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Things to Consider Before Installing Sprinkler Irrigation Systems

June 15, 2016

Planning on installing new sprinklers in your front or backyard? Before you move forward with the installation of sprinkler irrigation systems, it’s important that you ask yourself a few questions so that you (and your yard!) are prepared:

Are there any water regulations where you live?
There are many different kinds of sprinkler irrigation systems, so it’s important to know whether your community or city requires you to pick a certain one. For example, some cities require that residents choose high efficiency sprinkler irrigation systems to limit the amount of water wasted. Without looking into this ahead of time, you could waste a lot of time and money by making the wrong choice. Learn about the sprinkler system types and the pros and cons of each here.

Do you want one of the automated sprinkler irrigation systems?
Many sprinkler irrigation systems can be attached to timers so you never have to worry about remembering to turn the water on and off. However, newer models have even more advanced features, such as a moisture sensor that can tell when your grass lacks the moisture needed to survive. Before you choose which one of the many sprinkler irrigation systems you want, decide whether or not you want one of these automated features. This will help you narrow down which sprinkler system is right for you.

How do you want to install the sprinklers?
Another important aspect of this process is figuring out how you want to install the sprinkler system. Not every part of your lawn will need the same amount of water, so keep this in mind as you talk to an irrigation professional about the install. For example, if you have a delicate flowerbed in one area of your lawn, this area might not survive with constant streams of water hitting it. Areas that receive more direct sunlight will need more water, while shaded areas won’t need as much. Because of all of these factors, it’s important to carefully plan out how to install sprinkler irrigation systems in your yard before you have a professional begin to do it.

What parts will your irrigation professional use?
You may not care about the names or model numbers of each different part of your new sprinkler irrigation systems now, but you will in the future. If you ever need to make repairs, it’s important that you have the exact name and model number of the parts used. To avoid frustration down the road, ask the company who is doing your install to write down every piece of information they have right now. It may seem like a hassle now, but you’ll thank yourself in a few years when you don’t have to go digging for this information.

Are you ready to learn about the different types of sprinkler irrigation systems that you can install in your yard? Let our team of professionals with over 35 years of experience help you transform your yard. Contact J&R Sprinklers at 303-688-5909 to get a free estimate today!