Feb
11
How to prepare your plants for tonights freeze!

Bundle up Houston!

The Greater Houston Area is expecting the incoming arctic blast to begin the big freeze tonight! ABC13 Weather is predicting temperatures to reach nearly 36 degrees tonight and even dipping below 20 over the weekend! In anticipation for this drop in the temperature, here are a few tips to keeping your plants safe.
While some hardy plants should fair well, it is still a good idea to cover them. Your more tender plants will definitely 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...

Jan
28
What Sets Mike Ball Irrigation Apart? Spray Nozzle Selection!

What sets Mike Ball Irrigation apart?

Well, one thing is our selection in spray nozzles. Here at Mike Ball Irrigation, Landscape, & Lighting, we exclusively use the Hunter MP Rotator spray nozzles in our irrigation systems. They are high efficiency, low flow spray nozzles that improve coverage and soil absorption. With a low precipitation rate, MP Rotators even help decrease the potential for soil erosion and runoff.
Take a look at this article that Hunter put out about the MP Rotator. There is not only an abundance of information on this page, but metrics, infographics, and a couple of really interesting videos as well. One of these videos pits the MP Rotator nozzles against 3 to 4 of ...

Oct
27
How to winterize your Pressure Vacuum Breaker.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER FROM FREEZE.

Winter is just around the corner. With a cold front on the way, the temperatures in Houston are dropping fast. Midland experienced a 30 degree drop in temperature in a 24 hour period! In this article we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on you how to protect (winterize) your Pressure Vacuum Breaker in prepareation for freezing temperatures.

We originally posted this article last year, but this is a issue that will need do be addressed each and every winter. So we care putting it back out there to make sure that the information is readily available, so everyone can make the appropriate preparations.

STEP 1: LOCATE YOUR ISOL...


Oct
26
We are now hiring!

Mike Ball Irrigation, Landscape, & Lighting is seeking skilled individuals who are interested in a career within the landscape industry.

We are currently taking applications for Skilled and General Labor positions.

We are seeking multiple individuals capable of being apart of a team of people to complete day to day tasks in the fields of landscape, irrigation, drainage, hardscape and structure construction projects.

Must have a passion for the industry and enjoy creating new environments.

Required Expectations, Skills, & Abilities

Must maintain regular and reliable attendance, including the ability to work overtime and weekends as necessary.

Must be able to safely operate and handle all equipment...


Sep
15
Front Entryway: Before & After

Here is a project that we recently completed. We removed and replaced the existing iron gate and pergola, as well as removing the old tile for the entryway, replacing it with Belgard Catalina Grana pavers. We really like the way this turned out!

BEFORE:

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AFTER:


Sep
01
Hear about us on HomeShow Radio!

Hear about us on Home Show Radio!

For the past year, we have been a sponser of the HomeShow Garden Pros with Dany Millikin.

You can listen on Sports Radio AM 610 on Saturdays from 7 AM - 9 AM.
If you missed the show, you can stream previous episodes here.

We are proud to announce that starting this past weekend, we are now also a sponser of HomeShow Radio with Tom Tynan!

You can listen on Sports Radio AM 610 on Saturdays from 9 AM - 12 PM and on Sundays from 8 AM - 11 AM.
If you missed the show, you can always stream here.

Mike Ball Irrigation, Landscaping & Lighting - HomeShow Garden Pros Radio

Mike Ball Irrigation - Happy Place - HomeShow Radio Advertisement

This is the advertisement for Mike Bal...


Feb
21
Not Just Irrigation!

Don't let the name fool you, Mike Ball Irrigaition can handle more than just your sprinkler system!

Here at Mike Ball Irrigation, we strive to be the all-encompassing stop for you outdoor needs. We design and install landscapes both large and small! Are you looking for a new patio, walk, or driveway? We install interlocking concretes pavers in multiple colors and desings! Looking for a new drainage system or to upgrade your existing drainage? We've got you covered. Speaking of coverings, we can build outdoor structures such as patio covers arbors, trellis', and pergolas! Yes, we also do irrigation systems as well. We specialize in low volume, water conserving designs that will save 30% on wat...


Dec
31
Happy New Year

We here at Mike Ball Irrigation want to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!
We hope that 2020 will bring you blessings and prosperity!

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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!


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