how to get in to the irragation business

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by shaughnessylawn, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
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    I currently own a nice size lawn and landscape company was wondering what it would cost and how hard to start offering irragation. whats the minamal amount of equipment, and what ever else you need to start offering irragation, and is there classes or videos to help me
     
  2. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    Get intouch with a local John Deere Landscapes location. There are classes coming up in your area around Atlatic City on irrigation.
    We are having our local ones at Foxwoods in CT this week. You will get some great knowledge on the basics and lok into using JD as a supplier

    Good Luck
     
  3. advancedlawnsolutions

    advancedlawnsolutions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I got sarted through studying a do it yourself brochure from Nelson I picked up at Home depot. I did my own. But when you start offering it for hire you have to follow local government DEHEC guidelines for backflow preventers. Then I found out that I liked Rain bird better (No particular reason) and they offer training classes all over the nation at diiferent times I think they are about $300 for 2-3 days. The biggest thing that helped me was having confidence that I could do it and drawing it all out on paper to understand how everyhting would work. There's actually a lot of planning and thought that goes into a well designed system.
     
  4. advancedlawnsolutions

    advancedlawnsolutions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I got sarted through studying a do it yourself brochure from Nelson I picked up at Home depot. I did my own. But when you start offering it for hire you have to follow local government DEHEC guidelines for backflow preventers. Then I found out that I liked Rain bird better (No particular reason) and they offer training classes all over the nation at diiferent times I think they are about $300 for 2-3 days. The biggest thing that helped me was having confidence that I could do it and drawing it all out on paper to understand how everyhting would work. There's actually a lot of planning and thought that goes into a well designed system. Not much equipment, I rent my trenchers but am looking to get a valve locator. Rain Bird also has some training videos.
     
  5. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 368

    Check the RainBird site but couldn't find any info on classed. Anyone know of classes in the MD area.
    Thanks
     
  6. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

  7. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    Check with your local irrigation supplier. John Deere has classes all over the place at thi stime of the year
     

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