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What is a sprinkler system?

Sprinkler is a device used to irrigate landscapes, lawns, agricultural crops and other areas. A sprinkler system takes care of watering your lawn or landscape. Though a sprinkler system can be costly, it keeps your garden lush and alive when you go out or when you are so busy that you can't water by hand.

What are the components of an irrigation sprinkler system?

Typically, a sprinkler system has the following components:

Controller: Controller, which is also known as timer box, is the brain behind the irrigation sprinkler system. It is a small computer installed in the garage or basement. A controller tells the sprinkler when and for how long to come on.

Valves: Sprinkler systems have a network of valves. These valves are often placed in an underground plastic box. Each of the valves controls different irrigation zones that can be independently programmed at the controller. You can attach different other components to the valves and make your sprinkler system more efficient. For example, a sediment filter can be added to keep your sprinkler from getting clogged. You may also add a back-flow prevention system to prevent water from the irrigation system from siphoning back into the water supply lines to the house.

Pipes: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes are often buried 2 feet beneath the surface of the lawn. These pipes carry water to the sprinkler.

Sprinkler Heads: Sprinkler head is an important component of an irrigation sprinkler system. When activated, they pop out of the ground and distribute water to the nearby area.

When is the best time to water your lawn?

The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning (as the air is cool and usually there isn't much wind to blow around the water droplets from the sprinkler). Watering in midday is not advisable because water evaporates quickly. Watering in the evening or night leaves the lawn wet, inviting fungi, insects and lawn diseases.

How often should you water your lawn?

Generally it is based on various factors such as the season, the type of your soil, whether the lawn is sunny or shaded, etc. The best way to know if it's time to water your lawn is to observe the health of your grass. If the grass is green and you don't leave footprints when walking on it, don't water. But if the grass looks bluish green and you can't walk over it without leaving footprints, it's time to water.

How much does it cost to install an irrigation sprinkler system?

Typically, homeowners spend between $1800 and $3340 for having an irrigation sprinkler system installed. The average cost is around $2500. These are the major factors that affect the total cost to install a sprinkler system:

  • Quality of the components of the sprinkler system

  • The size of your lawn

  • The location of your lawn

  • The slope of your yard

  • Number of zones

  • Condition of the soil

  • Types of landscaping

  • Material cost

  • Labor cost

  • Permit (if applicable)
Posted by Sitebox Admin on 5/15/2017
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