With winter finally long gone and warm weather filling our atmosphere, you may notice some wear and tear to your sprinkler system from last season. This could be for a number of reasons including the severity of the winter was just had, not to mention a hurricane. Here is a quick check list to keep in mind to determine how your system is doing.
1. Leaks & Damaged Sprinkler Heads
The simplest way to see if you’re sprinkler system has taken any clear damage is immediately after you’ve had it turned back on, do a spot check on all sprinkler heads, tubing, and pipes to see if water is leaking from either cracks or loose connections. If there is visible damage, it’s time to get the professionals in to take care of it.
2. Poor Or Unfinished Work
Is your system a DIY job or did you hire a less than qualified irrigation contractor to install your system? A side from damages, the most common reason your system isn’t running well is poor installation and maintenance from less qualified companies. Be sure that you’re hiring a well known insured irrigation specialist with all the proper yearly certifications and licenses.
3. Hand Watering or Manual Watering
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Looking for a qualified sprinkler system installer and specialist in Rockland County NY? Need an update to sprinkler heads or maintenance on your zones? How do you know which contractor is the most qualified to work on your property? Here we look at a few key points to consider before hiring any irrigation team.
1. Time In Business
Just about any landscape company can mow a lawn and lay fertilizer, but not all are capable of installing and maintaining various types of irrigation systems that are so popular today. Not only is specific knowledge and experience required, but also specific licenses and certifications. Be sure to find out how long any contractor has been in business before you hire them.
2. Completed Work Portfolio
Does the irrigation team you’re considering have a good track record? Can you get photos and testimonials from past customers? A great way to gauge the experience level of a contractor is to see the past qualify of their work. Are they willing to show you? Do they already upload images to Facebook for all to see? Something to consider seriously.
3. Licenses and Certifications
Because of the nature of working with irrigation, mainly that it is connected to our local water table and is therefore required by law to have certain licenses and knowledge to work on. Any company without the proper certifications puts us all at risk with contamination of our drinking water. Be sure, absolutely sure, that anyone you hire is properly insured and licensed to work on irrigation systems (whether for home or your commercial space).
No matter the sort of sprinkler system you have or are considering, there will be a limited number of contractors in any area completely qualified to complete the work, on time, and within your budget. For the best Irrigation Systems Rockland County NY, look no further than your friendly neighbor and 25+ years of expertise, Green World H20. 845-782-6517read more
Having a garden can be a great addition to any home or commercial landscape design, and also provides some great outdoor activity for you and the family during the warm weather months. But it can become quite time consuming and create a hassle to have to go and manually water everything by hand several times a week. Here we’ll look at the benefits of a garden irrigation system for your home.
1. Plant Varieties
Limiting the amount of water a garden can get, either because of lack of time to water or some other factor, puts a great limit on the number of plant species you can use. Our climate in the northeast during the hot summer months allows us to enjoy more southern bound species that need far more water than our local varieties. If you’d like to enjoy more than just what grows around the area, you’ll need an irrigation system to ensure plants are very hydrated throughout the day.
2. Plant Health
Because most of us have very busy schedules, and the fact that we can experience droughts during the hot summer months, your plant health will be directly effected by the amount of water and nutrition they can get. A garden sprinkler system can be directed and specialized to soak certain areas where plant varieties need more water and avoid others where they don’t, therefore keeping them healthy but also not wasting water where it isn’t needed.
3. Vegetables & Fruits
If your garden is mostly flowers and other shrubs or small trees, they can usually service with the natural rain water, but not always as rain can seem far apart at points throughout the year. If you tend to fruits and vegetables in your garden, you can’t miss a day of watering or they could suffer or even die. Here a garden irrigation system is absolutely paramount to the success and the crop you’ll receive.
Contact your local irrigation system specialist to get some help in planning and see if a sprinkler system really is the best fit for you and your family. For the finest in Garden Irrigation Systems Rockland NY, look no further than 25+ years of local expertise right here at Green World H20. 845-782-6507read more
If you own a business with a large property, manage a commercial or residential space, or maintain a sporting complex or park; you understand the importance of regular hydration and water for the health and look of the lawn and plants. But mother nature doesn’t always want to cooperate with regular rain during the hot summer months, so a commercial sprinkler system will be a great option to choose.
1. Commercial Spaces
Whether an office location or your place of business, a good looking and healthy landscape sends the right message to your employees, clients, and potential customers. Dry and yellow grass or plants seem lifeless and can alter the mood or perception of anyone looking to make a purchase, make a sale, or complete a project.
2. Residential & Apartment Complexes
When managing a residential area, it’s not only important to keep your landscaping tidy, but also well watered and healthy. Not only for your current tenants and families, but for also anyone coming to look at the property as a potential buyer or renter. Nothing says “don’t live here” like disheveled and dried out landscaping, and the opposite is true for good looking and healthy landscaping.
3. Parks & Recreation
Whether for little league, adult softball, soccer, football, or any other sport played on grass in large field, a commercial sprinkler system is almost always needed to keep the grass playable and healthy. Schools who don’t use astro turf and other parks who don’t have a way of hydrating the field may suffer from dry and un-playable conditions that students, fans, players, and everyday users will disapprove.
If looking to update, maintain, or install a new commercial sprinkler system you’ll have quite a few options to choose from in our area. Look no further than over 25 years of local expertise and experience with large irrigation systems of this kind. For the finest Commercial Sprinkler Systems Rockland NY, Green World H20 is our local leader in quality and service standards. 845-782-6507read more
A high-quality professionally installed sprinkler system provides a multitude of advantages to home owners. Here we look at some of the most prolific benefits to a lawn irrigation system.
1. Cost Effective
Because systems are so efficient when installed properly and using today’s irrigation technology, you can greatly reduce the amount of money you spend on your water bill during the spring and summer months. Because you’re able to water at night time using an automated system there is very little waste from evaporation allowing your lawn and plants to really absorb all the water they need.
A major benefit is the fact that a lawn sprinkler system takes the work out of keeping your yard watered. Utilizing an in-ground irrigation system means you no longer have to manually engage or turn off the system or drag hoses around your yard, not to mention the time you’ll save.
By having a beautifully constructed and well maintained lawn sprinkler system you can keep your lawn healthy while saving time and money. There are loads of benefits and to reap those benefits you’ll simply have to get in touch with a local irrigation specialist and get the ball rolling.
No matter which route you choose be sure to do your research as there are a few different varieties of lawn sprinkler systems to consider. Get some help and make the right choice. For the best Lawn Irrigation Systems Rockland NY, contact Green World H20 25 year local specialist. 845-782-6507read more
If you are considering a home irrigation system or have a sprinkler system you’re looking to update, one of the most important aspects to the entire installation is the type of sprinkler head which you choose. Because each landscape and yard is different sized and shaped, there is no one universal answer for this as a few options could work for you. Here we’ll look at the four most commonly used home irrigation sprinkler heads.
1. Pop-Up Sprinkler Heads
The most commonly used sprinkler head for home systems and small commercial spaces is a pop-up head variety. Available in two styles including stationary sprays or rotating heads (also known as rotors), they are designed to supply a continuous stream of water and are nozzle fitted. They are available in a number of specific spray patterns: quarter circle, half-circle, and full arc. How much area you’ll need to water will determine which pop-up head suits your lawn best.
2. Impact Rotors
This style of sprinkler head is designed to provide multiple or single streams of water and distribute water in an arc pattern ranging from as low as 40 degrees to an entire full circle of 360 degrees. If you have a large lawn and landscape to cover this will probably be the best fit for you as they can spray water up to 150 feet on certain models.
3. Gear-Driven Rotors
For medium and large scale sprinkler systems, gear-driven rotors are some of the most commonly used. They are typically much more maintenance free, low cost and operate quietly, making them great for night time watering. They can rotate 40 to 360 degrees as well and use nozzles for the proper radius and water flow rate.
4. Large Turf Rotors
If you have a very large lawn, large commercial space, a large-turf rotor may be the right fit. Commonly used for golf courses and parks this won’t be the right fit for most home owners but depending on your property size might be an option to consider, also great for large commercial spaces, sports fields, etc.
If you’re looking into a sprinkler system for your lawn you can see there are quite a lot of questions to answer before moving forward. Get advice from a local expert as to what your options are and what is the best fit. For the finest Sprinkler Systems Rockland NY, look no further than 25+ years of local expertise, right here at Green World H20. Call for a free consultation and quote today, 845-782-6507.read more
Having a great looking landscape doesn’t have to mean you can only enjoy it during the daylight hours when the sun is up. In fact, with even a little bit of planning you can turn your landscaping into a usable and wonderful outdoor space no matter the time of day. Here we’ll look at some options to consider when planning a landscape lighting and nightscape addition to your home.
1. Path & Walkway Lighting
Having a well lit walkway from your driveway or sidewalk to your front door, as well as a well lit path from your back door to your pool or backyard area can not only look great, but also help your family and friends move comfortably around the yard even in the dead of night. No more needing spotlights when you host parties or have friends over, and considering there are so many different options including green energy friendly choices, you can start to get quite creative.
2. Enhancing A Garden Or Trees
Wish you could see your beautiful flowers, vegetable garden, or trees at night when you’re enjoying the warm weather outdoors. Using nightscape and outdoor lighting is a great way to enhance any landscape and really put some great focus on particular plants or sections of your yard that you particularly enjoy. Spotlights, low lighting, bright or colored lights can completely change how you perceive your night landscape.
3. Pool Area Lighting
Another great option for landscape lighting is when you have a pool area which has plants and other features which can be well lit for night time use and enjoyment. Similarly to enhancing a garden area, you can make focal points both towards the water, gate, fence, and plants that surround your pool landscaping.
4. Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Having and outdoor kitchen or fireplace is great but if you have little or no real outdoor lighting to go with it, it may defeat a lot of the purpose. When you can cook outdoors at night or enjoy a fireplace with proper lighting it really brings your landscaping full circle.
With even just a few minutes of planning and research you can find countless ways to enhance your outdoor living spaces, garden, pool area, and landscaping with beautiful and functional outdoor lighting. For the best Landscape Lighting Rockland NY, look no further than right here at Green World H20. 845-782-6507read more
With warm weather finally arriving, it’s time to de-winterize your landscaping and irrigation system for the spring and summer months. This is not as simple as many home owners assume and should always be performed by a trained and licensed professional irrigation system specialist annually.
Here we look at the importance of backflow prevention testing.
1. What Is Backflow?
Backflow, back pressure and back siphonage are any unwanted and potentially damaging reversal of the flow of liquids, solids, and/or gases in your sprinkler systems piping, essentially meaning your irrigation system flows in the wrong direction or “upstream”. Pressure can build which in turn can lead to the system becoming irreparably damaged and push water back through the system into the water table that you drink.
2. Backflow Prevention Devices
These devices are designed to prevent contaminants from backflow entering your local water table. Because irrigation system water and potable water flow through the same systems (typically) there is always the potential for dangerous items like chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, and decaying plant or animal life from entering your water. Backflow prevention devices do just as their name suggests, prevent backflow from occurring all together.
3. Why Test?
Because water pressure and water flow can carry erosion and other particles within the system, it is important to ensure that you’re backflow prevention device is tested by a licensed professional and is working properly each and every year, if not more than once.
4. Who To Hire?
By law, any irrigation specialist working with these systems must be licensed and insured as a backflow tester. This is because the water in a system is connected to the local potable water supply and there is specific training and experience needed to make sure all aspects of a system are checked properly and thoroughly.
If you have an irrigation system and have not yet had your backflow prevention devices tested this season, now is as good a time as any. Until 05/31/2013 we will be offering 15% off all backflow testing. For the best Irrigation Backflow Inspection Rockland NY, look no further than over 25 years of local expertise right here at Green World H20. 845-782-6507read more
If you are a home owner with a sizeable lawn, small lawn, garden area, or any other portion that needs regular watering, a home irrigation system may be the right fit for you. Here we’ll look at some of the key benefits to installing a home sprinkler system this year.
1. Time Saving
If you’re used to getting up early or going out in the evening and setting up your manual hose sprinkler, or even manually watering all areas of your lawn, plants and gardens, you know that this can take up to several hours depending on the size of your property. In this day and age many of us don’t have that time each and every day and don’t want to spend our weekends watering our lawn. Here a sprinkler system is a great fit.
2. Water Saving
When you manually water or use a manual hose system to water your lawn and plants there is typically a great deal of water waste and run off. This not only increases your monthly water bill but can actually also be bad for plants and grass where over or under saturation occurs.
Knowing you don’t need to worry about your lawn, no matter how hot or dry it gets during the summer, can be a great relief to many home owners. Going on vacation? No need to ask the neighbors to water your lawn or hire someone to do it, your system is automated to only turn on when needed and not turn on when it rains.
Knowing who to hire can make all of the difference between a sprinkler system that lasts for years or one that fails to function properly. For the best Irrigation Systems Rockland NY, look no further than 25+ years of local expertise right here at Green World H20. 845-782-6507read more
Installing sprinkler systems for your home is a great way to keep your yard green and your plants healthy. This goes even further when considering local businesses and commercial landscapes. When you install a commercial irrigation network, you produce a system that will ensure your businesses decor and setting is professional and well taken care of.
Consider it from the perspective of your clients. When they arrive at your place of business to shop or hire your services, you can either have an inviting commercial space that is vibrant with colors and plant life, or you can leave a listless landscape that can potentially hurt business.
Depending on the size and acreage of your commercial space, there is a wide range of different irrigation systems to choose from. Things like sprinkler faucet heads, piping, hosing, back flow, and other pieces need to be considered before moving forwards.
The most important thing you can do is contact a few service providers, see what sort of options or deals they can offer you. Be sure to ask questions regarding your budgeting, time frames for work completion, certifications, as well as getting help with design and planning should you need it.
If you own and operate a local business, be sure that you keep your work space vibrant and enticing to your current clients and potential newcomers. For the best in Commercial Sprinkler Systems Bergen NJ, look no further than 25 years of expertise with Green World H20. 845-782-6507read more