6730 E Alpers Road
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

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Irrigation Installation

Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation is the premier irrigation company in all of Leelanau County. Servicing all areas of Leelanau County including Leland, MI, Suttons Bay, Lake Leelanau, Glen Arbor, and Northport, MI. Our designers have the experience and expertise to design and install a custom irrigation system specifically designed for your property.

Commercial and Residential Irrigation

Whether it is a small residential home in Lake Leelanau, an development, or a local vineyard on Leelanau Peninsula – we can design and install an irrigation system that is efficient and uses products manufactured by the top names in irrigation.

Irrigation Installation
Irrigation Installation
Irrigation Installation
Irrigation Installation

Seven Reasons to Choose Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation For Your Irrigation System:

  1. A Great Warranty on Irrigation – 5 Years!

    At Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation we stand behind our work with a 5 year warranty on our workmanship and the materials used. Some irrigation materials are warranted up to 10 years!

  2. Experience in Irrigation Installation

    Spinniken Irrigation specializes in installing irrigation and installs more than 50 irrigation systems per year. Our 3 man installation crew has over 25 years of combined experience in irrigation. Each winter our crew spends time in the classroom learning as much as we can about the trade that we love!

  3. Leelanau Irrigation Installation References

    We have literally Hundreds of happy irrigation customers in Leelanau County, and if you call for a free irrigation quote we would be happy to supply multiple references in your area.  Chances are we have installed a system very near by.

  4. Quality Irrigation and Sprinkler Systems
    At Spinniken Irrigation we know how important it is to use good quality materials. The irrigation supplies that we use in our installations have all been carefully selected to be what we honestly believe the best available. Some brands that we use are Rainbird, Lasco Fittings, Charter Pipe, and Monroe Pumps.
  5. Design
    Even the best installers need a proper irrigation design.  Each and every system that Spinniken installs is designed to scale by the owner Matt Spinniken.  The installation crew takes the design to execute the installation.  After the installation the installer will update the design and then we upload the design to the customers account to access in future years when service is needed.  Having a design WILL save the homeowner significant money in the future if they are getting the system professionally serviced.
  6. After Installation Service
    We believe that we truly are distinguished by our service after the irrigation has been installed. Every company makes mistakes from time to time, what sets us apart is how we handle those mistakes. Your irrigation system will be serviced by the same people that installed your system. When your irrigation system is complete you will be shown how to use your new system and you will be given a detailed as built drawing of the sprinkler system.
  7. Value
    We honestly believe that the quality of our irrigation work is among the best in all of Northern Michigan.We are not the most expensive company in Leelanau County and we are not the cheapest. But, if you give us a chance I think you will agree that the irrigation systems that we install offer the best value for your money. We install our systems correctly the first time with high quality materials, and a 3 year warranty on our work. Call Now and give us a chance. All we need is 30 minutes to evaluate your property and come up with a plan. You will be supplied with a custom quote the same day, and hopefully a better understanding of what you are looking for in an irrigation system
Irrigation Installation

Areas that we perform Sprinkler System Installation & Service

  • Leland
  • Suttons Bay
  • Omena
  • Northport
  • Lake Leelanau
  • Glen Arbor
  • Maple City
  • Glen Haven
  • Gills Pier

First off, VERY pleased with end result and all aspects of work done by this company. Matt Spinniken was very honest, knowledgeable and always got back to us as expected and did what he said he was going to do. His crew worked hard, were friendly and respected our property. We would highly recommend Spinniken Lawn and Irrigation to anyone who is thinking about lawn irrigation.

Steve B

Suttons Bay, MI

Spinniken Lawn and Irrigation is an outstanding organization. Matt and all of his crew are professional, courteous and all questions are patiently answered. They installed an irrigation system last summer, our first, and we had many questions. It was important to us that we understood the system and felt comfortable with its operation, and Matt did a great job explaining everything. Matt answers his cell phone promptly (how rare is that?) and is responsive in every way. You will be very happy if you choose Spinniken. 6 stars!

Kristen Race

Maple City, MI

Approximately 2 1/2 years ago, Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation installed our irrigation system. We have been very pleased with its operation and found Matt and his people very pleasant and efficient folks to work with. They have continued to winterize our system each year and make occasional adjustments. Matt’s charges are always very competitive and we have enjoyed our relationship with him and his company.

Susan Benner

Lake Leelanau, MI

Irrigation Installation FAQs

Yes, at Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation estimates are always free.

Of course there is a wide range of prices for sprinkler systems. A typical residential lawn sprinkler system in Leelanau county starts at around $3000 and goes up from there. Pricing depends on factors such as size of the area irrigated, complexity of system, water supply hook up situation, water pressure/gpm, and more.

We are busiest in the spring and often offer deals for customers with flexible wait times on there installations. Customers waiting until fall can generally receive the best deal on sprinkler installation but prices are still very competitive in the spring. Call early to get an estimate because our schedule can fill up quickly with the short Northern Michigan season.

If you are on a well we hook up the sprinkler system in the basement where the well comes into the house. We use a master plumber for this portion of our job. He will stub a line from the inside of your basement to the outside of your house installing a small backflow preventer. Both the master plumber and the backflow preventer are required by code. We can also hook up at the lake with a lake pump and will need to bring a 220v electric line to the pump.

Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation will explain to you how your sprinkler system works and how the watering times have been set. After everything is set up the system will do all of the work for you, and you do not need to think about it.

Rainbird Pop-up rotors and pop up sprays are adjusted with a tool that is provided to the owner after installation.

In Northern Michigan it is best to start your watering cycle just in time to be completed around sunrise, watering in the middle of the day is less efficient, and watering in the middle of the night can cause mold and fungus issues.

Yes, Leelanau County has a lot of lake frontage and it is a good idea to take advantage of the water. In this situation a lake pump is installed near the waters edge.

Generally Lake Michigan is not a good option for a lake pump because of the rough water, but other lakes such as Lake Leelanau, Glen Lake, Lime Lake, etc. are great options for a lake pump.

Spinniken Lawn & Irrigation uses drip irrigation in landscapes, potted plants, and agricultural applications such as vineyards and apple orchards. A drip system consists of a smaller pipe with emitters that can in effect drip the water exactly where it needs to go, and are much more efficient.


A backflow device prevents your irrigation water from flowing backwards into your homes water supply. Backflow devices are required by code in Leelanau County if using a potable water supply. Our master plumber will install this device.

We encourage owners have us install a rain sensor with new irrigation systems. Rain sensors detect rain, and then turn your sprinklers off until things dry up. If you do not have a rain sensor simply turn off your controller and then turn it back on when the lawn has started to dry up.

Generally, the soil in Leelanau County is very sandy and during hot periods we need to water more frequently than most “lawn books” will recommend. We like to water once per day in the heat of the summer. Remember, your lawn requires much less water when the temperatures are cooler in the spring and fall.

At Spinniken, we always install our systems with expansion in mind, even when the customer does not ask for it. Of course, it is always cheaper to do the install and expansion at the same time. Keep in mind, any sprinkler system can be added too, and especially a Spinniken Irrigation system.

Yes, you can but keep in mind that warranty on your new system will be affected. We always stand behind our work but many homeowners do not know how to properly turn on or winterization their sprinklers and can do serious damage.