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Dec
06
Mike Ball Irrigation: A Houston Area Top Lawn Service & Irrigation Company

Vetted & Approved: Again!


Mike Ball Irrigation, Landscape, & Lighting has been recognized as one of the top landscape & lawn service companies in the Houston area!
Expertise just released thier list of the best lawn service companies in Houston, and Mike Ball Irrigation made the list! Out of 492 companies within the Houston area, Mike Ball Irrigation were placed among the Top 18! In addition to the recognition of Top 18 in lawn service, Mike Ball Irrigation also was listed among the Top 19 for sprinkler & irrigation, out of 477 companies.


While this is the first year that Mike Ball Irrigation has been recognized by expertise in the Lawn Service catagory, we have been listed for Sprinkler & Irri...


Nov
28
Happy Thanksgiving

We here at Mike Ball Irrigation wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We will be out of the office until Monday, December 2nd, but in the meantime, enjoy the festivities, time with your families, and all the pie you can handle!


Nov
20
How to winterize your Pressure Vacuum Breaker.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER FROM FREEZE.



Winter has come. The temperatures in Houston are dropping, and we have only just begun the Winter season. Our last article discussed how to protect your plants during a freeze. In this article we will tell you how to protect your Pressure Vacuum Breaker in prepareation for freezing temperatures.



STEP 1: LOCATE YOUR ISOLATION VALVE



If you have an irrigation system, chances are that you have an isolation valve. In January 2009, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality mandated that all new irrigation systems were required to have an isolation valve installed. So unless your sprinklers were installed before 2009, you have one. The pu...


Nov
15
How to prepare your plants for tonights freeze!



Bundle up Houston!


The Greater Houston Area is expecting a moderate freeze tonight! ABC13 Weather is predicting overnight temperatures to reach as low as 27 degrees. In anticipation for this drop in the temperature, here are a few tips to keeping your plants safe.





Most hardy plants should fair well because this cold snap will only last one night, but your more tender plants will need protection.
Here are a few examples of tender plants:


  • Azaleas

  • Begonias

  • Bougainvillea

  • Canna

  • Citrus trees & edibles

  • Elephant Ear

  • Fuchsia

  • Geraniums

  • Succulents

  • Palms & Tropical varieties


Water:


I know it sounds crazy, but water your beds this afternoon. During the night, the soil\mulch will release the moisture into the air,...

Nov
11
To our veterans, thank you!


We would like to take a moment to recognize our veterans. The men and women who have served in the military, have shown honor, dedication, and a willingness to sacrifice everything. They do this not just to ensure the freedoms that we as Americans practice on a daily basis, but to protect those principles abroad.



Remember our United States veterans, not just today on Veteran's Day, but every day of the year. Their sacrifices don't end today.


From everyone here at Mike Ball Irrigation,


Thank you for your service.


#VeteransDay2019



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Thank you for your service!





Nov
06
50 likes on Facebook!

The Mike Ball Irrigation Facebook page has just reached 50 likes!
Thank you everyone who has liked and supported us.
Give our page a share to help us get the word out while we build a stronger social presence!


Check out our website for project images, information, & reviews!


Aug
02
Mike Ball Irrigation is now a proud sponsor of Home Show Garden Pros on Sports Radio 610



Mike Ball Irrigation Landscape & Lighting is proud to annouce we are now a sponsor of the Home Show Garden Pros


radio progam Saturdays mornings from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. on Sprorts Radio 610.


Give a Listen.




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Mar
14
Synthetic Turf Putting Greens

Need to hone your craft, sharpen your skills or just have some fun? How about your very own putting green in your backyard.


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Jan
01
Patio Cover or Pergola

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Patio Cover or Pergola: Now is a great time to start planning for your next Outdoor Living project. Consider expanding your patio or adding that patio cover you have been dreaming about. www.mikeballirrigation.com


Dec
22
Belgard Lafitt Rustic Beige paver patio we built this month

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Here is a Belgard Lafitt Rustic Beige paver patio we built this month with pavers installed over existing ugly concrete patio then extended out for new seating area. www.mikeballirrigation.com