Irrigation & Drainage
Installing an automatic irrigation system will ensure your yard will always look its best. Showing off dense, green grass watered automatically, even when you're away from home.
Turf Masters Lawn and Landscape specializes in residential design, installation and maintenance of water-saving irrigation systems that protect your landscape investment. Our systems incorporate brand-name equipment and careful installation in accordance with best practices to all our Iowa clients. By selecting Turf Masters Lawn and Landscape to install your system, you are assured of a system that will be easy to use, easy to maintain and will provide years of reliable service.Spring Start-Up
Your irrigation system can be damaged if you do nothing but turn it on after a cold winter. It can suffer from problems like water hammer, which can cause water to erupt on your lawn. With our spring start-up service, you can be assured your sprinklers are ready to handle what spring and summer throw at them.Winterization
Winterizing your sprinklers must be done on an annual basis, and before the first freeze. If your system is not shut down and winterized properly, the water left in the pipes can freeze, causing cracks or ruptures, and can also damage critical components. By having Turf Masters winterize your system, you can trust it will be safe for the cold months. Water Management Turf Masters can determine whether your irrigation or sprinkler system is consuming too much water.
Drainage problems are one of the top issues for Iowa City homeowners. Whether you are looking for stormwater management solutions or simply want to keep the water away from the house, the following options should be included in a landscape design:
Proper drainage is key in preventing erosion, overly-wet spots in the yard, and damp basements. There are a number of ways to solve the problem:
Grading. It's important to start with a slope (or grade) directing water around or away from the house.Gutters/Downspouts/Draintile are essential. This drainage combination will direct water to a creek bed or raingarden. They are the next line of defense after grading.
Channel Drains for Patios, Pool Decks, and Driveways. These prevent water from puddling on hardscape surfaces.
Dry Creek Beds. Decorative, planted or a colorful statement of landscaping, dry creek beds serve a purpose and are not dry all the time. Basically a gully, they come in all shapes and sizes and carry stormwater in-between homes, around a house, to a garden, or to another body of water.
Don't Wait.....Soggy spots in the yard, a wet basement, or erosion all indicate a drainage problem. Contact a landscape designer to assess the problem and present a solutionLearn More