Sprinkler Irrigation Systems Explained
Irrigation systems have many benefits. They water your lawn evenly, are environmentally beneficial (less waste), encourage healthy plant growth, and offer both aesthetic and financial benefits.
Sprinkler systems in your lawn can help you out financially in two ways:
A healthy, green lawn can boost your home's value by up to 15%.
Sprinklers can save you water and money by offering features like gauges and timers. These features ensure that your yard is getting the right amount of water and nothing more.
Underground Irrigation System
Underground irrigation systems are the most effective way to water your lawn. They are designed for uniform coverage and using water efficiently.
The true beauty of an underground irrigation system is that it can be as simple as set it and forget it. They are great because they can be well hidden and they are automated.
Pulsating Sprinkler on a Tripod
A pulsating sprinkler on a tripod is a type of above-ground sprinkler. They are set several feet off the ground and can cover large areas with one sprinkler. They can water areas up to 80 feet wide.
Rain Train Sprinkler
The RainTrain sprinkler is unique in that it will move along a path while it sprays water. With lots of hose and a good strategy, the rain train can cover large portions of your lawn in one run.
The RainTrain is a self-propelled tractor that, when placed on your hose, will follow the hose's path. It will slowly make its way back to the resting pad and shut off when complete.
Oscillating sprinklers spray water out in a fan like pattern that moves from left to right. They are great for covering square areas. They are not attached to the ground so are portable.
Hose and Sprayer Attachment
The good old hose + nozzle offers you complete manual control. You can add a nozzle to your hose that allows a variety of settings anywhere from a mist to a strong, single stream.
Bottom line: If you want a good looking lawn that has a green color to it year round, proper irrigation is a must. I highly recommend talking to a local irrigation company about seeing if your lawn is right for an underground irrigation system.
This is one of the best investments I made as a homeowner early on. To find a good company, always remember to check those reviews. Read more in my article 8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Lawncare Company.
If this article was useful to you, read some others similar to it:
- How To Water Your Lawn [Dos and Don'ts]
- Heat Stress vs Drought Stress [Protect Your Lawn During Heat Waves]
- Setting My Automatic Irrigation System [Beginner's Guide]
- Hard Water vs Soft Water in Lawn Care
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