FAQ 1 I think I have a leak in my irrigation
system. How can I be sure?
The easiest way to determine if there is an active leak in
the irrigation system is to use the water meter as a guage.
meters are equipped with a microdial that measures minute
amounts of water flowing through the meter. This microdial
often shaped as a triangle or a star. If no water in the home
is running (no leaking toilets, etc.) the microdial should
stationary. However, if the microdial is moving and no water
is running in the house, you can shut the water off at the
preventer valve and recheck the microdial. If the movement
of the microdial ceases, then we can assume that there is
active leak in the irrigation and you should have it serviced.
If there is still movement of the microdial after cutting
supply at the backflow preventer valve then there is a leak
elsewhere in the water line, but not involving the irrigation
FAQ 2 How can I adjust my Rotors and Sprays?
Rotors are sprinkler heads that rotate from side to side as
they operate and are generally used for large turf areas.
smaller sprinkler heads that are stationary when active and
are generally used for flower beds and small turf areas. Rotors
need to be adjusted using a special plastic key (Hunter brand)
or small slotted screwdriver (RainBird brand).
Instructions for RainBird rotary heads can be found at:
Instructions for Hunter Rotary heads can be located on the
Instructions for Hunters Spray heads can be found at:
Other helpful hints can be found at
Question and Answer Section:
Q: Do you charge to give estimates on new installs?
A: No. We will meet, email or call you and provide a professional
bid for no cost for tree service, drainage systems , new sprinkler installations or rain gutters.
Q: Will you install a landscape if I dont have plans?
A: We prefer to have plans to bid off of and to follow off
of when we work. There are exceptions and we can do a design
build based on the owners thoughts and ideas or the look they are
going for. We use this information to design the look you desire.
Q: Sunlight, the air we breathe and the water we drink are all
natural resources. Unlike the past, water has become a resource we pay for. Why is that?
A: Although water is provided by nature for free, because of pollution and changing weather patterns, it has become difficult to get usable clean water running from our taps. We are increasing aware of this effect in our pocketbooks. Mother Nature is slowly but surely getting drained from this valuable resource. Although most of the earth's surface is covered with it, only 2.5% is fresh water and only 1% is drinkable the other is locked up in the polar ice caps. Some parts of the earth have low rainfall figures, while other parts of the world regard a raincoat to be compulsory. People who live in high rainfall climates easily disregard the scarceness of water. Over 1 Billion people lack the appropriate drinking water. Evapotranspiration accounts for 4,000 gal water per day in one acre of corn. Some of our aquifers that supply our ground water have dropped 30-40 ft and only 1 in 5 will still contain water in the year 2020. Whether or not you have a lot of water, there are some guidelines we can follow to save water. Not only will it save us some money, but it will also help preserve this precious resource provided by nature.
Here are some of the guidelines to follow in order to save
a drop or two:
1) Plant flowers that require less water. Herbs are good examples
of plants that require less water. They are also useful for cooking and some of them even have medicinal uses.
2) Water the garden at times when the temperature is lower. Early in the morning for instance.
During the day water will evaporate at a higher rate because
of the higher temperature.
3) Service taps regularly. In the long run your savings on
the water bill will be remarkably more than the service cost
of taps. A dripping tap not only waste money and water. If it is located
close to the house or other structures, it will cause damage
to the foundation and surrounding structures. Damp conditions will result in expensive and timely repair
work to your house.
4) Buy a cover for your pool. By doing this, the water surface
will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
Tips on saving water
Saving water using an automatic irrigation system is not a guaranteed fact - that is unless you do a little homework to make sure all is functioning properly. Following are a few tips to keep your watering needs to a minimum while maximizing your landscape’s beauty:
Avoid over-watering lawns and gardens. Surface runoff and water that is applied to areas that have no roots or grass are completely wasted.
Watering early in the morning minimizes fungal diseases on the leaves of plants, and minimizes evaporation.
Separating shrub garden, annual garden, grass, and hanging baskets/pots into separate zones can allow more specific watering schedules tailored to each specific area, minimizing over and under watering.
Trim grass at a higher mower setting to shade roots from sunlight and encourage deeper roots.
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