Irrigation System Installation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

backyard sprinkler

Who does the installation?

Only our trained foreman and laborers being directed by one of the company owners will install your system. This team will ensure that all specifications of your project are met. This provides our customers with the highest quality system while maintaining the very best in customer contact and satisfaction.

What type of warranty do you offer?

Morris & Bergen Irrigation offers a full (2) year warranty on all work performed during the installation, including labor. All material installed is backed by a factory warranty of (2) years; however, the irrigation controller will be warranteed for (3) years.

public park sprinklers
pink flower

What types of services do you offer?

Morris & Bergen Irrigation provides a wide range of irrigation services including:

What product do you install?

We install only products that have proven to be industry leaders. Products that are time tested and trusted to guarantee reliability for years to come. Products from Hunter, Toro and other industry leaders are always a part of our installation.

sprinkler close up

How much is a sprinkler system?

The cost of a sprinkler system depends on various factors, including the type, the size and complexity of the area needing coverage, design intricacy, building type, available water source, pipe material, and the type of sprinkler heads required. Installation labor, permits, adherence to regulations, ongoing maintenance, and any additional features (alarms, monitoring) also impact costs. Overall, the expense of a sprinkler system can vary significantly based on these considerations and should be assessed with input from professionals in the field for a precise estimate.

Are sprinkler systems a good investment?

Installing an irrigation system offers numerous advantages, making it a smart choice for property owners. Firstly, irrigation systems ensure efficient and precise watering, optimizing plant health and growth. By delivering water directly to the root zones, these systems minimize water wastage through evaporation or runoff, thus conserving water resources. Traditional manual watering can be time-consuming and inconsistent, leading to overwatering underwatering. With an automated irrigation system, you can set custom schedules and durations tailored to your landscape’s needs. This convenience frees up your time and guarantees that your plants receive consistent and adequate hydration, even when you’re not present.

What is a smart sprinkler system?

A smart sprinkler system is an advanced irrigation solution that uses technology to efficiently water landscapes. It collects real-time weather data and can be controlled remotely through apps or the web. This ensures precise watering based on current conditions and offers convenience in managing watering schedules.

Does sprinkler systems conserve water?

Sprinkler systems contribute to water conservation by delivering water precisely where it’s needed, minimizing wastage. They utilize technology like timers, sensors, and smart controls to adjust watering schedules based on weather conditions and specific landscape requirements. This prevents overwatering and ensures that plants receive just the right amount of hydration. By reducing water runoff, evaporation, and inefficient distribution, sprinkler systems help conserve water resources and promote responsible water usage.

What are the different types of irrigation?

There are many methods of irrigation that can be used based on the situation. The most common are:

  • Sprinkler Irrigation
  • Drip Irrigations
  • Surface Irrigations
  • Subsurface Irrigation
  • Manual Irrigation

Why is winterizing your sprinkler system important?

Winterizing your sprinkler system is crucial to prevent damage and ensure its longevity. When temperatures drop, any water remaining in the system can freeze, expand, and cause pipes, valves, and other components to crack or burst. This can lead to costly repairs and disruptions come spring.

Our winterizing process involves fully draining the system to eliminate any trapped water. By removing water from the pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads, you prevent freezing and subsequent damage. Neglecting this step can result in extensive repairs and the need to replace damaged parts when you reactivate the system in warmer months.

When should you turn on your sprinkler system?

In New Jersey, sprinkler system activation usually occurs during spring from March to May. But it’s important to consider a few factors such as frost risk, soil temperature, and weather patterns. Morris & Bergen Irrigation can help you activate your sprinkler system at the right time to avoid damage to your lawn and wasting water.

Members of the Irrigation Association of New Jersey | Morris and Bergen Irrigation Members of the New England Water Works Association | Morris and Bergen Irrigation Morris and Bergen Irrigation is an EPA Water Sense Partner Morris and Bergen Irrigation is an IA Member of the Irrigation Association Morris and Bergen Irrigation is a Hunter Prefered Contractor | MCIBCI