Author: John A. Taylor

John A. Taylor is President and CEO of TIS Services in Houston, Texas. He was awarded the 2013 EPA Partner of the Year Award for his water conservation efforts and he lectures on water conservation through innovative and conscientious irrigation across the country. TIS focuses on sustainable landscape and irrigation solutions. John is a veteran of the Unites States Marine Corps and lives with his wife and children in the Houston area.

The Value of Irrigation Maintenance

If you are like most home owners then you spend a fair amount of your time and money on the upkeep of your landscape.  Whether it is the maintenance of your lawn, planting flowers or an annual fertilization or aeration,…

Inefficient Landscape Irrigation: Misting

TIS Services - Reduce Water Bills

Today’s topic in our series, Inefficient Landscape Irrigation, is misting. Misting can account for as much as thirty-five to forty percent of the water used by sprinkler heads.  Misting is almost always a hydraulic problem.  When a system attempts to…

Winterizing Your Backflow

PVB Backflow Device

Houston, Texas is not known for its cold weather but anything more than a few hours below freezing can wreak havoc on your irrigation system because the pipes are not buried very deep and the backflow device, if you have…