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We Know How to Install Irrigation Systems for a Perfect Lawn

How to Install Irrigation Systems

At Landscape Solutions & Design, we have training in how to install irrigation systems. This is typically not a project you want to do yourself. By hiring a professional, you can avoid some of the major issues that homeowners experience with irrigation. Here are the top seven reasons you should hire an experienced irrigation team rather than doing it yourself.

 

Your Time is Valuable

First and foremost, installing an irrigation system is not fast, especially if you’ve never done it before. We have experience installing both low-flow and high-flow systems. Low-flow options include drip irrigation systems and micro sprayers. High-flow options include sprinkler systems and soaker hoses.

When you work with the Landscape Solutions & Design team, you don’t have to worry that you may choose the wrong option for your property. Researching every drip irrigation system alone can be a daunting task. Add in the lawn sprinkler systems, soaker hose systems, and other irrigation options… let’s just say that you can spend your entire weekend just doing research!

That’s time you could spend with your family or enjoying hobbies. Do you really want to give up several days off? Your lawn irrigation is important, but professionals like our team can get the job done so you can spend your time doing more important things.

Let Us Take on This Dirty, Wet Job!

Not only is it time consuming to install an irrigation system, but it is hard work. This is a dirty, wet job that can be back-breaking. If your soil is rocky, it will be even harder.

Our team can take on the manual labor so you don’t have to. Since we have experience with these systems, we can get the job done faster without mistakes. Of course, it helps to have experience and the latest equipment!

While we’re at it, we can take on all your other dirty, back-breaking landscaping work! Our team takes on both residential and commercial landscaping services including the following:

Basically, if it involves your outdoor property, we can help! If you need any of these services along with irrigation system installation, we would be happy to give you a bundled price quote.

We Can Install Your Irrigation System Safely

Did you know there could be gas lines, electrical wires, old wells, water pipes, sewage tanks, and more buried in your yard? During irrigation installation, you’ll need to dig trenches. However, if you dig in the wrong spot, you could be putting your personal safety or property at risk.

We have experience working with the city to figure out where they have buried gas lines, water pipes, etc.. When we are installing your lawn irrigation system, we’ll make sure it doesn’t disturb anything already buried in your lawn. We also carefully note where your underground irrigation system is located so you have this information for any future digging.

Keep in mind that you may need a building permit to install an irrigation system. It depends on the type of system and your city’s guidelines. If you need a permit, our team can apply for this for you before irrigation installation. We’ll make sure that your job has the city’s approval, so we can finish quickly. We also check which type of backflow prevention system your city requires, so we can properly install it.

It’s Hard to Install an Irrigation System without Professional Tools and Experience

Speaking of digging, if you don’t have professional tools, irrigation installation can be next to impossible. You have to dig trenches of various depths, in the right locations to properly irrigate your lawn. It’s hard to do this precisely with a simple garden shovel.

Before you start, it’s also important that you understand not only how to install irrigation systems, but which systems will work for your lawn in the first place. Before you purchase an irrigation system, you need to know:

  • Water Pressure (PSI)
  • Well Pump Size or Water Meter
  • Flow of Water (Gallons Per Minute/Flow Rate)
  • Service Line Size

You can’t purchase the right components without these measurements. Additionally, you need to know the what kind of backflow prevention you need. As noted previously, your city will likely require a specific kind of backflow preventer, which is important for any kind of lawn irrigation system.

We Understand How to Install Irrigation Systems that Don’t Leak

Both a residential irrigation system and a commercial irrigation system will have several components. Depending on the type of system, this will include a control valve, hose, rain sensor, spray heads, sprinkler heads, pipes, drip line, timers, risers, manual controls, fittings, and more. You have to be confident installing all components properly or your system will be susceptible to leaking.

At first, it may seem like a small leak wouldn’t be a huge issue. After all, an irrigation system is supposed to water your lawn, right?

However, a leak can have two major negative consequences. First, even though an irrigation system will water your lawn, you might want to set up timers so that certain plants don’t get too much water. More importantly, though, little leaks can lead to big water bills. That water is draining away, but you’ll be paying for it nonetheless.

Here at Landscape Solutions & Design, we have experience installing all irrigation system components properly. Then, we’ll test the system to ensure there are no leaks.

Our Landscape Team Can Optimize Your Irrigation

When you install an irrigation system, you’ll need to ensure that the water reaches all areas of your landscape properly. We’ll recommend the best type of irrigation system for your lawn and garden. Additionally, we’ll ensure proper placements of hoses, pipes, and sprinkler heads.

So, which type of irrigation system is right for you? Here are a few things to consider:

  • The most common type of irrigation is a sprinkler system. They typically are best for applying water evenly across large areas of grass or ground. In addition to normal sprinklers that you see in lawns and at places like golf courses, they also make micro sprayers which mist smaller areas.
  • A drip irrigation system allows for slow application of water in specific areas through a drip system of pipes or hoses that lay on the ground. They work best to water flower and shrub beds, gardens, and anywhere you need control over exactly how much water your soil requires.

Although sprinkler systems and drip irrigation systems are the two most common types of irrigation systems, there are also deep root systems and bubblers. Most homes and businesses here in North Carolina don’t need deep root systems, which are best for watering trees in drought areas. You probably don’t need a bubbler either, as these systems are meant to flood an area with a deep soak of water. One of our team members can take a look at your landscape to see which type of irrigation is best for you.

We can also set up your irrigation system so you don’t have to manually control the watering schedule for your lawn. After all, if you wanted to manually water your lawn, you would do so with a hose. With a schedule, you can truly set it and forget it.

Our team has experience with a wide variety of plants and grass types. Some plants and grasses need more water than others. We can help you determine exactly how to set up your schedule for optimal lawn care.

We Make Sure Each Sprinkler Head is Installed Correctly

Most homeowners and businesses choose a sprinkler irrigation system. They work well to water lawns and are cost-effective. However, with a sprinkler system, you have to make sure to install each sprinkler head properly. Without correct installation, you could have a number of problems:

  • The sprinkler heads stick up too high, creating a tripping hazard for your family or customers.
  • Your landscape’s watering is ineffective, because the sprinkler heads are shooting water to areas that don’t need it, such as on the pavement.
  • Lawn mowers or other lawn care equipment could damage the sprinkler heads.

We’ll place the sprinkler heads properly to optimize your irrigation, while also keeping your family and irrigation system safe. We test everything in your lawn sprinkler system to make sure it is working properly.

Why You Should Hire Our Team

When you decide to hire professionals to handle your irrigation and other landscaping and hardscaping needs, how do you find a reliable company? With so many lawncare companies out there, why should you hire Landscape Solutions & Design?

  • Our owner, Kostas Menegakis, takes a hands-on approach to every project. We don’t just collect your money and pass off the project to a sub-par subcontractor. When you become our client, you become part of the family.
  • We have a passion for lawn care and landscaping. This isn’t just a job for us; this is what we love to do. We take pride in every project.
  • Your dream can become a reality when you hire us for your landscaping project. We have experience with a wide range of lawn and garden services, big and small. If you aren’t sure what you want, we can design your landscaping from scratch. Using our state-of-the-art software, we can show you the finished project before we begin. This gives you the chance to make design changes when it is easier and cheaper to do so. However, if you have a clear idea of what you want, we have the experience needed to execute that vision.
  • We have competitive pricing. Before we start your project, we’ll go over all the costs so there are no surprises when the job is complete. We also offer both residential and commercial maintenance plans.
  • Unlike many lawn care companies, we are fully-licensed and have a number of professional certifications. You can learn more about them here.

If you aren’t sure, we’d love to give you a free consultation! We’ll go over your project so you can determine whether our team will be the one that meets your needs.

Don’t Take Our Word for It…

You don’t have to believe us when we say we’re the best professionals to handle your irrigation project. Here are some real customer reviews about our company:

“I am writing to strongly recommend Landscape Solutions and Design! I called and made an appointment, and in no time my yard looks better than ever! Rather than simply throwing a price at me, they gave my yard their time and attention and ultimately their hard work and efforts are shining. Landscape Solutions and Design’s combination of skill, experience and intuition is exactly what I have been looking for. Additionally, their professional ethics are superb. I now insist that Landscape Solutions and Design perform all my lawn services and maintenance. I am highly recommending them to anyone seeking a competent and trustworthy landscape company! Thank you again for all your hard work!” – Penny Vlahos

“I would like to thank Kostas, Daniel and the other crew for doing such a great job on giving my backyard a COMPLETE makeover. It is exactly what I had envisioned. I have no complaint on the work that they did. They took their time and it is perfect.” – Kayla Justice

“Kostas and his team transformed our dry, overgrown yard into a beautiful, green landscape with many colorful plants that rivals any park in town. Kostas and Tucker listened to our requests and suggestions and then designed a personalized outdoor destination, perfect for relaxing, dining and entertaining. The landscaping team was professional, efficient and respectful. We have received countless compliments from our neighbors.” – Scott Tucker

Click here to read more customer reviews! When you’re ready, contract us to schedule your consultation and book us for your irrigation installation or other landscape project.