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Irrigation installation, maintenance, retrofit and repair, and complete landscape management services for HOA, commercial and residential customers for over 30 years.

From installation to routine maintenance, we offer a range of services to make sure your outdoor living environment is healthy, resilient and water-wise.


Irrigation by Design (IBD) has been helping to create outstanding outdoor environments for over 30 years. Our expertise is spread across the Twin Cities Metro area and beyond. Our dedication to quality and communication has set us apart from the competition within the green industry. IBD employs more Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Contractors (CIC), Low Voltage Licensed Technicians (PLT) and EPA WaterSense Partners than any other irrigation company in the region. From prestigious local landmarks to your front yard, Irrigation by Design has the tools and the talent to meet all of your landscape irrigation needs.

We help businesses and homeowners be green by managing the landscape differently. We use today’s best technologies and practices, which are affordable and convenient, to deliver results. We cater to your specific property’s needs and eliminate typical mistakes of over watering, over fertilizing and over mowing to create the healthiest landscapes, and we do so in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.

Irrigation By Design is an EPA WaterSense Partner

Did you know?

A typical 100-unit HOA community uses 15,500 gallons of water in a single irrigation cycle – equivalent to 380 bath tubs full of water – and of that up to HALF is wasted. Click the graphic to learn more!

typical HOA outdoor water use equal to 380 bath tubs


Spring is when you’re most excited about the prospects of your landscape. But it’s not the only time to care for your landscape. A well-managed property needs responsible care from qualified professionals through the heat of summer and into the fall. Contact us today to schedule your free phone consultation to discuss how we can best help you keep your sprinkler system working its best. Our team can propose a service package to meet your property’s needs, your goals and your budget.

  • Spring Starts include complete inspection and repair, controller programming, weather sensor calibration (if applicable), etc.

  • Mid-season Maintenance provides proactive services, such as testing all stations for needed adjustments or repairs, verifying rain sensor operations, adjusting system run times to accommodate weather changes and fine tuning SMART controllers.

  • Autumn Shutdown will prepare your system for the harsh conditions of a Minnesota winter and ensure you are safely ready for spring.

Our team can propose a service package to meet your property’s needs, your goals and your budget.


We lead the way for superior water resource management through professional services and education.

We provide knowledge, depth of experience and exceptional services unsurpassed in our industry.

We work hard, stay balanced and enjoy our success!

Our team of irrigation and landscape professionals is here to serve you. You can reach us anytime with questions at 763.559.7771

Meet Our Team

Irrigation by Design works with other industry leaders to achieve your ideal outdoor living environment. Some of our most trusted industry partners include:

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Irrigation by Design works closely with Dulcet Fountains & Aeration to create beautiful, award-winning water features that compliment your landscape.

Irrigation By Design team members are professional, trustworthy and certified to do the work you need, right. The company is dedicated to advancing the careers of our employees through industry education and mentorship. Our accreditations include:

  • Irrigation Association: Certified Irrigation Contractors (CIC), Certified Irrigation Designers (CID) and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditors (CLIA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency: WaterSense® Partners (including WaterSense Partner of the Year in 2008)
  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry: Power Limited Technician (PLT), Backflow Prevention Tester (BT) and Lake Service Provider
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Applicator License
  • Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association: Member
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Staff Spotlight

Ron Soukup, Water Manager

Ron Soukup Water Manager IBD
  • Credentials: CIC, CLIA, CID, EPA WaterSense Partner
  • Education: B.S. Business Administration, Southwest Minnesota State University; A.A. Moorhead State University
  • Experience: Ron has worked in the Irrigation Industry for 32 years.
  • IBD Employee Since: 2015
  • Primary Focus: Commercial Irrigation Service

We’re Hiring!

Career Openings

  • Irrigation Installation Crew member – experience preferred, but not required
  • Irrigation Installation Crew Lead – minimum of two years irrigation installation experience
  • Irrigation Service Technician
  • Landscape Management Technicians
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