When deciding to install a sprinkler system in our garden, my fiancé and I looked into the cost factors as well as the pros and cons of investing so much money.
Less Time to Water– We no longer had to worry about rushing through dinner so that we have time to water the vegetable gardens and the flowers all around our home. We proudly display an expansive flower and vegetable garden. Our flowers cover the entire front and sides of our home in different shapes and forms of beds. It easily takes us an hour and a half to work our way around it. The installation of sprinklers in and around our home has given us the extra time to put into our family and home life. Time is a priceless resource that can never be replaced.
Less Water– Through using the sprinklers, we have cut our water bill in half. The sprinklers have afforded exact placement and distribution of the water. No more pooling puddles or muddy messes. The savings that we are realizing pays for the costs of the system. In using less water, it also means less electricity and huge life-savings on your plumbing system.
Cost Factor– While the initial installation was a bit more than we really wanted to spend, the cost in a reduced water bill, and time that we added to family bonding has been more rewarding than the cost of the system. Over time, the savings will be more fulfilling than the initial year on installation. Calculate your costs over a three year period. When calculating the cost, don’t forget to add in the other non-monetary variables in the pro sections.
Underground lines and Extended Shower Heads– The underground lines do mean that we are limited on expanding certain areas of our yard; it most likely pleases him because there is no other room to add more flowers. The only area that we have extended shower heads is in our vegetable garden. There are of various heights according to our layout plans. The con part of this is not being able to change up the location of the vegetables. There is some leeway so we are still able rotate the crops to improve the soil.
Take a look at the needs of your family. Spending on a sprinkler system is something that does require a serious and thoughtful discussion. Spend the time to evaluate your families individuals needs and gains in choosing a sprinkler system.