Ever since we moved into our place we've thought about getting an irrigation system. The yard is oddly shaped in front (we're on a corner lot) and there are some pretty inconveniently located parking strips that need to be tended to. That nets out to a lot of frustration running around moving sprinklers and a spotty lawn - green in the parts that it's convenient to water, dead in the parts you "just can't reach."
I'm not sure what financial genius decided that the year we're getting married is also the year we should get a sprinkler system (probably me), but that's exactly what we did. We contracted with Dennis' Seven Dees
to get this done, after getting several quotes. We weren't disappointed.
From the second they got there, you could tell they knew exactly what they were doing. It took them about a week from start to finish, and aside from the spots where they re-seeded and mulched to replace the grass from the trenches (it's too hot to lay down sod - it'd die), you can't even tell they were here.
Here's a backyard panorama of the trenches in place (click for a larger version):
Pretty crazy. Then here's the finished backyard (click for a larger version):
Not too shabby, eh?
I've also got to compliment them on their service. At every step, they had everything totally under control. Permits with the city, getting utilities marked, scheduling when things had to be done... everything was totally taken care of, and that gave me a lot of confidence in them.
Anyway, I'm stoked. No more manual lawn watering, so hopefully this thing will green up a bit. I'm glad I went with these guys and would totally recommend them to anyone looking for landscape work. We'll be using them for winterization of the system and probably for any future yard-related stuff we need done.
Check one more thing off the home improvement list!