Choosing a water sprinkler system

There is something special and charming about a lush green lawn. After all, not only is the color green relaxing, but a healthy lawn where there’s just the right amount of soft ground, thick green grass, and well-groomed plants makes the outdoors more inviting. This curb appeal bodes well for you, whether that beautiful lawn is for your own pleasure or as a means of increasing curb appeal.

However, achieving that attractive patio may take work, but there are processes you can implement to make it more achievable. One of them is by installing a sprinkler system to help you keep your lawn looking exactly right.

A short walk through a home improvement store reveals several types of sprinkler options. You can choose from small systems that work with a water hose to larger sprinkler systems that are installed as part of the landscape. Either way, the types and how they work will vary, but one thing remains the same – they will all get your lawn wet.

But how do you determine which sprinkler system best suits your needs? After all, you don’t need a huge system if you have a small yard! Here are some tips to help you make a decision about the type of irrigation system that will best suit your needs.

  • Remember that it is not just about the product itself, but about the service behind the product.

  • Be sure to ask as many questions as possible about a particular system so that you can determine its range and any special features before installing it. One of the most common sprinkler features is a timer so you can make sure your sprinkler doesn’t run unnecessarily. There are 3 main types of timers: an automatic one that allows you to set it for a specific time; the flow timer that allows you to set the duration and volume of the water and an automatic shut-off valve that is designed to prevent your garden from flooding.

  • Find out what type of soil you have, as some types of soil work best with specific types of sprinklers.

  • Where is your water source located? Some types of systems may work better with a particular design.

  • Make sure the system can be winterized, especially if it is a sprinkler system that has underground plumbing!

  • Have a good understanding of the types of water sprinkler systems. Common types are fixed, drip, oscillating, impact, swivel, sprinkler hose, mobile, and buried.

Selecting a home watering system for your garden doesn’t have to be a science. Take your time and be sure to speak with a local sprinkler system specialist. In no time, you can have a lusciously green lawn and be the envy of all your neighbors.