FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –
How does underground irrigation
To simplify: - A property is divided
into areas (depending on the volume of water you have), called
stations or zones. A controller/timer tells each
zone when to water and when to stop --- depending on what
you determine your lawn needs. A number of sprinkler heads pop
out of the ground to water an area and then drop below the
surface when the irrigating is complete so they cannot be seen
or damaged by lawn tractors or mowers.
This must use a lot of water!
No, it is very efficient because no
water is wasted on driveways, roadways or the house due to the
sprinkler head placement and precise directional angling. Most
homes report they use less water. Because of automatic timing,
there is no over watering. We also install an automatic rain
shut-off which overrides the timer if it rains a certain amount.
Does the lawn have to be dug up?
No, we have machines (Ditch Witch)
that lay wire and pull pipe underground by knifing through the
soil causing minimal disturbance to the lawn and we can bore
under sidewalks and sometimes driveways.
Won’t the pipes freeze in the winter?
We blow the water from the pipes in
the late fall before the winter freeze.
A system must be expensive!
On the contrary. The first zone
(4 or 5 sprinklers) is the most expensive because of the timer,
the rain sensor, the wiring, etc. An average property with 3
zones (two 45' x 45' lawns with boundaries and a flower garden
with shrubs) should be around $2500 based on 4 or 5 heads
Are there jobs too small or too big?
No, We’ve installed fully automated watering systems in
everything from hanging baskets and window boxes to 2 acre lawns
and full soccer fields, all on automatic programmable timers.
What credentials does
- Locally owned and operated
and registered with The Province of Nova Scotia
- A member of the Halifax and West Hants Chambers of Commerce
- A member of Landscape Nova Scotia (LNS)
- A member of the Canadian Nursery
Landscape Association (CNLA)
- A past member of New
Brunswick Horticultural Trades Association (NBHTA)
---upon request --- from owners of UIS systems installed since
1996. We don’t point you to select clients, but encourage you to
ask any of our customers if UIS automatic watering has been a
good investment for them. Inquire about value, quality,
workmanship, service and our availability.