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A spray head will spray water over the whole area to be watered the entire time it is watering.  The spray pattern does not move back and forth like a rotor. Spray heads disperse a lot of water in a short time, so in general they are good for small to medium area watering and for even surfaces. Spray heads are less expensive, but they require more pipes and trenching and valves. 

Rotors are sprinklers that shoot a jet of water, and the stream moves back and forth across the area to be watered.  They disperse less water but more evenly, and are good for sloping landscapes and larger areas, allowing water to soak in at rates that the soil can absorb.  Rotors use less pipe and trenches, but they themselves are more expensive. 

The cost per square foot is comparable with each type of sprinkler head. Gary Fialkosky Lawn Sprinklers, LLC utilizes both types, and we usually use a mix of each kind with our typical irrigation installation.

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“Awesome!” is the adjective one of our customers used to describe his new Hunter Hydrawise controller. We agree- it is pretty amazing what this WiFi enabled controller can do. This smart irrigation controller automatically adjusts watering based on internet-sourced local weather data, helping reduce your water usage and save you money. Check it out on our Products Page!

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Location, Location, Location

The roots for Gary Filakosky Lawn Sprinklers, LLC were firmly planted in Newton, Massachusetts over 20 years ago. However, as we have grown so too have our needs.  Our office and garage storage facility moved to Needham, Massachusetts in late 2017.  With its three exits on I-95/Route 128, and with its easy access to Route 135, Needham allows us to easily access all the towns we service. We have received a warm welcome from this town of almost 30,000 residents.  Thank you Needham!

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Maintenance Required

Your sprinkler system is an investment, and like any investment, it has to be maintained.  The older a system is, the more likely it is to break down, but with proper maintenance by Gary Fialkosky Lawn Sprinklers, LLC, you can keep your system running at its maximum efficiency for many years.  During a Spring Start Up, crews will do the following:

  • Activate your system and pressurize the main line
  • Operate each zone to be sure it functions properly
  • Check for damage (leaks, broken heads etc.)
  • Repair any damage
  • Adjust sprinkler heads to confirm coverage
  • Check valves

Potential causes of damage to your irrigation system:

Lawnmowers Snow plows
Errant drivers Dogs
Lightning Chipmunks, other small creatures.
Settlement or debris Very old parts

Our repairs during Spring Start Up will help to ensure that your irrigation system operates at its maximum efficiency. Please CONTACT US during the season if you notice persistent leaking of a head, low water pressure, an unexplained spike in water bills, or a zone that does not turn on. 

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We have start ups and installs on our minds- do you?

Start ups: Look for your scheduling email from us- emails are being sent this week. Some customers tell us they look forward to this email every year- it is the first sign of Spring!

New Installations and Modifications: CONTACT US now for a free estimate!

A properly installed system will give you years of trouble-free operation and will require only minor or seasonal maintenance. While using high quality parts and state of the art equipment, our installation crew takes great pride in making sure your system is installed quickly and with minimal disruption.


Spotlight On… Gary Fialkosky

Gary Fialkosky began the business that bears his name in 1999 after several years’ experience in the irrigation field.  The business has steadily grown to an operation that serves both residential and commercial customers in over fifty cities and towns in Massachusetts. Despite the company growth, Gary has a hands-on approach and an unsurpassed work ethic.  He is frequently called upon to offer expertise in his field.  Gary is a member of the New England Sports Turn Manager’s Association and is an affiliate member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England.   He and his technicians are OSHA certified, and beyond irrigation he very much enjoys the snow portion of his business.  In his free time, Gary enjoys being out on his boat and spending time with his wife and his two daughters.  He can often be found in a hockey rink! Contact Gary at

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Spring is on its Way!

Believe it or not, we are rapidly approaching the irrigation season! Next week our office will begin contacting current customers to schedule Spring Start Ups. As a general rule, once the threat of frost has passed we can begin the Start Ups. Last year we began in early April and we hope to do the same this year.

Spring Start Up Checklist:

  • activate your system and pressurize the main line
  • operate each zone to be sure it functions properly
  • Check for damage (leaks, broken heads, etc)
  • Repair any damage
  • Adjust sprinkler heads to confirm coverage
  • Check valves

We equip our trucks with most parts necessary for basic repairs, and repairs are made when possible during the Start Up process. Occasionally we may need to schedule a follow up appointment to accommodate extensive repairs or those requiring additional parts. If you are aware of an existing issue with your irrigation system, please LET US KNOW before our visit so we can be sure to have the proper equipment and time allocated for our visit.