1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Irrigation Software

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by LAWNSTAR1306, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. LAWNSTAR1306

    LAWNSTAR1306 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Can anybody recommend an inexpensive irrigation software program? How do you other Irrigators do working plans? Is this time consuming for you too?
  2. jwilson32

    jwilson32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    Im to the point know i can almost look at it and give a price, or draw it on the back of a business card and figure material that way. I used to draw it out to scale, color code each zone with map pencils bla, bla, bla.....thats for the birds. to dang time consuming. I would suggest drawing them out but in a year or two you should be able to do it on a card.
  3. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    i do not know the right way or the wrong way, but i have my way.

    i walk the property and determine what we need to install the system. then i estimate man hours to install system and a price for plumbing.

    in my note book, i have a list of 'material prices' for 1-20 zone systems. i add labor and profit and 'presto' we have a price.

    also, i take into account what price he market will bear, if i am busy or not....yada yaday yada.

    how do the rest of y'all 'do it'?
  4. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    hey buddy can you send me that book you hav made that i can use to do sprinklers estimtes..
  5. earthtool

    earthtool LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Rats5656............Get in line. :D


    Thanks for the estimating on site ideas.
    As always your advice is most appreciated.

    Referring back to an earlier thread, have you acheived Merchant Account access though your lap top for on site closure of sale.

    Just a quick note, that I enjoyed your partner Rick's article in the June 2004 issue of Landscape Management.
  6. studentlawn

    studentlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    I just called a sprinkler guy today. He took down the address, got the property dimensions by making a call to the city and through it in his cad system and presto had qoute for me. Just found that interesting.
  7. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    How can the city actually have your property landscape. A professional contractor will always show up at the site and observe and design for the landscape and check water pressure.

Share This Page