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Our Oakley Sprinkler Repair Team is More That Just Sprinklers

Because we are an outdoor services company, our Oakley sprinkler repair team often gets questions about the many aspects of outdoor home improvement. We specialize in sprinklers and irrigation systems but also do masonry work, landscaping, snow removal and outdoor lighting. Here are the most common questions we get about our service.

we do commercial and residential irrigation repairAre sprinkler systems cost effective alternatives to watering by hand?

If your sprinkler system is well adjusted, it will deliver exactly the right amount of water to your lawn. This mean you won't over or under water so you'll have plush grass all the time. This will cut down on the need for expensive lawn care treatments to revive dead grass and your water bill. It will also prevent you from wasting hours of your time watering. Just the time saved (if it was billed out at minimum wage) would save you over $100 a week. So, in terms of cost – a sprinkler system effectively saves you both time and money.

our Oakley Sprinkler Repair team does individual head adjustmentMy sprinkler system was fine last fall but when I turned it on this spring there was very poor water pressure and some of the heads failed to pop up. What could have caused this?

If you failed to have your system completely blown out, residual water may have built up in the joints of your underground piping. This could cause cracks, breaks and leaks throughout the system. This allows water to escape into the ground and lowers the amount of water reaching the pop up heads. The majority of issues like this can be repaired with a few well placed repipes or an interior pipe coating treatment.

a beautiful planting bed in an Oakley front yardWhat is the difference between a hardscape and a landscape?

Our Oakley sprinkler repair team gets this question quite a bit. The truth is a hardscape is part of the landscape. It is any portion of the landscape that is made of cement, brick, or other “hard” materials (some contractors consider it anything that isn't alive). These are usually seen in patios, porches, retaining walls, exterior planting bed supports and structural supports like gazebos and trellises. If you want to keep your flowers safe from games of over the wall we go, placing a decorative points at the top of the wall will prevent this type of tomfoolery.

What are the advantages of solar powered garden lighting? Are there any disadvantages?

a solar light adds flexibility to your outdoor lightingOutdoor lighting is a great way to accentuate areas of your garden during the evening hours as well as a great way to illuminate pathways to create a safer yard. Solar powered garden lighting doesn't need to be hooked up to a hardwired power source, so it can be placed virtually anywhere. This frees you up to use it as up lighting for a single large specimen plant or an area of the garden a long distance from the main electrical source, like that patch of pretty pink rose bushes along the fence line. The major disadvantage is that solar lights don't put out as many lumens as their hardwired counterparts. This means they don't illuminate as brightly and, depending on the amount of sunlight they receive during the day, they may run out of power before the end of the night.