There is something special and lovely about a lush green lawn. After all, not only is the color green relaxing, but a healthy lawn with just the right amount of soft soil, thick green grass, and well-tended plants makes the outdoors more […]
There is something special and lovely about a lush green lawn. After all, not only is the color green relaxing, but a healthy lawn with just the right amount of soft soil, thick green grass, and well-tended plants makes the outdoors more inviting. This curb appeal bodes well for you, whether that beautiful lawn is for your own pleasure or as a means to increase curb appeal.
However, achieving that cozy patio can take work, but there are processes you can put in place to make it more feasible. One of them is by installing a sprinkler system to help you keep your lawn in tip-top shape.
A short walk through a home improvement store reveals several types of sprinkler options. You can choose small systems that are powered by a water hose or larger sprinkler systems that are installed in one part of the landscape. Either way, the types and how they work will vary, but one thing remains the same: they will all wet your lawn.
But how do you determine which water sprinkler system is best for your needs? After all, you don’t need a huge system if you have a small garden! Here are some tips to help you make a decision about what type of irrigation system will best meet your needs.
- Remember that it is not just about the product itself, but about the service behind the product.
- Be sure to ask as many questions as possible about a particular system so that you can determine its scope and any special features before you install it. One of the most common sprinkler features is a timer so you can make sure your sprinkler doesn’t run unnecessarily. There are 3 main types of timers: an automatic one that allows you to set it for a specific time; the flow timer that allows you to set the time and amount of water that runs and an automatic shutoff valve that is designed to prevent your yard from flooding.
- Find out what type of soil you have, as some types of soil work better with specific types of sprinklers.
- Where is your water source located? Some types of systems may work better with a particular design.
- Make sure the system can be winterized, especially if it’s a sprinkler system that has underground piping!
- Have a good understanding of the types of water sprinkler systems. Common types are fixed, drip, swing, impact, swivel, sprinkler, mobile, and buried hoses.
Selecting a home irrigation system for your garden doesn’t have to be rocket science. Take your time and be sure to speak with a local sprinkler system specialist. In no time at all, you can have a lusciously green lawn and be the envy of all your neighbors.