Specialized Irrigation Services
Irrigation Winterization - Winterizing your irrigation system is neccessary to prevent possible freeze damage. This should be left to the professionals as they have the proper equipment and training. The customer may not need to be present for the winterizing so long as the customer has shut off the irrigation water and if the service techs have access to the timer. There will be an additional service charge if we need to return to the property as a result of customer error.
Irrigation service - Our service techs are experienced and well-trained. That allows us to quickly diagnose, troubleshoot and properly repair all brands of sprinkler systems. If you are expecting new construction we will cap off existing irrigation and or re-route sprinklers as needed.
Irrigation Installation - Alternative Rain will custom design and install your system to give the most efficient, cost effective lawn sprinkler possible. We are trained and experienced professional irrigation contractors with a history of customer satisfaction in both system installation and service. We will protect your drinking water supply by installing the appropriate backflow preventer, according to local codes. We will select the right products for the unique needs of your landscape, program your controller to operate at maximum efficiency, and instruct you on how to adjust your system's watering schedule.
Backflow Testing - A backflow device is to protect drinking water from coming in contact with a questionable contaminant, preventing contaminants from entering the water supply. Iowa requires all residential/commercial sprinkler systems to have an annual backflow test. If not tested annually, service could be interrupted. We have a State of Iowa Certified backflow tester on staff.
Aerations - Core aeration has been proven to be one of the most essential processes in maintaining a healthy, thick lawn. The process opens up the lawn by removing small plugs of soil and thatch, allowing more air, water and nutrients to reach the root zone, leading to better growth. The plugs will dissolve and breakdown naturally and the process will provide you with a greener and healthier lawn.
Spring maintenance / Fall cleanup - Leave your Spring maintenance and Fall cleanup to the professionals while you enjoy the weather. We will trim bushes, clean up your lawn and refresh your landscape beds, all customized to your needs.
Re-mulching - Refresh your landscape with a new layer of mulch. It will protect your plants from weather, keep soil moist, prevent weed growth, reduce soil erosion, and beautify your landscape. Our professionals know which mulch materials will work best and can do one time or regular re-mulching throughout the year.