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Sprinkler System Services

We Offer The Following Sprinkler System Services

Sprinkler System Design

Winterize Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler System Installation


Sprinkler System Maintenance


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Irrigation Design

Irrigation Design

We properly design irrigation systems using the Hunter brand. We will design in the best type of sprinkler head and spacing to most efficently irrigate your property.

We will place rotor heads for watering your grass, an assortment of sprays to cover smaller areas of grass or shrubs, and netafim drip or misting heads for watering trees, plants or gardens.

The Design Process

The Design Process

You will get the most out of your new sprinkler system if it is properly designed. We will set up an appointment at your convenience, measure your property and determine the water pressure of your water source.

Next, we ask what you want your new irrigation system to do for you, for example, coverage for gardens, flower beds, trees, shrubs and lawn.

With all the key information known, we will design your irrigatiion system with the proper type and quantity of sprinkler heads. We do this by spacing the heads into zones for proper water coverage and in the most efficient way, taking into account the pressure of your water source. We suggest the recommended controller based on the number of zones and provide tips on the automation and how the rain sensor works.

EZ-Flow tanks are available to make your lawn beautiful and easy to maintain even during the driest of seasons.

Irrigation Installation

Irrigation Installation

The installation of an irrigation system can save you time and money while preserving the beauty of your lawn and plants.

Consider adding hose faucets to your irrigation system anywhere in your yard, allowing water access all summer long.

All of our systems include a rain sensor that will automatically shut off the irrigation system when it rains.

If your landscaping includes a waterfall or pond, we can add a feature that will fill those spaces during the irrigation cycle.

Installation Process

Installation Process

The irrigation lines are pulled in below ground level from the location of the valve box and out to the end of each irrigation zone. Clamps, elbows and miscellaneous parts are added to make the proper connections for each zone.

Valves and wiring are installed inside the valve box.

Sprinkler heads are then connected to the below-ground flexible irrigation pipe to the proper height just above ground level. 

Once everything is installed, water is added to the irrigation lines and the sprinkler heads are adjusted for proper coverage.

The controller is programmed to set each zone for the suggested start time and duration for your worry-free automatic lawn irrigation system.

Sprinkler System Maintenance

Sprinkler System Maintenance

After the design and installation of your sprinkler system, the maintenance phase is equally important. This means that seasonal adjustments need to be made. Even small adjustments on a number of sprinkler heads can make a difference for improving water management and saving you money in the long run.

Adjusting settings on your controller are easy water-saving changes that can be made.

The sprinkler heads installed on a zone should be of the same type. If heads within a zone are mixed, the landscape can receive too much water in one area while not enough water in another area.

Minnesota winters can cause sprinkler head damage and leaks anywhere in the system.

Blow Out System

Preparing Your System for Winter

Winterizing your sprinkler system is a necessity because water in the underground lines, valves and heads must be void of water or damage to any part of your system could result. Do not trust manual or automatic drain valves.

To properly winterize your system it should be blown out with pressurized air. To determine the best size of compressor for your system, the gallons that flow thru each zone must be taken into account. Any water left in the system prior to the winter season may result in a costly repair bill in the spring – such as for irrigation lines, fittings, valves, pumps, sprinklers heads, backflow and others miscellaneous items.

Rule of thumb: If the sprinkler head stays up after the water is blown out and compressed air continues to flow through the system, you are using the propertly-sized compressor. If your system has a pump, for example if it pumps water from a lake or other body of water, the pump should be drained and stored inside.

Final thought and warning: It is important to remember that it is much less costly and labor intensive to property and efficiently prepare the system in the fall, prior to the winter season.