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NEVER Lock in & NEVER Pre-pay!

NEVER Lock in & NEVER Pre-pay!

How many people out there like to sign long term service contracts and pre-pay for yearly services? Over our years in business, we at Pacific Lawn Sprinklers have learned that clients do NOT like to lock into maintenance service contracts or pre-pay for services. We can understand why- service contracts often have exclusions and stipulations, you can end up paying for services you don’t actually need, and the level of quality customer service usually decreases over time. Maintenance service contracts often include spring turn on and winterization visits, monthly inspections and service visits.
Thursday, August 15, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (346)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (2296)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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.
Monday, August 12, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (516)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Pacific Lawn Sprinklers takes the fear out of lawn sprinkler installations!

Pacific Lawn Sprinklers takes the fear out of lawn sprinkler installations!

Scared of installing a lawn sprinkler irrigation system at your home? We know what you are thinking, if you install a lawn sprinkler system now, the project will go on for days and completely rip up your lawn and garden, destroying you grass and flowers, right? WRONG! Contrary to what most people think, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers completes most lawn sprinkler installations in just ONE day!
Tuesday, July 16, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (374)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Benefits of a Lawn Sprinkler Irrigation System – Pacific Lawn Sprinklers

The Benefits of a Lawn Sprinkler Irrigation System – Pacific Lawn Sprinklers

Over the years, owning an in-ground sprinkler system has become less of a luxury and more or a necessity! In today’s world, homeowners do not want to drag hoses across their lawns or spend hours meticulously watering plant beds and flowers. Further, no one wants to have that one house on the block with dead grass! However, lawn sprinkler systems have even more benefits than you think!
Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (332)/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 (1019)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Pacific Lawn Sprinklers offers PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE!

Pacific Lawn Sprinklers offers PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE!

At Pacific Lawn Sprinklers, we are so confident that we offer the best and most competitive price on every lawn sprinkler installation estimate and LED landscape lighting installation estimate, that we offer PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE!
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (144)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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July is Smart Irrigation Month!

July is Smart Irrigation Month!

Smart Irrigation Month is a month-long campaign initiated by the Irrigation Association, dedicated to celebrating and promoting the benefits of smart and efficient irrigation. The SMART irrigation acronym stands for “Smart Irrigation is Sustainably Managed, Accountable, Responsible and Trusted irrigation.” What does this mean for you? SMART irrigation aims to minimize their environmental footprint through efficient water use, saving water, saving time, saving and money!
Monday, July 15, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (234)/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 (1013)/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”.
Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Pacific Lawn Sprinklers/Number of views (1077)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Pacific Lawn Sprinklers Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

College Point, NY, 3/15/18 – 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 2017.
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Pacific Lawn Sprinklers Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Pacific Lawn Sprinklers has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.
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DO I REALLY NEED TO SPEND THE MONEY ON OPENING MY LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM?

INVESTMENT vs EXPENSE!

As Spring approaches, thoughts of starting up your automatic lawn sprinkler system become a priority. The health of your landscape is dependent upon the proper operation and watering schedule of your irrigation system. Contrary to popular belief, it requires a lot more than “just turning the valve” to correctly start up a lawn sprinkler system. The cost of hiring an irrigation professional is an investment, not an expense. Not only will you be assured that your system will be working at peak performance, but you will also be conserving water. Making sure that your system does not have any hidden leaks and is properly adjusted will far outweigh the minimal cost of the service visit.

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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.

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Winterize your lawn sprinkler now and save in the spring!

As the cold winds of fall move in, along with the changing leaves and falling temperatures, it is once again time to think about winterizing your irrigation system or garden watering system. Here in the Northeast, winter delivers a steady bout of prolonged freezing temperatures that can damage the components of your lawn sprinkler system or drip irrigation system if not properly winterized. Costly repairs at the spring start up next season can be avoided if your irrigation lines are properly shut down, drained, and blown out with a regulated high volume air compressor. 
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