Selkirk's Bi-Monthly Newsletter:  Volume 102

April / May 2022


From the desk of Carl Rantzow




New Irrigation Specialist




We are excited to introduce our new irrigation specialist, John Smithey.


John will be handling all the sprinkler start-up’s, repairs and winterizations throughout the season.


He has over 15 years of sprinkler repair experience here in Spokane.  He has worked with pretty much all the heads, pipe, wiring and controllers that are out there.  Commercial, residential, big and small, he has pretty much done it all.  He enjoys working outdoors and gets a lot of satisfaction out of a well-tuned system.


John has a great personality and great customer relation skills.  Him and I had several lengthy conversations before he joined our team earlier this year.


If you see John, give him a wave, and know that you will be in good hands with what ever kind of system you have.




   Sprinkler Start-Up’s



We have been doing sprinkler startups for a few weeks now, on commercial properties.   If you have a residential property, and we need access to the main valve or controller, Diane will be calling you to set up an appointment. 


She will ask for a 2-hour window of time that we can meet with you.  It usually doesn’t take that long to do the service, but that will allow some wiggle room for us to get there, depending on how long the property before yours takes.  We try to group neighborhoods together as much as possible to save time.


When we start your system up, we turn on the main valve and check for any main line leaks.  Then program the controller and replace the battery.  Next we run each zone manually, and make minor adjustments.


If any obvious repairs are needed, such as a broken line or head, we will do them at that time, at an additional charge.  We carry all the common parts on our truck, so unless it a something special, you won’t have to pay for time for us to pick them up.




                Shooting Star


Have you seen these?  The Shooting Star is one of the first native wild flowers you will see in the spring around here.  Right after the Butter Cups and Glacier Lillys, you will start to see Shooting Stars.  You will find them on many of the trails around Spokane and Coeur d Alene in the coming weeks.


Thank you for choosing Selkirk Landscape Services!

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