have been installing underground lawn sprinkler systems since 1936
and can help you with all of your lawn and landscape watering needs.
Lawn sprinkler systems come in all sizes, shapes and prices. The
price of a lawn sprinkler system is dependent on the quality of
materials and design features of the system. No purchase could
apply to the old adage "You get what you pay for" more
than that of a underground sprinkler system. High quality materials
and professional design can cost more up front, but the crucial
choices will produce dramatic savings in the long run in maintenance
saving, but more importantly, water savings.
Some of the most
important features of a lawn sprinkler system are listed below.
- Professional design and layout.
Insist on a scale drawing of your property, showing head and
valve location clearly defining all the areas to be covered
by the irrigation system. Make sure all pipe type and sizes
- Triangular spacing in head
Though sometimes requiring a few extra heads, this type of
head spacing allows for better, more efficient coverage due
to the equal distance between all heads as they remain in "pattern."
- Professional Installation. Ask for the qualifications
of the installing staff and choose a company that has experiences
capable installers. Will the contractor be able to service what
they sell, and at what, cost. Will there be someone to answer
the phone if help or service is needed.Will the pipe be "pulled"
or trenched. Pulling the pipe will result in a neat, clean installation.
- Separate lawn and shrub areas
into separate zones. The water needs of plants and turf are dramatically
different. Each individual micro-climate should be controlled
separately if possible.Use Aquapore professional soaker hose
for flexibility in landscape areas as well as water savings.
- Insist on spray heads with
brass nozzles unless space requirements allow for proper rotary
head design placement. Spray heads with brass nozzles provide superior, efficient
coverage and provide for little or no maintenance in the future.
With dependable water distribution these heads are the best
choice for maximizing water savings. If rotary heads can be
used (mostly designed for larger, open areas where heads can
be full circle), use a rotary that will be dependable and require
- Avoid a system that requires
a "blow out " for winterization. This is an expensive, time
consuming process (not easily done by a home owner) that can
limit the use of a system to only 6 month out of the year.
- Ask for polyethylene piping. Poly pipe is a flexible
pipe that will not freeze, is easy to repair, and in some cases
comes with a manufacturers lifetime warranty covering all parts
and labor.While poly can have slightly less flow characteristics
a properly designed system will provide peace of mind for many
- Use a timer with multiple
features such as multiple programs, multiple start times, rain/freeze sensor
switches, percent adjustment, semi-automatic start buttons,
battery backup and non volatile memory, and a manual watering
- Insist on quality brands
like Weathermatic, Aquapore, or Champion. If rotary gear drive heads
are used Orbit or Hunter may be used depending on the model.
- Anyone can install a cheap
system, but not everyone can install a high quality affordable
Call us today for
information on a dependable, high quality, professionally designed
and installed lawn sprinkler system. Our phone number is (785)
272-2707 for installation as well as our prompt, professional courteous
repair service. We have repairmen and installers on staff with
experience ranging from over 46 years to 10 or 20 years. We have
degreed designers on staff to help design the perfect system for
your lawn and landscape. Our professionals can help you choose
the right product for your exact needs. Why trust your project
to anyone else?
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