An efficient irrigation system begins with the proper design. The technicians at Green and Black are uniquely qualified to create a layout of your lawn which indicates where trees, planting beds, and other plants are located so that the appropriate water zones are created. We will then indicate where the pipe and control valves should be placed according to best practices. We will mark the best placement for each sprinkler head and take into consideration any slopes and obstructions that could hinder the best coverage.
Using a flag system, our technicians will stake out every sprinkler location while being cognizant of gas, cable and power lines. We dig the trenches according to the original design and take into consideration areas where we may need to go under walkways and drives. We always make certain that the appropriate type of PVC or Poly pipe and couplings are used with the best available PVC cement and clamps in the appropriate connections. After laying out the pipe and connectors as designated on the design sheet, the system is connected and then checked for leaks during the flushing of the pipes.
A properly designed and maintained irrigation system should use only enough water to feed the plants and trees in each particular zone. A poorly maintained irrigation system can send the water that never reaches its intended source to be lost to runoff and evaporate. This can result in wasted water and money for the home or business owner. Checking the irrigation system should be routine and done at least twice per season. Our basic steps for irrigation maintenance will include: