Installing Irrigation Flow Meter in Flagstaff

Unboxing and installing the Hunter Hydrawise flow meter for your irrigation system. We will be connecting it to the new Hunter HC wireless controller.

Today’s video is going to be about installing an irrigation flow meter in Flagstaff.

Here is our flow meter. Going to open it up.

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Using a Toner to Identify Irrigation Wire in Flagstaff

So in the project we have e whole gauge of wires. We are working at a big ranch and we are going to use a toner to identify irrigation wire in Flagstaff, tons of wires and controllers all over. This particular zone we wired it up with another one. I’m going to use a toner, because there is a free wire coming into the valve box. Hook up the toner and go back to the controller to find the wire coming into the box as long as it’s connected. Wish me Luck!

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Should I Water My Plants In the Winter


Should I water my plants in the winter? 

Often this is not even a question that is asked. But, because the weather in Northern Arizona is unpredictable, watering can be necessary. This is a primary concern if you’ve just planted your plants, trees or shrubs this year. If you have new trees and shrubs, you should be watering your plants every 3 to 4 weeks. Of course, this is only the case if we have no rain or snow. Because it is not recommended to turn on your irrigation system during the winter months, you should be using a hose or a bucket of water. Sadly, you will have to go back to the cave man era of watering during the winter season. Continue reading

Winterizing fertilizer in Flagstaff

Cool Season Lawn Fertilizer For Winter

All lawns in Flagstaff are cool season type grass This is done because the grass needs to be dormant during winter. The weather in Flagstaff is just too cold does not allow for any type of warm season grass. Cool season grasses include Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, sheep fescue, blue fescue, blue grama and a few others that are not typically found in lawns. Continue reading

Pine Needle Clean Up In Spring And Fall

Cleaning up pine needles in your yard can be an arduous task. Some people refer to pine needles as pine straw which is simply another term for the same thing. We do recommend that you clean your pine needles after the fall drop which is generally in late October well into November, Followed by another cleanup in March or April.  One of the main reasons to clean up your pine needles in the fall is to create less work in the spring. If you can pick the pine needles up relatively soon after the fall then they won’t have time to decompose. If you have a lawn, you should pick up the pine needles as soon as you can. Say every week or every other week if possible. The chemicals in the pine needles will not only suffocate the lawn, but toxic chemicals to your lawn. Continue reading

AIM Reviews

AZ Irrigation & Maintenance Reviews 

We don’t like to TOOT our own horn very much. But in this blog we’re going to dig into the reviews we’ve gotten from are very happy clients. First off, I  should say that we do not have any customers. We only have clients! Clients are people who we have relationships with.

AIM Google Reviews

We have over thirty 5 star reviews on Google. Here are a couple of the many reviews we’ve gotten.

From Alan S. – Brad and his team replaced our backflow preventer and put us on the schedule for starting up and shutting down our irrigation system in the spring/winter. It’s great to not need to worry about taking care of that — they’re friendly, efficient and good at what they do. They’re responsive to phone calls or email and have a good online system for billing. I love having them doing this work for us and will happily call them if we need repairs or future work done with our system. Continue reading

How Much Does It Cost To Mow My Lawn In Flagstaff AZ

How much does it cost to mow my lawn in Flagstaff, AZ?  If you’re looking for a task to take off your To Do list, mowing is one that is affordable.  Do you want to look for a reliable contractor, one the shows up on the day they say that they will show up, and has a procedure for any weather delays?  Generally, if it is raining on the day that you want us to mow, we will mow it the next day. Continue reading

Turn Your Irrigation System Off In An Emergency

Oh no, there is a leak in your irrigation system! Now you need to turn your irrigation system off for this emergency.  Before you panic, try to turn your irrigation system off at the easiest point. That is going to be at the backflow. See picture below.  On the back flow there are two ball valves. Generally these ball valves have blue, yellow, or red rubber handles. Try to turn one of these valves clockwise 90°. If that doesn’t work try the other ball valve. (See photo below showing where the ball valve is)   You will find a video link to explaining all of this and how to turn your irrigation system off at the street later in this post. Continue reading

Xeriscape Style Lawns Flagstaff AZ

Xeriscape Style Lawns Flagstaff AZ

Xeriscape style lawns are a great way to save on maintenance costs and water.  Much care has to be taken into account in placement of the lawn and soil preparation. There is no easy way to install the xeriscape lawn.  In Flagstaff there is no business that grows blue fescue or sheep fescue sod. You can only create this type of lawn using seed.   So the initial upfront effort and cost will be going into prepping the soil for these three types of grasses and the initial care of the the establishing the lawn. Continue reading

Smart Controller Using Hunter Solar Sync

The Hunter Solar Sync weather sensor is an advanced sensor for your irrigation system. It measures the evapotranspiration rate on a daily basis and then adjust your controller per those conditions. Create a smart controller using Hunter Solar Sync, couple them together and it creates a smart controller. The Solar Sync will only work with new or late model Hunter controllers. It will not work with older controller Hunter controllers or with a different brand of controller.

Location, Location, Location

They come wired and wireless. The wired models are cheaper but then you have to run a wire for the controller up to the sensor. The sensor needs to be in a location on the house so that it was not blocked by anything. The best place to put your sensor is up high and in the same conditions as your landscaping if possible. If the landscape is full sun, you want to have your sensor in the full sun area.  If your landscape is in a more shaded area, you will want to have the sensor in a shaded area as well. Continue reading

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Carol Branning
Carol Branning

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I have a rental property in Flagstaff and was looking for a reasonable landscaper to take care of my weeds and do some general upkeep 2-3 times per year. Most of the companies that I called would either give me outrageous rates or not show up because I wasn't a "regular" customer. Not only did AIM give me a reasonable price, they came when they said they would, set me up with an online account and made billing easy for me (since I am out of town). This is a perfect arrangement for me and I am extremely pleased with the services that I have received from AIM!

Pamela Posten
Pamela Posten

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

AIM gives excellent service and professional quality work. Brad responded quickly when I called, met with me and spent a lot of time going over my needs. The work was scheduled promptly and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them for all your landscaping needs.

Erick Robbins
Erick Robbins

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

We had our newly built home landscaped in the front yard. We are on a corner lot. Here was our experience:

- The quoting process was very easy. The appointment time was done around our schedule, which was very convenient.
- The design was exactly what we wanted and they provided us a plotted drawing so we could visualize the concept.
- The final product looks exactly they way we envisioned it.
- The team did an excellent job getting it exactly right and listed to any suggestions or ideas we had during the process.
- All of the plants look fantastic, the rock retaining wall is awesome and the drip system keeps everything well watered based on the size of the plant.
- The final price was very reasonable and made the process much more enjoyable because we weren't stressing about the quoted price.
- AIM truly does stand by their 100% guarantee which gave us peace of mind because we knew they would live up to their word.

***Very satisfied and would recommend their service to anyone. In fact everyone that walks by our home says that new landscaping looks great and we have the best looking yard in the neighborhood. It was a good investment because it added so much more curb appeal from the standard builder landscaping.

Flagstaff Water Schedule

Address ending in odd #:
Tues, Thurs, Sat.
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Wed. Fri. Sun.
No watering from 9am-5pm
No watering on Mondays