Category: Repairs to Existing Systems

Control your irrigation system from anywhere!

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At last an irrigation system you can control from anywhere.

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With the Hydrawise app you can control your irrigation system from anywhere from your smart phone. Imagine simply opening an app and now you won’t have any need for someone to check on your system and make changes.

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With a few touches on your phone you will be able to see how much it has rained this past week, how much water you have used, and much more. A person with an existing irrigation system can have this controller added to their current system.

Your existing system can be modified to have a Hunter Hydrowise controller giving you complete control from anywhere.

If you have an existing irrigation system and want the new controller we can help. Get in touch with us today to schedule your system evaluation.

Download the app after your system is installed or controller is replaced on your existing system.

Downloading the app takes just a couple of moments and with your username and pass word the app opens and you have complete control.

You will be able to see at a glance the current weather, the forecast, and with the touch of a button stop the system, pick individual zones and turn them off or on. This is the greatest advance in irrigation in many years.

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Reconnecting your Backflow Preventer

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Reconnecting your Backflow Preventer.

Going into winter you may have had your backflow preventer disconnected and now you need it reinstalled onto your irrigation system. Generally along with the reinstallation of

your backflow preventer the sprinkler system will need to be tested. It is typical to find minor problems that need correcting after your system has sat up over winter without water in it. These may include nozzles that aren’t functioning properly or even missing. We will be able to reconnect the backflow preventer and get any other problems corrected in one visit. Get in touch with us today through our contact page.

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Failed Backflow Inspection Help.

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This is what to do when you fail an irrigation backflow inspection.

Most larger modern cities inspect backflow preventers and a pass or fail notice is given. What should you do if you have been given notice that your backflow preventer is not operating properly? We can help you with fixing your backflow preventer in the areas of some parts of south Nashville ( call to be sure we can service your area ), Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Nolensville TN.

Backflow-preventer-Nashville, help with a failed backflow inspection in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Nolensville TN.

Why did I fail the backflow inspection?

There are many reasons a backflow preventer may be having problems, your backflow system will have a series of check valves and if any one of these have a problem you can fail the inspection. Water is supposed to flow in one direction only through a properly working system so if for any reason this is not happening or your backflow preventer is leaking you may fail. Here is what you should do after failing your backflow preventer inspection.

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What do you do after failing a backflow inspection?

1. Take a photo with your phone of the system you have.
2. Call us with the reasons your backflow preventer failed.
3. We will schedule a visit to perform a service call.

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Cracked and Broken Irrigation and Sprinkler Lines, Pipes, and Hoses.

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What to do when you notice cracked/ broken irrigation/ sprinkler lines, pipes, and hoses.

Fixing-Broken-Irrigation-Sprinkler-Lines-Hoses-Pipes-Nashville-TN We also service Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Nolensville TN.

The most common time for damage to occur to your irrigation / sprinkler system is during the winter. Temperatures below freezing that last for several hours can cause pipes and hoses to burst causing damage that may not be immediately noticeable. Once spring rolls around and your system is started for the new season you may notice water shooting up from the ground like mini geysers.

What do I do when I see water shooting out of a broken irrigation line?

Contact us and we will work quickly to attend to the problem. This is a basic repair visit and costs range depending on the exact damage.

Irrigation Line Service Area: Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Nolensville TN.

Locating the break in the line is important. Some questions to consider when looking to repair an irrigation/ sprinkler system leak are:

    * Do you see water bubbling up in the lawn and have you traced it back to the source?
    * If you have located the source where is that and what is it doing?
    * Do you see a crack in any metal fittings or backflow preventer?

Here is a short video outlining how to make the irrigation / sprinkler line repair yourself.

If you are going to attempt to make the repair on your own there are two kinds of irrigation/ sprinkler line and if and it is a simple pipe, line, or hose you will need.

White Irrigation/ Sprinkler pipe or line break:

First dig out the area where the leak appears to be coming from being careful not to cause additional damage. Once you can see the break you will need to cut the break out of the line.
You must cut the pipe cleanly and in a straight manner twice, once on each side of the break, clean away the small particles of plastic that will be present. You will need the PVC cleaner and glue, a section of pipe larger than the piece you cut out, and two sleeves. You will need the sleeves and pipe section to be the same size as the one you have removed so save that piece to bring to a store that sells irrigation line and parts. When you return to your work you will need to follow the logical procedure for working with PVC and now assemble your parts together for the repair.

Drip Irrigation Line / Hose break:

Once you have located the leak cut out the section of bad line, visit your local irrigation parts place and get a section that is greater in size than what you removed. You are going to need two couplings. The couplings for drip do not require glue or cleaner and are simply shoved into place. This is easier said than done, you will need pliars of some type for gripping because they are tough to attach. Good Luck.

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Benefits of irrigating your landscape or garden

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By Dalton Quigley

Three Benefits of Irrigating your Landscaping or Garden Areas.

There are many reasons to irrigate your property here are a few we thought of that will help with decision making regarding the purchase of an irrigation system. You are at the point where gathering information is important or maybe you are ready for an estimate either way we can help. With regard to your landscape an irrigation purchase is one of the best investments you can make. If you are like most people your landscape is planned, then a company is hired to install the landscape, and now you are wanting to protect your investment and save time in your schedule, here are some reasons to purchase an irrigation / sprinkler system.

Image of an Irrigation head spraying water.

Garden and Landscape Irrigation and Sprinkler Service Areas:

We proudly service the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensivlle, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro with landscape and garden sprinkler services.

University of Ohio Study reveals the real numbers on plant death without an irrigation system, with a system and summer watering only, and no irrigation system:

Death of plants in the non-irrigated plot shows a significant
difference with the two irrigated plots. Only the non-irrigated
plot showed plant death. Comparing the year-round irrigated plot
with the summer-only irrigated plot, the large p-value (0.716) in
the ANOVA main-effect model suggests that there is no significant
difference in plant growth between the two plots.

Source : University Irrigation Study

Our Three Benefits of Irrigating your landscape or garden.

1. Frees up time in your schedule! Not having to water by hand  frees up time in your schedule for more important tasks. Each shrub will need a few minutes of watering so the ground can get saturated enough to get the proper amount of water to the roots. Could you imagine how much time you will have to spend to make sure each plant is watered properly if you had to stand there and water by hand? For some people that is reason enough.

2. Watering occurs during critical times! Ok so you get busy if you are like most people and between work and family that takes up all of your available time. Your plants need to be able to count on the water or they will die in many cases, especially in the first year of planting here in the Nashville Middle Tennessee area. Once a new landscape is installed the first year is critical that watering occur every day once temperatures reach 90% and when the humidity is really low for an extended period. The regularity of watering is improved since water is applied without thought after setting the controller.

3. The health of your plants is protected! This one may be hard to quantify for some but regular watering keeps your plants from experiencing drought extremes so they are healthier. The plants and turf areas are healthier.

When you put all of the reasons together it is easy to understand how important and needed an irrigation system is to protect your investment and the health of your landscape.

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Three Reasons To Winterize / Blow out your Irrigation System.

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By Dalton Quigley

Garden and Landscape Irrigation and Sprinkler Service Areas:

We proudly service the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensivlle, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro with landscape and garden sprinkler services.

Three reasons why you should blow out an irrigation / sprinkler system.

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Winter Freezes will destroy your backflow preventer since it is above ground and exposed to winter temps.

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Valves can become damaged due to freezes as the water expands inside of them.

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Many other parts may break due to expanding water during the winter and it is sometimes found that a person gets a call because of
water spraying up out of the ground because the pressure is constantly there for when parts break. This could be embarrassing.

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How Irrigation Affects Mulch

By Dalton Quigley

Garden and Landscape Irrigation and Sprinkler Service Areas:

We proudly service the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensivlle, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro with landscape and garden sprinkler services.
Nashville-Irrigation-Company who services Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill and Nolensville TN.

Your home is your pride and joy and for most people it represents your most important investment. If you are like most people after you purchased the home and got settled in one day the landscape became a priority to get the aesthetics up to what you imagine your dream home to be. The plantings had to be right for the scale of the home and the shapes had to compliment the architecture, colors, and textures generated that mental feel you were going for. During all of the idea exploration about your plant, mulch, and soil investments to be made a conversation about watering and irrigation may have happened. So you installed an irrigation system to satisfy the need to keep everything watered on a regular schedule. You have achieved a balance between the landscape and your home and now you notice something different.

How does irrigation affect mulch?

Typically rain and water from irrigation is expected on the mulch so it should mostly stay put in normal environmental activity. One problem from too much water on mulch can be fungus so other than over watering mulch should be fine.

Mulch was displaced by water from irrigation.

Today you have come outside and noticed the mulch has been pushed over and away from an area by water coming from the irrigation system. Well in this instance you may have a broken head, line, or have the settings on the control panel set up incorrectly because too much water is flowing over the area. Ok don’t panic there is an easy fix no matter what the problem is. Set your controller to manual and turn on one zone at a time to see what is happening. Normally the mulch should get wet when watering happens and later in the day it dries out. At your home this is not happening like it should so look to the list below:

1. Is the water bubbling up out of the ground?

2. Is the water shooting out of the lower side of the sprinkler head because it is cracked?

3. Has the sprinkler head broken in any other way causing water to flow down over the sprinkler head and onto the mulch area?

Sprinkler heads are an easy fix and so is the pipe that supports the flow of water if you need to affect a repair. If you need someone like us to do the repair for you simply go to the top of this page and get in touch with us.

Irrigation can make your mulch wash down into the lawn and cause more maintenance as you have to rake it back and possibly lose it all together.

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By Dalton Quigley

Garden and Landscape Irrigation and Sprinkler Service Areas:

We proudly service the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensivlle, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro with landscape and garden sprinkler services.

There is a difference between an irrigation system that has been blown out and one that hasn’t. The difference is that when spring rolls around and the system is started up

major repairs will have to be made. What repairs you may ask? Well a sprinkler system that hasn’t been blown out still had water in the pipes and other parts when

the frigid temperatures of winter hit which means there will be broken pipes, valves, and back flow preventers. These repairs will be costly.

Well there is a way to avoid all the extra cost of replacing broken pipes, valves, and back flow preventers, and that is to blow the water out of the system

in the late fall before the freezes start coming. Yes you can save your system from major damage each year by getting the water out of the lines and other parts.

Once spring rolls around you will once again be able to use your system normally after starting it back up. Our sponsors on this site have a list of clients each

fall to blow out and you can get on the list.

It is important to use someone who has done this before because to much air pressure and you can actually harm parts of the irrigation system. Too little air

used during blowing out an irrigation system and water will remain which can cause the problems you are trying to prevent.

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By Dalton Quigley

Garden and Landscape Irrigation and Sprinkler Service Areas:

We proudly service the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensivlle, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro with landscape and garden sprinkler services.

Spotting troubles with your irrigation system / sprinklers in spring for the Nashville Tennessee area.

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Look for heads that stick in one position and don’t rotate like they should.

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Some times an irrigation nozzle or spray head will perform in a strange way like spraying the wrong direction or may appear to be leaning to one side.

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Be on the look out for leaks leaks are unusual wet spots where it never seems to dry.

If you experience leaks from your irrigation / sprinkler system get in touch with us.

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By Dalton Quigley

Garden and Landscape Irrigation and Sprinkler Service Areas:

We proudly service the areas of Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensivlle, Smyrna, and Murfreesboro with landscape and garden sprinkler services.

This video answers the question of ” How to start up an Irrigation System ” and if you need help we are always here.

Starting an irrigation system starts with making sure there is power to the Controller. Next go out to your
backflow preventer and turn the valve to the on position which lets the water pressure get back into the system. Then you will need to go back to the controller and set your run time, days of the week, and time of the day. You will need to set your system on manual and go one at a time through the zones to make sure there aren’t repairs that are needed. If you see a fountain of water shooting up anywhere as you run through the zones give us a call and we can come out to repair the heads that need to be repaired.

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