Lawn Sprinkler System

Is your front yard or backyard drying out? Are you tired of watering your yard by hand? An automatic lawn sprinkler system is very cost-effective, convenient and Eco-friendly. This page will teach you about the mechanics of our lawn sprinkler systems. Indeed, we are a local lawn sprinkler contractor company in Houston that provides professional lawn sprinkler system installations.

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Here is short list of each component that goes into a lawn sprinkler system installation. Please note that it is based on a standard residential lawn sprinkler system installation for the Houston area.

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

*Here in Texas, lawn sprinkler system installation is regulated. Equally important, by Texas law, only licensed installers are allowed to connect to city water. By all means, Houston Landscape Pros is license in the State of Texas and conforms to all state laws. For more information, visit our Texas Licensed Irrigator and learn more.

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Sprinkler Controller Box

As a professional lawn sprinkler contractor company for 10+ years, we understand that there are a wide variety of landscape sprinkler controller boxes on the market. However, for residential lawn sprinkler controllers, we use Rainbird and Rachio. They have Wi-Fi capabilities and are undoubtedly the industry’s most high-tech lawn sprinkler controllers. Furthermore, they even make auto adjustments by checking the weather through Wi-Fi.

We always recommend these sprinkler controllers to our customers since they are highly reliable and have design flexibility. In addition, you can always manage your home or property’s lawn sprinkler system regardless of your location. You can also use your mobile device through the app. Indeed, making scheduling has become very user and device friendly.

On the other hand, for four to twelve-station sprinkler systems, we use the 3rd Generation Rachio Wi-Fi controller. It is the best in its class and can certainly handle more stations.

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Sprinkler 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.

Rainbird EESP-TM2 and Rachio Smart Controllers

  • 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!

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Before and After lawn sprinkler (PVB) installation.

1” Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB)

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 is correct and that it works. 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.

Irrigation Isolated Valves

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

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Irrigation Electric Valves

Electric valves open and close to allow water flow to specific landscape sprinkler stations. Therefore, we use Rainbird® Electronic Valves in our lawn sprinkler system due to their reliability in the industry. Additionally, they last longer and cause fewer problems. A second electric valve has a high potential for leakage. Above all, it results in expensive subsequent repairs and maintenance costs. You will have one electronic valve per landscape station. For more information, check out our contact us form.

Wiring and Electric Connectors

The use of proper wires and electrical connectors is crucial in a lawn sprinkler system installation. The reason is that these wires are underground. Therefore, over time, they can deteriorate. Using the proper wire gauge and appropriate electrical connectors will minimize or eliminate future costly repairs. Furthermore, they are underground, so finding problems years later can take lots of digging. As a pro on wiring and electric work, HLP also offers professional landscape lighting.

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Rotors and Pop-ups

When designing most residential sprinkler systems, we use Rainbird® rotors and pop-up spray heads. In other words, with any lawn sprinkler system installation, we select components with high-reliability and proper water delivery. We choose the best materials available. After so many sprinkler installations, we know which parts will last and which ones will potentially cause problems. For this reason, Houston Landscape Pros devotes a lot of time to carefully selecting our products. However, if you need a lawn sprinkler system repair, we have you covered.

PVC Piping Sprinkler System

Houston Landscape Pros uses PVC Piping for an automatic sprinkler system. However, it comes in a variety of grades that determine long-term reliability. When installing a lawn sprinkler system, the schedule of piping refers to its wall thickness. For instance, in Houston, we use Schedule 40 for any connection to main lines and electric valves. The rest of the PVC Piping can be composed of Schedule 20 class pipes. Additionally, installing a water fountain at the same time as a sprinkler system is a very good idea.The piping is the same, which means you can save costs on labor since the trench will already be dug up.

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Trenching for Sprinkler System

Sprinkler trenches is not a physical component of a water sprinkler system. However, the pipes and electrical wires will go inside of the trench. Houston Landscape Pros makes trenches by hand using a shovel. Because a sprinkler line trencher will break with tree root system. With this intent, the proper depth and width of the channels are necessary. Trenches in Houston’s mild climate should be a minimum of 6 inches deep. As a matter of fact, we start our landscape drainage jobs at 6 inches.

Lawn Sprinkler FAQ

Have any questions about automatic lawn sprinkler systems?

Our knowledgeable staff is more than willing to answer your questions and provide free consultation. Feel free to call us at (713) 396-3320.

Lawn Sprinkler FAQ

Lawn Sprinkler System Products

Need a professional lawn sprinkler system installation? Houston Landscape Pros would be happy to assist you. Indeed, our license specialist can come out to your property and give you a quote. However, during our high season (March-August), we can provide you with a quicker proposal time via virtual appointments to keep up with demand. We only require a property survey and a picture of your front yard, side yards, and backyard landscaping. Below you will see our lawn sprinkler system packages.

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Irrigation System Cost Calculator

Here is our irrigation system cost calculator. Keep in mind that factors like the accessibility of the water meter, water pressure needs, cutting tree roots, and accessibility of the water meter causes labor cost go up. However, the yard size and materials makes most significant price difference.

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Lawn Sprinkler Repair

We do charge for inspection within our service area:

  • $45 for residential
  • $65 for commercial

One of our licensed irrigation specialist would be happy to come out to your property and check your entire lawn sprinkler system.

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For regular non-emergency lawn sprinkler repairs, please fill out our irrigation quote form, and we will call you to set up an appointment.

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Lawn Sprinkler System Warranty

Houston Landscape Pros offers a 3-year warranty on all parts and labors for any problems that may arise due to workmanship. We provide this warranty to tackle any unplanned issues. However, a Lawn sprinkler system should not give you problems within the first year of installation. Indeed, a new sprinkler system tends to last for ten plus years without significant problems. Furthermore, we provide a proper design and installation to ensure a long lasting sprinkler system. Certainly, our high-quality products will protect you from needing repairs.

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Sprinkler Service Area

Our main service area for lawn sprinkler system in Houston are:

  • The Galleria
  • Katy, TX
  • Richmond, TX
  • Bellaire, TX
  • Pearland, TX.

Fill out a irrigation system form or call us at 713-396-3320 and tell us a little more about your lawn sprinkler needs or repairs.

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