Author Archives: Ti Sutherland

Sutherland Plumbing – It’s Not Just Talk, It’s Who We Are…

Sutherland Plumbing’s Hard Work, Dedication & Quality Workmanship.

It’s Not Just Talk, It’s Who We Are.

Sutherland Plumbing crew member Sean Anderson ready for more hard work after replacing waste and water lines for a remodeling job at a home in Portland, Oregon. In the background you can see that not only do we replace your old plumbing fixtures – we’ll dispose of them too!

Sutherland Plumbing crew member Sean Anderson helped replace waste and water lines for a small-kitchen remodeling job at a home in Portland, Oregon, March 12.

Sutherland Plumbing is Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is now accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and also an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper.

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Sutherland Plumbing – Ready for Everything!

Whether The Job is Big or Small – The Construction New or Old – Sutherland Plumbing is Ready for Everything!

Sutherland Plumbing Has The Equipment, Manpower, Attention to Detail & Quality Workmanship for Your Home or Business!

Whether the job is big or small, the construction new or old, call Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015.

Sutherland Plumbing is Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and also an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper.

Click HERE to go to the job application page on our website.

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Summer Weather’s Here – How to Water Your Lawn!

How to Water Your Lawn:

Knowing how to water a lawn the right way is critical to the overall health of your lawn. The frequency and amount of water you apply to grass may vary – depending on soil, time of year, weather conditions, type of grass, and so on. Follow these tips when watering, and your lawn will shine:

1) Water to the proper depth: Moisture should penetrate to about 6 to 8 inches deep.  Watering less deeply results in a shallow-rooted lawn that dries out quickly.

On the other hand, applying water that penetrates much deeper than 6 to 8 inches is wasteful because most grass roots don’t grow longer than that.

Check how deeply the water penetrates your lawn by probing the ground with a stiff metal rod or long screwdriver. The rod moves easily through wet soil and then stops, or becomes difficult to push, when it reaches dry soil.

2) Allow the lawn to partially dry out between watering: This step creates the good moisture-air relationship that is essential for healthy roots. The lawn shows you when it’s getting dry and needs water: When you walk on the grass, you can look back and see your footprints. The grass also changes color from bright green to a dull, almost smoky, grayish-blue when it is dry.

3) Avoid runoff: If you apply water faster than the lawn can absorb it, which happens with many types of sprinklers, the water runs off into street gutters and into oblivion. That’s wasteful, so don’t do that. Instead, water in short intervals of about 10 to 15 minutes, turn off the water (or move the sprinkler) to let the water soak in, and then turn the sprinkler back on for another 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure until you get the water down to about 6 to 8 inches deep.

You can avoid runoff in other ways. One way is to use sprinklers that apply water very slowly. The other method is to get rid of “thatch,” a layer of organic crud that builds up near the surface of a lawn and dramatically slows water penetration.

4) Water in the morning: Early morning is the best time to water. The weather is usually cool and calm, humidity is usually high, and water evaporates less. The wind also doesn’t blow the water into the neighbor’s yard! Morning watering gives the lawn a chance to dry off before evening, which can protect your lawn from disease and pests.

5) In midsummer, most lawns need between 1 and 2 inches of water per week: You can apply the whole amount of water once a week, but most people get better results by splitting it into two applications. In sandy soils where the water penetrates quickly, splitting the water into three applications may work better. Watering more frequently than three times a week is verboten.

6) Watch your lawn and make appropriate adjustments: If the lawn doesn’t seem to dry out between waterings, stretch the intervals in between. If the water doesn’t get deep enough, apply a little more at each watering, but water less often. If everything seems fine, try cutting back on the amount you apply anyway and see what happens. Maybe you can conserve some of that valuable resource.

7) Watering newly planted lawns is a whole different ball of wax: You need to water new lawns more often until the grass plants become established.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Ti Sutherland!

The entire team here at Sutherland Plumbing wishes a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year ahead for our Master Plumber, Ti Sutherland!

Happy Birthday, Ti!

Sutherland Plumbing is Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and also an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper.

Click HERE to go to the job application page on our website.

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Sutherland Plumbing, LLC: CCB# 200460

Sutherland Plumbing – We Love Oregon!

At Sutherland Plumbing, we feel blessed to live in the beautiful, Great Pacific Northwest!The Sutherland girls look out over the beautiful Pacific ocean along the stunning Oregon coast.

Sutherland Plumbing is Now Hiring!

Sutherland Plumbing is accepting applications for a Residential Service & Repair Journeyman Plumber and an Apprentice Plumber’s Laborer/Helper.

Click HERE to go to the job application page on our website.

Do you know somebody who may be a candidate? Please share this post!

Sutherland Plumbing, LLC: CCB# 200460

Main water line replacement – one of our specialties!

Underground water main line replacement. One of Sutherland Plumbing’s specialties!

Underground water main line replacement. One of Sutherland Plumbing’s specialties!