Sprinkler System Installation and Landscaping Projects: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does the Installation take?
A: An average residential project can usually be installed in 1-3 days depending on its size, unless interrupted by bad weather. Metro installs all projects from start to finish to minimize damage and speed up healing. OUR GOAL IS TO INSTALL YOUR PROJECT WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TRAUMA TO YOUR LAWN.
Q: How damaged will the yard be after the installation and how long will the damage last?
A: The amount of damage is greatly reduced with a start to finish installation, however, damage will vary because of various factors. Underground debris, and weather conditions at the time of installation are the two main factors. Yards that have a lot of rocks or tree roots will have more damage than yards that have clean soil. Most yards will heal in 2-4 weeks depending on the time of year.
Q: How deep will The irrigation pipe be?
A: The target pipe depth is 6”-9” but no one can guarantee pipe depth because of underground debris, utilities and pipe crossings.
Q: How much water will a sprinkler use?
A: The answer to this question is a little complicated. Even if a person does a very good job of watering with garden hoses, a sprinkler system will still use 20%-40% less water. Since no two lawns are the same size, have the same plant material, or have the same needs, each landscape will vary.
Q: How difficult is it to change the settings on the Sprinkler controller?
A: Making changes to the controller is very simple. There are only three things the system needs to know. They are: the days to water, time of day tom water, and how long to water for. It’s that simple.
Q: What is the best time to water?
A: The best time to water is early morning during the coolest and calmest part of the day. It is the key to the systems efficiency. The winds are calmer, so the water goes where its directed. Also this gives the water time to absorb into the ground before sun and wind start evaporating it.
Q: Are there any hidden costs?
A: NO. The cost of your project includes all permit fees and sales tax. The only extra costs will be if there are changes that you make on your project after the contract and price have already been agreed on.
Q: What types of payment are accepted?
A: We accept personal checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and have financing available.
Q: What is the customer responsible for?
A: The customer is responsible for providing access to the garage or basement as necessary. Also, for marking boundaries , owner owned utilities, and for making arrangements to be present when the job is complete for a walk through of the project. Finally, the homeowner is responsible for a final sign off on you project and making the final payment.
Q: What do I need to get started?
A: All we require is a signed contract, and a $100 deposit to get started on irrigation and lighting projects and 35% down on all other landscaping projects.