Irrigation Startup - The main objective of doing a spring start-up is to make sure your irrigation system is functioning properly. At your start-up appointment our service techs will walk through your system checking all of the zones for coverage, clogged, broken, or leaking heads, any damage from the winter, and adjust the timer. A backflow test might need to be performed and is a seperate service that can be provided by our certified irrigation techs at an additional cost. Minor repairs will be done and if any larger repairs are needed it will be scheduled upon customer approval. Repairs may be an additional cost to the start-up price. The tech will usually need access to the irrigation valve in the basement of the home.
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.
Water Audit- This service will provide a cost-effective way to higher
water efficiency, thus saving you money in the end. We will go through the
entire system and put in the most efficient nozzles and applicable nozzles
necessary to properly flow rate your system. This will also ensure even Water
application. The cost for this service will vary depending on the size of the
system and cannot be done at
the time of start up. We recommend taking advantage of this water audit during
the early summer months.
Professional Landscape lighting - Accent your landscape and home at night with a professionally installed lighting system. We can design and install a professional low voltage lighting system using the latest technology for your landscape to provide years of beauty and security.
Professional referrals for: 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.