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Sprinkler System Winterization

Protect your sprinklers, fountains, ponds, and other water features from expensive freeze damage

Our Winterization and Spring Turn On program will leave you worry-free. Emergency irrigation repairs due to freeze damage are costly and inconvenient. Protecting your system can save you time and money. Prices for services are listed below and we offer a 10% discount if you sign up before October 15th.

Our 2020 Winterization package includes 2021 Spring Turn On and one backflow test.

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Our package includes:

Winterization

Winterizations begin mid-October and include the following services:

  1. Turn water off at main valve
  2. Open drain valves
  3. Blow all water from the system with air

Our winterization service is guaranteed. We will provide any repairs due to freeze damage at no cost to you.

Spring Turn On

Spring turn on begins when freeze danger is no longer a threat and includes the following services:

  1. Turn water on at main valve
  2. Cut and clean around each lawn head and adjust all heads for optimal coverage
  3. We test the entire system to make sure each zone is working properly

We leave an inspection report if repairs are needed. Customers are responsible for cost of repairs and must call to schedule an appointment.

Backflow Testing

Backflow testing is done at time of Spring Turn On and includes the following services:

  1. Our certified backflow testers will test your device to make sure it is working properly
  2. Test results will be sent to your water purveyor
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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.