Frequently Asked Questions
Will the installation of my new sprinkler system damage my lawn or landscape?
Our crews are trained using 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. We will leave your yard as neat and clean as possible.
How long will the installation take?
The average size home sprinkler system takes 1 to 2 days to install. 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 I have to shut off the system when it rains?
No. By law ( The Water Conservation Act ) all new sprinkler systems come with an automatic rain sensor which will turn the system off when significant rainfall occurs. It will automatically reset itself when conditions dry out so even if you are on vacation your system knows what to do.
How soon can I have my new system installed?
Usually our schedule will allow us to install your system 1-2 weeks after you give us the ok. By law, permits are required and all properties have to be marked out for underground utilities which usually takes 7 business days.
Are permits required?
Yes, each town has specific permits which are required. EcoSystems Irrigation will file these permits on your behalf as part of our agreement with you. You will only need to pay the specific fees required by the township, pick them up, and then arrange for the final inspection.
How long is my new system guaranteed for?
We install all major manufactures’ irrigation materials and those materials are warrantied for Five Years. In addition, our company guarantees everything we do, (including labor & adjustments) 100% for 2 years.
Will my new system need on-going service in the future?
Your new system will need to be winterized every autumn, which we will do with a large air compressor. In the spring, your system will need to be turned on again and programmed to run. You can have us do this or you can do it yourself. On occasion, the system may need service. EcoSystems Irrigation prides itself in our dependable service technicians and our great customer relations. If you need us we are only a phone call away.
What is required service after installation?
The only necessary service is the winterization of your lawn sprinkler each fall. It is important to remove all standing water from the system to prevent freeze damage. We also offer the option of a spring start-up and a full season package.
What will installation of a sprinkler system do for my lawn?
A properly 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.
What kind of products do you use?
EcoSystems Irrigation is using the best products in the industry such as: Toro, Irritrol, Rain Bird, Hunter, and Netafim drip tubing. If you have a product you specifically want, we can get it just for you.
What is drip irrigation, and 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 it’s best to water as much at once as possible without creating run-off, then wait as long as possible before watering again.