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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 (153)/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 (794)/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 (774)/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 (1184)/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 (851)/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 (17153)/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 (9853)/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 (359)/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 (427)/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 (1993)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Monday, April 28, 2014

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

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.

Some of the available upgrades are:

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FITS MOST MODELS

Add a Toro® Precision™ Soil Sensor:

  • No digging required
  • Wireless up to 500 ft. line of sight
Toro Advantage: Prevent under- and over-watering, saving you up to 35%*

Replace Fixed Spray Nozzles with Toro Precision™ Spray Nozzles:

  • Solves low pressure problems
  • Minimizes runoff
Toro Advantage: Patented H²O Chip provides better uniformity and uses up to 30%** less water than competitive nozzles

Replace Sprays with >14’ Spacing with Toro Precision™ Rotating Nozzles:

  • Reduces irrigation run times
  • Lower angle of trajectory fights wind
Toro Advantage: Only two models required for all arcs and distances from 14’-26’

EASY RETROFIT

Immediate Savings

Replace Existing Controller with the Toro EVOLUTION™

  • Intuitive Interface/Programming
  • USB Port for computer setup, updates and more
Toro Advantage: Smart Connect™ allows remote, sensors and/or lighting

Replace ¾” Inlet Rotors with the Toro T5:

  • Patented nozzle technology provides excellent uniformity
  • Higher pop-up clears tall grasses
Toro Advantage: An extra inch of pop-up yet fits in the same profile as previously installed rotors

Replace Existing Spray Heads with the Toro 570Z X-Flow® Valve-In-Stem:

  • Prevent geysers
  • Higher pop-up clears tall grasses
Toro Advantage: Patented X-Flow® Valve stops water waste if spray nozzle is missing or damaged

OTHER SMART RETROFITS

Replace existing Master Valve or Install a Toro P220 Pressure Regulating Valve:

  • Prevent misting due to high pressure
  • EZReg® Regulator optimizes nozzle performance
Toro Advantage: Designed from materials resistant to sensors and/or lighting Expandable Design corrosive chemicals
WATER SAVER
Cracked or leaking valves are one of the most common reasons for irrigation water loss. Above or below ground, valves are exposed to temperature differences which can affect the plastic over time. Check valves annually for issues.

Install Landscape Drip Irrigation using Toro DL2000® Subsurface Dripline:

  • Ensure water gets to plant roots
  • Prevent spray onto buildings or foundation
Toro Advantage: Patented ROOTGUARD® technology provides an unmatched 7-year warranty against root intrusion

Pacific Lawn Sprinklers will tailor your existing irrigation system to utilize Toro’s “Water Smart” technology to optimize your water usage and to deliver the precise amount of moisture to your landscape at every watering cycle. Pacific’s factory trained representatives will review all options with you and develop a specific plan for your irrigation system and your wallet.

Call Today to schedule an appointment with one of our water auditors at your home and start saving and conserving!

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