Our team of irrigation system designers will use their extensive experience to ensure that the investment you make in your sprinkler system will be well worth it.
While on-site, our courteous and efficient crews will keep the site as clean and organized as possible while ensuring you are up-to-date with what’s going on. We communicate proactively with all our customers before and during the installation process to set accurate expectations and then meet and even exceed them.
PLEASE NOTE: we are currently booking three to four weeks out for all irrigation requests and repairs.
Our irrigation department is booked through January for NEW sprinkler system installations.
If you are interested adding multiple aspects to your landscape including an irrigation system, please see our Design and Build contact form. Our Landscape Design and Build department is currently offering irrigation installations as an element within a custom landscape design.
Beyond the financial benefit, however, sprinkler systems add a relational value to your home, as you will have no need to spend time worrying about watering your landscaping – all that is taken care of with an automatic irrigation system. When you leave the watering to a computer, you have more time to spend with your friends and family in your landscape.
“Smart” controllers actually communicate with weather satellites and adjust the watering schedule as the current weather conditions dictate. This technology saves even more water. You’ll never see your sprinklers on during a rainstorm or even after one if enough moisture has fallen from the sky. We can add these “smart” controllers to existing sprinkler systems as an upgrade.
A lifelong Oregon resident, Drake has been passionate about plants since childhood, beginning with propagating and growing flowers at his grandfather’s nursery. He opened Drake’s 7 Dees in 1974, while earning degrees in Business and Horticulture from Oregon State University. He later expanded into the design/build side of the industry, allowing him to combine his passion for plants with his love of family by maximizing the quality of family time spent outdoors.
Drake is co-founder of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association and is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM)—a designation that less than two percent of landscapers have attained. Additionally, Drake serves on the Board of Directors for the Portland Japanese Gardens, widely regarded as one of the seven best Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
Drake is married to former Oregon Speaker of the House, Lynn Snodgrass. Together, he and Lynn received the Farm Bureau President’s award in 1999 for their service and dedication to agriculture in the state of Oregon. Drake and Lynn have two wonderful daughters, two talented son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, Drake enjoys camping, water and snow skiing, reading, and of course, gardening.