husker outdoors-lawn sprinklers2Lawn Sprinkler System Design & Installation

Tired of wasting your time and money? Have you ever considered an in-ground sprinkler system? Husker Outdoors Inc. offers a 1 year system warranty, with the best pricing and service available, guaranteed. We offer free estimates on all sprinkler systems.

Installing a lawn sprinkler system will pay for itself in the money you save on conserving water (when watering by hand, 50 percent of the water used is lost by runoff, evaporation, in addition to the installation of a separate water meter for irrigation to avoid paying sewer charges on the water used on watering your landscape. In times of watering bans or restrictions, sprinkler systems can be programmed to run late at night or early morning when water evaporation is at its lowest.

A system installed by Husker Outdoors Inc. will evenly water your lawn and plantings, in sufficient quantity but without excess, using all possible means to ensure efficient control.

We will propose the most suitable technical solutions to provide the best value for the money. Our team of professional installers, with the most modern machinery and equipment available today, will install a system of underground pipe in the turf areas, with minimal disruption to your lawn.

Because we are furnished with the right equipment, and staffed with knowledgeable and experienced personnel, no installation is too large, too small, or too complex for Husker Outdoors Inc. You can be sure your job will be handled in the most professional manner, from design to completion. We are committed to your needs and the protection of our environment.

All installations performed by Husker Outdoors Inc. are warranted for 1 year against defects in the workmanship, and all parts (including sprinkler heads, valves, and controllers).

Husker Outdoors Inc. is a full service company. We design custom irrigation plans that will reflect your site needs, along with providing the staff to install the system. In addition, will maintain your system to keep it in perfect working condition, season after season.

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Understanding the relationship between water, soil, and plants is the first and most critical step in knowing how to design a water-efficient lawn sprinkler system. Water conservation is of the utmost importance to all of us.

At Husker Outdoors Inc. we are able to help customers conserve water by precise timing and system design that eliminates any over watering. We use a state of the art irrigation design software (RAINCAD) which allows us to custom design a lawn sprinkler system to your unique location.

Whether you are interested in a new lawn sprinkler system or service for your existing system, we analyze the short and long-term needs of the landscape constantly with an eye toward safeguarding your investment and protecting its design integrity. We pay attention to details and offer complete prompt and courteous customer care.

To see what we can do for you, simply call us today at 612-508-4532 or go to our online request form. In time you will see the value of seeking professional help.

Spring Lawn Sprinkler Turn On Scheduling -

  • If you call for your turn-on in March or April, we can do any needed repairs or adjustments, and set the clock. We can leave the clock on “off” and when you feel it is time to start watering, you can turn the clock to “auto” and the system will water as programmed.
  • If you call in May or June, please call at least a week in advance, before you are ready for turn-on. REMEMBER, your system should be already on before you do any planting, seeding or placement of sod.
  • You must call to schedule your turn-on because we don’t know whether you want your turn on in April, May or June
  • To see what we can do for you, simply call us today at 612-508-4532 or go to our online request form. In time you will see the value of seeking professional help.

Lawn Sprinkler Winterizing Scheduling –

Lawn Sprinkler Winterizing consists of turning of the main water valve to the lawn sprinkler system and blowing air through the lines with our large air compressors.

  • We start sprinkler winterizing from September – November. After this date we are not responsible for any system still on.
  • Please do not be alarmed if temperatures drop below freezing at night. It takes approximately 10 – 15 hours of below freezing temperatures to do damage to the system.

A GUIDE TOWARD SELECTING A SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR

SELECTING MATERIALS

Ask your prospective contractor to show samples of various types of equipment be uses such as sprinkler heads, controllers, valves and risers. This will not only help inform you as to how the system will operate, but will also aid in communicating with your contractor what you desire in the system. Ask him to explain the advantages and disadvantages of each product. As a general rule sprinkler system equipment varies in cost and quality. Each item is manufactured with specific functions in mind and will operate properly only if it is installed as recommended by the manufacturer’s specifications.

Underground sprinkler systems, when designed and installed in the proper manner using the proper equipment, not only eliminate the time consuming chore of hand watering your lawn, but also provide your landscape with more uniform coverage and application of water which aids in healthy and vigorous growth of your valuable landscape plantings. AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS have proven time and again to not only provide better application of water, but also can provide numerous time-controlled watering schedules, which help in establishing new lawns areas and conserve our water resources.

The rapid increase in the demand for commercial and residential sprinkler systems, has been accompanied by two developments, lower prices and better values by responsible contractors and an increased number of irresponsible and fly-by-night contractors. You, the prospective customer, should obtain sufficient information to prevent selecting irresponsible and incompetent contractors.

SHOULD YOU REQUEST AN IRRIGATION DESIGN?

Each contractor will have their own policy regarding design work. He may wish to provide you a design for the purpose of submitting an accurate bid, on the other hand, a contractor may believe he is experienced enough that he can give you an accurate bid without a design. In either case, you should demand a copy of the “As Built” irrigation plan upon completion of the job. This will be a valuable benefit to you when future additions to your residence or landscape are needed, or for sprinkler system repair.

IS A WRITTEN LEGAL CONTRACT NECESSARY?

As a general rule, most large commercial sprinkler system installations are awarded after both parties agree upon signed contract. The contract that is submitted by the contractor should include: scope of work, price of job, city permits, warranty periods, and client/customer payment agreement. The contract is directed at protecting both parties legally. A written contract is not necessarily mandatory in all cases, particularly residential installations in the community. In the event that there is any doubt regarding a contractor’s reliability, or you are not acquainted with their work then a contract should be provided by the contractor. Responsible contractors should have no objections to a written contract.

In general, a contractor may require a deposit at the time of signing the contract. If a large advance deposit/payment is requested, you should make sure the payment is justified and that you are dealing with a reputable contractor.

WARRANTY?

The standard manufacturers and contractors warranty period for most sprinkler products and installations, is one year on materials and workmanship. You, the consumer are protected by the people who Build and Install the equipment. Husker Outdoors also offers an extended Irrigation System Warranty Program (see image at right).

SHOULD YOU TAKE THE LOW BID?

It was Ruskin who said: “There is hardly anything in the world that one man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper; and the people who consider price only, are such men’s lawful prey.”

Remember, in order for the contractor to continue serving you and other customers in a responsible manner they must stay in business and show fair profit.

Simply “paying the bills” is little incentive to a reputable contractor. Again, consider the cost of other items you own or desire compared to the value of your landscape or residence. The low bid is not always the cheapest. Re-building or replacing an improperly designed or installed system may cost you many times the amount you thought you saved. Remember, you are installing a permanent underground system that must be installed right the first time.

Sprinkler System Water Audit

You go to your physician for a yearly check-up, and you take your car to the mechanic for a regular tune up. A sprinkler system also benefits from a regular inspection of its operation.

While the term auditing is fairly new to the industry, professional irrigators and users of sprinkler systems have been performing the essential functions of auditing for years. Auditing basically means the inspection of a system once it has been placed into operation to verify the proper operation of each system component, the uniformity of the coverage provided and to determine the appropriate water-efficient irrigation schedule.

The visual inspection of a system while it is operating, and the placement of measurement “catch cans” within the coverage area of each zone as a means to measure uniformity of coverage, is the primary way an auditor measures a system.

Evaluation of plant material within the zone, depth of active roots, soil consistency and evapotranspiration rates, are all factors that ultimately determine the results of a complete irrigation system audit.

Simpler irrigation audits can be conducted for smaller sites, like homes and small commercial sites that have less complex irrigation systems. Husker Outdoors Inc, maintenance program includes a yearly sprinkler system audit, which mainly consists of a visual inspection, monitoring water usage in each zone, and estimating how many gallons per minute are used by the system. These inspections can be helpful when the owner of a system is concerned about efficiency and proper coverage.

Husker Outdoors Inc. can make recommendations about upgrading equipment and may even suggest a program for the system controller that can reduce water usage. They will then schedule any needed repairs .

The phone number for scheduling a sprinkler system audit is 612-508-4532

If you are a maintenance contract customer of Husker Outdoors Inc., you’re entitled to a free sprinkler system audit once each year: Otherwise simple audits are $75.00 and complex audits are done at an hourly rate of $40.00 per hour.

Husker Outdoors can offer a thorough audit of your system and can implement repairs and revisions that can improve performance of most systems.

To order a simple audit of your system, complete the on-line form. You will be contacted by phone for an appointment.

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