says:

    Wise last sentence. Hope you get through the season unharmed.
    Same here only plant-wise, trial and error!

  12. Beatrice Says:

    If the expense gives you joy and means you do not have to exert yourself physically, than it is worth the money spent, Gigi.

  13. Joared Says:

    Sounds like a good system. I’m going to have to do some more adjustments to my watering system. Have thought about drip but haven’t determined yet.

  14. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I’m definitely not a good gardener. I throw it out there and hope it grows, I ignore it terribly and am a terrible weeder. Somehow, it still blooms…sometimes.

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