Lawn Sprinkler System

Here in Texas, lawn sprinkler system installation is regulated. Meaning by Texas law, only licensed installers are allowed to connect to city water. This page shows a component list based on a standard residential lawn sprinkler system installation for the Houston area. Houston Landscape Pros is licensed in the State of Texas and conforms to all  state laws. This list is to show you what Houston Landscape Pros will use to install your lawn sprinkler system.

For more information, visit our Texas Licensed Irrigator and learn more. Call us today or fill out a Free Sprinkler Quote. Above all, remember that we come to you for an on-site consultation!

New Sprinkler Components

  • Sprinkler Controller
  • Pressure Vacuum Breaker (aka PVB)
  • Isolated Valves
  • Electric Valves
  • Wiring and Electric Connectors
  • Rain Sensor
  • Rotors and Pop-ups
  • PVC Piping
  • Trenching
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Sprinkler Controller

There are a wide variety of landscape sprinkler controllers on the market. However, for residential lawn sprinkler controllers, we use Rainbird and Rachio. We use both of these due to their high reliability and design flexibility. Currently, the two most recommended sprinkler controllers on the market are the Rainbird ESP-TM2 with the Wi-Fi Module and the Rachio Smart controller. These are the most high-tech lawn sprinkler controllers that connect to Wi-Fi. Thus, allowing the user to control them with a mobile device through an app. With that being the case, the app makes scheduling very convenient.

In addition, this app makes adjustments by checking the weather through Wi-Fi. These two models are suitable for four to twelve station sprinkler systems. We use the 3rd Generation Rachio Wi-Fi controller because we believe this controller is the best in its class. In conclusion, if you are wondering how much water your lawn requires, visit Lawn Watering Needs-Texas.

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Rainbird EESP-TM2 and Rachio Smart Controllers

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  • The Rainbird ESP-TM2 can serve as a basic lawn sprinkler system without installing the extra Wi-Fi module. However, this controller is for smaller sprinkler systems with four to eight stations. All of these controllers have indoor and outdoor models.

  • This controller focuses on properties that would need eight to fifty-four stations. It has an optional smart controller feature called the Solar-Sync. This feature measures local weather and has a rain sensor that will turn off the sprinkler system if it starts raining.

  • We can also install a more basic controller for a lawn sprinkler system without the Wi-Fi feature. Keep in mind that a base controller includes seasonal adjustment programming. In other words, flexible schedule times, a run time calculator, and other functions. In conclusion, schedule yourself an annual check-up!

Rain/Freeze Sensor

A rain/freeze sensor monitors the amount of rainwater in a yard. It detects when rain has gone beyond the preset level. The sensor also notices if the conditions are below freezing. If the controller detects that the surrounding area is still wet, the monitor will stop watering the lawn until conditions are dry. The use of a rain/freeze sensor will conserve water and protect plants/turf from oversaturation. With this in mind, our standard quotes include the Mini-Click Rain/Freeze Sensor by Rainbird®. It is a reliable sensor that will work for many years without giving the homeowner problems. It can be preset to shut off the system after 1/8” to 1” of rainfall.

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1” Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB)

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Before and After lawn sprinkler (PVB) installation.

A Water Back-flow Prevention Unit is one of the essential parts of a lawn sprinkler system installation. It prevents water from going back to the main city line. Therefore, it prevents water contamination.

After installation is complete, it will be inspected and certified by a TX licensed back-flow inspector. The inspector will confirm that the unit installation process is correct and that it works properly. They will also check the vacuum breaker against a database. In the event there is water contamination in your area, city inspectors investigate houses with pressure vacuum breakers. If the vacuum breaker is not certified, it could cause significant problems for the homeowner.

Isolated Valves

In any proper sprinkler installation, you will have isolated valves that allow an emergency shut-off. These valves will shut off water to the vacuum breaker in case of damage. Most Houston contractors do not bother to install these isolated valves. However, Houston Landscape Pros deems isolated valves essential; therefore, we always include them. They are especially useful because they are installed relatively quickly and cost very little.