Meet Craig

Posted by Katrina McClaflin on Fri, Apr 01, 2016 @ 00:10 AM

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Tags: Community, Landscaping, Team Members

Family Affair - Controlled Rain grows beyond its irrigation-only roots

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 33:11 AM


Controlled Rain featured in another magazine:

Brian and Libbie McClaflin grew Controlled Rain from a small irrigation business operated out of a garage into a full service landscape company. Read the Turf Magazine Article to find out more about Brian and Libbie McClaflin and how they have grown their business over 20 years in the industry.

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Tags: Sprinkler System, Community, Landscaping

Controlled Rain values its Customers over 21 Years

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 25:11 AM

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Tags: Sprinkler System, Community, Events, Landscaping

What is the difference between Mulch, Compost, and Bark?

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 00:04 AM

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Tags: Water Conservation, landcape

I want grass! Which one is better? Sod, Hydroseed, or Grass Seed

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 30:01 PM

I WANT GRASS.  Should I install grass seed, sod, or hydroseed in my yard?  This is a common question for homeowners trying to decide how to get a green yard quickly, efficiently, and the most cost effective way. 

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Tags: landcape

The Color Purple – What does it mean in the Landscape World

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 00:07 AM

When you see the color purple used in sprinkler systems, it means that the water is being reused and is not fit to drink (non-potable). 

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Tags: Water Conservation, Sprinkler System, Environment, Green

Outdoor Irrigation Restrictions, Incentives, and Rebates

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 07:10 AM

Outdoor Watering Programs in Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater

Water Restrictions:

City of Lacey's outdoor water restrictions are set up to help reduce peak demand during the summer months and it starts on June 1 through Sept. 30.
 

 

Exemptions to the watering guidelines include outdoor potted plants, hanging baskets, greenhouse plants, public-owned athletic fields and water used to wash cars. Residents who planted a new lawn or landscape can ask for temporary exemptions. 

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Tags: Rain Sensor, Environment, Community

Tips to Conserve Water in your Landscape

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 00:10 AM

Here are some practical tips that will help you efficiently accomplish a beautiful yard while being water-use minded.

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Tags: Water Conservation, Sprinkler System

Meet David, Our Irrigation Service Manager

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 00:10 AM

David has been a big part of Controlled Rain's success and I would have to say he is one of the best irrigation troubleshooters in Washington State!  He can fix anything and prides himself in doing so.  We call him "MacGyver" around here.

At Controlled Rain, we are vigilant about building a personal relationship with our customers. We do whatever it takes to achieve complete customer satisfaction. To us, our customers are much more than just another job; they are an extension of our friends and family. Because we are striving to build a connection with our customers, we would like to share with you a more personal look at one of our employees.  Meet David

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Tags: Sprinkler System, Community, Spring Sprinkler Start Up

What is a Sprinkler Spring Start Up?

Posted by Libbie McClaflin on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 @ 00:10 AM

In the Winter, the sprinkler system is turned off and winterized removing all water from pipes to avoid freezing and breakage.  So in the Spring, the system needs to be turned back on. 

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Tags: Sprinkler System, Spring Sprinkler Start Up, Sprinkler Repair