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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 March 6, 2016, in Information & Tips.

Ready, Aim, Sprinkle!

Spring is fast approaching as forecasted by the revered groundhog, meaning your lawn may need some much needed attention after the months of winter neglect. A little maintenance up front may save you a significant wad of bills down the road.

Before you kick start your spring watering efforts to get the flawless green carpet you’ve been pining for, first spruce up your irrigation system to save more green—as in your dollars and your environment. If you have a clock timer, you may be using up to 50% more water than if you weren’t using an irrigation system. If it’s programmed incorrectly, a small leak mysteriously appears after the cold winter months, or your sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction, you may be wasting even more.

Avoid these small yet costly missteps with these quick steps:

  1. Inspect: Take a preliminary look at your system for sprinkler heads that may be broken, clogged, or missing. Then call a professional to ensure everything is tip-top and ready to relieve your parched lawn in even the worst summer heat.
  2. Connect: Take a careful look at the points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes or hoses. If you notice large pools or wet areas in your lawn, this could potentially be a leak rather than a drainage issue. Did you know? A leak as small as 1/32 inch (that’s about the size of the tips of a ballpoint pen) could cause you to waste around 6300 gallons of water per month. It wasn’t your tears drowning you, it was your insane water bill!
  3. Direct: Check each sprinkler head to ensure you aren’t watering your driveway or passing cars. The most efficient direction to point your grass is somewhere in the vicinity of the actual grass–don’t cheat it by watering weeds or pinestraw.
  4. Set it: Have you updated your scheduled irrigation controller lately? This isn’t a product where you can “set it and forget it.” Forgetting to change it with the seasons will create big bills later on. Update it to align with the changing seasons or purchase a timer tool that will do this automatically for you.
  5. E: All of the above: You could do all these things by yourself, but your eye is most likely not trained to see the hidden flaws or potential future problems that are not yet so obvious. Hire a professional to maintain your irrigation system to save you the most money long term.


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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Published on January 16, 2015, in News.

January 19, 2015, is the day that the world will celebrate the birthday of the greatest activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a country currently in its second term with its first black president, it is definitely a testament to how far things have come since King’s time on this Earth.

5 Facts About Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • King’s original name was Michael King Jr. Later Michael King Sr. and Michael King Jr. changed their names to Martin Luther after German Protestant leader Martin Luther.
  • He was incredibly smart. He only attended two years of high school, skipping ninth and twelfth grade, before making his way to Morehouse College at age 15.
  • King is to date the youngest male to win a Nobel Peace Prize, winning it in 1964 at the age of 35 (at the time he was the youngest overall for the Peace Prize).
  • MLK is the only non-president with a national holiday in his honor. South Carolina was the last state to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a holiday in 2000.
  • On August 28th 1963 at a historic march in Washington DC for jobs, freedom, racial equality and the end of discrimination Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech.

 


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

 
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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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Published on November 26, 2014, in News.

Hopefully, Thanksgiving is a day to slow down for a few hours, join hands with our family and friends, and truly reflect on how blessed we are. There is so much in this beautiful world to be thankful for. Take a moment to realize that on a day that is supposedly dedicated for giving thanks.

What is Thanksgiving? It’s many things to us. A time to get together and spend time with friends and loved ones.

Here are a few facts about Thanksgiving:

  • The first Thanksgiving with pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe was held in 1621 by sitting down together for a feast and giving thanks for their harvest.
  • Many might say that the pilgrims were the first to have a Thanksgiving in America. This isn’t entirely true. Marian T. Horvat, a journalist with a Ph.D. in Medieval History, claims that the first “Thanksgiving” in America was held in 1598 by Spanish explorers in El Paso, giving thanks for their safe voyage.
  • Each year, the president of the U.S pardons a turkey and spares it from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. The first turkey pardon ceremony started with President Truman in 1947. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound turkey named Courage, who has flown to Disneyland and served as Grand Marshal of the park’s Thanksgiving Day parade!
  • Thanksgiving wasn’t officially a national holiday until the 1900s when Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it as such.This move was largely in part to boost the economy and provide a longer holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family at Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. to you and your family.


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Published on November 14, 2014, in News.

Rainy Days has a new drainage video for you to see! Check it out.


Proper drainage in the landscape is just as important as proper irrigation. Excess water in the landscape can lead to some common issues. Improper drainage behind retaining walls can weaken the integrity of the wall and lead to catastrophic failure. Many drainage issues have simple solutions.

Rainy Days is your one stop shop for Irrigation, Drainage, Backflow & Landscape Lighting. We provide detailed estimates, will take care of all permits necessary, and provide an assortment of warranties and guarantees depending on the products and services. Our certified professional technicians have years of experience and are ready to help you with your irrigation needs today!

Please Contact Us for a Consultation. After your consultation Rainy Days can design and install a complete drainage system to handle all of the water in your landscape. We look forward to putting our experience and professionalism to work for your home or business irrigation system.

You can request an irrigation service online at any time by visiting our website or by calling us at (919) 779-9285.

 


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Winterization is an important part of maintaining a properly running lawn sprinkler system. 

Irrigation and sprinkler systems must be drained before the first prolonged period of cold weather strikes or else the water in the system can freeze, cracking the pipes. Neglecting this task can result in costly repair bills or a ruined sprinkler system.

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Published on September 4, 2014, in News.

Recent pictures from Rainy Days Irrigation‘s project at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.

Go Camels!

Rainy Days Installing Irrigation at Campbell University

Rainy Days’ technicians are licensed and insured. We are happy to provide you with a consultation about our service! Contact us today!

 

WORRY-FREE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

All sprinkler systems require periodic service to keep the system in optimal running condition. With Rainy Days’ convenient Service Agreement, your maintenance worries will be over.

We offer several affordable plans customized to your needs. Whether you need monthly visits or just spring start ups and winterization, we can help you.Customers with maintenance contracts receive discounts on labor as well as priority scheduling.

The North Carolina Irrigation Contractors Licensing Board has issued a list of minimum standards designed to promote water use efficiency. Regular monthly inspections are called for to achieve the goal of the licensing law.

 


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