Updated on May 21, 2020
Benefits of the Sprinkler System
It is impossible to have a green lawn without water. Some places are lucky enough to receive exactly the right amount of rainwater. Think of Hawaii. If you’re not living on a tropical island, sprinklers are the perfect way to deliver water to the whole lawn for the rest of us.
How are you watering your grass?
If you are currently dragging a hose out of the yard with a portable sprinkler head attached to it, you may consider installing an automatic sprinkler system. Consider the pros and cons of a sprinkler system so that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Benefits of Installing an Automatic Sprinkler System Convenience:
The most obvious reason to go automatic is to make watering your lawn a less practical experience. You can set the timer to automatically pop up the sprinklers and water your lawn at set times on certain days of the week.
Esthetics and safety: there’s nothing attractive about a garden hose stretching across your lawn. If you do not remove the hose after every watering session, this sight is a necessary side effect. The hose is also a tripping hazard for children and pets who play in the yard. On the other side, automatic sprinkler heads pop up from the ground, spray your grass, and vanish once they’re out. This makes an automatic sprinkler system safer and more aesthetically pleasing.
Water at the best time: watering your lawn early in the morning. Turning your sprinklers on after sunset and before sunrise will reduce evaporation, and choosing morning rather than evening reduces the spread of disease that can occur if your lawn stays wet all night long. The easiest way to take advantage of early-morning watering is to set the timer to your automatic sprinkler system.
The optimum amount of water: Advanced automatic sprinkler systems feature weather and soil moisture sensors to deliver the right amount of water when needed. By feeling the rain, the advanced system will skip the scheduled watering to avoid over-saturation of your lawn and save you money.
Water while you’re out of town: Summer is a very popular time to go on vacation. Just because you want to get away doesn’t mean you’re going to be punished with a yellow lawn when you get back. Automatic sprinklers eliminate the need to ask your neighbor to water your lawn for you while you’re out of town.
Disadvantages of Installing a Sprinkler System Expense:
Perhaps one reason you haven’t installed a sprinkler system is due to the perceived cost. However, with a quote from Planet Green, you know exactly what the cost will be before you start.
Landscape damage: it is best to install a sprinkler system before landscaping is complete and sod is laid. Alternatively, the construction of a sprinkler system requires the lawn areas to be dug so that the pipes can be mounted and connected to the home plumbing system. This may take days or even weeks depending on the size of the installation. It means that if you are retrofitting your lawn with automatic sprinklers, you will, if possible, connect it to other projects, such as planting trees or installing hardscape, so that everything can be done at once.
Luckily, experienced specialists like Planet Green can troubleshoot and repair sprinkler problems at an affordable rate. Be sure to call your sprinkler specialists if you need help.
- Planet Green
- 802 Appomattox Dr, Spring, TX 77380
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