We had our landscaping installed about 5 years ago but want to know what we can do now to conserve on water and reduce our monthly water bills. Someone told us to replace our sprinkler system. Is this a good idea?
Not necessarily. There are numerous factors that all play a role in adding or reducing the efficiency of your irrigation system. (Please see our section on Water Conservation) Since you asked about sprinklers, it’s important to understand that it’s not just the sprinklers that help you save. It’s also the nozzles. For instance, adjustable arc nozzles allow easy fine-tuning to precise settings, from 25 to 360 degrees, helping keep water exactly where you want it and nowhere else.
Specialty nozzles are further examples of water efficiency. Pop-up micro-sprays deliver at reduced application rates for the precision of drip, but attach directly to a pop-up sprinkler. Short radius nozzles are specifically crafted for 2-, 4- and 6-foot radius throws, for more efficient coverage than drastically reducing radius range on a nozzle designed for longer throws. Certain types of bubblers are pressure compensating, allowing the output of water to remain constant regardless of input pressure.
It’s probably best to have a professional help you. A-1 Landscape and Design can provide you with recommendations to your existing system free of charge. Simply call us for an appointment.
We have been hearing a lot about artificial grass. Is it expensive and do you install it?
Yes, we install it and, in fact, artificial grass has now become one of our fastest growth products. Our turf looks so real, you’ll swear it’s real grass. As far as expense, A-1 can install high quality turf at a cost that is 20-30% less than anyone else in the Inland Empire! That’s because we pass on wholesale prices to our customers. Simply call us at 951-837-8420 for an appointment.
Other Frequently Asked Landscaping Questions – FAQ
There is no single answer to this question. However, after meeting with you,we will provide you with a detailed per item cost on an itemized estimate. There will be no hidden costs or surprises.
There is generally at least a three day wait after contract signing. Our busier times of year can mean longer waits.
We hold all proper state and local licenses, bonds and insurances, including workers compensation.
A-1 Landscape has been in business since August of 2003 in it’s current form.
Absolutely. We provide a reference list upon request.
We have worked jobs as small as $200 and as large as $150,000. We can perform all work on a landscape project, or just the portion the client requests. We generally work on residences, but have done commercial jobs as well. We perform ALL types of landscape improvement work.
We do not offer regular maintenance, but we do offer a one time maintenance with the installation contract.
All work is supervised directly by a A-1 Landscape partner or foreman and performed by A-1 Landscape employees.
Our standard warranty is one year on all workmanship and 3 months for transplant shock on all plant materials. Additional extended warranties are also available.
Just contact us any way that you prefer, and we will set up a meeting for an estimate. You can use our contact form, send us an email, or call us @ (951) 837-8420