HIGH WATER BILLS?  ONE IRRIGATION REPAIR AFTER ANOTHER?  IS YOUR MONEY RUNNING DOWN THE STREET?  BEFORE YOU REPLACE THAT TIMER OR THAT VALVE, BEFORE YOU PAY ANY UNLICENSED “BAND-AID” CONTRACTOR WITH A PAIR OF CHANNEL LOCKS AND A SCREWDRIVER, GIVE US A CALL!  WE HAVE THE SOLUTION, AND WOULD CONSIDER IT A PRIVLEDGE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.  Our talented, highly skilled service technicians can provide you with the freedom and peace of mind to relax and enjoy the precious moments and priceless value of your hard-earned leisure time.  From Arizona to Saudi Arabia and back again, we have repaired and installed miles of pipe, countless valves and programmed innumerable controllers.  We are dedicated to taking the pain out of your monthly water bill while giving you significantly fewer service calls and more time to do the things you enjoy.  Our “Seasonal Service Program” will take the guess work out of when and how much to water your plants. Your plants will be healthier, while you conserve water and save money. Don’t let tedious irrigation repairs rob you of your well-deserved “my-time”. Regain control of your irrigation system and avoid paying those excessively high water bills and costly “band-aid” contractors. For a FREE CONSULTATION AND ESTIMATE, email us or give us a call at (520) 682-0504. Call Acme Irrigation Company for a more permanent solution to your irrigation problems. And visit our website at www.acmeirrigationco.com. OUR NEWLY EXTENDED SERVICE AREA NOW INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF CATALINA, SADDLEBROOKE, DOVE MOUNTAIN AND GLADDEN FARMS. And be sure to like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/acmeirrigation. ROC#098504



A seven-valve system, front and back, this project was an exercise in the game of Dodge Boulder.


The Tucson Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve their local market. Each year, our selection committee identifies companies that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business category. These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community.

This notification email is announcing that the Tucson Small Business Excellence selection group has chosen Acme Irrigation Company for the 2016 Tucson Small Business Excellence Award in the Irrigation classification.

This recognition is a result of your dedication and efforts as well as the work of others in your organization that have helped build your business. Your team is now a part of an exclusive group of small businesses that have achieved this selection.

Have you moved into a house with an old irrigation system?  Do you know if it even works? Is this just one more task that you don’t have the time or training to do?  Now you can shorten that “To Do” list and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with top quality residential irrigation systems and service. Acme Irrigation Company is a licensed, full-service residential irrigation contractor, specializing in drip irrigation and lawn sprinkler system repair and installation since 1991.  For a limited time, we are offering a free 4-point system assessment which includes checking your system for leaks or other problems, providing a written report, adjusting your timer for the season and providing you with a written seasonal watering schedule. We offer a “Seasonal Service Program” which takes the guess work out of when and how much to water your plants.  We will conserve your water and save you money.  So, if you would like to schedule an appointment for our free no-obligation system assessment and complimentary seasonal watering schedule, email us at gnsacme@outlook.com or give us a call at (520) 682-0504.  This offer expires March 1st.  Be sure to like our page at www.facebook.com/acmeirrigation.

We are dedicated to supporting, preserving and enhancing the natural beauty and function that is our environment. Committed to providing the freedom to do, and the confidence to do it, served on a foundation of exceptional value, we create the most loyal customers of any profitable business on the planet. With a talented, highly-skilled and innovative staff, superior service, and top quality eco-friendly materials, we design and build the gold-standard of residential irrigation systems.


How much water do my plants need? When should I adjust my timer? Why are my plants losing their leaves? Remember the “Double S’s”—Soil and Season. It is important to remember that not only is the season a factor, but soil conditions also play a critical role in the frequency and the amount of water that a plant needs to thrive. Often it is not the amount of water applied to the root-zone, but how much water is available for absorption. Soil conditions are the major factor in the retention of moisture. Sandy soils can leach water rapidly leaving little to no moisture available for the roots absorb. Clay soils can become saturated, retaining too much water and creating conditions that are conducive to root-rot. Caliche soils may absorb no water which cause run-off conditions whereby the root will wither and die. Natural soil conditions can, and often do, vary from one part of a yard to another. Therefore, it is important to excavate large holes and add the proper soil amendments when planting new plants. It is also important to periodically mulch established plants to ensure consistent moisture retention and enable roots to utilize that moisture efficiently.

Timer adjustment is not as exact as we would like it to be. There is no magic date, cycle of the moon or scientific equation that dictates when we should reprogram our controller. So, the question is asked—Water Conservation or Landscape Investment Protection? The answer is—We can have both. The perfect number of times per year to reprogram varies from professional to professional, but mostly depends upon individual preference. The minimum number of times per year is two times and the ideal is probably six times, with the controller being “OFF” during periods of extended rainfall. A simple method for remembering when to adjust the watering schedule is the “Holiday Method”, Christmas, April Fools’ Day, Memorial Day and Halloween. Using this method will be both economically and environmentally efficient. In any landscape situation, there is usually what is called an ‘indicator plant’. This plant will let us know when irrigation is needed for itself and other plants on that system. If we keep it healthy and happy, the rest will be healthy and happy as well.

As a general rule, it is a more efficient use of water to irrigate for a longer duration and less frequently, than for shorter periods of time every day. Remember, landscaping is a dynamic endeavor and irrigation is not an exact science. And every situation is an ongoing experiment. Make it fun, and enjoy the beauty.  #irrigation repair, #Tucson, #Marana, #drip irrigation, #sprinklers, #timer, #season

ARE YOU TIRED OF HIGH WATER BILLS, FREQUENT AND COSTLY IRRIGATION REPAIRS? Relax and enjoy the beauty and peace of mind that comes with top quality residential irrigation systems and service. A PVC drip irrigation system puts money in your pocket and provides you with years and years of worry free operation. For a free consultation, email us or give us a call at (520) 682-0504. Acme Irrigation Company—Your Irrigation Repair Specialist! Ask about our lifetime guarantees. You can visit our website at www.acmeirrigationco.com and like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/acmeirrigation. OUR NEWLY EXTENDED SERVICE AREA NOW INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF CATALINA, SADDLEBROOKE, DOVE MOUNTAIN AND GLADDEN FARMS. Registrar Of Contractors License #098504 #irrigation #drip #sprinklers #Tucson #installation #repair #acmeirrigationco #landscape


From all of us here at Acme Irrigation Company, have a safe and happy holiday season. Thanks for your support. #irrigation, #Tucson, #merrychristmas, #happyholidays, #acmeirrigation

Are we cold yet?

…well, maybe not that cold, but even here in the desert, our temps can, and do, drop below freezing. It’s not too early to start thinking about wrapping those above-ground exposed irrigation pipes and equipment. Save yourself some time and expensive irrigation repairs—be prepared. A little insulation goes a long way. And don’t forget to protect those cold-sensitive plants and pets.

Longer nights, shorter days and folks all over the country have changed their clocks. Well, here in Arizona the only clocks we should be changing are our irrigation controllers. Cut back on the desert’s most valuable commodity and save yourself some money to boot. But remember—root zones don’t shrink. It’s better to increase the time between cycles rather than to decrease the watering time of the zone. Questions? Give us a call at (520) 682-0504, Your Irrigation Specialist! And from all of us here at Acme Irrigation Company, have a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for your support.