The Q & A of residential irrigation

With all the questions about irrigation, what it is, how it works, some trial and err, tips, tricks, and more, you'll find the answers below. We respect those in the irrigation industry who have made it possible to share their experience through documentations and videos. Their insight is extremely valuable. 

Tips

WATER

SAVING

Tricks

SMART WATERING

Videos

IRRIGATION

DIFFERENCES

Timer Tips

For WIFI instructions and to set up advanced watering options with the Rain Bird TM2 controller check out the links below.

Trenching Tricks

Tired of shovels & digging into roots and rocks? Why not accelerate compressed air with supersonic speed! Try out an air spade!

Finding The Buried System

There is nothing more annoying than inheriting an irrigation system for which you have no idea where the parts are buried.

Connecting Copper

To make the connection from your water line to the pipe for the irrigation manifold is as easy as installing a Sharkbite fitting.

Backflow Preventer

Backflow presenters are installed on the main water line to prevent water from the irrigation system backing up

Booster Pump

If the water static pressure is too low, add a booster pump to make up the difference.

Lot Size Matters

Drawing a sketch of your yard is not only great planning for determining the irrigation materials, it's a map for future reference.

The Water Meter

The water meter line is the heart of an irrigation system. Whether you tap into it or install a dedicated irrigation line, determine the its pipe size first.

GPM & PSI

It is recommended that your water source can supply at minimum 50PSI, 6GPM or greater.

Pipe Size Matters

The pipe size for your irrigation distribution lines should be at least one to two sizes larger than the inlet of the sprinklers.

What Are Zones

A zone is referred to as a dedicated line. It has a certain amount of sprinklers that will supply a sufficient amount of water in a specific area of space.

Sprinkler Spacing

Most Rainbird sprinklers have a 25 degree trajectory upward spray, so they do not provide water coverage in their own immediate space.

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Controller & Wifi

The Rain Bird ESP-TM controller is a hassle free contractor-grade unit designed for residential use. You can access your irrigation system by using wifi.

Rain Sensor

Simply set the depth of rain need the sensor to over ride the controller, when the weather dries up, regular scheduling will resume.

Wiring The System

Wiring your irrigation system is easier Done than Said. Our packages come with one wire jacket containing several colored wires inside. See the video below. 

WHAT IS DRIP IRRIGATION

Drip irrigation is the most uniformed application available. It's a low volume, low pressure watering system allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, trees, and shrubs.

INSTALL A DRIP SYSTEM

Install your irrigation system and arrange the drip stakes in among groups of plants to provide water with effective root watering management.

HEALTHY GARDENS

The best way to manage a garden is to have the best soil type, mulch, fertilizer, prune when necessary, group plants according to their element requirements.

RAIN BIRD 1800 SERIES

The Rain Bird 1800 series sprinkler is a 4" popup sprinkler with a 1/2" inlet, durable and easy to operate. Spray distance is 2 to 22 feet, an ideal choice for narrow paths and arched landscape designs.

RAIN BIRD 3500 SERIES

The Rain Bird 3500PC series rotor is a 4" pop up gear driven rotor with a 1/2" inlet, and can be easily adjusted   from 40 - 360 degree. Radius: 15 to 35 feet.

RAIN BIRD 5000 SERIES

The Rain Bird 5000PC series rotor is a robust, long lasting 4" pop up gear driven rotor with a 3/4" inlet, and can be easily adjusted   from 40 - 360 degree. Radius: 25 to 50 feet 

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