For a typical residential system the spring start-up takes at least one man hour; each sprinkler head is checked for operation, adjustment, height and location. Overgrown turf is trimmed from sprinkler heads that need it. The rain sensor is checked for proper operation and the controller battery is checked and replaced if necessary. An irrigation schedule is programmed into the automatic controller. This schedule is for a spring/cool-weather watering schedule. We will then instruct the homeowner, if available, on how to change their controller for a dryer/warmer weather schedule. Our service technicians also inform the homeowner of repairs or replacements that were necessary as well as advising them of improvements that may need to be considered to make the system more efficient. This may include moving or raising heads in mature landscaping, adding or eliminating heads, replacing obsolete heads, etc.