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  • What are some basic advantages of installing an irrigation system?

    Irrigation systems use less water than watering manually. Professionally installed irrigation systems benefit plant and grass health by providing uniform coverage without wasting water. By offering controlled delivery automatically rather that manually you landscape is ensured proper water delivery.
  • What are some basic advantages of residential landscape lighting?

    Landscape lighting contributes to the aesthetic appeal of your lawn while enhancing security and increasing your property value. Learn More.
  • What are some basics of design and planning an irrigation or landscape lighting project?

    At Knight-Scapes, we understand that planning is the most important phase in the installation project. Essential to the planning stage is practical goal-setting that takes into account how much space is available, fixtures, water usage, etc. Our design team is trained to partner with you to ensure your project is well planned from the start. We listen to your goals, then draw up reasonable plans and assist you in determining the best solutions to help you realize your dream.Learn More.
  • Does your maintenance include replacement parts, labor, etc?

    Absolutely! Moreover, in regards to irrigation system maintenance, we are a Rain Bird 'Select' contractor, a designation that allows us the ability to offer Rain Bird's exclusive 5-year warranty.Learn More about regular irrigation system maintenance.
  • Which exterior finishes are best on the lighting systems?

    Knight-Scapes recommends brass finishes on outdoor lighting systems offer because they are the most durability and resist chipping and fading.
  • What is a backflow preventer?

    A backflow preventer is a plumbing device that protects against water leaving your irrigation system then entering your drinking water. Every municipality in the greater Hampton Roads/Virginia Peninsula area requires by law that a backflow preventer be installed or integrated into an irrigation system. City and county codes also require annual maintenance on backflow preventers. At Knight-Scapes, we employ certified backflow inspectors to ensure that backflow devices are properly installed and serviced. Learn More.
  • My system is leaking, how do I turn the irrigation off without turning off my main water supply?

    You can turn off your irrigation system on the backflow preventer, plus a properly installed irrigation system should have a main cutoff valve.
  • Can my warranty be voided?

    Warranties issued by Knight-Scapes can be voided if an entity outside of our company performs maintenance on your system. Contact Us for more information regarding warranties offered by Knight-Scapes.
  • When do I need to activate my system?

    We suggest that an irrigation system be activated between the months of April and May. Learn More about scheduled maintenance.
  • When installing an irrigation system, how deep do you bury pipes and do you provide diagrams?

    Knight-Scapes buries irrigation pipes approximately 6-inches below the grade of your lawn in order to not puncture your lawn. With every job we provide a detailed set of color-coded drawings that outlines your projects. Learn More about the Knight-Scapes design process.
  • What is a sub-water meter?

    For every irrigation system not utilizing a municipal water system that has sanitation service, Knight-Scapes installs a sub-meter that allows you to deduct charges from the sanitation bill.
  • What are the different categories for water supply?

    Residences and businesses may draw water supply from their city, a well, a pumps system, or a cistern.
  • Will I need a permit from my irrigation system installation?

    Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, York County, Isle of Wight County, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Smithfield, James City County, Poquoson, and Toano all require a plumbing permit. Knight-Scapes provides a turn-key solution to fulfill this and all other requirements for installation projects.
  • Why do sprinkler systems run in the rain?

    Generally, when an irrigation system is running in the rain, it is because it is running on a pre-programmed timer that has not been adjusted to compensate for weather conditions. Running sprinklers in the rain wastes water, increases water usage costs, and may cause overwatering. One way to prevent your irrigation system from running at inappropriate times is through a rain sensor that automatically prevents pre-programmed systems from running during the rain. Knight-Scapes included rain sensors in their irrigation installations. Learn More about the water conservation solutions we offer.