The Outback Blog

It’s easy to take water for granted.

There it is, always ready when we need it, flowing from our faucets and spraying out over our green lawns.

Too bad we’re wasting a lot of it, for no good reason.

Experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimate as much as 50 percent of water used for landscape irrigation is wasted.

We all know that feeling of turning something on, only to find out it isn’t working. It’s especially frustrating if you have no idea what’s wrong with it.

So if you turn on your sprinkler system and it isn't working right, you can try to troubleshoot the issue before it gets worse.

A broken or damaged sprinkler system can hike up your water bill and even damage your landscape and home if left unattended. So before summer gets into full swing, take the time to troubleshoot any potential irrigation problems.

Here are five things you should look for to figure out if your sprinkler system is faulty and needs repairs.

Outback Landscape designer Kim Rubert knows firsthand the importance of function, not just beauty, in landscape design.

The garage of the new house she and her husband bought three years ago flooded every spring.

Even the pros struggle with frustrations like poor drainage.

Water management is just one of the functional landscape elements we pay close attention to here at Outback Landscape. 

Sure, your landscape has to look great.

But it also has to work great. Learn about the important pieces of a functional landscape design.

Worried about how much water you use to keep your lawn and landscape healthy and beautiful?

When you’re watering your landscape, those gallons add up.

Here at Outback, we’re irrigation experts. 

Here are ten tips to help you save water when watering your lawn and plants.