Lawn Irrigation : Your Lawn’s Lifeline
Let’s face it : Your lawn is the biggest part of your landscape. It requires adequate care and management to be the living, breathing, lush green thing we all love. Regardless of the type of house you live in, your grass, plants and other trees are only there to compliment your grass. Now that we know the importance of your lawn, it is also important to provide it the nutrients it needs.
The biggest and perhaps most important factor to a green lawn is water. Water is crucial not only for humans but to maintain all landscape. Here is where the importance of Lawn irrigation kicks in. Irrigation systems are essentially the lifeline of your landscape
Irrigation Systems: Different Types
We all know the importance of Irrigation systems. However, there are several different types available for all homeowners. How do you know which one is right for you? It all depends on the type of landscape you are trying to maintain along with your local climate. Regardless of the type of sprinkler system you select, they are the most efficient way to water.
Rotor Sprinkler Systems – Perhaps the most common type of Sprinkler System out there. This type of sprinkler system allows for a sprinkler to rotate around and spray small amounts of water everywhere. It is perfect for landscapes that not flat. They are designed to not puddle water in one place, regardless of the grade present. Essentially…if you have an uneven landscape, choose this option
Spray Sprinkler Systems – This is the perfect sprinkler system for flat land. They pop out of the ground and release a lot of water in the surrounding areas. They are the worst option to choose when it comes to sloped lawns. They will be responsible for creating puddles all over your grass as the slopes will send the water downhill. Be sure to contact a landscaping contractor to review your options
Drip Irrigation Systems – The most eco-friendly or Xeriscaping option available. It is the most economical option when it comes to water usage and can even be directed at certain plants and trees roots. It is pretty much a big tube with holes in it where the landscape needs water. Possible the best option for any homeowner to select.
Repair and Installation
Lawn irrigation systems are not exactly DIY projects. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered before installation. Grading, type of system to be installed, water pressure and lastly the climate are some of the factors that need to be considered. Several homeowners in the past have tried to install these systems themselves and more often than not end of calling a professional to finish it.
It costs them twice the amount of money as they would have initially spent as well as several headaches. We are not discouraging you from trying it yourself. However, we feel like empowering you with facts to consider before starting it. The research alone will take a few months to learn.
While installation is fairly difficult, repairing it is really not. There are several problems you will come across with your irrigation system. One of the biggest problems you might run into is the replacement of the sprinkler head. Perhaps the easiest task, any homeowner will be able to take care of this little task. However, there are more complex problems that show up from time to time such as broken pipes and soil erosion. These problems are best left to the professionals.
Irrigation System Cost
Irrigation Systems similar to the any landscape project depend on several variable. The grading and type of systems along with the size of the project are all dependent factors. The pricing usually ends up by “Zones” Each Zone can range anywhere from $400-600 depending on the severity of the project. While it might not be the cheapest investment you make, you must account for several factors.
You save time EVERYDAY by not watering. Your landscape is maintained throughout the year with little to no effort which means lower maintenance costs. While there are several different factors, the biggest one is the value you place on your landscape. If you value it, get yourself a irrigation system. Best of Luck everyone. I look forward to hearing some of your stories.
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