News and Information for lawn and Sprinkler do-it-yourselfers

Subsurface residential irrigation system with Netafim® CV

By Chris Price

It's not the easiest balancing act. Even if you follow all of the suggestions and watering restrictions, the water bill keeps going up and your lawn still turns brown. Normal lawn watering methods just don't work very well in Colorado. We have a semi-arid climate, so watering with any type of system that sprays the water into the air does a great job of cooling the air (through evaporation), but not such a great job of providing the necessary moisture to the grass. Much of the ground in the area has a high percentage of clay, so the water doesn’t soak in. It just sits on the surface and evaporates. On windy days your sprinkler system may put as much water in the street or on your neighbor’s lawn as on your own. Sloping property can be dry at the top and soggy at the bottom. Generally speaking, only about 60% of the water that you spray at your lawn actually gets there.

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MP Rotator - an unusual name for an innovative and water conserving new sprinkler head design

By Chris Price

MP Rotator sprinkler heads are the newest innovation in sprinkler head design. They combine the best in water conservation, low cost and ease of installation of all sprinkler heads on the market today. MP Rotators have been proven in years of agricultural use and have an excellent history of reliability and durability. MP rotators are proven water savers and several municipalities in Colorado have designated them as eligible for water conservation rebates.


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CJ&J Sprinkler and Pond Supply moves to new home - January 2007

With spring well underway, homeowners are thinking about getting their sprinkler systems up and running. For many that means repairs and maybe a few tweaks.  For others, it may mean a redesign or even an installation.  Some homeowners may consider adding a pond or fountain to their landscape this year.

For the do-it-yourselfer, there’s only one stop to make, according to Mike Price, owner of CJ&J Sprinkler & Pond Supply. From drawing up a plan, to purchasing supplies and renting tools, the company is focused on helping homeowners get their sprinklers and water features ready for summer.

After its recent move from downtown Loveland to its new location in the Sierra Plaza South Business Park on Eighth Street SW, the company has focused its operation on sprinklers and backyard ponds.  Previously, the company also offered plumbing supplies but dropped plumbing parts in order to expand the core business and greatly expand the drip and other water savings sprinkler methods.

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Make your home more attractive and improve the indoor environment at the same time

By Mike Price

Misting Fountains first arrived on the commercial market in the late 1990’s. The technology was originally developed as a cool mist humidifier to replace the dangerous room humidifiers that used a heating element to produce steam. The early models had a small misting unit (technically called an “ultrasonic water vaporizer”) and, maybe, a separate waterproof incandescent light to illuminate the mist.

 The misting unit was placed in a shallow bowl of water, plugged into the wall outlet and, voila, a swirling, bubbling mist formed and gently flowed over the sides of the bowl.

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