FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAWN IRRIGATION, LIGHTING AND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN WINDSOR AND ESSEX COUNTY, ONTARIO
Emerald Turf is able to offer complete, expertly designed sprinkler systems and installation services for residential and commercial properties. We have over thirty years of experience in designing and installing sprinkler systems for homes, condominiums, commercial buildings, businesses, farms, agriculture and more.
The ideal time to install a sprinkler system is before the sod is laid and your landscape bed perimeter is laid out or marked accordingly.
It is possible to install an irrigation system if grass and landscaping are already established. Sprinklers can also be installed whenever you are ready. In the case that we need to access your landscape bedding, lay mulch after the installation for best results.
Each irrigation system is unique. The variables involved in calculating the cost may include property size, number of zones, landscaping details, types of plants, material costs, labour and more. It is impossible to say how much each system will cost without first observing the affected property.
However, to get a ballpark idea, an average-sized lot in Windsor may run anywhere from $1,500 to $4000. Again, this all depends on the size and scope of the work.
Our irrigation specialists typically install an average-sized sprinkler system in 1 to 2 days.
It is vital that someone be home in the morning, for at least half of the day , so that our irrigation specialists may have access to locate the main water line connection, install the plumbing connection, and identify the best location to install the timer.
Also, the main water supply to the house will have to be shut off for a short period of time in order to make the main-line plumbing connection.
Our irrigation specialists will take care of your system maintenance . The maintenance involved is a 3-step process.
We advise that you check for any water pooling or loss of pressure in each zone. This can typically be seen as a loss of distance or fanning in the spray on a particular zone.
If you have any questions about maintenance please contact the office.
Here are some tips to make the sprinkler installation process easier:
A winterization or (blow out) involves our company arriving at your home with an industrial-grade air compressor. Upon our arrival, we will connect our main air hose to your outside irrigation connection. During the 15-30 minute process, we will manually access each valve from the valve boxes installed outside of your home.
We suggest that the homeowner verify that the valve boxes are visible and accessible to our team . The homeowner must first verify that the main irrigation valve is shut off and the timer is in the "off" position. If that main valve is not shut off or the ball valve is failed (and is allowing even a drip of water through) then the winterization process can not be completed. In the case of a failed ball valve, our company or a licensed professional will need to replace said ball valve before we can return to complete the winterization.
To prepare for winterization :
If you have any questions about winterization please contact the office.
Emerald Turf specializes in the installation of underground sprinkler systems/irrigation systems for commercial properties (businesses) and residential properties (houses, apartments, and condominiums). We do not provide landscaping or sod but would be happy to refer you to one of our preferred irrigation partners.
If you have any questions you may contact us for a referral.
Emerald Turf Irrigation proudly provides commercial and residential sprinkler installation services for the following areas:
Don't see your town on the list? Please contact our office and we would be happy to answer any questions you have about servicing your system or installing a new irrigation system.
We offer a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and a 1-year warranty on labour, and the first winterization is free of charge.
*WARRANTY NULL AND VOIDED IF SYSTEM WINTERIZED BY ANOTHER COMPANY WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS*