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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.

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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.

Sprinkler Repair Benefits

  • 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 NC 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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

We provide irrigation maintenance and repair services in Garner, Raleigh and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

Contact Rainy Days Irrigation today to get started! (919) 779-9285

 


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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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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How To Eliminate Your Mole Problem

It is a feeling of anger and disappointment when one morning you step out onto your beautifully manicured lawn only to see criss-crossed tunnel marks and dirt mounds. If you have a mole infestation here are a few tips to salvage your lawn.

Remodel Your Yard

Moles like soft, damp earth. It is easier to dig through and it holds more juicy grubs, bugs, and worms for them to feed on. By changing your lawn’s internal condition, you may be able to drive the moles away. Use environmentally gentle products to control insects and grubs to limit the moles food supply. Change from frequent watering to perhaps one deep watering once a week. Your lawns interior will be dryer and less appealing to this pest.

Bait & Trap

Trapping is probably the most effective way to rid your lawn of moles. You will have more luck trapping in the spring or fall. Your traps should also be placed in the main runway. These are usually straight, or they can follow the perimeter of your yard. To test to see if it is a main runway: poke several holes along the trail, within a day or two, if the mole has repaired the damage then this is your main drag. Poison is a lackluster decision due to the fact you will never know if it is effective.

Do Not Use Your Pets

Household cats and dogs have been known to dig up moles or kill them when they are on the surface. However, pets are not useful mole hunters. Dogs will smell the moles and dig up the yard causing more damage than you started with.

 


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Published on July 25, 2014, in Information & Tips.

Throughout 2014, the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department will be conducting surveys at each commercial facility to verify there are approved backflow assemblies containing each domestic, irrigation, and fire sprinkler service. Surveys will be conducted throughout the week as well as on weekends.

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Published on July 17, 2014, in News.

Just some shots from some promotional material we are shooting to release for a new video very soon!

Rainy Days Promotional Shots Behind the ScenesPromotional Photography for Rainy Days Irrigation

 

WHY RAINY DAYS?

Rainy Days has a fully staffed state-of-the-art service department. Each Rainy Days technician offers knowledge and expertise on all types of Irrigation Systems. This knowledge has been gained from extensive hours of in house and field training, as well as seminars and off site training offered by our suppliers.

29 YearsCELEBRATING OVER 29 YEARS

Rainy Days 29 year history of serving Wake County NC and surrounding areas, illustrates professionalism and staying power. Same name, same owners, same market means we don’t have to hide our business past.

 

Irrigation ServiceCOMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

Employing two North Carolina Licensed Irrigation Contractors, we can service all irrigation systems from small Residential Irrigation Systems to large Commercial Irrigation Systems and anything in between, including athletic fields.

 

DedicatedDEDICATED SERVICE DEPARTMENT SINCE 1996

We take Irrigation Service seriously. Without proper service your irrigation system will waste water and cost you money.

 

 

All BrandsWE SERVICE & REPAIR ALL BRANDS

Even if your irrigation system wasn’t installed by Rainy Days, we can repair and service all brands of irrigation systems.Contact Us Today


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Published on May 7, 2014, in Information & Tips.

 Having a beautiful and lush lawn doesn’t mean you have to spend all your free time cultivating the differences between St. Augustine or Perennial Ryegrass. With a professionally installed irrigation system, your lawn will quickly rise as the envy of the neighborhood.

If it rained an exact amount three times a week the world would’t need irrigation systems. We can’t control the weather but we can ensure healthy growth with even watering. In a dry season it only takes a few days for your yard to suffer damage. An Irrigation system is the most efficient way to maintain a landscape which you will be able to enjoy with family and friends. When properly installed and maintained an irrigation system can eliminate under & over-watering and will help conserve your water usage as well.

Automatic Irrigation Systems Help:

  1. Effectively Utilize Your Resources - No more wasted water!
  2. Uniform Appearance of LawnNo Sparse Spots!
  3. Save MoneyNo Wasted Water, Lower Utility Bill!
  4. More Free Time!

Watering tip:

The best time to program your irrigation system to water is around 5am. With less heat than in the evenings, there will be less evaporation. This will allow your landscape to take advantage of the most moisture, as well as use the morning dew to its advantage.

Count on Rainy Days:

Put away those dry-rotten hoses and let Rainy Days take care of all your landscape irrigation needs! You’ll have a greener lawn, healthier plants, more money in your pocket, and much more free time to enjoy the things you like to do.


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How to Save Water

Looking for ways to take advantage of the beautiful Earth Day weather? You may think that one person cannot make a difference, but the betterment of even one city block can lead to others taking notice and work towards the enrichment of the environment. Activities such as gardening, recycling, or organizing a block/neighborhood cleanup can benefit the environment. Not feeling up to breaking a sweat? Take a bike ride, riding your bike can reduce your total household emissions by 6%.

Lawn and landscape maintenance often requires large amounts of water, particularly in areas with low rainfall or during the hotter months of the year. Nationally, lawn care accounts for about 32 percent of the total residential outdoor use. Other outdoor uses include washing automobiles, maintaining swimming pools, and cleaning sidewalks and driveways.

Water conservation doesn’t have to be a drudging process, simple things like checking your pipes and faucets for leaks, utilize your water meter for hidden leaks, use plastic bottle or float boosters in your toilet tank can go a long way in the conservation process. Turning off the water after you wet your toothbrush is also helpful, saving needlessly wasted water. When washing dishes don’t leave the water running while rinsing and placing them on the dry rack.

There are many solutions for outside the home as well. While washing your car be sure not to run the hose continuously, fill up a wash bucket to cut down on wasted water. Take a beautiful NC weekend and build a couple rain catchers outside your home. Rain barrels can be made from anything from trash cans to black pickle barrels, approximately 55 gallons, with lids that screw or snap on, and have a screen on them to prevent mosquito breeding. Be sure to bookmark our blog to see our next feature DIY on how to build your own rain barrels!

It is important to keep in mind that small changes in our habits do make a difference! Rainy Days can help you take that integral step in cutting your water consumption today, GIVE US A CALL!


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Below we have compiled a list of ways that you can be more water conscious.

Remember to encourage all those around you to think about they use the resource and how we can conserve more of it.

• Use reclaimed waste water for irrigation

• Turn it off when you aren’t using it while brushing your teeth

• Showers instead of baths, and take shorter showers

• Use commercial car washes that recycle their water

• Report/fix any  broken pipes, open hydrants, faulty sprinklers

• Encourage a resource-conscious environment at your workplace

• Use a rain barrel to catch water for your garden and/or plants

• Winterize your outdoor spigots to prevent freezing/busting that leads to leaks

• Promote water conservation in your community by contacting local officials

 


Rainy Days Irrigation, Inc. | 115 Sigma Dr. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-9285
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Water Usage Laws

Water usage can be a big issue during droughts, and depending on different regulations you may not be able to run your irrigation system. If you are a homeowner with an irrigation system, paying attention to the North Carolina laws on water and its usage is in your best interest. Today we would like to share some resources with you so you can find out more information about water usage and the state’s policies that may effect you.

NC Division of Water Resources – Rules, Policies, and Regulations

Read more on the North Carolina Division of Water Resources website.

http://www.ncwater.org/

North Carolina Irrigation Guide
“Conservation of water and nutrient resources is a prominent issue in the forefront of today’s irrigation designer. Conservation makes dollars and sense for the long-term operation and maintenance of an irrigation system. The irrigation system should allow for efficient application quantities and quality of water, with a minimum of waste, and have a good cost/benefit ratio. An additional benefit from an irrigation system should be a more consistent crop output of higher quality. Land resources, soil fertility, and water quality should not be negatively impacted by a properly designed irrigation system.”

View Garner, NC’s rules & regulations  involving landscaping and irrigation here.


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