Automatic Sprinkler and Irrigation Systems in Greater Toronto Area
Northern Rainmakers of Toronto offers a variety of irrigation services for residential and commercial clients. We do everything from installing new irrigation systems to servicing your existing systems to adding on and improving your current irrigation installations.
With our monthly maintenance contracts you can be sure that the irrigation system you have installed in your residence or commercial property will always work at its best, year-round.
- Irrigation system installations in homes, commercial and industrial landscapes.
- Custom irrigation system design.
- Service packages and system analysis.
- Irrigation system start-ups in spring and winterization in fall.
- Repairs for all models and makes of sprinklers, misters, sprays and drip heads.
- Wire tracking & locating.
- Conversion of manual systems to automatic operation.
- Drip & micro systems.
- Leak detection.
- Pressure regulator installation.
- Additions to existing systems.
- Trouble-shooting and repair of problems with irrigation system’s electrical components.
- Testing, repair and prevention of backflow issues.
Five good reasons for installing an automatic sprinkler system
- To protect your landscaping investment.
- To increase your property value.
- To save time, no more hand watering.
- To create even watering throughout your lawn and garden.
- To avoid worrying when going on vacation.
To maintain your garden so that it always looks beautifully healthy it is imperative to ensure it receives adequate water, particularly during times of drought.
By installing an automatic irrigation system into your outdoor landscape you can be certain that your plants will never lack water and will be able to bloom and thrive unhindered even when you don’t have time (or forget!) to turn on the hose.At Northern Lights and Rainmakers Inc. we install three different types of automatic irrigation systems all of which can be customized to be effective in your size and style of outdoor area.
Our spray systems are ideal for use in Toronto’s smaller residential gardens and yards and are normally more than adequate for watering lawns, bedding plantings and shrubbery. These systems are easy to maintain and use and are generally very dependable. By simply adjusting the spray nozzle you can change the position, angle and flow of the water so that all your plantings receive the most effective form of irrigation to suit their needs.
Our rotary systems are most effective in larger open areas such as parks and sports fields. Each revolving spray head can throw water in as much as a 40 foot radius at any one time allowing a vast expanse to be watered from each irrigation point. These systems actually use less water than spray systems, even though the velocity and radius of watering is greater.
Our drip irrigation systems are the best in terms of water conservation and plant health and these are the systems that, for environmental reasons, we prefer to install. Drip irrigation is a slow and effective way to ensure that all your plantings receive adequate amounts of water throughout both day and night. The great advantages of drip irrigation systems are that they:
- Use less water
- Drastically reduce amount of water lost to evaporation
- Direct every drop of water to where it will be used
- Can accommodate hanging baskets and planters
- Can extend into odd-shaped and narrow areas.
In order to be most effective drip irrigation systems have to be correctly installed so that the network of low pressure water pipes reaches all areas of your landscape.
With a Northern Lights and Rainmakers Inc. irrigation installation you can rest at ease knowing that your garden will thrive – and for your peace of mind we back up this claim with our full 3 year warranty on all parts and labor.
We want to be certain that every product we use is durable and reliable and always performs in the way that we intend it too. This is why we use such well-known brands as Hunter and Rain-Bird because we are confident that landscaping products from these industry leaders will always live up to their great reputations. If you’d like to check out their products for yourself please visit their websites at www.rainbird.com and www.hunterindustries.com.
Valves are used to automatically open and shut the water supply to different zones of your garden and are turned on and off with an electric signal. We use one valve to delimit each watering zone within your irrigation system.
We prefer to use Hunter heavy-duty valves because these are among the most reliable and durable on the market and are particular appropriate for commercial irrigation installations where reliable and continuous performance is essential.
Timer / Controller
Timers and controller mechanisms are important for regulating the amount of water that is used each time the system turns on.
You can set your irrigation systems to turn on at night when less water will be lost to evaporation. At the same time we use soil water sensors and other control mechanisms that only activate the system when irrigation is actually needed - in other words your irrigation system will adjust automatically for seasonal changes in watering needs.
Rain sensors are another form of controlling your irrigation system. They will automatically override the time device so that the system will not activate if there has been sufficient rainfall.
Pop-Up Rotary Sprinklers
Pop-Up Rotary Sprinklers rotate between 0°-360°and can be adjusted for water flow and distance. This makes them perfect for watering medium and larger areas.
Pop-Up Sprays are stationary sprinklers without any rotation and so are usually used in garden beds or small lawn areas. Each Pop-Up Spray can water from 0° to 360° and far as 2 feet to 24 feet.
Micro-Irrigation Systems are low-pressure irrigators that feed water through thin hoses to spray, mist, sprinkle or drip water into your pots, planters, hanging baskets and smaller garden areas.
The Valve Box is buried underground box and prevents the valves from coming into contact with water and dirt. The Valve Box contains the electrical wire connections and effectively serves as a manual electrical service center for your entire system.
Backflow devices prevent water from siphoning back into your drinking-water system.
Your irrigation system is connected to your home water system by copper piping installed underground.
Irrigation pipes are made out of vinyl and are buried a few inches underground to carry water to all parts of your sprinkler, drip, spray or mist irrigation systems.
Water Pressure (P.S.I.) and Flow Rate (G.P.M)
P.S.I. (Pound per Square Inch) is a unit that shows the water pressure when it comes out of your house.
G.P.M (Gallons Per Minute) is a unit that shows the water flow rate.
We use both these measurements to calculate how many zones/stations and the number of drip, spray, sprinkler or misting heads your system can effectively support.
Station / Zone
A sprinkler system on a property is divided into different stations or zones. Each station waters a different area of your property and can be independently programmed to water as needed.
Northern Lights and Rainmakers Inc. of Toronto provides automatic or manual irrigation and sprinkler systems for all your commercial and residential landscaping throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Markham, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Mississauga, and all surrounding areas.
Telephone us on 647-347-1408 or e-mail us at: info[at]northernrainmakers.com to find out more.