Pro-Grade Ice Melt

Advance Ice MeltFor the last few years, winter predictions from The Farmer’s Almanac have been right on. This year, they’re unfortunately saying that it’s best to start getting prepared now for Winter 2016-17 because we’re in store for more of what we had last year:

“The Farmer’s Almanac Winter 2016-2017 forewarns that exceptionally cold, if not downright frigid, weather will predominate over parts of the Northern Plains, Great Lakes, Midwest, Ohio Valley, the Middle Atlantic, Northeast, and New England this winter. The Farmer’s Almanac’s long-range weather predictions also suggest shots of very cold weather will periodically reach as far south as Florida and the Gulf Coast.

Get the snow blowers ready in the East and umbrellas in the West! An active storm track will deliver above-normal precipitation to the Southeast, Northeast, and New England states throughout most of the winter, especially February. In addition, another active storm track from the Pacific will deliver a dose of above-normal precipitation across the Western States. Meanwhile, near or below-normal precipitation will cover the nation’s midsection.”

Unless you plan to become a snowbird and head to Florida this winter (which may not be a bad idea!), it’s important to get prepared. Last year, there was a shortage of ice melt at all locations. Suppliers are forewarning that the same will be true this year if the winter is as bad as expected.

The last thing you want to be thinking about when snow drifts are piled up outside your door and your walkway is a sheet of ice is where to get your ice melt. Let us help. We’re stocking up to readily supply our customers. When we come out to winterize your irrigation system, we can stock you up with ice melt to keep your driveways and walkways clear.

WHAT KIND?

As in previous seasons, we’ll once again be offering contractor-grade ice melt this season. Our product is the same quality as that used at banks, colleges, condo units, and corporate businesses. We’re once again using Advance High-Tech Commercial Ice Melter, which we’ve used in the past.

WHAT QUANTITY CAN I GET?

We will be delivering 50-lb Poly bags of Advance High-Tech Commercial Ice Melter. You can order as many as you want or need.

WHAT IS THE COST?

We are able to secure a discounted price due to the increased purchasing power that comes with large-quantity orders. The 50-lb Poly bags are $17.

HOW DO I GET IT?

We’ll deliver your order to you when we come to winterize your sprinkler system, saving you the trip to the store later during inclement weather.

WHAT IS THE ICE MELT’S QUALITY?

The bags are homeowner-friendly, but the contents inside are professional-grade (a MUCH higher quality than what you would pick up at a Home Depot or Lowe’s – and at a comparable or even cheaper price)!!

Advance High-Tech Commercial Ice Melter is HOT! It is the safer formulation with corrosion inhibitors and fast-acting, long-lasting ingredients that start melting ice almost immediately upon application.

The product is safe for walkways and patios, with a special orange color coating that helps to ensure it is not over-applied, making your money go further.

Here are a few of its additional benefits:

  • Works to -25° F
  • Fast-acting time release formula
  • Non-hygroscopic
  • Traction control
  • Safer to handle
  • Non-tracking
  • Safety-coated orange crystals

50-lb poly bag – $17

Order your ice melt when you reply to the email
we’ll send you to schedule your winterizing.

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Winterization Service

Plymouth sod cutsThe fall shutdown is an important part of your irrigation maintenance service.

WHAT IS IT?

When we come to winterize your sprinkler system, we shut off the water supply. We then blow in compressed air to evacuate the water from the lines and sprinkler heads, ensuring that they won’t freeze over the winter.

WHEN DOES IT START?

We’re starting our blow outs this year on October 3. As explained above, we’ll be sending each customer a custom email saying which day and time we will be winterizing your system as we did last year. Please reply to confirm your appointment. If you do not confirm, we will not
schedule you.

WHAT NEXT?

We’ll come back in the spring for your sprinkler system start-up. At that time, we’ll turn your water supply back on and check all the components to your system for any damage that may have occurred during the winter months.

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Important Information Regarding 2016’s Winterizing

grass-383284_960_720Due to the water bans in place, we have contacted the water departments in our client-based areas and have been informed that the bans will not be lifted for the remainder of the year.

This year, we’re using the same scheduled day and time we winterized your system last year to help us be more efficient, so we can make sure ALL our customers’ systems (over 900 within 45 days) are winterized before the freeze. Mother Nature is so unpredictable and the Farmer’s Almanac is saying that this winter is going to be a rough one again, with lots of snow.

We’ll be shutting down our online appointment scheduling program. Instead, we will be sending out a customized email with a specific day and time for your town.

You will need to respond back to the email verifying that the date and time work for you. If the allotted appointment does not work for you, please call the office at (781) 585-0020.

If you are unable to be home at the time of winterizing, access to the water shutoff (which we drain out) and controller is needed. If you are not home and we have no access, and it is an agreed appointment, you will be charged an additional return fee of $37.50 to winterize. If you have a well pump that is mounted outside, it is highly recommended that you use the earlier date to protect the pump.

If anyone is interested in ice melt this year, please let us know how many bags you want when you email back your date, so we can make sure we order enough. Last year, ice melt went so quickly that our suppliers ran out and it was very difficult to get any. We will only be offering 50-pound bags this year at $17 per bag.

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Keep Your Sprinkler Heads Working Correctly with a Sod Cut

NOW SCHEDULING SOD CUTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16!

Plymouth sod cutsWe hear from many homeowners that by the dog days of summer, dense grass has started to grow around the sprinkler heads of their irrigation system.

The problem is that once this happens, the heads will no longer perform as they should. They won’t spray, rotate, or recede properly, which eventually causes damage to the heads.

It’s only common sense to protect your investment.

The solution? It’s not mowing more closely to your sprinkler heads, nor is it getting out the weed-whacker. Both options can further damage the heads.

Your best bet is to have us come out and perform a sod cut using our special tool to cut back the grass around the head.

First, we flag all your heads. Then we cut the overgrown grass, passing through to the root system while being careful not to hit the lines. We smooth out the exposed soil and remove the severed sod from your property, then readjust the heads for proper operation. The sod cut also includes trimming around any visible valve boxes in grassy areas.

It’s wise to have this quick and inexpensive procedure done from time to time, since often in the process bad seals on heads are revealed. We can replace them while we’re there, saving you a service call and ultimately costs on your water bill.

Schedule your sod cut through our online appointment tool, or call us at (781) 585-0020 for more details. We are lining these appointments up through September 16.

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Pro-Grade Ice Melt

Advance Ice MeltFor the last few years, winter predictions from The Farmer’s Almanac have been right on. This year, they’re unfortunately saying that it’s best to start getting prepared now for Winter 2015-16 because we’re in store for more of what we had last year:

“The winter of 2015-16 is looking like a repeat of last winter, at least in terms of temperatures with unseasonably cold conditions over the Atlantic Seaboard….

New Englanders will once again experience a very frigid, shivery winter (Deja vu). [You] may want to get a jump start now and stock up on lots of winter survival gear: sweaters, long johns, and plenty of firewood.

Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, the weather will be stormy with a good amount of snow. We are ‘red-flagging’ the second week of January and the second week of February for possible heavy winter weather, with a long, drawn out spell of stormy weather extending through much of the first half of March.”

Unless you plan to become a snowbird and head to Florida this winter (which may not be a bad idea!), it’s important to get prepared. Last year, there was a shortage of ice melt at all locations. Suppliers are forewarning that the same will be true this year if the winter is as bad as expected.

The last thing you want to be thinking about when snow drifts are piled up outside your door and your walkway is a sheet of ice is where to get your ice melt. Let us help. We’re stocking up to readily supply our customers. When we come out to winterize your irrigation system, we can bring you stock up with ice melt to keep your driveways and walkways clear.

WHAT KIND?

As in previous seasons, we’ll once again be offering contractor-grade ice melt this season. Our product is the same quality as that used at banks, colleges, condo units, and corporate businesses. We’re once again using Advance High-Tech Commercial Ice Melter, which we’ve used in the past.

WHAT QUANTITY CAN I GET?

We will be delivering 50-lb Poly bags of Advance High-Tech Commercial Ice Melter. You can order as many as you want or need.

WHAT IS THE COST?

We are able to secure a discounted price due to the increased purchasing power that comes with large-quantity orders. The 50-lb Poly bags are $17.

HOW DO I GET IT?

We’ll deliver your order to you when we come to winterize your sprinkler system, saving you the trip to the store later during inclement weather.

WHAT IS THE ICE MELT’S QUALITY?

The bags are homeowner-friendly, but the contents inside are professional-grade (a MUCH higher quality than what you would pick up at a Home Depot or Lowe’s – and at a comparable or even cheaper price)!!

Advance High-Tech Commercial Ice Melter is HOT! It is the safer formulation with corrosion inhibitors and fast-acting, long-lasting ingredients that start melting ice almost immediately upon application.

The product is safe for walkways and patios, with a special orange color coating that helps to ensure it is not over-applied, making your money go further.

Here are a few of its additional benefits:

  • Works to -25° F
  • Fast-acting time release formula
  • Non-hygroscopic
  • Traction control
  • Safer to handle
  • Non-tracking
  • Safety-coated orange crystals

50-lb poly bag – $17

Order your ice melt when you reply to the email 
we’ll send you to schedule your winterizing.

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Winterization Service

fall 2014 winterization serviceThe fall shutdown is an important part of your irrigation maintenance service.

WHAT IS IT?

When we come to winterize your sprinkler system, we shut off the water supply. We then blow in compressed air to evacuate the water from the lines and sprinkler heads, ensuring that they won’t freeze over the winter.

WHEN DOES IT START?

We’re starting our blow outs this year on October 5. As explained above, we’ll be sending each customer a custom email with a date and time for their particular town.

WHAT NEXT?

We’ll come back in the spring for your sprinkler system start-up. At that time, we’ll turn your water supply back on and check all the components to your system for any damage that may have occurred during the winter months.

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Important Information Regarding 2015’s Winterizing

sprinkler winterizingEven though Labor Day has come and gone and the days are getting shorter, it still feels very much like summer.

Temps aside, though, we’ll soon be coming out to winterize your irrigation system. It’s also a perfect time for you to stock up on ice melt!

This year, we’re trying out a new scheduling technique to help us be more efficient, so we can make sure ALL our customers’ systems (over 900 within 45 days) are winterized before the freeze. Mother Nature is so unpredictable and the Farmer’s Almanac is saying that this winter is going to be a rough one again, with lots of snow.

We’ll be shutting down our online appointment scheduling program for this trial period. Instead, we will be sending out a customized email with a specific day and time for your town.

You will need to respond back to the email verifying that the date and time work for you. If the allotted appointment does not work for you, please call the office at (781) 585-0020.

If you are unable to be home at the time of winterizing, access to the water shutoff (which we drain out) and controller is needed. If you are not home and we have no access, and it is an agreed appointment, you will be charged an additional return fee of $37.50 to winterize. If you have a well pump that is mounted outside, it is highly recommended that you use the earlier date to protect the pump.

If anyone is interested in ice melt this year, please let us know how many bags you want when you email back your date, so we can make sure we order enough. Last year, ice melt went so quickly that our suppliers ran out and it was very difficult to get any. We will only be offering 50-pound bags this year at $17 per bag.

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