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.
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.
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.