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Is your Drinking Water Protected?

Is your Drinking Water Protected?

A backflow prevention valve on a lawn sprinkler or drip irrigation system can come in many types and brands. Each device offers an additional level of protection against the possible chance of the irrigation water from backing up into and contaminating your domestic drinking (potable) water. More and more frequently, water companies are mandating that the backflow preventer on your irrigation system be tested once a year to ensure its proper operation.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (83)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Best Time to Water Grass

Best Time to Water Grass

Year after year our clients ask us the same question, “When is the best time to water my lawn?” Throughout our 39 years in business, Pacific Lawn Sprinkler’s answer to this question has remained the same!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (752)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Have my Sprinkler Spring Turn on Completed by the Professionals, or do it Myself?

Have my Sprinkler Spring Turn on Completed by the Professionals, or do it Myself?

It’s easy to turn on the sprinkler system at your home and you can easily turn them on yourself, right? Wrong! A common misconception among homeowners is that a spring start up for a sprinkler system is “just turning on the valve”. On the contrary, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers has detailed, proven, and systematic irrigation procedures that must be followed to ensure your sprinkler system is operating at its best.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (725)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Pacific Lawn Sprinklers Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

January 18, 2019 – Pacific Lawn Sprinklers is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

Thursday, January 17, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (1152)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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When Should I Turn On My Sprinkler System?

When Should I Turn On My Sprinkler System?

As spring begins, it is once again time to turn on your lawn sprinkler system! Of course the BEST time for a spring start up is weather related and varies year to year, but anytime from the end of March right through May can be the best time to have your lawn and garden irrigation system activated. Spring Startups are also known as “Summerizing”, “Water Sprinkler Turn-On”, “In ground Sprinkler Start Up” and “Sprinkler System Set Up”.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (815)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Water Requirements for Your Lawn Sprinkler System during the Spring Season

Spring is the time of the year when your landscape is starting to emerge from the long cold winter season. The buds on the trees are finally starting to develop. The roots on your plants and grass are beginning  to grow again and plant life is regaining it’s beautiful vibrant colors.

At this time of the year your automatic lawn sprinkler system needs to be properly “started up” and reviewed. All repairs and alterations should be performed (by only a qualified irrigation technician) at this time to ensure your system is operating at its peak performance. The water duration and frequency of the watering cycles  (aka settings) should be programmed into the lawn sprinkler controller to deliver just the right amount of moisture during each irrigation cycle. Over watering at this time is a common problem and can severely hurt or diminish the growth  of your seasonal plantings and existing evergreens.

During the annual spring start up visit, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers will program your irrigation controller for the adequate amount of water required at this time of year. A complete inspection of all main lines, lateral lines, backflow preventers and electric solenoid valves will be performed. Each sprinkler head will be checked and adjusted to ensure proper coverage and operation.

Thursday, February 2, 2017/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (17020)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Tired of high water bills or plants that continually seem to underperform or wither away?

The solution could be that you are over watering . Let Pacific Lawn Sprinklers Auditing Team conduct a full evaluation of your existing irrigation system and identify your systems inefficiencies or misuse of water.

A thorough review of your system’s water consumption, operating pressure, run times, cycle frequencies,  location and performance of  sprinkler heads and solenoid valves will be performed.  Environmental conditions and soil compositions will be evaluated to ensure that all factors have been considered. Calculations and cost effective measures will be discussed and a  retro fit for your existing  system will be proposed. A Toro “Water Smart” retro fit will upgrade your system to the most state of the art water conserving irrigation components.

Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (9823)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How Does Pacific Lawn Sprinklers Stand out From the Competition?

For close to four decades, Pacific has been offering lawn sprinkler irrigation installation and service, low voltage landscape lighting installation and service, holiday decorating, and drainage solutions.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (342)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Winter Months

Need tips on how to prepare your home for the winter months? Pacific Lawn Sprinklers was recently featured in a Newsday article to explain the importance of performing a sprinkler blow out each year. Read the full article and learn what the experts at Pacific have to say about winterizing your sprinkler system.
Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (413)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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When Should I Winterize My Lawn Sprinkler System?

When Should I Winterize My Lawn Sprinkler System?

As the fall season blows in, it is once again time to start thinking about winterizing your lawn sprinkler system! Lawn sprinkler winterization, also known as sprinkler shut down, fall closing, and winter blow out is the process of preparing your irrigation system for the cold winter months. The winterizing process will help to assure that the coming winter and freezing temperatures do not damage or compromise your sprinkler system’s components and piping.
Monday, September 17, 2018/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (1975)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Is your Drinking Water Protected?

Is your Drinking Water Protected?

Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Tuesday, June 4, 2019/Categories: News, Lawn Sprinklers

A backflow prevention valve on a lawn sprinkler or drip irrigation system can come in many types and brands. Each device offers an additional level of protection against the possible chance of the irrigation water from backing up into and contaminating your domestic drinking (potable) water. More and more frequently, water companies are mandating that the backflow preventer on your irrigation system be tested once a year to ensure its proper operation.
A backflow preventor helps prevent your irrigation water from ever backing up and siphoning into the main water supply. Fertilizer, weed killers, pesticides and pet waste have the potential chance of entering the water supply through your irrigation system. This backflow test ensures that your backflow preventor is working properly to eliminate this possible hazard. Some of the most common backflow preventers are an Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker, a Pressurized Vacuum Breaker (also known as a PVB valve), a Double check (also known as a DCV assembly) and a Reduced Pressure Zone Valve (also known as an RPZ valve). Febco, Apollo, Watts, and Conbraco are the most common manufacturers of residential backflow devices.
Many city and town water departments and water authorities mandate that specific backflow preventers are installed on every water service/ supply line to an underground irrigation system. This is also true for a drip irrigation system, garden irrigation system or any water service line that could have a potential chance of contamination with irrigation water. Pacific Lawn Sprinklers trained technicians are licensed and certified to perform a backflow test for you. In addition, we will file all of the necessary paperwork with your water company.
For your convenience, we can perform a backflow test along with your spring start up, sprinkler inspection or wet check or fall winterization, you just simply have to let us know! Conveniently schedule an appointment online, give us a call at 888-438-7224 or email us at support@pacificlawnsprinklers.com to schedule your backflow test today!
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