— Frequently Asked Questions

Will an automatic sprinkler system use more water than I’m currently using?

No. Irrigation systems are designed to conserve water and do a better job of watering. Specific areas are scheduled to water for set amounts of time based on the conditions of that zone. It’s in these details that you will eliminate over-watering and/or wasting water. Even when it’s raining, your system will know that too, and will shut off.

If I turn the controller to off will I lose my programming and settings?

No. once you turn the controller back to auto then the controller will go back to its normal cycle run time.

Does having a sprinkler system really save time?

Yes. Your new sprinkler system will practically run itself – following your programmed specifications to a tee – even when you’re not home.

How do I know what type of system is best suited for me?

It’s always best to work with a professional irrigation contractor who is knowledgeable about factors such as water source and pressure, soil type, planting materials and climate. RMP Irrigation takes each of these components into consideration when designing a system for you.

We receive an abundant amount of rainfall per year. Do we really need a sprinkler system?

The only way to ensure healthy, lush, turf and plant growth, is to make certain your lawn and plants receive a regularly timed, evenly measured amount of water. During the dry season, when there is little or no rain Your garden can suffer damage after a few days without water. Having a sprinkler system provides a scheduled consistency – the right number of days, the exact amount of water, and the specific amount of time.

Which is better, using an irrigation system or watering by hand?

Pre-programmed to use the exact amount of water on specific days at specific times, an irrigation system is reliable – it never gets too busy, and never forgets to shut off.

Can I save money by installing my own system?

No. In fact in many cases, you’ll spend more. From the initial designs of your project we are focused on providing an irrigation solution for you that is cost-effective and energy efficient. Our knowledge with materials and required equipment enable us to complete your job seamlessly and with less damage to your landscape – we also guarantee our work!