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FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES AN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM COST?

Raintree Irrigation & Outdoor Systems sprinkler system start from $1,999. The first step is to access your landscape needs. Do you have multiple plant types that will require different watering needs? What is the scope and size of your property? Do you want to include a garden? Would you like to add a WiFi controller to track weather? These factors all contribute to the quote.

 

Our first step is always to do a free quote by visiting your property, understanding the landscape and discuss the goals of each homeowner.

DOES AN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM ADD VALUE TO MY HOME?

Yes, a sprinkler system can add value to your home if you choose an irrigation system that is professionally installed correctly and easy to use. On average a lawn sprinkler system can indirectly increases a home's market value by up to enhancing the home's overall curb appeal.

DOES AN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM INCREASE MY WATER BILL?

The answer to water usage is best answered by understanding how much water you currently use. Most residential clients water manually, which can result in over watering or damage to your landscape. Because Raintree Sprinkler System give your landscape just the correct amount of water, it can result is more efficient use of water resources.

 

For commercial properties the savings can be even greater, a typical site assessment results in 30 – 70% in water savings.

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF SPRINKLER SYSTEM FOR MY GARDENS?

Drip irrigation Systems is a method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.

 

The two main types of drip irrigation systems are:

 

Surface drip irrigation - The water is delivered to the surface of the soil directly above the root system of the plants. This particular type of drip irrigation is mainly used on high-value crops.

 

Subsurface drip irrigation - The water is applied directly to the root system.

DOES AN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM SAVE ME TIME?

Yes. No more dragging out hoses, over watering, moving sprinklers throughout the day, adapting to different turfs! With a inground sprinkler system you get to enjoy your yard instead. Your new smart water system will do all the watering for you - even when you are away from home!

MY PROPERTY ALREADY GET LOTS OF RAIN, DO I REALLY NEED AN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM?

If it rained on your proper every five days -- the same exact amount each time -- you probably would not need a sprinkler system.  Unfortunately, nature doesn't work that way, and the only way to ensure healthy yard and garden that can thrive is to make certain that your lawn and plants receive a regularly timed and evenly measured amount of water.

 

During dry time, when there is little or no rain, your plants can suffer stress and damage after just a few days without water. You have investing a lot of time and money into your landscape and an automatic sprinkler system can help protect that investment.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR TO INSTALL MY LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM?

Hiring an experienced professional irrigation contractor is always a good choice.  Before you agree to any contract, here are some tips that will help you select the right contractor for the job.

Before a contractor can present you with a bid, they should do their homework.

This includes coming to your property, meeting with you face-to-face, surveying and sketching out the property, locating the water source, taking a read of the water pressure and finally, understanding your needs and what you want to accomplish.

Experience does count – look for a contractor that has experience in all types of system and brands. Ask for their recommendations on brands and why.

It's not all about price – often times, we use price as the only deciding factor in hiring a contractor. This is completely understandable but contractors who have a significantly lower prices than any of their competitors have to cut corners in order reduce their costs. This could mean leaving out a backflow preventer, not using the proper installation techniques or even, not completing the work. Make sure you check how long they have been in business. Great contractors stay around season after season!

Make sure you have selected a contractor based on their service, design plan and ability to install the system properly.