Risks of DIY Irrigation Design

Risks of DIY Irrigation Design Sometimes DIY projects are really fun and rewarding.  Sometimes they can really become and mess and more work than one anticipates.  The last 15 years of putting in sprinkler systems has taught us a few things.  We have also worked on many systems installed by DIY installers.  We have written […]

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Rain Sensor Pros and Cons

How Rain Sensors work Rain Sensors are a wonderful tool for many irrigation systems.  Most people think that a rain sensor will “sense” that it is rainy and automatically shut off the irrigation system.  In actuallity a rain sensor will collect water until it has collected enough water and then will shut off the irrigation […]

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How to Select a Lawn Mowing Company

How to select a Lawn mowing Company At Spinniken our team has been serving the local Leelanau County area mowing and maintaining lawns for over 15 years, in the process we have learned what helps make a good company from a customer stand point.  See below for the top considerations when selecting a company to […]


Why Mulch your Landscape Beds

Why we Mulch Our Landscape Beds Why Mulching is so important to a Landscape Mulching your landscape beds is very important for multiple reasons.  Depending on your landscape goals.  The main benefit mulching does to a landscape is help keep down maintenance.  At Spinniken we are big fans of low maintenance beautiful landscapes. Why Mulching […]


Pros and Cons of installing an Irrigation System

Pros and Cons of Installing an Irrigation System There are multiple considerations when deciding if a sprinkler system should be installed.  Consider some of the following. Pros: A sprinkler system saves you time.  A correctly designed system should be done with a “set it and forget it” mentality.  Drag that hose no more! Your lawn […]

Now Hiring in Spring 2017

Come work in Leelanau County. Do you love working outdoors? Want to stay in good physical shape and earn a good salary? Come work for a growing company that appreciates its employees more than the average business. If you have at least 2 years of experience come work with us in a relaxed enviroment and […]

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Irrigation – Lake Pump? or Well?

There are many considerations when deciding if you would like to install a Lake Pump irrigation system or a Well irrigation system. Lake Pump Pros and Cons Pros: Water quality is better than well or municipal water.  Plants love lake water. The designer can pick your exact pump size to get the optimal pressure based […]

When to Prune in Leelanau

When to Prune in Leelanau? When to prune your landscape plants can be a confusing and overwhelming subject.  I am writing this post in late winter because late winter happens to be the best time of the year to do major cut backs on your trees and shrubs.  Generally, trees and shrubs will store their […]

Spinniken Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation wins Super Service award! Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. We were excited to receive the award because it is based […]

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