What to do about irrigation heads when aerating?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LTDLawnCare, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. LTDLawnCare

    LTDLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    This may sound stupid to most of you but I was wondering if the irrigation heads were damaged at all during aerating.Also if there was a shallow pipe in the yard if that would be punctured or if there were ways around it. Thank you in advance for any responses. -Ryan
  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Turn the zones on "test" and run for 2-3 minutes. Walk outside and mark with flags, paint, etc. We just use our pesticide markers. Its really very simple.
  4. Indatreez

    Indatreez LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    my local homedepot sells flags..so walk and find n flag or turn each zone on and flag!
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Ditto! Can't get much easier then that. I do the same thing.
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I use my old welding rods with orange tape tyed to the tops
  7. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    To mark his own sprinkler system, and sign off on a form that says you, the landscaper won't be held liable for missed heads. Reason that I do this is that way the homeowner is involved in the job, and I am indemnified against loss. The reason I implemented this policy is that I hit a pipe on one job that was "buried" less than 1 inch deep! Luckily the installer stood by his work and repaired it. Now if we could only get the cable companies to bury their lines to code!
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    AMEN Dave.

    Try your best to get the homeowner to do it. It takes too much time to do this for each home.

    And it ain't the cable companies, it's the independent contractors! Fortunately, the cable companies know how slack they can be so they rarely say anything.
  9. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    yeah and add your company is not responsible for improperly installed cables and irrigation systems

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