We use a machine to pull the pipe through your lawn. After a few weeks, the seams in the turf disappear. Our crews are trained to protect your existing landscape and plant material. They are trained on how to lift existing brick walkways and have the necessary equipment to saw, cut, or bore underneath driveways if needed.
Our technicians will set the time on each zone according to your soil and site conditions after installation. Typically, rotary heads in full sun should run between 30-45 minutes per zone. Spray zones for lawn and shrub can vary, but a 10-15 minute run time would be average. During warmer weather, all new controllers have a seasonal percentage button to increase the time without changing the entire program individually.
Most systems are connected to your city water supply and must meet local codes regarding backflow devices. These devices prevent water from being siphoned back into the water supply. Middletown, Newport, and Portsmouth all require Back Flow prevention.
Typically we start doing turn ons of our commercial properties in the begin of April and then our residential systems in late April beginning of May.
Most seasons we start our winterization process in the begining of October and get wrapped up just shy of Christmas.
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training mandates that anyone working on an Irrigation system must be licensed through the state. There is classes and test provided by the state that must be passed to earn a license. The cost of going with an unlicensed contractor up front may look great but most end up paying for it in the end. You can access a license look up on the RI DLT website.