FAQs about Irrigation Systems

Irrigation systems in Elk River are quite popular these days. They are one of the most effective ways to keep your grass and landscaping looking great throughout the growing season, and the best part is that they do not require too much work on your end. With the proper maintenance by professionals like us, you really will not have to worry about your system breaking down or not working. We are often asked the same questions about our irrigation systems, so we thought we would take the time to address the ones that we get asked the most frequently.

Q: How do you determine what type of irrigation system is the best for my yard?

A: When we install irrigation systems, there are several different things we will check before we even begin to design your system. Factors like the size of your yard, the type of plants, how much sun your yard gets and several others aspects are all things we take into consideration.

Q: How often do I have to check on my irrigation system to see if it needs repairs or to make sure it’s still working?

A: You should check your irrigation system a few times a week, especially during the peak growing and watering season. We can show you what parts to keep an eye on, and if you spot any problems with your system, you can call us and we will come out as soon as possible to fix it. However, most irrigation systems do not require a lot of repair work if they are regularly inspected by professionals like us.

Q: How long do I have to keep my irrigation system turned on to water my yard?

A: Actually, you do not have to worry about this part of your irrigation system and watering your yard! There are timers that we will set based on the soil conditions and a few other factors like how much sunlight the other parts of your yard get.

Q: What happens when it rains for a few days? Will I have to worry about turning my irrigation system off during rainy time periods?

A: When we install irrigation systems, a rain sensor will probably be installed too. This sensor will automatically detect rainfall and after a certain amount falls, the sensor will tell the rest of the system to turn off and not water your yard. That way, you can rest assured that your grass and landscaping will not be over-watered.

Q: How long will it take you to install my irrigation system?

A: The answer to this question varies greatly from yard to yard but, in general, irrigation systems take about a day or two to install.

For more information on irrigation systems in Elk River, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or get a Free Estimate.