Why Your Lawn Needs an Irrigation System

Are you hoping to keep your lawn green this summer? The best way to do so is with an irrigation system. No longer are professionally installed irrigation systems only to be found on golf courses and the grounds of upscale mansions. With advances in technology, they’ve become affordable, convenient and energy-efficient options for every homeowner. Here at Classic Lawnscape, we specialize in irrigation systems for Blaine area residents and look forward to telling you more about how one can help enhance your local landscape.

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Irrigation systems are designed to deliver just the right amount of water and reduce any waste that occurs when you water by hose. It’s a great way to save money and time while keeping your lawn or garden healthy and green with minimal effort. When properly installed, maintained and repaired by professionals an irrigation system can be a great benefit to homeowners.

Installing an irrigation system may seem costly, but it offers many advantages worth considering, including:

  • Reduced water usage. Irrigation systems are calibrated to use only as much water as is needed. This cuts down on waste when you water by hand and lowers your water bill. They also reduce soil erosion and water runoff.
  • Less work. One of the primary benefits of an automated lawn irrigation system is that it does the watering for you, saving you considerable time. Being automated, you won’t have to worry about your lawn being under- or overwatered. You also don’t need to be present when your lawn is watered, meaning if you’re on a business trip or vacation, you will come back to your lawn looking lush and green.
  • Weed reduction. Drip irrigation systems direct water to the plant’s roots instead of watering the entire garden. This means surrounding weeds don’t receive the water they need to thrive, so you’ll spend less time weeding.
  • Even watering. When installed by professionals like Classic Lawnscape ensure the entire lawn receives adequate water. The nozzles are placed in such a way that they distribute water evenly across the landscape while ensuring that even hard-to-reach areas are covered.
  • And more.

With a smart irrigation system, you conserve water by using the precise quantity needed for the task. Installing an irrigation system on your property has many benefits. It not only leads to a greener and healthier lawn but will save you time and money as well.

Interested in irrigation systems for your Blaine area home or business? Call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or contact us to get on our schedule for a Free Estimate.

Have You Scheduled Your Spring Startup?

Spring is finally in full swing! Flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. Things are finally looking green again which means it’s time for your irrigation system’s spring startup. Your irrigation system has been shut down all winter but it’s time to get that grass growing again! So hire a professional irrigation technician to properly startup your system and get things going. As the trusted name in irrigation systems for St Paul and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about this process and the reasons it should be performed by irrigation specialists like those at Classic Lawnscape.

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Why Call the Professionals

Irrigation system professionals like ours know how to properly startup your system in order to avoid any damages. After a long winter, your irrigation system can be broken just by turning it on. Water hammer is when a rush of water flows into an empty pipe caused by a surge of air pressure. The result is burst fittings, producing geyser-like water eruptions on your lawn and it can even cause your system to fail.

What’s Involved

A spring startup from Classic Lawnscape will turn your irrigation systems back on and assess them for any issues. During this process, our certified irrigation technician will look for any areas that are in need of immediate attention or repairs including parts of your system that may become problematic in the near future. Next, we’ll point out any areas of your system that could benefit from upgrading to smart irrigation technology in order to reduce the amount of water your system uses.

We will turn on the main water source and get it charged with water and at the same time perform any adjustments to the system’s head heights or spray patterns to allow for optimal plant growth throughout the season. We perform a variety of services as part of our spring startup including:

  • Checking each sprinkler head for proper operation
  • Testing water pressure
  • Adjusting and clean sprinkler heads
  • Installing batteries
  • Adjusting and set controller
  • Charging the system with water
  • And more

Give us a call today and we can come to your home or business to start up your system, performing a full, in-depth irrigation system inspection. 

Start the spring off right with Classic Lawnscape! Whenever you need help with irrigation systems in the St Paul area, contact us at 763-780-7231 or Request a Free Estimate.

Plan Ahead for Spring with a Lawn Sprinkler System from Classic Lawnscape

While winter is still going strong, spring is just around the corner. And, if you were unhappy with your lawn last year or if you think you could use some help maintaining its lush and healthy appearance; a lawn sprinkler system is the solution. Here at Classic Lawnscape we can install and maintain a lawn sprinkler system at your Twin Cities home or business for a better looking, happier landscape all season long. 

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How it Works

Before spring even arrives we can discuss what you’re looking for in a lawn sprinkler system so that it’s ready to be installed before peak growing season. That way, your lawn will be evenly, adequately watered from the get-go. We can custom tailor our services to meet your unique needs, ensuring the look of your lawn is upheld to its high standards. And, lawn irrigation systems are the most important assets for keeping your grass green.

The right lawn sprinkler system means that your property’s landscaping and grass will always look great with no effort on your part. Your property will always look its best even when you can’t be there.

Are you familiar with Rain Bird irrigation systems? Rain Bird offers a cost-effective way to maintain your home’s landscaping with minimal effort on your end. When you hire Classic Lawnscape for Rain Bird irrigation system installation, we come to your home, assess your landscaping’s needs and install an irrigation system that is customized to your yard and its watering needs. A system like Rain Bird allows us to easily do just that and it’s easy for you to learn how to use it properly.

Hunter irrigation is another one of the best sprinkler systems on the market because of its simplicity, value and efficiency. It is an easy-to-use system that is also easily programmed. Plus, this type of irrigation system helps with the investment you have made in your lawn by helping your landscaping to grow healthier and hardier plants that last longer and look beautiful.

Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance

Here at Classic Lawnscape, we are professionals in the installation, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of other sprinkler system brands. Our team can set up a routine with you, so your lawn is looking its best all season long.

And, monthly or weekly irrigation management inspections consist of a physical system inspection zone by zone. The technician will make any necessary repairs to the system and/or programming changes to the controller as needed.

Give us a call today to get started. Spring and summer are our favorite times of the year; when your landscape is alive and thriving, we are in our prime. And that time of year, believe it or not, is just around the corner!

Ready to learn more about a lawn sprinkler system for your Twin Cities area property? Call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or contact us to get on our schedule for a Free Estimate.

Hiring Professional Snow & Ice Removal: The Safer, Smarter Choice for Your Business

As you know, Minnesota winters can be unforgiving. It often takes more than a shovel and a bag of de-icer to clear the sidewalks at home. And when it comes to your business, the job’s even larger. The last thing you want to do after a snowstorm is leave the warmth of your home to trek out to your commercial property to shovel, plow and de-ice its sidewalks and parking lot. Not only that, but if you don’t have the right equipment or technique, the job could end up taking you much longer than it should and end up being far costlier. By hiring professional snow and ice removal, you can stay home while the experts take care of the snow and ice. At Classic Lawnscape, we are the trusted landscaping company serving Forest Lake and the surrounding areas and we offer snow and ice management for the entire area. We can clear the snow and ice so you don’t have to! In fact, there are many reasons to hire professionals when it comes to snow and ice removal at your commercial property, including:

It’s a Different Winter this Year

Twin Cities Commercial Snow Removal

Many commercial buildings are empty or near-empty as most of its workers work from home. However, it is still necessary to clear the building’s large parking lots and sidewalks of snow and ice in accordance with building regulations or for maintenance staff to enter. If you or your employees are quarantining at home, the last thing you want is to leave the safety of your home to clear out the snow and ice. That’s where we come in. Our snow and ice management team is experienced and ready to handle this difficult task so you can stay safe indoors. 

Safety 

If you try to perform snow and ice removal yourself or if one of your residents or employees attempts it, there is a heightened risk of injury. But, with professional snow and ice management, you can rest easy knowing you don’t have to worry about the possibility of bodily injury. Shoveling sidewalks can be a dangerous task with all of the manual labor required, not to mention the slippery ice. When you hire our professional landscaping company, you can rest assured the snow removal is taken care of without the worry of yourself or one of your employees slipping and getting hurt.

Savings

Hiring a professional snow and ice management team can actually save you some money in the long run. You won’t have to worry about buying new snow removal equipment or stock-up on de-icer before every storm. And, if you are unable to operate due to the snow, this can mean lost revenue, wasted hours and money that could have been earned if your business had been accessible.

Interested in learning how our landscaping company can help you manage your snow and ice? With our expert team and equipment on hand, Classic Lawnscape will begin by clearing snow and ice from motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic paths. Snow and ice management also includes full-width plowing and will be done up until the contractor deems it necessary in order to keep up with accumulations.

For more information on our landscaping company serving Forest Lake and the surrounding areas, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231, or contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Fall Blowout & Winterization Season is Almost Here

If you have an irrigation system installed at your home or business then you likely don’t have a brown, dried out lawn like many of your neighbors this summer. So, good on you! After all, sprinkler systems are the best way to keep your grass and plants healthy by ensuring that water is distributed evenly across the lawn. Not only that, but you can set automatic watering to unfold at specific times. There are so many benefits to having a sprinkler system! It is important however to remember to take care of it and one of the most important steps to doing so is the fall blowout. Can you believe it’s September already? That means it’s about time to schedule your sprinkler system’s fall blowout and winterization. And, here at Classic Lawnscape we are the trusted name in sprinkler systems for Forest Lake and the surrounding areas and can help get your system up to speed.

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Especially in climates such as ours there is an annual need to “winterize” sprinkler systems. With autumn barely creeping in, us Minnesotans better prepare now because before we know it the cold will be here for its long, deep freeze. 

It’s important to follow a few simple steps before the cold sets in to make sure that sprinkler systems are ready to roll once the warm weather finally returns. Freezing temperatures can do incredible damage to a sprinkler system that still has water in its pipes; so winterizing will help you avoid potential costly repairs. Here is how the experts at Classic Lawnscape can help prepare sprinkler systems for the months ahead:

  • We will turn off the water that feeds your lawn sprinkler system. After locating the master shut-off valve we will be actively preventing water from massing within your pipes.
  • Drain the remaining water from the sprinkler system. Your hose bib will be pried open to allow free flow. A bucket will catch all of the water that runs from your pipes.
  • An air compressor will be employed to drain the overall network. After choosing the area of your lawn that is furthest out from your home, we will work our way back in towards it. Your sprinklers will run for two to three minutes, allowing all water to drain properly. 
  • Once the water switches over from mist to just air kicking out, we move on to the next one until all are clear of water.

If you are interested in learning more about maintaining sprinkler systems at your Forest Lake area home or business, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231. You may also contact us to get on our schedule.