Starting an Irrigation Business

If you want to start an irrigation business and you’re still not that experienced, you can start with the maintenance service.

This will allow you to learn more about the various irrigation systems and when you’ve gained adequate knowledge, you can now explore the industry and offer a full line of irrigation services or products.

Irrigation services are badly needed these days. This can be a great way to earn great profits. Despite the uncertainty in economic growth, you can succeed in this type of business if you possess adequate knowledge. If you’re still having second thoughts, you can begin with a maintenance service business. You will be catering to clients that already have an existing irrigation system. Your task is to maintain and inspect them system at regular intervals. This can be a great opportunity to learn some basics. Irrigation systems need maintenance work especially with the change of seasons like that of winterization and spring turn-on.

Starting Your Own Irrigation Business

An irrigation system that works year round requires frequent maintenance. This is because sprinkler heads can easily get damaged and some mishaps can happen. From the maintenance service, you can now start your own irrigation business. With the background in the industry, you can better compete with others. Determine the requirements in starting this type of business. You can consult with SBA (Small Business Administration) to find out the basics of starting a business. You also have to visit the city or county office in your area to find out the requisites in securing business license or permits.

An irrigation business should be taken seriously. Now, with your experience in maintenance services, you will become more familiar with the various irrigation systems. You have to conduct a thorough research to determine the latest trends and gadgets used in the modern irrigation systems. You will need to offer a wide range of alternatives to give your customer what they need. You can create a brochure that you can show to clients that are interested in getting irrigation systems. Try to attend network events in your area to meet possible connections and clientele. Prepare business cards so you can give then away when needed.

Purchase the needed tools, equipment, and supplies. You will need a business space that you can lease out. Make the necessary arrangements with the phone company and other utilities. Purchase computer, printer, and other office supplies you need for the day to day operations. Hire employees and purchase insurance. Decide on the business structure ahead of time since this business can entail a significant amount of capital. Once you set a date for the opening, make sure that you advertise thoroughly. If you can provide the best irrigation services to clients, you can get more referrals. You can even offer the full line of irrigation systems and services in the near future.


  • M LAKSHMI NARASIMHA REDDY said on August 7, 2011
    I am resident of HYDERABAD / RANGAREDDY ANDHRA PRADESH INDIA i want to start a business in the agriculture electric or construction material business
  • Nkatazo Phiri said on February 27, 2012
    i would like to start a small irrigation in Botswana,and this will be in the rural area Moroka village.
  • tolatech said on June 17, 2012
    How can i got apply solar system to my irrigation in farm
  • Arafath Ayyappankavil said on October 13, 2012
    Dear Team, I am Arafath , A mechanical Engineering Graduate now working in UAE. Now i would like to move India with irrigation business. Kindly advice the possible way to do that.
  • Sharad Talwalkar said on December 27, 2012
    I am a farmer in Satara, Maharashtra, India. Having five acre land with fruit trees, also taking inter crop, Maintaining 20 Indian cows, Biogas plant of 8 Cub Mtrs, getting gas and slurry about 1000 ltrs per day, vermicompost project, strictly following organic principles. I need consultant to plan yearly crop planning, improve yield of fruits, inter crop, vermicompost etc.
  • nitin said on February 10, 2013
    I am nitin at kanpur and how to start a irrigation business in kanpur plz help me....
  • Lulama Funani said on March 9, 2013
    I'm from Cape Town, I have 12 years of experience in Landscaping. Recently I moved permanently to Durban, I need to start an irrigation business. What can I do to get finance to start my business. Please, help
  • Prasad maduranga said on April 10, 2013
    Currently, i'm working as branch operation executive for one of irrigation company at here, srilanka, i have two year work experience in this field, selling irrigation equipments, irrigation plan designing and ins tolling, i'm looking for start own irrigation business on next year, please help me with your suggestions and ideas
  • Anand & Shiva said on May 14, 2013
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  • kishor madhekar said on May 31, 2013
    I am kisor at Pune and how to start a irrigation business in pune plz help me....
  • Shorty Bacela said on June 5, 2014
    I'm originally from Eastern cape (South Africa), but currently working in Cape town. Irrigation business one of my planned projects . But now I'm still raising funds to start up.
  • Edith Adhiambo said on August 12, 2014
    I'm planning to do irrigation farming on the banks of river Mara. Need some tips.
  • Edith Adhiambo said on August 12, 2014
    Currently live in Texas, want to do Farming in Tanzania, Mara Region.
  • Andrews Junior said on December 29, 2014
    I currently resides in Ghana, I hold a BSc. Agriculture Technology with specialization in mechanization and Irrigation Technology. I want to provide irrigation services as a business. I need advice and anyone who needs my services can contact me as well ( 233 0247690101)
  • Kevin Ouma said on January 2, 2015
    I want to start an irrigation business in our village where river nzoia pass through here in Kenya so please give me some advise
  • Fabio de oliveira said on January 12, 2015
    Boston irrigation and Landscape lighting is located in Framingham Mass. Boston Irrigation Install new system , service, set automatic irrigation to all your planters, window box. Anyone that have a question or need service may call 508 561 2992 Fabio de OLiveira. Thanks for your time..
  • paul samwel said on March 11, 2015
    i want to start a business in horticulture irrigation farming in my village please give me some advice, am from Tabora - Tanzania
  • litha said on April 24, 2015
    I want to start a business but be based on irrigation systems but I'm still a first year student , studying horticulture and I would like to maintain some government departments like city parks and those parliamentary areas please help. I'm in cape town south africa
  • Enoste Otsapa said on November 21, 2015
    Kaduna , Nigeria. I am planning to start my own irrigation business in nigeria. I need help to setup this business.
  • Aone Ame Motsenyane said on June 29, 2016
    water & environmental young age 22 engineer what to start my on irrigation business in Botswana. I need help to implement this.
  • Granny said on July 27, 2016
    I'm lady aged 25 currently working as an HR Admin at Mogalakwena mine in south Africa Limpopo. i want to start an irrigation business Because our economy is based in mining industry forgetting that maize is a stable diet to Africans. please help as i want to start this at rural area
  • Srinivas said on October 11, 2018
    Hi dear sir plz update the irrigation works projects


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