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irrigation, irrigation, irrigation.. i hear it all the time.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1MajorTom, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    So, let's get down to the nitty gritty here. How many of your customers actually water their lawn? Either with a professional installed irrigation system or sprinklers?
    Now i aint dumb, I realize that in states like Arizona, California etc, these places better be watered otherwise they aint having grass.
    So let's talk further east, are your lawns irrigated, how many are, and how many total lawns do you have?

    We have 102 lawns currently, NONE are professionally irrigated, a handful may water by sprinkler hoses.
    How bout you?
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    We have 75 lawns and 2 have irrigation and only 1 of them uses it. The other person used to but they decided not to this year and also decided not to have there lawn treated.
  3. mow & snow

    mow & snow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    I only have 2 customers with irrigation systems and probably 25 others water their lawn. It doesn't matter to me because I have all contracts.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Maybe 6 out of over 200?
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Dang near everybody in my part of Florida has irrigation. I fine it odd that so many in other parts of the country do not have irrigation.
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    I have 26 contracted residential accounts and 13 have irrigation systems. About half of my "fertilizer" customers have irrigation as well.

    Yes they run them all season and I usually help them with minor repairs, setting the controller throughout the year, and winterizing/de-winterizing.:)

    They also, by far, have the healthiest turf of all my customers.:)
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,201

    If the weather continues to be dry in those areas it is going to be costly to put in irrigation because the yards seem to much bigger than those in Texas. The cost of installation and the water would be very high. I don't quite understand why the big yards in the little states and the little yards in our state where we have a lot of land and it is less valuable. Our customers don't really use the yards and probably wish they didn't have them but cost of irrigation is reasonable.....probably 60% have irrigation and irrigation installs is brisk business.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Maybe around 25% of mine have systems, not too many of the other customers water religiously, but a few do, and a lot will at least water the front so I can justify mowing :laugh:

    It's been dry but I've managed to cut a high percentage of my lawns each week.
  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    Most of mine do, as all of florida does, but before I moved here I dont think I ever saw an irrigation system.
  10. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,083

    With the exception of a minor amount of school district grounds and one piddly five mile stretch of right of way, ALL of my properties are irrigated.

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