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%! >>


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:

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

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

Published on May 9, 2014, in News.

Happy Mothers Day from everyone here at Rainy Days!

Did You Know?!

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the England since the early 16th century? Motherhood celebrations can be traced back to ancient Greek festivities in honor of Rhea “the mother of gods”?

Symbol of Love

Carnations are the traditional Mother’s Day flower. Originally, children wore colored carnations in honor of living mothers and white ones for those that were deceased. It only took a few years for children to stop wearing the flowers and start giving them to their mothers as gifts.

Be sure to show your mother how much she means to you this holiday, even the smallest sentiment will light up her heart!

Mother’s Day Garden Party!

Treat Mom to an alfresco dining experience in your very own yard! Celebrate with lunch in the garden or backyard. Bright table linens and whimsical bird-themed decorations make the most of warm weather and create a tablescape that will have Mom’s heart warmed! Get your lawn greener with the proper irrigation system!  Contact Rainy Days!



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


Published on May 2, 2014, in Information & Tips, News.

Spring Watering Tips

April Showers have passed us by and the heat of summer is on its way! If faced with summer water restrictions we can be forced to re-evaluate our watering practices. Take care not to let your Gloriosa Daises or Dahlias go hungry this season. We find that even the most experienced green thumb can make the simplest mistakes.

For first-time plantings, deep, and frequent watering is recommended. An inch of water per week (rain & irrigation) should be sufficient. Applying that inch of water in one deep watering will encourage deeper rooting, which leads to stronger, healthier plants. Watering in this manner also matches most municipal water restrictions. Shallow, frequent, and heavy handed watering on the other hand, will lead to shallow root systems!


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.

If you have any questions please feel free to give Rainy Days Irrigation a call  (919) 779 – 9285, and be sure to learn more about our Irrigation Systems for a healthy lawn!


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


Published on January 2, 2013, in News.

Rainy Days is excited to welcome the new year! We hope everyone out there had a fantastic and safe holiday season, and we wish you the best for the year to come. 2013 is going to be a VERY promising year! One of our resolutions is to continually excel in our service to our customers! We want to always be there for you, whether for installation, repair, maintenance, check-ups, whatever the need may be.

What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions??? Tell us on our Facebook, or send us an email!

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