I think most people, whether they are homeowners or landscapers, believe that irrigation is a complex thing.
Now, I do need to differentiate a little here. Irrigation design, when done correctly, is a highly complex and mathematically complicated process.
However, 99% of the systems that I see are designed incorrectly. They are just made up of sprinkler heads throwing water in the air.
I do not advocate unschooled contractors designing systems. That is the problem that we already have. This problem can only be solved legislatively by requiring water audits of all new systems. We will do that once it is too late and all the water is gone.
Sprinkler repair is another game altogether. Repairing leaking pipes and valves, replacing broken sprinkler heads, moving heads out of shrub areas that have grown too tall, raising rotors, etc., is well within the range of someone who can figure out why a mower won't start.
And the best thing is, and this is the honest truth, the easy work pays the best, and the easy things are the most prevalent repairs that need to be done.
For example, Mrs. Smith says "I've got a brown patch of grass over here. Whats the problem"? You turn on the sprinklers and see A. the shrubs are higher than the sprinkler, so you move the head B. the nozzle is clogged and you replace it C. You add a head, D-E-F-G! It is much simpler than most realize.
The information available at covers all that plus a lot more.
More importantly, you increase the value of your services to your customer because now she does not have to call me in separately to address the situation. Plus, if you are in Orlando, I'll probably tell Mrs. Smith that you are cutting the grass too short with dull blades
And a 100$ or more dollars an hour never hurts. I charge $50 to move a head. It takes me maybe 10 minutes, including the time to walk back and forth from my truck,and costs me about five bucks in parts. Move 10 heads on a property, which I did just today, and you just made in an hour what some people work all week for.
Soon Steve will be offering a big discount to his guys for this course. Wait until then to buy it. The course will cost less than your first hour on the job.
P.S., I was talking to my brother today. He told me that a Subway franchise costs around $150,000., and a husband and wife team can expect to realize a combined first year income of $65,000. We both got a big laugh out of that!
You can easily make $65,000 repairing sprinklers with a $5000 truck, a $500 valve locator and $1000 in parts, and take 3 months off.
I show you how to do it and what to charge. If you don't get it the first time, watch it again in slow motion!
P.P.S, how did the dancing banana appear? I didn't do it .Its like magic!