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Your Lawn Isn’t Static–Why Should Your Lawn Maintenance Be?

Irrigation systems might seem like a ‘set it and forget it’ lawn accessory, but have you ever noticed how your yard shifts and changes through the seasons? After heavy rains, dry summers, icy winters, and even hosting events with street parking, there are all kinds of reasons your landscape will change over time. Plants grow, bed lines change and intentional changes to your property create changes to your irrigation system layout. We’ll update your system to operate like when it was new.

Irrigation products are improving on a regular basis. Rainy Days can upgrade your system to save water, reduce damp areas and hot spots, avoid fines from water departments and keep your landscape looking its best no matter what the weather conditions. Below is a list of typical upgrades for existing systems:

  1. Drip irrigation
  2. Check valves
  3. Water efficient multi-stream nozzles
  4. Sprinklers with integrated high flow shut down
  5. ET based controllers
  6. Soil moisture sensors
  7. Pressure compensating sprinkler heads
  8. Pressure regulation of the water supply

This especially applies to our commercial customers. Sport’s fields, worn walk-ways, disturbed landscaping–these are all elements of a neglected irrigation system that we can revive. Considering the onset of spring and sweltering summer months on the horizon, now is the ideal time to check up and maintain your irrigation systems for peak performance.

Contact us today to get your sprinkler system to 100%! >>

 
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Published on July 17, 2015, in Information & Tips.

Rainy Days National Irrigation Month 2015

How are you going to celebrate National Irrigation Month? You can start by checking up on your irrigation system to make sure it’s running at peak efficiency, or have one installed! No matter what you do to celebrate, you can always find more ways to conserve water. Here are 3 tips to help you start on the right foot!

Perform Proper System Maintenance

When you first turn your system on after installation or a winter, as well as throughout the season, check for any broken sprinkler heads and leaks and repair immediately. Adjust the heads to be straight at ground level and ensure they are not leaning or being block, as this can deflect and waste water. It is best to install pressure-regulated devices that prevent misting & fogging, which indicate high water pressure. An inexpensive way to save water is to replace mismatched nozzles and install high-efficiency nozzles.

Program Your System Correctly

Don’t ever set the timer and forget it. Consider the time of year, precipitation, and plant needs, then adjust accordingly. For example, shady areas will require less water than a sun-exposed area, same with spring and fall as opposed to summer. When your plants become established is another good time to adjust the timer since they require less water. You can check your soil by inserting a screwdriver into the soil–the easier it is to push, the more water the soil already has. In the summer heat, it is best to cycle and soak to allow the ground to absorb the water without puddling.

Consider ‘Smart’ Technology

You can easily save water by eliminating human error and installing a smart controller, such as evapotranspiration (ET) technology. This technology uses weather data to determine the best times to water based on scientific information. Another technology, rain sensors, eliminate watering before and after a rainstorm. You can check your water provider’s website to see if they offer rebates or discounts on smart controllers and shut-off devices.


Could our services be the answer to your lawn problems? Call Rainy Days Irrigation today at (919) 779-9285 and one of our trained technicians can advise you on the  best solution for your drainage and irrigation issues.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting

 
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Published on January 23, 2015, in News.

Landscapes change over time. Plants grow, bed lines change and intentional changes to your property create changes to your irrigation system layout. Thanks to advancements in technology and lawn care, modern sprinklers are widely available and able to help you better meet the needs of your lawn. Checking your sprinkler system for efficiency and upgrading your system accordingly can save water, and save your money.

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Landscapes change over time. Plants grow, bed lines change and intentional changes to your property create changes to your irrigation system layout. We’ll update your system to operate like when it was new with irrigation system upgrades.

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Winterizing Irrigation Systems

Protecting your automatic watering system from the harsh winter weather is in your best interest to ensure the longevity of your irrigation system and to keep your yard healthy. A sprinkler system should be “winterized” each year, ideally before the first winter freeze. Below are the steps to take when preparing your irrigation system for the harsh cold weather.

Winterizing an Irrigation System:

• Shut off the water supplied to your sprinklers at the main valve.

• Turn off the timing/control mechanism

• Remove water from the watering system

Many do-it-yourselfers out there can accomplish this by themselves at home no problem. However, it is always a great idea to have trained professionals come out to take a look first if you are even the slightest little bit unsure.

Be on the lookout for a blog coming up before spring time to show you how to start your irrigation system back up properly.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting

 
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How to Choose Your Irrigation Company (no bias of course)

It’s hard to know where to turn for some specialty services, so we have put together some things you should consider if you are thinking about hiring an irrigation company. It is very important to hire the right people for the job so that you can have peace of mind knowing things will be installed correctly.

Installing an irrigation system is no small feet, it is a service that needs to be done right the first time by certified professionals. At Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. our trained professionals are ready, willing, and able to service or install your irrigation system with all the professionalism you would expect from a company with over 26 years of experience. Below you will find some common questions you should ask yourself before hiring an irrigation company.

• Are they licensed?
• How long have they been in business?
• What brand(s) do they install/service?
• What sort of warranties/guarantees do they offer with their work?
• Do they provide detailed estimates?
• Will they take care of all necessary permits for you?

Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. has the right answer for all of these questions and will be happy to meet with you to discuss irrigation installations large and small. We have been a licensed, owner-operated business since 1985, and we services ALL major brands even if we did not install your system originally. We provide detailed estimates, take care of all permits necessary, and provide an assortment of warranties and guarantees depending on the products and services. We also provide a worry-free maintenance agreement.

Our certified professional technicians have years of experience and are ready to help you with your irrigation needs today!


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting

 
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Published on December 18, 2012, in News.

Hello From Rainy Days New Blog

Hello! Welcome To Our Blog

Hello there! We at Rainy Days Irrigation are excited to announce our new blog to the world (wide web)! We hope that you check back here often as we will be making weekly posts covering our news and industry news. As an owner-operated business since 1985, we provide commercial and residential irrigation and landscape lighting services in the Triangle.

Topics we will be covering on our blog include irrigation, drainage, backflow, landscape lighting, reducing water bills, etc. In addition, we will be keeping you up to date on the latest happenings at Rainy Days and within the irrigation industry.

Look forward to our exciting blog posts, and thanks for reading!


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
Irrigation | Drainage | Backflow | Landscape Lighting