Sprinkler installation is a necessity! If you haven’t installed one of these systems before, it can seem quite intimidating. However, with a little help and pointers, you will find the whole process much easier. You spent money and time on your landscape and you’d like to keep it looking good! Whether you have beautiful green grass and plants to maintain, a beautiful vegetable garden, or an elegant tree, your outdoor landscape is also a part of your house. Therefore, you should make it look as pleasing to the eye as possible.
Many people choose to install their own sprinkler system because it is so easy and hassle-free. When you are finished building and installing the landscape itself, it’s time to move onto the watering part. But how exactly do you go about doing this? Here are some tips for a hassle-free sprinkler installation.
First of all, it is best to water your yard only one day per week, unless you are in the middle of a rainfall cycle. When you water your yard one day, you are giving it the attention it needs without having to worry about the extra work of watering it each day. In addition, you can adjust the time of day that you water your yard, since it may not always rain during your scheduled time of day. For instance, if you are in the middle of the afternoon and it is raining, you can water your lawn only one day, then take a break and go grab a drink at the closest watering station. It will be dry by the time you get back!
Next, when you are planning your sprinkler installation, it is a good idea to contact a rain tech to help you figure out what your system actually needs. There are different sprinkler setups that are available for any size lawn. You should be aware that most irrigation systems will have a controller on them that will allow you to adjust the settings on the unit itself. This controller will allow you to water only where you desire it and prevent the grass from growing too fast. In the event that you decide you need more than one setting, all you need to do is make sure that you turn the adjustment knob all the way in the back, or else the grass would grow too fast and be cut too short.
After you determine the specific amount of water your lawn requires, the next step in sprinkler installation is to figure out the exact amount of water your sprinkler system will need. This will ensure that the system you choose will work efficiently. Most sprinkler systems have a holding tank that holds the exact amount of water needed for your lawn each day. If you are going with a model that has a holding tank that is less than the desired amount, the excess water that is left in the holding tank will run into the drain, and then it will start to run low again. Therefore, it is imperative that you know how much water your lawn needs before you even start shopping around for a system. Knowing this information will save you money in the long run because you won’t have to go out and buy more water than is necessary.
Once you know how much water your lawn needs, you can then calculate how many gallons of water it will require to water your lawn. For example, if you have a four-foot green grass lawn, then you will need to water it at approximately forty-five cents per square foot. If you have a six-foot lawn, you may want to consider using a sprinkler system that has an adjustable nozzle so that you can water your lawn more efficiently.
It is important that when you are calculating your sprinkler installation cost that you take the actual sprayer itself into consideration. The fact of the matter is that sprinkler heads do not actually sprout water randomly from the nozzle, as they do in a normal sprinkler system. The national average is that it takes about fifteen to twenty-five seconds for a sprinkler head to spray water, so you need to know how long you can expect to have your lawn covered before it starts to wilt or become dry.
There are five zones in a sprinkler system, which means there are also five to six zones in your lawn. zones are based on the height of the grass, so if you have a light green lawn with short shrubs and small trees, then you would have a lower zone and taller areas such as the underside of the tallest leaves in the trees. You would have a higher zone for larger foliage and bush which would include tree leaves, oak leaves, and probably grass. If you have sandy soils, then the lowest zones would be for clay and rock because these types of soils are not waterlogged or dried out. It is also important to know how many zones there are on your lawn so you can estimate how many heads to install.