When spring arrives your lawn and garden need to be watered to provide a strong start to the growing season. We are happy to help you get your lawn irrigation system up and running after a dormant winter.
A note of caution: Starting your system prior to the last frost can put your sprinkler system at risk of damage because of freezing. The average last frost date in Minnesota is typically in late-April to mid-May, so you should start your underground irrigation system only after that day.
We monitor frosts and weather conditions so contact us with any questions about starting your system.
If we have serviced your underground sprinkler system in the past we will contact you to set up a time for a sprinkler service call. If not, fill out the contact form on this page or call 952-938-2886 and we will come to your home and get your landscape irrigation system safely up and running.
While we are happy to service your sprinkler system, you can get your irrigation system up and running yourself.
In order to start-up your sprinkler system you need to follow three basic steps:
- Shut the spigot on your backflow or, where applicable, put the plug back in.
- Locate the shut-off valve in the basement. It should have a bright yellow tag or sticker on it. Open the valve. If it is lever make sure it is parallel to the pipe. If it is a spigot turn the valve all of the way to the left, or counter-clockwise.
- Turn on your automatic controller. If you have a Rainbird RC mechanical controller plug it in, set the time and date and switch from “off” to “auto”. If you a Hunter Pro-C simply turn the dial to “Run.”