13 Jul 2018

Outdoor speakers are perfect for any backyard party, but do the speakers you use blend into your yard? At Garden State Irrigation and Lighting, we have partnered with TruAudio to install the SubTerrain Outdoor Speakers that are put underground. The only thing you see is the mushroomed top sound system that easily complements and mixes into your yard. Using the sound system could not be easier as everything can be accessed through your phone or tablet just by downloading the app. We recommend setting up more than one speaker so you can get the full effect of surround sound. The sound quality is crisp and clear promising that it will fill your outdoor space fully.


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The SubTerrain Speakers come in three different sizes which makes them great for any size backyard. They’re completely durable through all types of weather so there is no need to worry about replacing them either and they guarantee you having the best sound. TruAudio outdoor speakers are designed to cut through gusts of wind, background noises, rain and they eliminates any echo that usually happens with regular portable speakers. Give us a call today if you’re ready to have the best sound system on your block!

18 Jun 2018

Who says lighting needs to just be for the interior? Not only does outdoor lighting make your yard stand out, but it also has many other benefits you might not have known. At Garden State Irrigation, we have experienced lighting contractors who can create your desired lighting design. With our years of experience, we also have some tips and benefits of outdoor lighting that can help you consider having it for your home. Here are a few:

  • Safety: Helps you find your way around the house at night and can help prevent crime.
  • Inviting: Outdoor lighting creates a welcoming feel to any family or friend or comes over for a visit.
  • Highlights: Adds drama to unique and beautiful landscape and architectural features in any garden.
  • Entertainment: Perfect for outdoor parties as it creates comfortable surroundings for seating areas.
  • Curb Appeal: Curb appeal is increased not only for yourself but also if you ever decided to sell your home.

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Although these benefits are significant, it is important to know how to get the presence of outdoor lighting perfectly executed. For instance, the first step to take is to decide where you would want to place the outdoor lights. You should try to assign the lighting to specific areas in your backyard. An example would be placing a standing light behind a bench to illuminate it and making it a stand out feature. To give your yard a softer feel, you can hide landscape lighting under shrubs. If you have a pathway leading to your backyard, we would recommend using a chain or short stake lights on either one or both sides. If you wanted to highlight a certain feature (fountain, statue, etc.) we suggest placing various lights at different angles since a single bright light can cause harsh shadows. If you have any questions or are interested in an outdoor lighting estimate, please feel free to give us a call at 201-848-1300.

12 Jun 2018

Sprinkler repairs and maintenance should always be done after the winter season. Sprinkler systems should be turned back on for the Spring season and are recommended to not be done yourself. After the systems are turned back on, regular sprinkler system maintenance checks so should be done once a month to ensure everything is running smoothly. Here at Garden State, we send in highly trained professionals to make sure everything is working properly and that the systems are in good shape. If you’re noticing problems with your system, let us come and assess your sprinkler system if it appears to be malfunctioning in any way.Detail of a working lawn sprinkler head watering the grass

The maintenance checks for your sprinkler system is an easy process and is recommended in keeping a full functioning irrigation system. Here are some of the basics we look for during our sprinkler maintenance checks:

  • Broken sprinkler heads
  • Blockage causing water not reaching the desired locations
  • Soft spots in the lawn (from a leak or breakage in the pipe)
  • Clogged sprinkler heads
  • Sprinklers spraying the driveway or sidewalk and not your yard

If any of these issues occur, give Garden State Irrigation and Lighting a call and we’ll schedule a time to come and meet with you. All of these issues can be simply resolved so there is no need to stress if something goes wrong. Routine checks are common and it’s important you stay on top of them and address any problem immediately.

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11 Jun 2018

With the summer time right around the corner, you may be noticing some changes you want to make with your backyard. As lawn care specialists, we know that having a lush green lawn and a rich garden can make a great conversation starter for those backyard barbeques. With being in the business for over 25 years, we can guarantee high quality sprinkler installation services to give you a high-quality landscape you can’t wait to show off.

At Garden State Irrigation and Lighting, we first give clients an estimate on design and installation requirements that will be specific to our customer so we know exactly how to fulfill your wishes. With our licensed and trained staff, each system will be installed in a timely and professionally executed manner.

 Benefits of a Sprinkler Installation

  • Money Saver: Watering systems can actually save you money rather than using excessive amounts of water from a hose or any other form of watering. An irrigation system puts the sprinkler-system1exact amount of water in the exact same spot every time it is needed.
  • Water Saver: You can’t get those types of results when using a hose or portable sprinklers since there is no way to gage how much water you are using, which causes overwatering. Sprinkler Installation will evenly water your lawn making it look vibrantly green and healthy.
  • Time Saver: Irrigation systems work automatically and can work on a timer so you don’t have to stress and can focus on other things you love doing!


Our smart controller, which is one of the products we can offer to you, can also help you keep track of water usage. With the Hunter Hydrawise, you can save time by having us check your systems virtually so we can monitor your system between on- site visits.