landscape lighting fixtures along a pathSchedule Your Sprinkler and Landscape Lighting Projects

Are you looking to get some sprinklers or landscape lighting installations done? Well, you’re certainly not alone and that may just be a problem. For a variety of reasons, if you’re looking to get this kind of landscape work done, it’s going to be a bit of a wait. So, if you want to be getting any kind of work done, you’ll need to schedule it ahead of time. Here’s why.

The Demand Has Never Been Higher

From early 2020 to today, there’s been a high demand for any kind of work that involves upgrading homes and businesses. From remodeling buildings, to installing new features, everybody seems to want to get it done now. This means that companies that do this work are backed up with projects. If you don’t get on the schedule ahead of time, you might find that there’s nobody available to work for you when you need it done.

Use The Extra Time to Plan

One of the things the slows down getting started on a project is the need to plan. You can’t just jump headlong into a major renovation to your home, including sprinklers and landscape lighting, without knowing what you want to do. Since there’s going to be a wait time on getting any work done, getting on the schedule ahead of time gives you reason to start planning. While you wait for your turn, figure out exactly what you want so the work can begin as soon as the crew are available. Consult with experts to get just the right design and the work will go much faster.

firepit landscape lighting fixtureMaterials and Labor Shortages Are Delaying Projects

Another problem delaying work is the shortage of materials and labor. Due to the Covid outbreak, various fires around the US and other unforeseeable issues with supply, there are shortages in nearly every industry. Because it’s so much harder to acquire materials and find people to do the work, starting a project often gets delayed. If you’re planning ahead of time, you’ll know better what’s needed and your crew can figure out the shortages ahead of time. That way, they can acquire those materials ahead of time as well.

Don’t Wait, Schedule Ahead

There’s no way of knowing when things will get back on track. As long as the demands are high and the materials are short, schedules will be tight. Don’t wait until the last minute to start looking for someone to help you out. You’ll find there’s nobody available.

Do you have a landscape lighting or sprinkler project you need help on? Like everyone else, we’re backed up with projects, too. It will probably be some time before we’ll be free to take you on, but you can make sure that you get started as soon as possible by scheduling with us ahead of time. If you want to get on our list now, feel free to get in touch!

Quality Sprinklers in Grass Yard.

Sprinklers And Lighting: Two Peas In A Pod

Spring is here again! Huzzah! That means it’s time to turn your sprinkler systems back on in preparation for watering your lawn. We’ve talked a lot about lighting over the winter – mainly because your sprinklers aren’t running during the winter – but as a transition, let’s consider some reasons why you should do your sprinklers and lighting together this spring!

an infographic illustrating why you should do sprinklers and landscape lighting together

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1. We’re Already Here

If you’re going to need to have your sprinklers set up, of course you’re going to do it in the spring. Whether installing new sprinkler systems, repairing the old ones, or just doing some routine maintenance, it’s all something we can help you with. Getting it done just after winter is the best time. That way, you can find any problems – like busted pipes – before they start gushing water and flooding your lawn.

If you also want to have good landscape lighting, we do that, too. Since we’re already out there, it’s super convenient to have it done all at once. It saves you time, because you don’t have to schedule multiple appointments to determine the best lighting options. That also saves you money because it’s less time we spend on the job getting it set up. Benefits all around!


2. The Two Systems Interact

By doing your sprinklers and lighting at the same time, we’ll know where your sprinklers are. With that knowledge fresh in our memories, we can get right to work installing your landscape lighting in the best way for your home. This is yet another way that saves us time and you money; we don’t have to find out where your sprinkler system runs because we just helped you install, or maintain it

3. Doing Both Can Save You Money

Sometimes you’ve already got both systems installed. There’s always room for improvement, though. Older systems, both irrigation and landscape lighting, are less efficient and therefore more costly. Lighting systems installed before the development of LED lighting consume a lot of power and need more maintenance to keep them going. Older irrigation systems are often inefficient because you either have to manually operate them, or they work on timers, and many just waste water because of their design. There’s nothing more frustrating than to drive by someone’s house in the rain and see their sprinklers going.

New systems are so much more efficient. LED lights require far less energy to run and give you more brightness. Modern irrigation systems can incorporate new technologies to detect the amount of moisture in the soil. They’re also just more efficient with their water use. The combination of using less electricity and less water translates to significant savings on your overall bills. The expense of upgrading your systems quickly makes up for itself with the amount of money you save on water and power bills.

We Do Sprinklers and Lighting!

Portland Sprinklers & Landscape Lighting Logo.Given that irrigation and landscape lighting have so much crossover, it should be no surprise that many companies around the country will do both. It’s very common to see sprinklers and lighting paired together. So, if you’re going to be doing one, why not do both and save yourself some time and money?  If you live in the Portland, Oregon area and want to get in done, we’re here to help!  Get in touch with us today and schedule a time we can take care of that for you. You’ll appreciate the value, we guarantee it!


winter is comingBrace Yourself

You may have noticed that summer has passed us by. We’re well into fall now and that means it’s time to be thinking about winter. When it comes to taking care of your sprinkler system, there’s some important basic maintenance that needs to be done for winter.


Winter is known for getting cold. Cold freezes water. When water freezes, it expands. If that water is inside something, the expansion can break it. This is the reason why winter maintenance is necessary for your sprinkler system. Your pipes are full of water and even the best quality materials, like what we provide, will get damaged by the expansion of freezing water. Something’s got to give in that situation, and it’s never the laws of physics.

That’s why it’s important to blow out your sprinkler system this time of year. After the water is shut off, we use air pressure to force the water in the pipes out. That way, if it gets cold enough to freeze the pipes, there’s no water to freeze. No freezing means no expansion, no expansion means no bursting pipes.

Here in Oregon, the coast tends to stabilize temperatures somewhat. The risk of freezing isn’t a constant like it is in some places, but that doesn’t mean you can just ignore it. When winter does get cold, the damage it can do to your pipes is pretty serious. While it won’t happen every year, it happens often enough that you don’t want to risk it. The best time to blow out your sprinklers in Portland is late October up through December. We do blow-outs for sprinkler systems all the way up until the week of Christmas. Now’s the time to get it done if you haven’t already.

Our Winterization Program

We pride ourselves on the quality of the systems we install. We use the best materials, and we install them with the utmost professional attention to detail. That said, even the best materials are subject to the laws of physics. That’s why we offer a winterization program. When you sign up for this program, you won’t have to worry. Each winter, we’ll come out to your place and do all the required maintenance to ensure the winter won’t do damage to your irrigation system.

As a bonus, we’re so sure of our products and the quality of our service that when you sign up for our winterization program, we provide you with a free lifetime warranty on all the parts and materials we install. If anything ever goes wrong with your system, we’ll fix it up free of charge. That’s an offer you can’t refuse!

Schedule Your Blow-Out Today!

Whether it’s our system or not, whether you’re on our winterization program or not, a sprinkler blow-out is necessary to keep your system in working order. Without it, burst pipes can cause flooding, which does major damage to your home and yard. You don’t want that. Now’s the perfect time to get your sprinklers blown out to prevent that. Don’t hesitate! Get in touch with us today to schedule your winter blow-out and protect your sprinkler system.

Quality Above All Else

During sprinkler installation process. Front yard #1.

Here at Portland Sprinklers, we focus on quality first. Providing the best service and best products is our primary concern. For over 30 years, this has been our mantra as we serve the Portland area. How do we achieve this?

1. Commercial Grade Products

The first step to giving you high-quality sprinklers is getting high-quality parts. Sure, you can construct a sprinkler system from scotch-tape and plastic, but the minimum requirements for function don’t make for a quality system. We’re select contractors for Rain Bird, a company with a long history of successful irrigation innovation.  With their help, we provide products made from the highest quality materials. Not just materials, but design as well. With us, you get the most reliable and efficient water system on the market that will last for years to come with minimal maintenance.

2. Focus On The Details

With most companies, installing a sprinkler system is a job you do quickly and cheaply. For us, that approach is unacceptable. We take pride in selling products made with only the best design and materials.  Why would we not also take pride in installing them properly? When it comes to setting up your system, we have the utmost professional attention to even the smallest details. We treat you as if you were our only customer, doing one job at a time.

Just installing isn’t enough.  Nothing ever stays the same, especially where the yard is concerned.  Factoring in growth of trees and shrubberies when we install them.  With our careful planning, they’ll work just as well years from now as they work today. With us, you’re not just buying a sprinkler system, you’re making an investment in your home.

3. Lifetime Warranty On All Parts

We keep telling you how much pride we take in our products and methods. Anyone can just tell you they take pride in their work, though. You want proof?  Well, we put our money where our mouth is here.

Not only do we give you the best quality products and installation you’ll find anywhere, we guarantee it for life! We are so dedicated to customer satisfaction that we offer lifetime warranty on all parts, materials and labor. When you sign up for our winterization program, in which we cover the basic maintenance required to ensure your system lasts, we promise to fix any problems you have at no cost to you for as long as you use our system. That’s a guarantee you can’t beat.

Quality Sprinklers in Grass Yard.

We’re An Investment

If you’re looking for a company to give you a quick and cheap installation, that’s not us. We don’t believe in cutting corners to save ourselves time and money. Our systems are an investment for the future. What you get from us will cost you more on the outset, but it’ll save you more in the long run. When you find out just how much repairs cost for cheaply made sprinklers, you’ll realize the only thing cheap about them is the materials they’re made of.

We’re looking for customers who want a system that will last. If you’re living in your dream home, we aim to set you up with a system that will keep that home looking like a dream for as long as you live there. We believe that you shouldn’t have to be repairing your sprinklers every few years if they’re being used properly. What you buy from us will give do just that.

Don’t settle for less than the best. Put your faith in Portland Sprinklers. Get in touch with us today to get started!