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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We are happy to help! Check out the most frequently asked questions here at StayGreen Irrigation. 

Also, don’t miss the Video Tutorials down below! 

Depending on your soil composition, every other day is adequate. Sandy soil might require additional watering for shorter duration. New landscaping will also require additional watering. The ideal watering amount is figured on about an inch per week.

Yes, the correct time to water is very early in the morning. This avoids some evaporation from the sun and allows the turf to soak up the water. Watering during night time hours should be avoided so funguses and molds don’t grow while the turf stays wet all night.
Yes, our systems use the most efficiently designed sprinkler heads and nozzles rate available. Our design will match the precipitation rate throughout your turf. The watering schedule will also be planned to minimize waste caused by runoff, wind drift, and evaporation.
The average system is about $2300. Systems will vary with options, but some can be as inexpensive as $1300.
Your system will need to be blown out with compressed air each year to winterize the system from freezing and damaging your pipes and sprinkler heads. We use automatic scheduling for the winterizing of all the systems we install so you don’t have to remember to call us because we’ll call you.
We design a system that does not require moving existing plants or plantings. This may require some hand excavation. The pipes will be “pulled” into the ground with a vibratory plow that minimizes damage to the turf. In most cases, visible evidence that your system was installed will not be apparent after a period of two weeks.
Your design will take into account such factors as changes in terrain elevation, sunny or shaded areas, and landscape plantings in place or planned. These factors are important in determining sprinkler placement, zoning, your watering schedule and the length of watering times.

Yes, StayGreen Irrigation takes all the necessary steps to ensure a safe job. We handle calling Dig Safe to ensure all underground utilities are marked before we begin the job. Dig Safe 1-888-dig-safe. It’s the law.

Video Tutorials

SPRING START-UP: MY BACKFLOW LEAKS WHEN I TURN THE BASEMENT WATER ON

Spring Start-Up Prep: You turned on the sprinkler system water in the basement and now there’s water coming out of the backflow. This quick video shows you how to fix it.

SPRING START-UP: HELP MY BACKFLOW CAP IS LEAKING

Spring Start-Up Prep: While prepping your backflow for spring start-up, water starts flowing from the cap. This 30-second short explains how to fix.  

EXPLAINING YOUR WIRELESS RAIN SENSOR: RAIN BIRD WR2 WIRELESS

A 35-second tutorial explaining how to read the screen of your Rain Bird WR2 Wireless Rain Sensor.

HOW TO: TURNING THE WATER OFF FOR A LEAK IN THE YARD

Do you have a sprinkler system leak in your yard and need to turn the water off? This quick tutorial will show you which handle turns off your backflow.

WINTERIZATION: HOW TO TURN OFF WATER IN THE BASEMENT

When it’s time to winterize your system, our team will ask you to turn off the water in the basement. Not sure what to do? This video is for you.

WINTERIZATION: FINISHING THE PROCESS

If your technician winterized *MOST* of your system, but did not have access to the basement water shut-off, this video is for you! There is still water in your pipe between the basement shut-off and outdoor backflow, and that water MUST be removed to avoid winter freezing damages. You can do this yourself in three easy steps. 

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