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Call us early so we can work hand-in-hand with your landscaper

install_irrigation_hand-in-hand_with_landscaper_MinneapolisAre you preparing to add new landscaping or possibly a new deck, patio or pergola? Now is the time to think about your current or future irrigation to make sure your money doesn’t go down the drain, literally. In our recent article Tales from the Irrigation Crpyt, you read that all too many times new yard additions cover up, break or completely bury existing sprinkler lines and heads. Even worse, not thinking about your irrigation lines before adding new landscaping or outdoor structures could require ripping up your turf, gardens or structures to get irrigation to other parts of your yard or property in the future.

So here’s the question. Should you use your landscaper to install your irrigation system?

Your landscaper is going to design and install beautiful landscaping for your yard. Should you have them install your irrigation system too? Many landscapers offer irrigation as one of their services but most often they will sub out work. Indeed we work with several of the Twin City’s top notch landscapers who utilize our skill set and expertise for that critical part of the job. What you do need to worry about are landscapers who attempt to install irrigation themselves when it’s not their core service. We know it’s tempting to have someone who’s already in your yard just take care of a few extra things but your irrigation system is an investment not only in your system but in all your future water bills.

How much does it cost to have us come out and do a pre-landscape visit (PLV)?

Nothing.

There is no cost to you. We want to work with you to protect your investments now and in the future. We want you to get the most efficient system that will not require any retrofitting, redoing or rebuilding.

Why Conserva?

water_leak_under_patio_minneapolisConserva Irrigation of the Twin Cities is here for the life of your landscaping and backyard improvements. Don’t let us be an afterthought in your landscape design project. While we may be the last guys to install, we are vital to keeping your investment alive well into the future. We are here to make your plants flourish and grow without over or under-watering them, a job best left to the water experts.

Russ Jundt Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

Russ Jundt
Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

At Conserva Irrigation, we want every irrigation system to be working at peak efficiency. Contact us to install your new Minneapolis irrigation system or to schedule your FREE INSPECTION on your existing system. Give us a ring at (763) 434-5414, email us at twincities@conservairrigation.com or visit our website at www.conservairrigation.com. We look forward to hearing from you and helping make your irrigation system an efficient water conservation system.

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Innovation in irrigation is a reality with the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller

Toro EVOLUTION smart connect irrigation controller Minneapolis 900

Like fine wine, your irrigation will improve year after year with the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller. In the past, when the controller technology for your irrigation system is hung on the wall it is the best it will ever be. That is not the case anymore. At Conserva Irrigation of the Twin Cities we use the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller which is truly an evolution for sprinkler systems. By being completely updateable with new firmware as well as being able to be upgraded later with the addition of more sensors and new features as they come out it will continue to improve with age.

With its flexibility across the board the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller is the best option in irrigation control systems. With so many amazing features to offer, we would need to write a book to tell you about all of it. Here are the top features you’ll enjoy:

Historical weather data availability

The Toro EVOLUTION® Controller has the exclusive function of being able to use past weather data from your area to better control your irrigation system. Adjusting your peak watering schedule with annual weather data is a great way to run an efficient system, but with the added benefit of 40 years of historical data to factor into your monthly adjustments you can save up to 20% more on your water usage. No other controllers offer a history of weather data built right in.

User friendly interface

TORO_186By getting rid of the standard old fashioned dial that was super confusing and non-intuitive, the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller has a simple-to-use digital interface that is a breeze to use. With this new interface comes the ability to name your zones in ways that are more easily decipherable. Zone 1, Zone 2, and so on is a thing of the past. Now you can name your zones “Azaleas”, “Veggies”, “Oak tree”, “Right Side” or any other name that would make sense for your home and yard. And with the addition of an easy to use Water Now button you can quickly turn your sprinklers on any time you want.

Upgradeable, programmable and reprogrammable

What you see is not what you get. The Toro EVOLUTION® Controller is completely upgradeable, computer programmable and reprogrammable. With a standard thumb drive your firm ware can be updated every time the innovators at Toro improve it. Not only that, with the addition of Smart Connect™ it can wirelessly communicate with weather sensors, soil sensors, wireless relays and a handheld remote. These items can be added and removed for later upgrades or changes to your system. For example when newer functionality becomes available such as flow sensing, you will get it.

Russ Jundt Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

Russ Jundt
Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

With a multitude of other innovative features, the Toro EVOLUTION® Controller beats the competition and really holds true to the Conserva Irrigation core value of innovation. At Conserva Irrigation, our core values are a way of life and our standard course in everything we do. Contact us to install your new Minneapolis irrigation system or to schedule your FREE INSPECTION on your existing system. Give us a ring at (763) 434-5414, email us at twincities@conservairrigation.com or visit our website at www.conservairrigation.com. We look forward to hearing from you and helping make your irrigation system an efficient water conservation system.

Green system. Green lawn. Green in your pocket. Can your Minneapolis irrigation system do that?

water conservation Minneapolis sprinklers lrIt’s odd to look at a water distribution system from a water conservation perspective. But we’ve done this on the inside of our homes. We look at our toilets, faucets and shower heads. They are designed to use water. We conscientiously think about making those more efficient to be environmentally friendly. We are willing to invest in low-flow toilets and shower heads, are happy to turn off the faucet while we’re brushing. Being conscientious about the environment is admirable and beneficial.

The reality is that, while this helps, it pales in comparison to the benefits of water conservation on the water used outside our homes. Here’s an example. Throughout the country, the price of water varies dramatically. Here in the Twin Cities the same holds true, with some cities charging as little at $1.90 per 1000 gallons – all the way up to over $13 per 1000 gallons. On average, we use about 100 gallons/day our homes for all our water use which includes running the kitchen sink, showers, and toilets.

Compared to that 100 gallons/day of water usage inside our homes, a 7-zone irrigation system uses about 2500 gallons of water to go around the yard just once. Assuming a $3.80/1000 gallons, that equates to about $9.50/day for a system that only waters once/day. You’re easily getting upward of $20/day for a 15-zone system which is common on 1/2 acre lots or a 7-zone system that goes off twice/day. This translates to $35 – $150/week on the low side. Imagine what you could purchase for $35 – $150/week if you weren’t spending that money on your irrigation system.

What if you didn’t need to turn off your irrigation system to dramatically reduce the water used in your system? What if you could reduce your system’s water use by 40-60%? You could have a “greener system”, a greener lawn, and would save quite a bit of green.

Conserva Irrigation – Twin Cities was founded on this concept. We value environmental responsibility. We provide that with innovative water conserving irrigation techniques using our Conserva system and top-of-the-line Toro® components. We do this in a professional manner by having highly trained and qualified Conserva Irrigation professionals work on your irrigation system.

Russ Jundt Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

Russ Jundt
Conserva Irrigation Co-Founder

To schedule your FREE INSPECTION in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul community, we welcome your call. Give us a ring at (763) 434-5414, email us at twincities@conservairrigation.com or visit our website at www.conservairrigation.com. We look forward to hearing from you and helping make your irrigation system an efficient water conservation system.