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This might sound like a stupid question but..

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by whiffyspark, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    What do you guys do in a subdivision about the strip of grass on the other side of the sidewalk? They're usually like 3x15 or so in my area.

    I heard a company around me just shoots over the sidewalk. To me that is unprofessional.
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    WhenI had my business in S. California Id run sprinlers on both side of the strip, its the only way I could get 100% coverage, maybe some new head on the market now.
  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    In my area the homeowner will be fined if the spray crosses over the sidewalk. It creates a traffic hazArd when the person walking has to walk on the road to avoid being sprayed
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  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,318

    They're called parkways in many areas.

    The Chief, i think would recommend SDI.
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    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Most companies around here shoot over the sidewalk. I agree it's not very professional. I run SST's. You still get overspray, but it looks better. Unless you want to drip it there really isn't a perfect solution.
  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    We have to install drip line. State regs.
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  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    I was thinking drip line while I was giving an estimate today. My only issue with drip is tearing everything up to put it down. I don't have any where around here to rent a plow, only a trencher.

    I'm looking real hard at trading my tractor in for a ditch witch mini skid with a plow
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  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,601

    That which is legal, and that which is right and proper, have no relation, save Coincidence.
  9. Crimson Lawn

    Crimson Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    As you are reading it is different in all areas of the country with regs. I do not do installs, I meet with the guy I recommend and we listen to what the customer wants and provide recommendations from there. Most customers want that strip irrigated but here in my small city, 1. Both homeowners half to sign off on the irrigation permit, 2. It then gets a quick approval from the city, 3. Then it goes to the county commision for final approval.
    I was told reason for this is usually that strip is the city ROW and if there needs to work there they are not responsible for damage or to repair. So I have started seeing a few companies install pop ups to spray over the sidewalk. Also there is the small boring charge or slab of concrete sidewalk replacement that most HO do not want to pay for.
    Drip Line only in that strip must be a pain to install but if that what is regs call for, oh well.
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    I'm going to find out Monday. This is in a county I haven't worked in before.

    For installing drip would a sod cutter be a good idea?
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