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

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
  1. 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.
  2. Next, using our remote control, the technician will run through the system one zone at a time. He will look at each individual head looking for crooked heads and whether they are spraying well and in the right areas. He will also look for leaks and any damage that might have occurred over the winter.  He then makes the necessary adjustments or repairs.
  3. Lastly, the controller is set for springtime watering.  Note a few things at this point:
    • Because it is spring, and if it is early spring and maybe wet and cold, we may leave the system controller in the OFF position. You will need to turn this to RUN when you want to begin watering.
    • As the year progresses you will need to make necessary seasonal adjustments to your controller.  For example:  Increasing times in each zone or increasing the % in seasonal adjust. Green Acres offers the option of  service plans that have one or more “Walk Throughs” where we do the adjusting for you. Give us a call and we can go over the possibilities with you.
    • Here is a link to the U of M Extension with watering tips.

Enjoy Spring!  We deserve it this year!!