Frequently Asked Questions

How much will a good sprinkler system cost?

The price of a system depends upon many factors such as property size, type of landscaping, number of zones, products used and special designs.  The best way to figure out what it will cost to install your system is to contact us and request a free evaluation and estimate based on your property.

How do I choose the right contractor to install my sprinkler system?

If you decide to hire a professional irrigation contractor, here are some tips that will help you select the right contractor for the job.

Before a contractor can present you with a bid, they must do their homework. This includes coming to your property, meeting with you face-to-face, surveying and sketching out the property, locating the water source, taking a read of the water pressure and finally, understanding your needs and what you want to accomplish.

Experience does count – make sure you are comfortable with the experience level of the contractor. If you are not sure, the best reference is a recent customer.

It’s not all about price – often times, we use price as the only deciding factor. Contractors who have a significantly lower price than their competition have to cut corners in order reduce their costs. This could mean leaving out a backflow preventer, not using the proper installation techniques or even, not completing the work. Make sure you have selected a contractor based on their service, design plan and ability to install the system properly.

What are the components of an automatic sprinkler system?

A typical system is comprised of a backflow preventer to meet local codes and regulations, a controller (which functions as the brains of the system), valves (which open and close to release and stop the flow of water to underground pipes) and sprinklers (which distribute water to specific areas). The sprinkler system can be customized further with rain shut off devices, soil moisture sensors and drip irrigation zones.

Will an automatic sprinkler system water as well as I do when I water by hand?

An automatic sprinkler system will do a more efficient job because it will be designed based on your landscapes diverse watering needs, using specific products designed to water grass, trees, shrubs or garden plants.

Will an automatic sprinkler system use more water than I am currently using?

No. — In fact, an automatic sprinkler system may actually save you water. A well designed, efficient irrigation system applies exactly the amount of water needed by your landscape. You will never again have to worry about wasting water if you forget to turn off the hose. Plus, with a Rain Bird rain shut off sensor your system will know when it is raining and simply turn itself off when water is not needed.

How do I change the settings on my sprinkler timer?

If we installed the sprinkler timer for you, take a look at our video library.  If we did not install your timer, you may still have luck by browsing through our tutorials, if you can’t locate what you need, email or call us to schedule a service call and one of our service technicians will be happy to assist you.