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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 December 31, 2015, in News.

Happy New Year!

New Year Reminiscing

With the imminent new year, we’d like to take a moment to say thank you to our loyal clients. We have enjoyed working with you in 2015 to resolve your drainage & irrigation problems, create aesthetic masterpieces, & assist you in any way possible to make your lawn the best it has ever been.

In the new year, we would love to meet your friends with some much appreciated referrals! It’s an honor being a local business in this community, because we have the most supportive customers. Enjoy your new year & be safe! See you next year.


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

 
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Published on July 3, 2015, in Information & Tips.

Disease Overview

No trickery here, this disease gets it name from the silver dollar sized spots found on green lawns. On home lawns, these spots will be from 3-6 inches in diameter and sport a tan color. The size of these spots have a correlation with the mowing height and blade size of the grass; for example, higher mowing height causes larger spots. These spots usually won’t get bigger than 8 inches and are commonly misidentified as animal urine damage. Your lawn will most likely show signs of this disease when it is low in nitrogen. This means that you may be fertilizing infrequently, using an organic fertilizer with low nutrient content, or a soil problem may be blocking the uptake of nutrients. Be careful, though, because using too much fertilizer can predispose the grass to other diseases.

Symptoms

This lawn disease can show up in a few different ways, such as producing an hour-glass lesion bordered by a purple band, or it might start browning from the tip down. When the roots become damaged, the grass will shed the damaged roots and replace them with new ones, to no avail. The new roots will experience the same cycle, essentially starving the grass. It can be spread easily, by mowing or foot traffic. In extreme cases, these spots can grow up to several feet in diameter and form highly irregularly shaped patches.

Stress

Dollar Spot Lawn Disease will not become severe if treated quickly enough, usually with an application of water soluble nitrogen for blade growth. Grass is more susceptible to disease when it is under stress, such as when it is low in nitrogen, resulting in a struggle to produce chlorophyll and carbohydrates. Another factor that can cause stress is over watering and shallow watering. Only water when the grass is in need of it, and water deeply to wet the soil 3-4 inches down. Shallow watering leads to shallow rooting and the grass then becomes stressed during dry, hot weather. A balanced fertility program is necessary, as well as reducing dampness as much as possible. If reseeding becomes necessary, use a more resistant variety to deter such lawn diseases.


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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Published on December 19, 2014, in News.

The holidays are the time for family, health, and hearth. Taking time to slow down and spend quality time with family and friends is a must, so enjoy! 

Here are some fun facts about the holidays!

  • Americans buy 25-30 million real trees & 8-12 million artificial trees each year for Christmas.
  • The first decorated tree happened in the 1600′s.
  • 35% of Americans will use their mobile phone to do all their Christmas shopping.
  • North Carolina is one of the top 5 Christmas tree producing states in the US.
  • 2,200,000 people search for Christmas Poinsettias online.

Happy Holidays from Rainy Days to you and your family.

 


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

 
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Five Great ways to Welcome Fall!

1. Visit Ken’s Korny Corn Maze – Open now through Nov 9th.

Looking for something fun for the whole family? Look no further…Ken’s Korny Corn Maze is the longest running corn maze in North Carolina.  Ken’s Corn Maze has over 6 acres of corn maze with 2 1/2 miles of paths to get completely lost in. There is also many other activities such as the children’s maze – just for the little beginners, rope maze – 8,000 sq. ft. of winding ropes, live animals area, hay barn and much much more.  And if you’re looking for thrills and chills, check out the haunted corn maze which runs October 24th, 25th, 30th, 31th and November 1st.

For more information, visit their website.

2. Go Pumpkin Picking!

The Great Pumpkin Contest will be held Thursday, October 9th at the Raleigh Farmers Market. Check their website for more times and information.

3. Support Your Local Football Team! Go Team!

  • UNC Tarheels vs. Virginia Tech Hokies – Saturday, October 4th @ 12:30pm at UNC Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
  • NC State Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers – Saturday, October 4th @ 3:30pm at Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
  • ECU Pirates vs. SMU Mustangs – Saturday, October 4th @ 12:00pm at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
  • Duke Blue Devils vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Saturday, October 11th @ 12:30pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

4. Food Truck Rodeo of 2014 – October

The last Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo will be held Sunday, October 12th from 1pm – 6pm on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. This is a free event. For more information visit their website.

  • Admission: FREE
  • Times: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Location: Fayetteville Street in Raleigh
  • Contact: 919-773-7417

Garner’s 1st Annual Food Truck Rodeo will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 12pm – 4pm. The event will be held on West Main in downtown Garner. There will be approximately a dozen trucks including beer vendors and some entertainment. Be on the look out for more information.

  • Admission:  FREE
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: West Main Street in downtown Garner
  • Website: www.downtowngarner.com

5. Oktoberfest Run Green 8K, October 18, 2014

Great fun by all! An afternoon of running and eco-friendly fun in downtown Raleigh. Each registered runner gets a free beer after the run, a chance to win the $3000 travel voucher, and the after party in Moore Square will be chock full of good music and great times! Back by popular demand, we will also have our braut eating, beer stein holding, and limbo contests.  Male and female winners of each will receive a glass beer boot!

  • Admission: $25-$40 (depending upon your registration date)
  • Time: 3:00 pm
  • Location: Moore Square – 218 S. Blount Street in downtown Raleigh
  • Contact: Race Director at info@nogrunclub.com

The last day to register online for the Oktoberfest Run Green 8K is Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For more information, visit their website.

 


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

 
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Regions of North Carolina may not be in drought in the moment; however, it doesn’t hurt to practice efficient water conservation – especially in your summer garden.

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Quality customer service and the expedited processing of all contracting claims is #1 to Rainy Days.

Because your home is vital, we handle all scheduling calls quickly and efficiently. When you schedule your Rainy Days appointment, you will (more…)