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"I was introduced to Chris by my Farmer’s agent Mitch Varhula. I am very pleased with the work that Chris & his crew have done. They were always timely & professional. Chris is very flexible & easy to work with.  We were able to make all needed adjustments to the project as it developed.  The project came in at the estimate that he provided. I would be happy to recommend Chris to any one that is looking for a referral." -RJB, Vallejo, CA

"Chris and his able team replaced an old irrigation system for us. There were many obstacles with established beds and borders and trees, and the project moved forward with lots of respect for what was already in our garden. Previously, we (and our neighbors) witnessed a great deal of runoff and there were some unfortunate signs of overwatering. Chris addressed our issues with a new French drain and an irrigation system of two parts, each with substations—one system, a grid, for plants which only need surface irrigation and another for trees and shrubs which require deeper watering. There's also a nifty control center which gives Chris (and us ) permission to see and remotely change what's happening from our smartphones.


We (and I'm sure EBMUD) are very pleased."- Jamie, Berkeley, CA

"I have been using Chris Atkins for probably 20 years for irrigation issues at my  home, my business, and at the Oakland Salvation Army Garden Street facility. He has never let me down fixing every issue in a professional way. You can trust him to come through for you." -Joseph, Castro Valley, CA

"Chris did a great job of modifying our irrigation system. Most importantly, he has been continuously available to trouble-shoot new problems caused by our landscape gardeners."- Mike, Berkeley, CA

"I have called upon Chris to do repair and upgrades to my sprinkler systems.  He is responsive, knowledgeable and reliable.  What's more, he's fairly priced.  I highly recommend him for any of your irrigation needs."  - Mark in Beautiful Martinez

“I am grateful that I found your company!

My landscaping is looking beautiful and healthy after your company repaired and expanded my irrigation system.

I'm looking forward to working with you on adding more lighting in the backyard!” – Sabrina, Berkeley, CA

“Chris Atkins has been wonderfully responsive to all my gardening-related concerns and needs--from irrigation to planting to mulch and fence repair. He unfailingly directs his teams to follow up on my requests and makes time to meet with me personally to provide advice and problem-solving. Great customer service!”- Susan, Oakland, CA

“We have a complicated property on a steep lot with ancient irrigation pipes as well as more recent installations. Chris did some of the recent installations and they are the best. We’ve had to call on Chris several times to problem solve mysterious leaks from the old system and he responded immediately with prompt and intelligent solutions.” - Marilyn and Nat, Berkeley, CA

"We had a line break and Christopher responded quickly and rectified our situation. He has been helping us in our garden over the years and is trustworthy, honest and a pleasure to work with." - The Staleys, Piedmont, CA

“Chris installed a sprinkler system and French drain system in our hilly backyard which has dramatically helped our drainage, erosion mitigation and watering system. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Courteous and respectful and a joy to work with.” – Fred, Oakland, CA

“Chris helped us troubleshoot and expand a graywater system that we had put together ourselves.  It is more robust owing to his additions and we have been very satisfied with the work.” – Sarah, Berkeley, CA

“Chris has been great to work, with and I’ve recommended him to lots of friends. He’s fixed our existing drip system a few times (always coming to our house as quickly as possible), installed a new drip system in our front yard, and built a beautiful new side yard gate! He is super knowledgeable, friendly, and great at communication. A+”Susan, El Cerrito, CA

“Chris Atkins has been doing irrigation systems for me for about 10 years.  He is meticulous, knowledgeable and trustworthy.   I highly recommend him.”- Phyllis, Richmond, CA

“We have worked with Chris on two occasions.  The first time he installed a multi zone drip watering system in newly landscaped yard of shrubbery, vegetables annuals and mature trees.  After several years of growth and wear and tear by our gardeners, Chris returned and realigned the watering systems to the 10 year old landscaping and repaired the gardeners damage.  It is good to know that Chris grew the system to match the vegetation throughout the years.  Great job.  Great living garden!” – Richard, Oakland, CA

“Chris has worked for us on multiple occasions, to repair older irrigation and lighting in our yard. He’s always been thorough, reliable, and easy to talk to. So glad we found him!" -Erica, Piedmont, CA

“Our sump pump failed due to lack of foresight on our part and Chris came out in a torrential downpour to replace it. Heroic!”- Alastair , Berkeley, CA

"I contacted Chris to replace a faulty valve and troubleshoot our irrigation system to identify and fix any issues. He did so quickly, and was very knowledgeable. I would recommend him without reservation." - Barbara, Glenview, CA

“Chris has taken care of our grounds and irrigation for a year now and he is always reliable, honest and does a great job! highly recommend!” – Sophie, Kensington, CA

“Chris and his crew installed a new copper water main from the street to my home. Because of his landscaping expertise, Chris was able to minimize the impact of the installation on the existing plants and pavers in the front yard.  The final cost was at the lower end of his estimate, and it was reasonable. I have already recommended him to a friend.” - Debbie, Berkeley, CA

“Chris and his coworkers have repaired all the key junctions of my garden watering system that began leaking after 13 years of operation. For each of these repairs, they were completed quickly, at a fair price, and have functioned perfectly. Chris has also reconfigured several peripheral lines, and has provided input as to frequency of watering. All of these changes have worked out well based on the health of the plants impacted. He is the only one I would entrust working on the system.” -  Stu from Oakland

"Chris put in a drip system on our deck a few years back, and we've had no issues at all since then. Highly recommended.”  Julie of Piedmont, CA

"Chris Atkins understands all aspects of landscape watering systems!  He is a good problem solver." - Mary, Berkeley, CA

“Chris did a great job installing a new pump for our irrigation system. He’s knowledgeable and super responsible. Always arrived on time and did careful conscientious work”. – Lee, Upper Rockridge

“I’ve been designing and taking care of gardens for 30 years and when I found Chris Atkins—I thought I died and went to heaven.

All things irrigation had been my nemesis.   It doesn’t end with irrigation.

Hardscape such as patios, fences, rock walls, cement retainers, trellis’, plant installation and all types of garden maintenance, have Chris and his crew  there for me.

But the best and to me the most important is his ability to be there when you need him.  

His work is top notch. I won’t use anyone else.” Lily, Lily Ricardi Landscapes

"Chris Atkins came out to check out our 35 year old sprinkler system. He found and repaired 2 breaks and also noticed that a retaining wall was failing. He was able to arrange to repair it right away. Chris is both competent and good to work with. I feel lucky to have his help." - Nadine, Kensigton

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