Outdoor Lighting Maintenance

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc’s. certified technicians recommend professional maintenance for your Coastal Source landscape lighting twice a year; in the spring and the fall. With October almost over, now is the time to schedule your outside lighting maintenance appointment.  We will perform the following maintenance procedures on your backyard lighting:

  • Inspect all outdoor landscape lighting fixtures for any damage or abnormalities
  • Remove debris and clean all fixtures and lamps thoroughly
  • Re-position any backyard lighting that may have shifted since the last maintenance appointment
  • Check to see if the low-voltage lighting requires risers to be added due to new garden growth
  • If necessary, replace any non-working LED outdoor lighting lamps

To ensure your yard lighting is functioning properly and remains under the lifetime warranty, you must continue to receive maintenance on all fixtures from a certified Coastal Source dealer.  For more information in regards to our exterior lighting and to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com.

Winterize My Sprinkler System

Homeowners, it’s that time of the year again!  It is time to have your underground sprinkler system winterized.  Irrigation blow out is very important and must be done to protect your underground pipes from freezing.  Below are the steps that you can follow to prepare your sprinkler system for the winter:

  • Find the water valve for your irrigation system and turn it off.
  • Call Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc to make an appointment for your sprinkler blow out service.
  • Sit back and relax while we use our top of the line air compressors to winterize your irrigation system.

The last thing that you want are pipes bursting and causing damage to your underground lawn sprinkler system.  If this happens, it can be very costly to repair or replace the piping.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has experienced irrigation blow out technicians ready to winterize your sprinkler system. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com or call us at (603) 889-0856.

Sprinkler Winterization

As a home owner, there are yearly tasks that must be done to correctly maintain your property.  One of those tasks is winterizing your lawn irrigation system.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. blows out irrigation systems in the fall to protect them from freezing during the winter months.

To avoid having your sprinkler system pipes burst, it is recommended you have the sprinkler blow out service done by a professional.  The average compressor is not strong enough to remove all of the water from your lines.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc will use high-power air compressors to ensure the water is completely removed from your irrigation system.  With our high quality of work and decades of irrigation winterization experience, our satisfied customers return year after year for their lawn sprinkler blow out service.

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. is currently scheduling sprinkler system winterization services.  Call us today at (603) 889-0856 or visit our irrigation winterization page for more information.

Irrigation Winterization

With fall upon us and winter approaching it will soon be time to winterize your irrigation system.  We will begin sprinkler system blow out services mid-October. 

Use the information and photos provided in this blog as a helpful guide to turning your sprinkler system water supply off. This process must be done in order for Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. to begin winterizing your lawn irrigation system. Once this process is complete, we will be able to blow out your irrigation system.

1.  First, find the pipe inside your home that sends water to the backflow preventer for your sprinkler system.  The back flow preventer is usually outside the home.

2. Then find the closest shutoff valve, inside your home, that controls the flow of water to the pipe that feeds the back flow preventer.  Turn that valve off.

Contact us today to schedule your sprinkler winterization and protect your irrigation system.

Dos And Don’ts of Irrigation Winterization

When it comes to preparing your sprinkler system for winterization, there are a few things you need to do, and a few things that you should not do.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has some advice to get you through this process correctly.  Below is a list of dos and don’ts for your review.

DON’T

  • Forget to turn off the water to your irrigation system. 
  • Wait until the ground freezes.
  • Try to do it yourself.

DOS

  • Call Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. and schedule an appointment.
  • Follow our instructions on how to turn off the water to your sprinkler system.
  • Let us take care of the rest!

There are many things that can go wrong if you are attempting to blow out your irrigation system on your own.  Our trained technicians will come to your house and make sure your underground sprinkler system is winterized properly.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has decades of experience and uses only top of the line air compressors to ensure all water will be removed from your irrigation lines.  Call us today at 603-889-0856, or visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com for more information.

Irrigation Blow Out

If you own an underground irrigation system, you will need to have it winterized.  If you have it done too soon, your lawn can dry out, and if you wait too long, your pipes can freeze.  The best time to have sprinkler winterization service performed is in October.

There are many phrases you will find for the process of winterizing your irrigation system.  Here are some examples listed below:

  • Sprinkler system blow out service
  • Blowing out irrigation system
  • Winterizing my sprinkler system
  • Lawn sprinkler blow out
  • Winterization lawn irrigation system
  • Blowing out sprinkler lines
  • Lawn sprinkler winterization

No matter which phrase you use, this process is a necessity and needs to be done every year to protect your irrigation system from freezing.  Only a professional with extensive experience should be performing your irrigation winterization service.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has over 30 years of experience and will use high pressure air compressors to “blow out” your sprinkler system.  We will make sure all water is removed from the pipes and will prepare your system for the winter.  Protect your investment by contacting us today to schedule your sprinkler winterization appointment.

Winterizing Underground Sprinkler Systems

At the end of the lawn watering season, your irrigation system will need to be “blown out” and winterized by a professional. This process is necessary to make sure all water is removed from the irrigation lines to avoid freezing.  If winterization to your irrigation system is not done properly, water will remain in the lines and in other components.  If this happens, the pipes can burst and cause extensive damage to the whole system, which can be very costly to you, the homeowner.

Before arriving, our trained technicians will provide you instructions onhow to turn off the water supply to the irrigation system.  This process will prepare your sprinkler system for winterization.  Once we are on your property, we will use an air compressor to blow out your irrigation system, one zone at a time. 

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. is now scheduling appointments for sprinkler winterization service. Contact us today to receive a quote for blowing out your sprinkler lines.

Illumnating Your Beach House

Living on the coast definitely has its perks.  The welcoming sea breezes, the fresh salty air, and listening to the waves crash, are just a few reasons why so many people reside at the ocean.  Outdoor lighting will allow you to spend even more time outdoors, even after that beautiful sun sets.

The salty ocean air can be harsh on your home’s exterior, including your LED outdoor lighting.  For that reason, Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. uses Coastal Source landscape lighting.  Specifically designed with coastal living in mind, their fixtures are made from 100% brass and will never rust or corrode, even when exposed to salt water spray.

Enjoy outside lighting at it’s best by adding the following fixtures to your property:

  • Niche light: Small and mighty, this fixture is less than an inch thick and works perfectly in any outdoor shower stall, ensuring you will never miss a spot again!
  • Tiki torch: Placing several of these fixtures around your yard will make your home stand out and easier to find after your nightly walk on the beach.
  • Path light: Spacing these fixtures every 8-10 feet along your pathway creates a well-lit and safe way to come back and forth from the beach.

When it comes to illuminating your beach house with premium outdoor lighting, the sky is the limit.  Let Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. help you create your very own outdoor paradise.  For more information, please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com

Luxury Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is an investment that will add value, beauty, and security to any home.  When it comes to high-end landscape lighting, Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. uses Coastal Source products.  With over 50 years of experience in the industry, their fixtures are built to last and defy the elements. 

Whether you are looking to simply light up a pathway, or you are looking to completely illuminate the outside of your home, Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping will help you achieve your goals.  We have certified technicians on hand, ready to meet with you and create your own personal premium outdoor lighting project.

Here are a few examples of exterior lighting fixtures and some of their applications:

  • MR11 bullet light:  Don’t be fooled by its size.  Although it is the smaller of the two bullet lights Coastal Source offers, it has enough power to brighten up any hosta, rose bush, or small ornamental tree.  
  • MR16 bullet light:  This fixture is perfect for up lighting a mature maple tree or highlighting the architectural lines of your home. 
  • Path light:  Placed along any pathway or walkway, the path light will create a safe environment for your friends and family while they are outside of your property.
  • Niche light:  For those of you looking to add outdoor lighting but want to keep the fixture hidden, the niche light is the one for you.  Less than an inch thick, this discrete fixture will vanish into your landscape, while throwing all of the curiosity to the object of it’s illumination.

Contact Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. today, and allow us to create your very own outdoor retreat!  You can also visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com, for more information.

Premium Outdoor Lighting Transformers

Have you ever thought about how your outdoor lighting is powered?  Once Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. installs your Coastal Source landscape lighting, we will then connect it to a transformer.  There are 4 different types of transformers that we can use with your premium outdoor lighting project.  After we conduct the initial walk around your property, our technician will then determine which transformer will work best. 

When choosing a transformer there are different things Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. will keep in mind. For example, how many fixtures will we be installing (wattage), will the transformer be above or below the ground, and will the client want to control the time of day the fixtures will be on and off.

After we complete the above tasks, we will then choose from one of the following transformers:

  • 150W Composite:  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. will use this transformer with smaller outdoor lighting projects (up to 25 3W fixtures).  It comes with a built-in photocell and manual timer, which will allow you to control all of your lighting needs.
  • Direct burial:  Available in 150W or 300W, we will be burying the transformer below the ground, and it will remain completely out of sight.  If you want to control when your lights will be on/off, you will need to purchase a timer or photocell separately. 
  • Anodized aluminum: This 300W transformer is heavy-duty and does not require maintenance due to the fact that all of the connections are enclosed and protected in epoxy.  They are tough and built to last.  They come with a built-in photocell and a timer would need to be purchased separately if you desire that feature.
  • Hatch 60W:  We will use this transformer only when we install a security tri-mount fixture.  It is specifically made to supply power to the two outdoor lighting fixtures and a non-Coastal Source timer.

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has an experienced luxury outdoor lighting team, and they will make sure the correct transformer is chosen for your project.  Please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com for more information.

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