“Omaha’s trusted sprinkler service provider since 1979”

Residential Sprinkler Installation

Residents of the greater Omaha area, let’s talk about Residential Sprinkler Installations! We get calls everyday wanting to know what’s involved with a residential sprinkler installation. So, let’s talk about it. Controlled Rain is family owned and operated and has been installing residential sprinkler systems since 1979. We’re really good at what we do and we LOVE what we do. Helping your home look it’s best with a sprinkler system helps our hometown stay beautiful, one home at a time. We take pride in every single job and we want you to be able to brag about the work we do. So, let’s get into what’s involved in a residential sprinkler installation.

Step One:

Controlled Rain technicians will come on site and walk your property to determine zones, water usage/needs and layout design. We will prepare a quote to go over with you to ensure you understand the design and parts that your system will need. Once the quote is signed, we will set a date for your residential sprinkler installation.

Step Two:

Building Codes, permits, backflow preventer and underground utilities will all be taken care of by our qualified team based on your specific neighborhood and residential needs. 

Step Three:

On site flagging of piping layout and head placement. Once we’ve laid out a plan, we will walk the property again with you to ensure all needs are going to be met by each sprinkler head placement. 

Step Four:

Trenching and PVC Piping and/or Polyurethane Piping will be laid. 

Step Five:
Connect the new residential sprinkler system to the existing water line, ensuring a backflow preventer is in place. 

Step Six:

Connect the controller and test system. Once operational, your yard will be completely cleaned up by our team so you will hardly know we were there. 

Step Seven: 

At Controlled Rain, we always finish a residential sprinkler installation by training our homeowner on exactly how to use the control system. We will guide you through setting each zone and setting a time for each zone based on slope, shade and sun for your property. 

Last Step? Ask you to refer us to your friends and neighbors and thank you for letting us be a part of your home! Give us a call today to get started on having the lawn of your dreams with a residential sprinkler installation. 

Sprinkler Service

We get calls every day asking about our sprinkler service and how to make sure a lawn is healthy and well taken care of. We are always happy to talk with our customers about our services and advice to make sure their sprinkler system is optimizing a beautiful landscape. Give us a call to discuss exactly what sprinkler services we offer. Since 1979 we have been the preferred contractor for residential and commercial sprinkler or irrigation systems in the Omaha area. 

While we offer a full line up of irrigation and sprinkler service, we want to help you maintain your whole yard. So, how do you take care of your yard? We’re glad you asked! Here are some steps to take to make sure your residential sprinkler system or commercial sprinkler system is able to truly optimize a lush landscape. 

  1. Rake It.

We know nobody really likes this step, but it’s so important! Raking isn’t just for the fall. Spring is a great time to rake or thatch your yard to grab dead spots, debris and remaining twigs, limbs or leaves so your lawn can breathe. 

  1. Aerate It.

You can have a professional come in to handle this or you can go in with your neighbors to rent an aerator for the weekend so everybody gets a chance to aerate their lawn for very little money. Either way, this step is vital to a full and healthy lawn! 

  1. Weed It.

Again, not a favorite step, but it’s got to be dealt with. You don’t want to spend money on an irrigation system to just water your weeds. So, get rid of them! 

  1. Seed & Fertilize It. 

Your lawn will never tire of this step! Seed, fertilize, repeat. 

  1. Water It. 

I mean, we are an irrigation and sprinkler company, you didn’t think we wouldn’t mention watering as an important step?! A lawn and beautiful landscape must have regular and adequate watering. We’ll take you through each zone of your lawn to be sure each zone is getting the water it needs. 

  1. Mow It.

Yep, watering means you gotta mow it. 

  1. Sit back, relax and enjoy It!

It’s not just a lawn, it could be the envy of the neighborhood! Give us a call to discuss our sprinkler service or sprinkler irrigation process. We promise to get the job done right, efficiently and on budget. Give us a call today! 

Why you should hire a professional from Controlled Rain for your Sprinkler Repairs

We’ve been taking care of our Omaha and surrounding area neighbors’ irrigation and sprinkler repairs and installation since 1979. Whether you’re needing residential sprinkler service or commercial sprinkler repair or sprinkler installation, we’ve got you covered! Here at Controlled Rain, we understand the importance of a well-maintained irrigation and sprinkler system. That’s why we offer top-quality residential sprinkler installation and service as well as commercial sprinkler service and installation at prices you can afford. While an irrigation system itself is user friendly, repairs and maintenance should be completed by a trained and licensed professional to ensure plumbing problems don’t occur. Here are some important reasons to hire one of our professionals from Controlled Rain for all of your sprinkler repairs. 

1. Irrigation repairs can be expensive and require extensive labor hours to complete. It’s better to hire a professional who will do the job right the first time with the right equipment and parts. 

2. Hiring a professional means you won’t have to worry about any damage done by doing the work yourself. 

3. All of our professional technicians are licensed, insured and bonded. When hiring a professional, always ask to see licenses and proof of insurance to protect yourself. 

4. It’s important not to delay with fixing your broken sprinkler system as this could lead to more serious problems. Our harsh winters can cause havoc on a sprinkler system. Make sure you have a trained professional protecting your system.  

We are honored to be selected as “Omaha’s Contractor of the Year” and as a “Rainbird Select Contractor.” If you have questions on your existing sprinkler system or need information on a new residential sprinkler installation or commercial sprinkler system, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team. We offer free estimates on all services, repairs and new sprinkler installations. You can find more info on our residential sprinkler repairs here: #1 Residential Sprinkler Repair Service in Omaha | Controlled Rain (controlledrainomaha.com) and our commercial sprinkler repairs here: Commercial Sprinkler Repair | Controlled Rain (controlledrainomaha.com)

You will always receive personalized attention and the best service from Controlled Rain. Give us a call today!

Is Omaha Residential Sprinkler Installation Worth it?

Getting an Omaha residential sprinkler installation is a big deal. Many first-time homeowners underestimate the importance of having a sprinkler system. So, naturally, when they get their residential sprinklers installed, they’re surprised at how much time lawncare was actually taking out of their week. 

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If you have trouble keeping up with the neighbors’ green lawns, find constantly watering your yard difficult and time-consuming, or feel that you are wasting too much water, call Controlled Rain. We offer Omaha residential sprinkler service, residential sprinkler design and residential sprinkler installation timely and effectively. We’ll get your sprinkler system up and running in no time. You can toss the sprinkler attachment on your garden hose, because your life is about to get much easier.

Pros of Getting Omaha Residential Sprinkler Installation

  • Less time-consuming. With automatic sprinklers, you don’t have to worry about walking outside and watering your lawn.
  • Less wasted water. With our Omaha residential sprinkler designs, you are wasting less water on average than if you were using a sprinkler attachment on your hose. The sprinklers we install will decrease your water bill compared to your hose.
  • Healthier lawn. When you choose a Omaha residential sprinkler installation for your home, the sprinkler will work efficiently and accurately to water your entire lawn, leaving no spots over-watered or under-watered.
  • Durable. With our Omaha residential sprinkler services, we install your sprinklers in a way that makes them withstand all types of weather conditions. You don’t have to worry about heavy snow or rain breaking your sprinklers. If you do end up needing sprinkler repairs, our team can handle those as well.

At Controlled Rain, we pride ourselves on our superior Omaha residential sprinkler installations, services, and designs. Our team works diligently to get you the services you need, so you can care for your lawn and landscaping needs. If you’re looking for an Omaha residential sprinkler installation, call Controlled Rain today!

Professional Spring Start Up

When you’ve been in business for over 40 years in the same line of work, you get pretty familiar with the systems you install and what not to do to them. We’ve seen a lot over the years, but consistently, one of our busiest times of year and main issues is repairs during spring time when homeowners do not properly winterize and/or then try to start their system up on their own without a technician. Residential sprinkler systems can be very hardy and can have a long life if treated properly. If not handled properly, fittings, pipes, sprinkler heads are very easily damaged. Do yourself a favor and have one of our seasoned technicians come out for a spring start up! 

Residential Sprinkler Start Up

Commercial Sprinkler Start Up

Save Time & Money

This seems pretty self explanatory and something we don’t really need to knock home. But, year after year, we get the calls of damaged heads, damaged fittings, leaks and repairs from homeowner start ups. Our technicians can quickly perform a spring start up service and handle any repairs or tweaks while on site. This service visit is usually quicker and cheaper than a repair bill after damage is done. Preventative maintenance is everything to the life of equipment or any system. Let our technicians take care of your residential sprinkler system with regular maintenance during a spring start up. 

Do It Yourself

Listen, as technicians, this is our love language! We love to take care of things ourselves. You may not meet a more hard headed person than a technician when it comes to taking care of things themselves. But, our technicians can also tell you that most of our residential sprinkler repair calls come from homeowners trying to “do it themselves.” We love the work we do. We know residential sprinkler systems and anything they can throw at us. Let our professionals take this on. We’ve got you!

The Biggest Reason

That’s right, the BIGGEST reason to have your system started by a professional is for when something does go wrong. If there is a leak or a broken gasket or a backflow issue, our trucks are fully stocked to take care of it immediately. When we say, we’ve got you, we really mean, we’ve got you! We do irrigation systems! It’s all we do and everything we know. Give us a call today to schedule your spring startup of your residential sprinkler system. We’ve got you! 

Why You Need a Lawn Sprinkler System

Did you know that a well landscaped and maintained lawn can increase your home value by 20% or more? One of the easiest ways to get to a beautiful lawn is with a residential sprinkler installation. Installing a sprinkler system is the easy way to save time and money on your home. Residential sprinklers use less water than watering by a traditional hose which helps you conserve water and save money on your water bill. We’ve been completing residential sprinkler installations since 1979. We know your home is your biggest investment so any upgrades are a big decision. Here are some things to consider when choosing a sprinkler system. 

Water Conservation

One of the first mistakes you’ll make as a first-time homeowner is overwatering your lawn! It’s really easy to set up that sprinkler and position it just right, walk inside and two hours later, remember that the water is still on. We’ve all done it. Even after owning a home for years, a hose system for watering can and will waste money and water. With a residential sprinkler system, it regulates automatically. Your system will turn on and off based on a timer and will water core zones set by you on a regular basis. Our technicians can help you set up the ideal timer and zone setting for your area during installation. 

Installation Time

Our trained technicians will do a thorough walk through of your property and assess what permits may be required. Oftentimes, no permits are required. Once an installation date and time is picked, our install team will show up on time and efficiently install your complete system usually within 1-2 business days. Length of install depends on exactly what your location will need. If a backflow preventer is already on site, an older system being upgraded or removed, terrain and time of year can all affect length of install. 

How Often to Water

Usually the biggest concern with a new residential sprinkler system installation is how often to water, and what time of day. Our technicians can help you establish the perfect calendar system for your new sprinkler system. Usually, we recommend watering in the early morning just before the sun rises. Watering at night can cause dampness and rot of some roots and plants. By watering just before the sun comes up, you give the water a chance to penetrate roots before being burned off by harsh midday sun which can evaporate a lot of water. 


Proper maintenance of your home sprinkler system is important. Winterization and spring start up are two very easy but very important steps in the lifespan of your pipes. During the winterization process, a technician will come out before freezing temperature and quickly check the system before removing remaining water left in the lines. If water is left in lines, your pipes, fittings, heads can crack and become damaged by freezes and then need repairs in the spring. Winterization is a very easy and inexpensive way to avoid repair costs. Spring start up is simply having a technician come on site to check the system thoroughly for leaks before setting it up for spring watering. 

At Controlled Rain we know sprinkler systems inside and out. We would love the opportunity to talk with you about your home and how we can bring value to your home through landscaping. Give us a call today to learn more or schedule an appointment.