Frequently Asked Questions
What will installation of a sprinkler system do for my lawn?
Property designed sprinkler system will apply water for a predetermined amount of time at an even application rate. All too often hand watering results in over watering some areas and under watering other areas. Another benefit of a sprinkler system is its ability to water your lawn when you are out of town or you don’t have the time.
How long will take to install a sprinkler system?
An average size property should take from one to two days. A large estate home can take from three days to one week. A very large commercial system can take months, or even years to complete.
Will the installation damage my lawn?
R & R Irrigation uses techniques that make installation less disruptive than it was in the past. We feature trenchless pipe installation on most projects by using a machine that slices the sod, and lays the pipe at the same time. The sod is then laid back down back to its original position. Usually, within two weeks you won’t be able to see any signs of our pipe routes.
What type of maintenance will my sprinkler system need?
All systems should be turned on in the springtime and be winterized at the end of the season. We recommend that you contact our company in both situations. We can provide you with the finest full checkup before the season starts and winterize your system at the end of season to protect the pipes from freeze damage.
What kinds of products do you use?
R & R Irrigation is using the best products in the industry like: Toro, Irritrol, Rain Bird, Hunter, and Netafim drip tubing. If you have a product you specifically want, we can get it just for you.?
Do the sprinklers run when it rains?
No, R & R Irrigation will install a rain sensor. This device senses rainfall, and will automatically shut down the system when significant rainfall occurs.
What is drip irrigation? What will it do for my landscaping?
Drip irrigation is a method where small amounts of water are placed on the root ball of plants, therefore using the water more efficiently. This is done with a network of small tubes that provides water to many plants at once. A drip zone will usually run for several hours. It is generally considered to be better for most planting beds than typical watering, and it wastes almost no water.
How often should the sprinkler system be run?
Each lawn has different sun and soil conditions, therefore, requiring varying amounts of water. It is better to water deep and infrequently rather than lightly every day. Other factors include the type of sprinklers used, direct sun, shade, soil conditions, slope, and temperature. Generally its best to water as much at once as possible without creating run-off, then waiting as long as possible before watering again.