Irrigation & Sprinkler Installation

Modern, efficient, lawn and garden sprinkler systems

We Design & Install Lawn and Garden Sprinkler Systems

Looking for an irrigation or lawn sprinkler system to be installed on your property? A properly installed and setup sprinkler system not only keeps your lawn and garden looking healthy and vibrant but it tightly controls your water usage and it's precise distribution.  This actually saves you money on your water bill vs trying to water the property yourself, which is irregular and extremely inefficient.

GroundSmith LLC is a full service landscaping company that specializes in sprinkler installation based out of Lewis Center, Ohio and serving the surrounding cities including: Delaware, Dublin, Galena, Jerome Village, Plain City, Powell, and Westerville.  Sprinkler system installations are an integral part of any healthy landscape and we specialize in designing and installing smart, WI-FI controlled sprinkler systems that meet the very specific and unique watering needs of our clients lawns and gardens.  We design our sprinkler systems to maximize coverage and minimize water usage by delivering precise, timed, watering to our clients properties using the latest in Hunter and Rain Bird sprinkler technology.

Sprinkler System Installations, Service and Repairs

  • New irrigation system installations
  • Lawn and garden sprinkler systems
  • Existing irrigation system repairs
  • Irrigation blowouts and servicing
  • Residential irrigation systems
  • Commercial irrigation systems
  • Complex irrigation problem solving

Smart Wi-Fi Controlled Sprinkler Technology

In the ever-evolving world of landscaping and property maintenance, GroundSmith LLC is excited to introduce our latest service offering: Smart Wi-Fi Controlled Sprinkler Installations. This cutting-edge technology revolutionizes traditional irrigation methods by integrating smart systems that are controlled remotely via Wi-Fi. Utilizing intuitive apps on your smartphone or tablet, these smart sprinkler systems allow for precise control over watering schedules, duration, and even the amount of water dispensed, based on real-time weather conditions and specific landscape needs. The technology employs advanced algorithms to optimize water usage, ensuring your lawn and garden receive exactly what they need to thrive, without waste.

Benefits and Conversion for Older Systems

The benefits of upgrading to a smart Wi-Fi controlled sprinkler system are many. Not only does it promote water conservation by preventing overwatering and reducing waste, but it also leads to healthier plant growth and can significantly lower water bills. For properties with existing traditional irrigation systems, GroundSmith LLC offers professional conversion services. Our team can retrofit your old system with smart technology, seamlessly integrating it with the latest in irrigation innovation. This conversion process is not only cost-effective but also enhances the value and sustainability of your property. Embrace the future of lawn care with GroundSmith LLC's smart irrigation solutions, designed for efficiency, convenience, and environmental responsibility.

How Do Sprinkler System Zones Work?

If you're not familiar with irrigation or sprinkler systems yet, you might have heard the term "irrigation zone".  When planning and installing your lawn or garden sprinkler system we'll be dividing your property up into zones. By zoning your property we are ensuring that Zone A (or Zone 1) is going to receive X amount of water for X amount of time and Zone B (Zone 2) is only going to receive Y amount of water for Y amount of time.  There could be many zones depending on the complexity of your lawns, gardens, and landscaping.

The establishing of your sprinkler zones allows your sprinkler system to discharge precise amounts of water for fixed periods of time depending on the particular needs of that section of your property.  This reduces water usage significantly, while still keeping your lawns and gardens vibrant and healthy.

Solving Complex Irrigation System Problems

Do you have an existing irrigation system in place that is inadequate or not functioning properly?  This is one of the reasons it's important you choose a sprinkler company that employs certified irrigation technicians.  There are a number of un-qualified irrigation companies providing sprinkler system services to customers but when the contractor decides to cut corners you don't know about (because it's underground and you can't see it) it's going to cost you money down the road.  It's not cheap to dig up and repair a poorly installed sprinkler system.

Common Problems We See With Sprinkler Systems:

  • Incorrectly installed sprinkler heads
  • Using the wrong type of sprinkler heads
  • Timers running for too long
  • Sprinkler zones not coming on when they are supposed to
  • Underground pipe leaks
  • Poor and inefficient sprinkler layout

Residential Irrigation Installations

Building a new home? Renovating your landscaping? Sick of your dead or dying lawn and gardens because of your irregular and inconsistent watering?

A properly installed sprinkler system for your residential property could be the answer to your watering woes.

  • Residential irrigation installations
  • New landscaping irrigation installations
  • Lawn sprinkler system installations
  • Townhome or HOA sprinkler installations
  • Winterizing residential sprinkler systems
  • Spring sprinkler system start-ups

Whether you manage a busy townhome or condo or HOA complex in need of an irrigation system or you have a private residence you'd like a system installed and maintained we'll be able to provide you with a great sprinkler solution.

Commercial Irrigation Installations

If you own or manage a commercial property with intricate landscaping and gardens or large grassy areas you want to look their best then you already know the importance of a sprinkler system for your property.

  • Commercial landscape sprinkler installations
  • Sports field sprinkler installations
  • Commercial sprinkler maintenance
  • Winterizing (blow outs) and spring sprinkler system start-ups

Whether you're building a new commercial development or installing some new landscaping on an existing property we can plan, install, correctly setup and professionally maintain an irrigation system to meet your properties specific and unique watering needs.

How Much Does An Irrigation System Cost?

The cost for a new sprinkler system can vary depending on how many zones are required and the complexity of the system.  These price ranges can provide a rough idea.

Small Landscape Design Cost

Small System

$1500 - $3000

This would be for a small 1 or 2 zone sprinkler system for a small lawn or garden.  This would include installation, parts, and controller.

Medium Sized Landscape Design

Medium System

$3000 - $7000

This would be for a small 2 to 4 zone sprinkler system for a medium sized lawn and 1 or 2 garden beds.  This would include installation, parts, and controller.

Large Landscape Design Cost

Large Systems

$8000 - $15000+

This would be for a small 4 to 6 zone sprinkler system for a larger estate or large commercial property.  This would include installation, parts, and controller.

These prices are only ball park figures to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for the cost of your new lawn or garden sprinkler system installation.  Your particular irrigation project project may vary depending on the site, the specific sprinkler heads and controllers chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project, listen to your ideas, and determine the actual scope of work required to install your sprinkler system.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to get your irrigation system installed the right way.

New Sprinkler System Installations Include

Smart Controller/Timer: The brain of the irrigation system, a smart controller, can adjust watering schedules based on weather conditions, soil moisture levels, and specific garden needs. These devices often connect to Wi-Fi, allowing for remote control via smartphone apps, and can integrate with other smart home systems.

Soil Moisture Sensors: Placed in the ground at various locations, these sensors measure the moisture content of the soil, providing data to the smart controller to prevent overwatering or underwatering.

Rain Sensor: Automatically shuts off the irrigation system during and after rainfall, ensuring water is not wasted. It communicates with the smart controller to adjust the watering schedule based on actual rainfall amounts.

Flow Sensors: Monitor the amount of water passing through the irrigation system, helping to detect leaks or blockages and ensuring efficient water use.

Sprinkler Heads: There are several types of sprinkler heads, including pop-up sprinklers for lawns and micro-irrigation or drip emitters for gardens and flower beds. Each is designed for specific types of watering needs and can be controlled individually or in zones.

Valves: Control the flow of water to different zones of the lawn and garden. They are typically connected to the smart controller, which opens and closes these valves according to the programmed watering schedule.

Piping and Tubing: Underground pipes carry water from the source to the sprinkler heads, while tubing is often used for drip irrigation systems to deliver water directly to the base of plants.

Backflow Preventer: A safety device that prevents water from the irrigation system from flowing back into the main water supply, protecting against contamination.

Wi-Fi or Wireless Connectivity Module: Enables the smart controller to connect to the internet for weather updates, remote control via apps, and integration with other smart home devices.

Mobile App or Software: Allows users to program and control their irrigation system remotely, view water usage reports, receive alerts for system issues (like leaks or blockages), and adjust settings based on weather forecasts or specific garden requirements.

Power Supply: This is generally a direct electrical connection and tie-in with an existing breaker box.  In some cases a new circuit will need to be installed for your irrigation system.

Mounting Equipment and Accessories: Includes stakes for securing tubing or sensors in place, waterproof covers for controllers, and connectors or couplings for pipes and tubing.

Questions About Irrigation System Installation?

A smart irrigation system utilizes advanced technology, including Wi-Fi connectivity and real-time data analysis, to optimize watering schedules and amounts based on the specific needs of your lawn and garden. Unlike traditional systems that operate on a set schedule regardless of weather conditions or soil moisture levels, smart systems adjust automatically, ensuring efficient water use and healthier plant growth.

 Absolutely. Smart irrigation systems are designed to be versatile and can be integrated into existing landscapes with minimal disruption. Whether you're looking to upgrade your current system with smart controllers and sensors or install a new smart irrigation setup, these systems can be tailored to fit the unique contours and requirements of your property.

The key components include a smart controller/timer, soil moisture sensors, rain sensors, flow sensors, sprinkler heads, valves, and necessary piping and tubing. These elements work together under the direction of the smart controller, which adjusts watering based on real-time data and remote inputs from homeowners.

Homeowners can expect significant water savings with a smart irrigation system. By adjusting watering schedules and amounts based on actual need—factoring in rainfall, soil moisture, and plant requirements—these systems can reduce water usage by up to 50% compared to traditional irrigation methods.

On the contrary, smart irrigation systems are designed for ease of use. With intuitive mobile apps and web interfaces, homeowners can easily adjust settings, monitor water usage, and receive alerts about system performance or issues, all from their smartphone or computer. This makes managing your irrigation system convenient and accessible, even when you're away from home.

Choosing the right system depends on several factors, including the size and layout of your property, the types of plants you have, and your specific water conservation goals. It's advisable to consult with a professional irrigation specialist who can assess your property's needs and recommend a system that's tailored to your landscape.

The installation process varies based on the complexity of the system and the specifics of your property. Typically, it involves planning the layout, installing the piping and sprinkler heads, setting up the controller and sensors, and configuring the system settings. The process can take anywhere from a few days to a week, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine.

While smart irrigation systems are designed for durability and efficiency, regular maintenance checks are recommended to ensure optimal performance. This includes inspecting sprinkler heads, checking for leaks, updating the system software, and replacing batteries in sensors as needed. Many service providers offer maintenance plans to keep your system in top condition year-round.


Ruger, the project manager was courteous, knowledgeable and professional. The crew was hard working and efficient. The office staff and administrators were accessible and helpful. We had a positive experience and we were very happy with the outcome.

Anne Miller June 22, 2023

Groundsmith is the BEST landscaping maintenance company I have used for 6 years now. When we first moved to Westerville, I was very disappointed in every company I used. They did not show up when they promised, and then made up excuses not to return for a few weeks due to weather. But, Groundsmith arrives each time they promised or scheduled, even if it long as its not a down power. They mow perfectly, and when asked, they trim the shrubs perfectly. I am very, very pleased with Groundsmith, and so glad I found them. Carol Harris, Highland Lakes, Westerville, Ohio

Carol Harris October 21, 2022

Great crew starring Ruger & Mikey

Mike Criner March 21, 2021

I had a fairly large design build landscape/hardscape project that Groundsmith did for me. It included patio and landscaping around our house, pool, and barn. We also did some fertilizing and grass "rebooting". It was amazing how much I got done with one phone call. The suggestions and pricing were sensible and easy to understand. The leadership of Groundsmith has excellent values and it shows in how they treat their customers and employees. The crew was professional, responsive, on time, and addressed any questions or concerns promptly. I consider these guys my friends and look forward to having them take care of my landscape needs for years to come. Great Work Groundsmith!

Marty D'Imperio March 10, 2021

Great company and good people that work for groundsmith. They have competitive pricing and a variety of services. Would recommend.

Tad Rhodes February 18, 2021

After many months of planning with my husband, I saw a landscaping truck at my neighbors house and decided to call and see if GroundSmith could help with what my husband and I were thinking about. GroundSmith is an incredible company and I am so pleased to recommend them to anyone who is in need of landscape help. They built a beautiful retainer wall for us. It was an absolute pleasure working with them from the planning stage to the completion. Their employees are VERY customer focused and professional! Thank you GroundSmith!!

Julie Murray December 16, 2020

We researched several landscaping companies and decided on Groundsmith. They did not disappoint! Todd is always very responsive, and the crew spent 8 hours in the hot sun doing summer cleanup after we moved in. Because of their hard work and reasonable pricing, we will be making Groundsmith our go-to for all landscaping maintenance and seasonal cleanup.

Martha Magrum August 17, 2020

We've used Groundsmith for our ongoing lawn and landscape maintenance, and we've always been very pleased with their work. We often get compliments from friends and neighbors on how nice our yard looks. Highly recommend this service!

Andrew Cush December 13, 2019

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