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Old 08-21-2013, 04:57 PM
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Marking irrigation before aeration?

What are some good ways to mark the heads before aerating? What if the client is not home and you are not familiar with the property?

What other stuff should I worry about before aerating?

Thanks. Rooty
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:09 PM
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Have the homeowner flag them or give you access to the controller and flag them yourself. Even if your somewhat familiar with a yard, you'll still want to mark them before hand.

Some folks have invisible fencing for their pets, might want to ask about that.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:54 PM
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Open the valve box and turn them on manually
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:23 PM
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Use flags on little metal rods...home depot has them. But if you're doing it make sure you charge for it. I have my customers mark them prior to us showing up.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:12 PM
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We require all our clients to flag their sprinkler heads before we aereate
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:41 PM
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Always have customer mark heads.

Like other poster said, underground invisible pet fences.

Watch out when you make your turns not to hit the neighbor's underground sprinkler heads.

Around utility boxes/cable TV boxes watch for poorly dug wires leading to the house.

Exposed or shallow tree roots will destroy your tines and you running the roots over will harm the roots.

Bring a leaf blower to blow the cores off the driveway/sidewalk.
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