Skip to content

Apr
9
2015

Why should I have Green Acres start up my irrigation system?

People often ask me if they should start up their own sprinkler system or have Green Acres do it.  I always say it is good to have us look at their system at least once a year and that is not just because I own the company. For years Green Acres serviced a commercial account […]

Read More

Oct
8
2014

Winterization – Sprinkler System Blowout

Every year we hear a story of someone moving to Minnesota from somewhere warm, Texas, Flordia, California.  Usually the person moves into their residence in the summer or fall and doesn’t realize their sprinkler system needs to be blown out before the Winter hits.  Inevitably they discover should have been winterized only after the pipes […]

Read More

Apr
26
2014

What is included in a spring start up with Green Acres?

Turning the water on to the sprinkler system. Sounds easy…right? This involves finding the sprinkler water shut off in the basement, breaking the winterizing seal, reinstalling the handle, shutting off the winter safety drain (usually a boiler drain/faucet) and turning the water back on. Next, using our remote control, the technician will run through the […]

Read More

Feb
5
2014

Winter

This has been a cold winter!! I heard on the news that this has been the coldest January in the last 30 years.  The average temperature was only 10.3 degrees.  I’m glad January is over. In a rigorously cold winter like this, I start to get a little spring fever.  Yet we still have a […]

Read More

Aug
29
2013

How late in the season should I run my irrigation system?

It’s September and I want to keep watering as long as possible.  Maybe you have new sod or plantings, or it’s been dry (like that last 2 autumns 2011 & 2012).  What can I do about those nights the temperature dips below freezing?  Will it damage my irrigation system? You are wise to be thinking […]

Read More