Originally Posted by Mike Leary
You, the sprinkler installer, and the client are all screwed because of a lack of knowledge about what is really entailed in a professional landscape installation. Sorry, I've seen it many times.
I wouldn't go that far...lots of guys used the ol get -it -wet philosopy and lots of landscapes survived by dumb luck...
Too much water is just as bad ...good drainage important generallyetc. You cannot have plants in standing water.
For best results make sure the irrigator has a licence and the irrigation needs to be installed according to the plant type, not install plants in grass areas and hope they get watered, plant zones water plants, no mixing plant watering with grass..
Best of luck