Automated irrigation systems can save you hours of time, conserve precious water resources, and add real value to your property.
Planning and Installing an automatic sprinkler systemPlanning and installing a lawn sprinkler system or landscape irrigation system can be a monumental task. It requires careful planning of zones and water requirement of plants and grasses. In addition, it’s important to have experience in plumbing, city codes, underground pipe installation, wiring, and trenching. Put our 35 plus years of experience to work for you. We can professionally install a reliable irrigation system that will last for many years. What’s more, with our knowledge and expertise we can minimize costs, avoid unnecessary repairs, save time and ultimately build a system around your wants and needs. We install sprinkler systems in Englewood, Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and, Central & South Denver. Join your neighbors and let us plan your dream sprinkler system.Call us today to set up your free estimate.
Benefits of an automatic sprinkler system
- Save time and start watering without lifting a finger or lugging a hose.
- Stop worrying about wasting water by forgetting to turn off your sprinkler
- The system can be set to follow current water restrictions and guidelines
- Automatic sprinklers use less water than hand watering
- Avoid dried out and damaged landscape caused by forgetting to water or missing a spot
- Optional WiFi Timers can check local weather to optimize watering requirements.
- Makes your home more marketable and may increase the value of your property
What is an automatic sprinkler system?
At its core, an automatic sprinkler system consists of underground pipes that send water to sprinkler heads strategically placed in your yard. Each sprinkler is controlled with a timer.
Will an automatic sprinkler system use more water?
Usually not. In fact, a properly installed irrigation system can save you water. That’s because we will set up each watering zone to provide the optimum water for the area. Whether you are planning to install a new system or just want to update or repair an older sprinkler system, we can help.
Do I have to have good water pressure to have an automatic sprinkler system?
We usually tap into your main water line to give the maximum volume of water. Once we know what your water pressure and volume is, we will setup your system with the appropriate number and type of sprinkler heads to maximize each zone.
Today's Sprinkler Systems
Sprinkler systems have come along way in the last few years. Precision sprinkler heads can reduce water waste. Wireless sprinkler controllers can read the moisture in the ground and adjust for those afternoon thundershowers. You can even get systems that talk to your smartphone and monitor the weather. If you are a homeowner, you owe it to yourself to check out an automatic sprinkler system for your home.
Designing and planning your sprinkler system
Planning your perfect sprinkler system usually starts by thinking about the different zones (areas) in your front ,side, and backyard. Our experienced installers will go over the individual watering zones with you. Once we have identified the zones, it’s time to select the correct type of system and sprinkler head for each zone. For example, your lawn would take one set of sprinkler heads and watering requirements while a bush or shrub may require a different type of sprinkler head altogether. Once we go over each area with you and it’s particular watering requirements, we will optimize your system to meet those needs. This is also the perfect time to think about future landscape plans and run the extra water lines needed. A little planning can save a lot of time and money down the road. Once you have decided on the number and type of zones, it’s time to consider an automatic timer (the brains of the system).
Automatic Sprinkler Timers, Controllers and Water Sensors
At the heart of any automatic sprinkler system is a controller or sometimes called a timer. The irrigation timer or controller does just what it sounds like - controls when and how long each zone is turned on. If you have a zone that covers a full sun area of your yard, that zone may need more time than a zone that covers a shaded part. In addition, controllers can be set to activate only on particular days of the week and specific times of the day. They can even work with odd-even day schedules. Some of the more sophisticated new controllers and timers can improve irrigation by sensing the amount of water in the ground, follow city water restrictions and even allow you to talk to them with your smart phone and or weather apps. If this all sounds overwhelming, rest assured we can help. We will explain the whole process in layman's terms and go over all the details until you're comfortable with your choices. Whether you decide on a leading edge controller or a basic timer, we are happy to setup your system to maximise the quality of your watering schedule.
Choosing the correct sprinkler
We can help you choose the best sprinkler head for every zone and area of your yard. There are a countless number of sprinkler heads and styles on the market. Most of them have a spray pattern, such as a full arc, a half-circle, or a quarter circle. You will also have a choice in the type of sprinkler head to use. Some of the main options for lawn sprinklers would be Pop-up heads (only come up from the ground when in use), Impact rotors, and Gear-driven rotors. Each one has its benefits, including such things as water conservation, throw distance and spray patterns.
Common Residential Lawn Sprinkler Heads
- Impact Rotors
- Gear-driven rotors
Each sprinkler pattern and head design serve a specific purpose. Choosing a professional to help guide you in the layout will be most valuable when it comes to long-term satisfaction and performance of your sprinkler system. Some areas you may not have considered are gardens, bushes, and shrubs. Gardens are traditionally hand watered, but with the newer timers, you could dedicate a zone just for your garden. If you have ever started a garden, you know how difficult it can be to keep those new seedlings moist. Sometimes a dedicated zone with a soaker hose or drip system can be just the answer. Drip systems can also help you say goodbye to those neglected bushes and shrubs. Irrigation system for non-lawn areas (Bushes, Shrubs, Gardens) include:Soaker HosesDrip SystemsMicro Foggers
Wiring and plumbing
We will identify your main water line coming from the street or alley. Then add a separate line, with a water shutoff, that connects your main water line to your irrigation system. This will give the irrigation system the maximum volume of water to cover each zone. In addition, we will follow local plumbing codes and install an anti-siphon backflow prevention device between your home and the valve box located underground. We will also test your water pressure to determine the number and type of sprinkler heads for each zone we are installing. We will wire and install the sprinkler controller to your home electrical system and run wires to the valves that control the zones.
Installing Irrigation Lines and Connecting to your Main Water Line
Once we establish each zone and identify your main water line, we will install the valve box and map your underground water pipes. The water pipes are placed into the ground with a trencher. Using a proper trencher will place your lines deep into the soil and will help them avoid damage from aeration and deep freeze. The trencher will displace a small amount of soil that will run along the side of the trench. After we install the pipes, the soil may need to be worked back into the trench with hand watering over the course of a few days. We can tunnel under most patios and driveways by jetting water under them and installing the pipe through the tunnel. With careful planning, we can minimize the impact on your yard. In addition to installing irrigation and sprinkler systems, we also provide repair and maintenance. Including startup, sprinkler adjustments, shutdown and blowout (blowing water out of the lines for the winter months).