Frequently Asked Questions
To make the math easy use the following- each rotary head uses 3 gallons per minute and each spray head uses 1 gallon per minute. Multiply the number of heads times the appropriate gallons. Then multiply that number by 60 (minutes per week) and 30 (weeks per year of watering). That will give you annual usage. To break it down a little more by quarter- Q1-0; Q2-30%; Q3-60%; Q4-10%.
We recommend asking your lawn care professional for watering instructions. They are responsible for making sure all of the fertilizers and weed controls are working. Beyond that, we recommend that the system operate between 2am and 6am on even or odd days- whichever corresponds to your house number in order to abide by watering restrictions.
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Yes! Make sure you mark out all of your sprinkler heads ahead of time and avoid those areas with any equipment.
The average size home sprinkler system takes 1 to 2 days to install. A large estate home can take from three days to one week. A large commercial system can take months, or even years to complete.
No, by law (The Water Conservation Act ) all new sprinkler systems come with an automatic rain sensor which will turn the system of when significant rainfall occurs f. It will automatically reset itself when the rain ends so even if you are on vacation your system knows what to do.
Usually our schedule will allow us to install your system 10-14 days after you give us the ok. By Law Permits are required & all properties have to be marked out for underground utilities which usually take 7-10 days.
Yes, each town has specific permits which are required. We will file these permits on your behalf as part of our agreement with you. You will only need to pay the specific fees required by the township and then arrange for the final inspection.
We install all major manufactures irrigation materials and those materials are warranted for Two-Five Years depending on the product. In addition, our company guarantees everything we do, (including labor & adjustments) 100% for 1 year.
Your new system will need to be winterized every autumn which we will do with a large air compressor. In the spring, the system will need to be turned on again and programmed to run. You can have us do this or you can do it yourself. On occasion the system may need service. Garden Irrigation prides itself in our dependable service technicians and our great customer relations. If you need us we are only a phone call away.
The only necessary service is the winterization of your lawn sprinkler each fall. It is important to remove all standing water from the system to prevent freeze damage. We also offer the option of a spring start-up and mid-summer check up.
Garden Irrigation is using the best products in the industry like: Hunter, Rain Bird, Toro, Irritrol, and Netafim. If you have a product you specifically want, we can get it just for you.
Drip irrigation is a method where small amounts of water are placed on the root ball of plants, therefore using the water more efficiently. This is done with a network of small tubes that provides water to many plants at once. A drip zone will usually run for several hours. It is generally considered to be better for most planting beds than typical watering, and it wastes almost no water.
Each lawn has different sun and soil conditions, therefore, requiring varying amounts of water. It is better to water deep and infrequently rather than lightly every day. Other factors include the type of sprinklers used, direct sun, shade, soil conditions, slope, and temperature. Generally its best to water as much at once as possible without creating run-off, then waiting as long as possible before watering again.
Visit https://www.hunterindustries.com/irrigation-product/rotors/pgp-ultra for instructions on how to adjust Hunter Rotary Heads.
The best way to care for your lawn is by installing a sprinkler system for irrigation. However, a common mistake that so many homeowners make is using their sprinklers too little or too often. This is why programming your sprinkler system is the best choice for both residential and commercial irrigation.
The Hunter system offers a unique advantage, thanks to its innovative Smart Irrigation controller features. You can easily control and automate your sprinklers through the control system for automatic turn-on and shut-off, as well as scheduled watering times. This is based on the Hunter Run Time Calculator.
The Hunter Run Time Calculator uses your location to calculate the amount of water you need for your lawn. The need may be based on certain times of the year. The system will ask what city you live in. If the city you live in is not in the database, you can select a nearby city.
Dealing with sprinkler system repair issues or replacements doesn’t need to be a frustrating experience. The key to keeping your sprinkler system running is by fixing issues as soon as they arise and staying on top of routine maintenance in-between. If you have any further questions about irrigation system installment, repairs, or upgraded replacements, please contact us at Environmental Designers Irrigation.
Having an irrigation system is great for keeping your lawn healthy and vibrant in the spring and summer. But once the colder weather rolls in, it is time to prepare your yard for the winter ahead. This means raking up all of the leaves that have fallen, covering your garden beds to protect them from frost, and winterizing the sprinkler system. Failing to prepare your irrigation system could end in disaster and cost you a pretty penny in repairs. Instead, take these few easy steps to make sure your sprinklers are protected from the cold.
A Smart Irrigation System has a smart controller and specialized smart irrigation heads and attachments. These parts collect data related to water consumption, availability, quality, and unique site needs. As a result, you’ll cut back on the amount of water you use each month. The computerized controller helps you manage all kinds of irrigation issues that would typically take a lot of time to work out manually.
New technologies like SMART irrigation systems are intelligent and cost-effective irrigation solutions for all types of businesses and facilities. Another way SMART irrigation systems keep your facilities green is through cloud computing. Cloud-based systems are easy to manage from remote locations via websites or smartphone apps.
Choosing a professional irrigation system ups your home’s value in more ways than one. If you are looking for that sweet spot to increase the value of your home then installing an irrigation system might be your best bet. A system like this promotes a high quality to your home. It can also boost your curb appeal and encourages water conservation.