We specialize in Irrigation system installations and underground sprinkler repair. Professional irrigation services and technicians in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Get the best in ground Irrigation sprinkler system for your landscape

Get the best in ground Irrigation sprinkler system for your landscape

Irrigation Nanaimo

We are the leading irrigation system install company on Vancouver island.. Carefully watering is one of the most important things when it comes to keeping a nice and healthy yard and we understand that.

We bring quality and precision with our irrigation installations, at a very accessible price. A very crucial factor for having a healthy and beautiful landscape is controlling water and, with our irrigation setup’s, your landscape will have the best care.

Our system is designed to prevent dry areas, it allows precision watering and head to head coverage. The system has a clock which is programmed and adjusts the length to provide the perfect amount of water in every zone of your landscape. This is to save you time and money, and will also protect your investment.

Give us a call, you will see how much money you can save on your water bill.

IRRIGATION SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION:

Sprinklers won’t just help your landscape during the summer, but will also be a good return on your investment. Your system will be designed specifically for the areas in need on your property and we will also teach you on how to use it in a very efficient and effective way.

Irrigation Services:

  • Irrigation installation
  • Custom irrigation design
  • Major repairs
  • Service packages – Spring start up, winterization, inspections
  • Additions to existing systems

IRRIGATION SPRINKLER SERVICES

FOR NANAIMO AND SURROUNDING AREAS:

Creative By Design offers a wide range of installation & repair services through-out

Vancouver Island including:

Maple Bay, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, Mill bay and Shawnigan Lake.


CUSTOM IRRIGATION DESIGN:

When designing irrigation, one has to be careful and meticulous. If you install  heads randomly it will only be a waste of money and time, also it won’t be as effective.  When our Irrigation technicians, design our systems we make sure that, when finished, they will water properly. We avoid wasting water on places like concrete and other unnecessary areas. It always has head to head coverage.

Clock:

Depending on your preference or need, the irrigation clock can be installed indoors or outdoors, most of our customers rather have the indoor set up. It is usually installed in the basement or in your garage.

Valves:

To control the water flow in each area we use valves. In most cases for residential use, 1 valve per zone is placed and they are located in a valve box outdoors.

Pipe:

Pvc or Poly pipes are something like the nervous system of your in ground sprinklers. These pipes are buried approximately 8-10 inches down so they are safe from any damage.

Sprinkler heads:

They are used to distribute the water to the lawn and garden beds.  They can be adapted to reach different distances to maximize the coverage and to create different patterns.


ZONES FOR YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM:

Our irrigation designers will first scout your landscape and decide how many irrigation zones are required.  They will also determine how much water each zone will need and figure out where they will place the valve box and the heads. Below you will find how most recidential  landscapes’s zones are split up.

Garden Beds:

These need less water than your turf areas, so drip lines, smaller spray heads or bubblers are used to make sure your flower or garden beds won’t be flooded or damaged during the water cycle.

Vegetable Gardens:

One of the areas where you need more control is where you grow food and if you keep this area separated you can run it for only part of the season and control how often during the day.

Lawn areas:  

There are a few sprinkler heads that can be used. The spray head is used more often on your turf area, for larger areas the rotor heads will give you the perfect amount of water. We install irrigation in both your front and back yard so that you have head to head coverage, and this will keep your landscape beautiful  during the hot summer.

HOW MUCH DOES IRRIGATION COST?

When it comes to price, we have to consider many factors. Our clients are happy with the fact that they don’t have to sacrifice awesome results when we complete their projects.

The following are a few factors that will help determine pricing:

  • The size of the yard
  • How many garden beds, vegetable gardens and Lawn area there is
  • Slope and lay out of the yard
  • Soil conditions
  • Types, size and amount of trees

ADVANTAGES OF AN SPRINKLER SYSTEM:

Considering adding irrigation to your landscape is totally worth it, not only increasing the price of your home if you want to sell it, it will also save so much water you will pay significantly less money for your water bill.

Hand watering wastes a lot of water.

It keeps your landscape beautiful and healthy.

Compared to hand watering saves a lot of time.

Cuts down on lawn diseases.


SPRING START-UPS:

Start up is not just switching on your clock, it also should be carefully checked over, maintenance like heads being adjusted and fixing any leaks are very important so that you don’t waste any water. This is done when spring arrives.


RAIN SENSORS:

There is yet another benefit to your automated system. When it rains, your system automatically turns off thanks to the rain sensors.


SMART CLOCK:

The market now has Wi-Fi technology, the smart program boxes allow you to track water usage, let you know about any issues and you can turn it on with your smartphone.

Ready for the next step?

Let us help you…

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Have My System Turned On?

Timing will depend on weather conditions, but typically we begin scheduling Turn On’s for the beginning of April. This does not mean that you will be watering the lawn! It simply allows us time to run through your system thoroughly and make any adjustments or repairs needed before the season begins. We then will set your controller to “Off” and when it’s time to use it, simply turn it “On”.

When Should I Have My System Turned Off?

Garden needs change and is different for everyone. If you have established turf and plants, we can turn your system off towards the end of September. If you’re planting new grass or plants in the fall, we can set the sprinklers for ideal running times and turn it off towards the end of October. We recommend that you have everything shut off by the beginning of November.

How do you determine the number of sprinkler heads in a zone?

Each irrigation unit is designed in zones around your garden based on the pressure (PSI) and velocity (GPM) that is available on the property. The type of sprinkler head used will also affect the design for your garden.

Do you offer Wi-Fi / Smart Controllers?

Yes. Many customers find these useful for the ability to control everything from a remote location. They are also popular for their water saving abilities, system alerts, and adjustments based on local weather forecasting. These can be added at the time of installation or to existing systems.

What is the best time of year to install an irrigation system?

We can install a new system at any point in the year, as long as the ground around the garden is not frozen and air temperature is above freezing. Ideally, it is best to install the sprinklers prior to installing a new lawn.

I’m on a well supply, does that make a difference?

Yes. It would need to be determined if the main supply from the well is sufficient to run the irrigation. Other factors to consider are iron content and debris, which would a require filter system or chemical solution.

How long does it take to install a new sprinkler system?

Although each install will vary depending on the size and scope of the system, we allow about 5-8 days for the average garden sized install.

My system is off, but the sprinkler heads seem to be leaking. What should I do?

Depending on the contour of the land, residual water in the lines will flow out of the lowest point. If the head continues to leak after a few hours, the valve may need to be flushed. Call our company to schedule a service appointment.

My sprinklers won’t turn off, what should I do?

Typically valve could be stuck in an open position or there may be an error in the controller or timer settings. First, check the controller and turn the system off. If this does not solve the problem, find the shut off and close it. Call us immediately to schedule a repair.

When should sprinkler systems be blown out?

When blowout should occur depends on the region in which you live. Some regions begin blowout as early as August, and it can continue through early December, since ground temperatures cool slower than air temperatures.

Regardless of where you live, it is important to have your system winterized before the temperatures consistently fall below 32° F to avoid damage to your irrigation sprinklers and valves.

What kind of air compressor should be used for blowout?

The size of the job at hand helps determine what size portable air compressor is suitable. The Sullair 185 Series portable air compressor is most commonly used for winterizing sprinkler systems at residences or small commercial sites.

When blowing out golf courses or large commercial properties, some companies use compressors as large as 900 or 1600 cfm.

What is the typical process for blowout?

The blowout process is a pretty quick process, typically only taking about 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the number of zones. General steps are as follows:

  1. First shut off the main supply to your garden irrigation sprinklers using the master shut off valve
  2. The contractor will remove the backflow valve
  3. Connect the air line to the irrigation sprinkler blowout connection
  4. Start up the compressor and run it continuously for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the number of zones
  5. Seal off water lines to avoid debris from getting in there