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Warweg & Co., Inc. is committed to educating it’s customers including answering any questions you might have. Listed below are the answers to some of the most common questions we’ve received. If you don’t find the answer to your question, please contact us.

Besides our normal Sprinkler Repair and Sprinkler Installation services, we also offer our clients include:

  • Drip Irrigation
  • Backflow Testing
  • Annual Maintenance

We provide seasonal system maintenance and checkups for our clients, helping them avoid costly repairs with our thorough inspection services. Our technicians are certified by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, ensuring an optimal and certified sprinkler system service.

We offer three primary irrigation service packages while keeping our clients’ financial preferences in mind. You can choose from our classic, elite, or prestige plans to meet all your sprinkler lawn needs.

Not at all. Quality sprinkler systems keep grass thriving and unwanted weeds from sprouting. Those benefits can boost the curb appeal and property value of your home.

Installing a sprinkler system is challenging work and setting one up in a way that will maximize its effectiveness is nearly impossible without years of expertise.

While you can attempt DIY sprinkler installation, trusting the tough task to a professional team with three decades of experience like Warweg & Company Irrigation will save you time and stress and deliver a more effective product.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires that all water lines connecting to the public water supply have a reduced pressure principal backflow preventer (PR) or a pressure type vacuum breaker (PVB). Having a backflow preventer is not only necessary for compliance reasons but for protecting your and your family’s drinking water.

Backflow preventer testing ensures that your preventer is doing its job and protecting your drinking water supply. Backflow testing laws require that a certified professional perform the test and check your preventer.

Backflow testers must be registered and certified through the state of Indiana. We will test your backflow preventer according to state cross-connection regulations and report our findings. We must submit this report to the city within ten days.

The best way to begin a spring irrigation startup is by calling us, your local irrigation experts. Our licensed and experienced professionals at Warweg & Company Inc. have the necessary tools and expertise to perform comprehensive spring startups.

One of the most important things you can do for your landscape is backflow testing. Indiana state law requires regular backflow testing to ensure that your family’s drinking water remains potable and free of harsh contaminants like fertilizer and animal waste.

Indiana state law also requires a certified backflow tester to perform the backflow preventer tests. Our irrigation experts will perform the necessary backflow testing according to state compliance regulations to ensure that your sprinkler system stays up to code.

A sprinkle startup is an annual inspection that checks the efficiency and overall functionality of your property’s sprinkler system. Indiana property owners should schedule a spring startup for three main reasons.

1.)  Maximum Sprinkler Efficiency

Your plants require a significant amount of water during the spring and summer for proper growth. A professional spring startup can help you reduce your water consumption and improve sprinkler efficiency by adjusting sprinkler heads. As a result, we can help you lower your monthly utility bill while keeping your lawn healthy and green.

2.)  Address Sprinkler Problems and Repairs

Aside from dead grass, harsh Indiana winters can cause various types of damage to your yard, including:

  • Broken sprinkler heads
  • Leaky pipes
  • Broken or cracked irrigation pipes

A malfunctioning sprinkler system can make it difficult to water your lawn adequately while also jacking up your utility costs. We’ll inspect every inch of your irrigation system to look for cracks, debris, and other issues that could cause watering malfunctions.

3.)  Extend the Life of Your Sprinklers

Without proper maintenance, your sprinklers are more prone to wear and tear. As a result, you could face potentially high repair costs or premature replacements. With an annual spring startup, you can address any minor issues with your sprinkler system to improve efficiency and extend its working life.

By using an air compressor, our team at Warweg & Company can effectively purge your sprinkler system. Clearing your irrigation lines of water before winter is vital, as they can quickly freeze and break. Additionally, winterization is significantly less expensive than irrigation pipe repair.

Blowing out your sprinkler lines is critical for preparing your irrigation system for the winter. If your sprinkler lines still have water in them when the temperature drops below freezing, they can freeze and break.

When it comes to sprinkler blowouts, it is best to let an experienced professional handle them. Our certified technicians at Warweg & Company have the experience and equipment necessary for a safe and effective lawn sprinkler blowout. We can clear your sprinkler lines of water while ensuring that they will be ready for the next season.

A sprinkler blowout is the process of clearing sprinkler lines of water to prepare for the winter. This is just one of the several essential steps that our team at Warweg & Company takes to winterize Indiana irrigation systems.

Our plan covers a six-application process, waiting approximately seven to eight weeks between each part of the process. During the lawn care process, our qualified technicians will provide preventative crabgrass control, spot weed control, grub control, slow-release fertilizer, and broadleaf weed control applications.

Our lawn care professionals service your lawn every seven to eight weeks. However, our technicians are always available to answer free service calls between these applications. We partner with the best vendors and organizations to offer you the best lawn care and fertilization services possible. 

We do provide aeration services for Indianapolis homeowners. Aeration refers to the elimination of lawn thatch from your grass. Lawn thatch congests your yard, stifling grass growth.

Our lawn care team will poke holes in your soil, allowing your grass to receive essential nutrients from your irrigation system. We also recommend raking your lawn frequently to avoid thatch buildup.

Perimeter treatment refers to the process of spraying insecticides around the perimeter of your house. Our mission is to prevent insects from entering your home. It is harder to eliminate pests in your home than catch them in their natural habitat.

You should aerate your lawn 48 hours before seeding. Doing so helps increase seeding efficiency. The aeration/seeding combination is the best way to protect your yard from decay and disease.

Aeration makes the seeding process more efficient. Aerating your lawn allows your soil to reap the benefits of grass seed, improving growth.

Plus, it will help fill in gaps in your yard, giving it a fuller look. When your lawn is well-maintained, it helps prevent injuries and improves the aesthetics of your outdoor areas.

You should aerate/seed your lawn depending on the grass type you have. For cool-season grasses, aerating in the fall is your best option.

Overseeding is an ideal way to promote grass growth. It helps eliminate weeds from your yard and thickens your grass.

Our pest control experts create a barrier around your home with our insecticides. Typically, this barrier measures 3ft up by 6ft out. We do not apply chemicals on the inside of your house.

Our lawn technicians spray the fungicide onto your grass and plants until blades and leaves are drenched and dripping. Some lawn diseases can develop fungicide resistance. Depending on the disease severity, we may have to re-apply at 7-to-14-day intervals to achieve complete disease control.

Your plants and lawn require preventative treatments whenever the climate becomes conducive to fungal development. Periods of excessive rain, high humidity, seasonal transitions, and an overabundance of nitrogen in the soil are all favorable conditions for growth. Whether preventative or to control active disease, fungicide treatments are most successful when applied in dry, cool weather.

Fungicides are more effective when applied during cool weather or, in warmer months, during the cooler morning hours. If temperatures reach 90F, we will come back at another time to complete the job.

When you illuminate a section of your yard at nighttime, you increase your home’s security. By lighting the exterior of your home, you can make your driveway more accessible and host outdoor events.

LED lighting is energy-efficient, durable, and easy to care for, whether installing brand new lighting or upgrading an existing system. It retrofits well and has top-notch directional lighting capability.

The intensity and functionality of outdoor lighting depend on what you need to illuminate. A patio, swimming pool, or outdoor kitchen, for example, would all be lit differently.

While LED lights are a popular lighting solution, the lights’ location, brightness, and more will vary based on use. Bistro bulb fairy lights are fun and inexpensive when lighting a defined area for primarily decorative purposes.

We pride ourselves on providing low-cost and durable LED outdoor lighting fixtures. For example, you can get a low voltage ten fixture LED package starting at $1,995.

Yellow lights – specifically, yellow compact fluorescent lights (CFL bulbs) – go unnoticed by insects, emit less heat, and are very energy efficient. Yellow sodium vapor lights and halogen bulbs are also effective in not drawing the attention of flying bugs.

You can light the outside of a building by strategically combining landscape lighting systems with architectural outdoor lights.

LED lighting has many benefits. Because these lights use 50% less electricity than other bulbs, you conserve a lot of energy. Plus, most LED lights come with dimming features, giving you optimal control of your lighting systems.

Architectural lighting fixtures occupy structures such as pillars, sculptures, and other landscaping elements.

The different types of landscape lights include:

  • Floodlights
  • Step lights
  • Column lights
  • Underwater lights
  • Lamp posts
  • Recessed lights
  • Paver lights
  • Retaining wall lights
  • Driveway lights

Walkway or pathway lights are the most natural lighting used in landscaping. These light fixtures are versatile, as you can use them around a pond, down a walkway, around your driveway, and in other areas across your yard.

Your landscape lights should be 8-10 feet away from the house. This approach ensures these fixtures won’t affect the indoor ambiance.

You can illuminate a deck by installing light fixtures that complement the overall deck design. Some of the standard options include:

  • Deck stair lights
  • String lights
  • Under table lights
  • Recessed deck lights
  • In-floor lights
  • Under rail lights

Yes. They enhance the ambiance of the deck area, making the space more comfortable for evening activities.

You can light a dark deck by hiring a professional decks & patios outdoor lighting service to install compatible light fixtures across the space.

There are several types of lighting used for lighting walkways. Some of them include:

  • Garden lights
  • Bollard lights
  • Downlights
  • Flush lights
  • Lanterns

The proper selection of lights for your project will come down to your preferences and unique landscaping limitations. For example, flush lights may not be practical on narrow driveways, while garden lights may look isolated in walkways with very little shrubbery.

You can light a walkway by selecting a complementary combination of lighting fixtures and installing them according to standard industry conventions. Some of the tips to keep in mind include the following:

  • Keep the light fixtures 10-15 feet apart to create light pools instead of a constant stream of light.
  • Move the lighting fixtures deeper into the greenery to highlight your plants while lighting the way.
  • Use staggered fixture placement to create depth and balance.
  • Choose fixtures that will direct light downwards towards your feet instead of directly at your eyes.
  • Install lights slightly taller than your plants if you are embedding your fixtures in foliage.
  • Use low-wattage bulbs to provide just enough light without going overboard.

To install outdoor light paths, you need to choose complementary light fixtures and hire a qualified technician to complete the installation process.

If you’re unsure about the light fixtures to choose for your project, seek advice from a professional pathway outdoor lighting service provider you can trust.