Summertime is full of many beautiful things, and there is no reason why you can’t have a serendipitous, luscious lawn to garden in or read under the shade and the chirp of the meadowlark. Now if there is not enough rainwater falling down from the sky, you will certainly have to find another way to water the grass, if it is a green and healthy lawn you desire.
It would take ages to walk around with the hose, covering little area at a time. You simply can’t afford to give up valuable time to do meticulous things like that. A home sprinkler system can be a perfect way to get that fresh lawn you desire, but one needs to make sure they do it right in going about installing the system on their own. I’ve had a few lessons learned and have a few words for those looking to have the magical home sprinkler system, with the purpose of providing some guidance and wisdom.
Get ready to use spare parts
When it comes to sprinklers, there is no question that maintenance will be required in maintaining a system that actually works. Nozzles and heads will get damaged often from things like lawn mowers, so you will need to replace them quite frequently. I would recommend using the same heads and nozzles that came from the factory, as switching the model messes with performance.
Think before using the existing water meter
There will be a water meter already installed, so most people elect to use that over installing a completely new one themselves. This is typically due to the upfront cost of it, but new models do have long-term benefits, and actually may save you in the long run.
Most city governments allow you certain freedoms regarding a summertime allowance in watering; in saying that, newer models will provide better water pressure, which plays a big role in watering the lawn.
You will use thousands of gallons of water
There is no question that having your own sprinkler system will force you to use copious amounts of water to keep that lawn green. The number is moved depending on how often it rains and what not, but you will find that you’ll use a lot of water in keeping the lawn pristine.
Find the right head style
Depending on where you live and the space you want to cover, you’ll have to go about in deciding whether to select a pop-up style, rotary or oscillating heads for your sprinkler system.