A sprinkler system is a complex
network of pipes, valves, electrical circuits, components, connections,
and sprinkler heads. Because it serves as the water distribution
system for your yard, the design and installation of your system
are critical to its success. It is a complicated process
requiring a host of specialized equipment, as well as a background
in landscape design and maintenance, and fluid hydraulics.
This is why it is important
to have a professional contractor like Green Thumb Lawns Inc with
years of experience design and install your system using contractor
quality components by Toro (not parts designed to be inexpensive,
price competitive and disposable, like the ones commonly available
at discount stores) that are designed to withstand the rigors
of the severe environments that we have in Minnesota.
These materials will provide
many years of dependable service! Green Thumb Lawns Inc offers
the finest service and installation of irrigation equipment
in the the area. We specialize in TORO products, and service
all major brands. Our goal is to give you the best products,
and the best service available.
All estimates are free, so give
us a call !!!
A quality sprinkler system starts with
a quality design!
This is the most critical step
in installing a sprinkler system. Quality field work means nothing
if the designer doesn't know what he is doing. We
will custom design your sprinkler system using the latest
products from Toro, We design all our systems by hand; no
expensive automated designing systems that over design or completely
ignore areas of your yard. What we offer you is a design
that covers 100% of the areas you want watered.
Design and estimate:
To create a quality design we need the following
- A scale drawing of your property including
your house, landscaping, trees, sidewalks, patios,
sheds, etc. When you close on your house you
usually receive a Certificate of Survey; otherwise your
city offices building department should have one on file. A
photocopy of this is the preferred scale drawing to give
us. On this we can draw in the above list of items.
- A landscape plan is the next preferred
drawing, however, landscapers are not as accurate with
scale as surveyors. Please have copies of both if possible.
Water pressure readings:
We will check your available pressure and flow in gallons per
minute. This will determine how much water is available
to run your new system, all plans for the system will depend on
this information. Now you need to think
about where your water supply will be coming from, side of house,
back of house, etc., and where you would like your controller,
the garage is the
most common location. Please clearly mark these on your scale
Note: In most areas building codes require
that a Back flow Prevention
Device be mounted just after the water
supply exits the house. By code this device must be mounted 12"
higher than any sprinkler head in the yard. If it is not feasible
to mount this type of device 12 " higher than the lawn, there
are other type of back flow prevention devices available.
We can help you determine what kind of device will best suit your
Green Thumb Lawns Inc does not supply the water source for irrigation,
this must be provided for by the property owner. We can
recommend a licensed plumber for this job. Any expense related
to the water supply will not be reflected in your lawn sprinkler
system estimate. Before starting plumbing for your
water source make sure you have checked your local
building codes and if necessary pulled a permit.
You have two options for plumbing the water
source: hire a plumber, or do it yourself. If you have ever
sweated copper then you should easily be able to plumb your
water source with the information we'll provide. Click
here to see the schematic for the water source. If you
have not sweated copper or are uncomfortable doing the plumbing
yourself, then we recommend that you hire a licensed master
plumber. You can expect to pay between $250 and $500
for this service including your vacuum breaker.
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