U Of T Contracts D.J. Rain for Irrigation Upgrade

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D.J Rain recently completed the University of Toronto St. George campus in downtown Toronto Irrigation upgrade.

The Irrigation system upgrade featured Rain Bird Irrigation and Sprinkler Products Including:

  • IQ™ v2.0 Central Control
  • ESP-LXMEF Controller with Flow Smart Module
  • ESP-LXD Series Controller
  • 1804 and 1812-PRS Series Spray Heads
  • 5004 PRS Series Rotors
  • DVF Series Valve
  • PGA Series Valve
  • Rain Water Harvesting Pumps

Updating the Irrigation System saves water, money, and the environment.  Call us for more information on D.J. Rain and Rain Bird Irrigation products.

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Irrigation for Commercial Properties

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Commercial properties often possess a series of features that are in need of regular watering. Lawns, landscaped beds, trees, shrubs and soil create a pleasing look and first appearance to visitors, and all of these features need water to thrive. Irrigation systems are easily the most efficient tools available to meet the watering needs of various plant life while serving to keep the soil supple and healthy. Irrigation systems also aid in water conservation when scheduled properly, and can ultimately ...

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Automated Sprinkler Systems

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An automatic sprinkler system is a home improvement project worth considering. Not only will it help maintain a healthy beautiful landscape which you can enjoy with your friends and family, but it’s the most convenient and efficient way to ensure your landscape gets the water it needs without over-or under-watering. When it is properly installed and maintained an automatic sprinkler system will help conserve water too.

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Immediate Benefits with installation of an ...

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Tips for selecting the right irrigation specialist

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Before a contractor can present you with a bid, they must do their homework. This includes: coming to your property, meeting with you face-to-face, surveying and sketching out the property, locating the water source, taking a read of the water pressure and finally, understanding your needs and what you want to accomplish.

Experience does count – make sure you are comfortable with the experience level of the contractor. If you are not sure, the best reference is a recent customer.

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Residential Rainwater Harvesting

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Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting, storing and distributing rainwater for use around the home or office.

This ancient practice, dating back thousands of years, is a great way of reducing modern consumption of municipally treated water by making use of what is provided to us, for free, by Mother Nature.

In Southern Ontario, Rainwater harvesting can help to reduce stormwater runoff from homes, this in turn relieves some stress from the municipal stormwater systems.

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Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up Checklist

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Save Water, Time and Money with the following tips to get your automatic sprinkler system up and running again following its winter hibernation.

1. Check the Soil. Use a shovel to make sure the soil is thawed to a depth of at least 12′.
2. Check the Controller. Clean; check settings and replace the battery back-up.
3. Check for Obstructions. Remove dirt and debris from sprinkler heads.
4. Check for Wear and Tear. Replace broken or worn nozzles, valves, pipes and ...

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Invest in an irrigation system to save water, time and money

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Using an automated irrigation system is one of the best ways to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and healthy, while minimizing water waste. Plan carefully for a reliable, flexible irrigation system that can grow and evolve along with your landscaping.

Tips:
1. Think smart. Include “smart” controls that automatically adjust watering based on rain, soil moisture, evaporation and plant water use.
2. Check water pressure. Low or high pressure can seriously affect sprinkler performance; choose sprinklers based on the water pressure on your site.
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Water Wisely

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Today’s irrigation systems include sophisticated controllers that allow you to easily adjust watering schedules to fit different needs.

  • Get in the zone. Schedule each individual zone in your irrigation system to account for type of sprinkler, sun or shade exposure, and soil in that section. Different zones will almost always need different watering schedules.
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