Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up
As the temperatures warm and the lawn and garden begins to thaw, there is no better time than springtime to make sure your automatic sprinkler system is ready for another season of efficient lawn and garden watering. Just a few simple steps will go a long way towards saving water, money and help prevent a mid-summer landscape catastrophe at home.
When our technicians come out to start up your system they will do the following:
Run a check of the irrigation controls and programs. This includes dusting away the cobwebs on the timer, making sure the date and time is correct, and that the settings are appropriate for your landscape’s watering needs.
Inspect the sprinkler heads. This includes looking for signs of debris that may be blocking the flow of water. Checking and adjusting spray patterns making sure all the important areas are getting full coverage. Also, we don’t want to be watering the driveway or house.
Rain Bird nozzles and spray heads are designed to withstand normal wear and tear, but are no match to errant lawn mowers, landscape work and chewing animals (etc). Our technicians will replace any broken heads, nozzles, valves, or pipes. Please keep in mind; sometimes leaks do not show up right away. It is not uncommon to repair a leak and a few days later another leak presents itself. This is due to that area now getting full water pressure.
If you have us come out to tune up your system in February we recommend that you run through the test program on your controller at least once a week. We understand you may not be using your irrigation system very much this time of year. Testing your system will give you a chance to check things over and make sure there are no issues. Remember, service repairs are covered by a 30 day limited warranty (valves and leaks not included). Checking your system once a week will ensure that all repairs are holding and working properly.
Take advantage of our Spring Special! 10 % off Labor and Material expires March 20th, 2017!
Why Should You Winterize?
Many of our customers may wonder why it is important to winterize their system. This year, we serviced a large amount of systems that were not winterized in the past. Many of the repairs performed were directly related to the system not being winterized. We also had quite a few people who had to purchase new pumps. You can avoid costly repairs by protecting your investment. This year, make the choice to winterize your irrigation system, Mist Away system, and pump.
When you winterize your system, you are taking a preventive measure. Winterization is suggested for those who live in areas where the temperature drops below freezing several times a year, or stays below freezing for more than one day. Removing the water from your pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads can save your system from potential serious and costly damage. If water is left in your system during winter months, it can freeze, causing your equipment to expand. This process could occur more than once during the winter. As a result, pipes and valves can become cracked and will need repairing in the spring. If you have a pump, this needs to be done as well.
What to expect when you winterize your system:
Systems with a shut-off valve will have the valve insulated for protection. Automatic systems will need the controller shut down. This can be done by placing the controller in rain mode, keeping the controller on and saving the time and program settings, or by shutting the controller completely off. If the controller is shut down completely, it will need to be re-programmed in the spring. The water in your system will then be drained. Those with a backflow preventer or a valve above the ground will need to have these insulated. If you have a pump, winterize this as well.
Mist Away mosquito systems should be winterized for the same reasons as irrigation systems. The water that remains in the lines can become frozen, damaging the system’s lines, nozzles, flow meters, and pumps. When you winterize, it helps keep your system healthy and effective!
Call Love Irrigation to schedule your Winterization appointment! 601-898-1333
Please take a moment to watch what our customer’s have to say about Love Irrigation.
“Paul and Barbara with Love Irrigation are so helpful! I can walk in and buy the parts that I need! Love Irrigation takes pride in ensuring that each customer’s individual needs are met.”
“Thanks for sending your very best “sprinkler-system whisperers” to do our repairs. Their work was good and they were delightful to be around.” – Janet Dickinson
You can be rest assured that we will provide you with quality service. We have been providing the Jackson-Metro communities with quality service and installation in areas of irrigation systems, French drains, landscape lighting, backflow certification and mosquito Mist Away systems for over 30 years.
We are always more than happy to talk or meet with you and discuss how we can help you. We also do provide service contracts for your residence or business, including, service contracts for lighting and mosquito systems too. Contact us today to learn more.
Hunter Node is a battery operated controller. It is perfect for those who are looking to have an automated irrigation system on their property where access to power is not optional. It is powered by two 9 volt batteries with a Solar Panel Kit option. It mounts directly to the valves solenoid and has a solid waterproof exterior. It features an easy to program LCD screen.
Single or Double 9V Battery Life with Constant Readout
When it comes to battery-powered controllers, there are generally two common issues that inevitably arise. The first is that one 9V battery may not last through a season. The second is that it is difficult to know how much battery life a unit has left without laborious tracking. The Node solves both of these problems with two smart innovations: The option to add a second 9V battery for extended power, and a battery life-status indicator on the LCD display. With battery life guaranteed to last through an entire season and a constant power-level readout, the need for in-season replacement becomes eliminated, and allows operators to install a new battery only when it is absolutely necessary. For maintenance-free operation year-round, the optional Solar Panel can be added to Node quickly and easily
Features & Benefits
- Standard Hunter controller programming As easy to program as any other Hunter controller. 3 programs (A, B, C) and up to 4 start times each
- Control up to six zones Models available in 1, 2, 4, and 6 station operation
- Waterproof and fully submersible to 12′ No moisture intrusion, even in flooded valve box environments
- Long battery life Operates on one or two 9 volt batteries to ensure long operation
- Rain Sensor compatible Ensure irrigation does not occur during rain events by connecting a Rain sensor
- Master Valve compatible Ability to operate a master valve (only available with 2, 4, or 6 station models)
- Compatible with Hunter Solar Panel Maintenance free operation and no need to change or check battery condition
- Seasonal Adjustment (10-150%) allows for quick changes to all run times through a percentage scale