If you want to maintain a healthy landscape and have your backyard filled with lush green lawn, it’s imperative for you to have a sprinkler system. Not all of us are fortunate enough to live in areas that receive just the right amount of rainfall. Therefore, in such cases, we require the help of a sprinkler system to deliver water to the entire lawn.
When we water by hand, we are prone to over watering and under watering the lawn.
- So, how do you know if you are over watering?
Do you bear witness to the lawn remaining soggy for a long period? Do you see the growth of a thick thatch that requires regular mowing? If so, you have been over watering your lawn.
- Now, how do you identify if you are under watering?
Is the soil dry? Do you see the blades wilt and do they feel crisp? Is there a slower blade growth? Does the grass not quickly spring back when stepped on? If you have answered the aforementioned questions positively, then, it appears that you have been under watering your lawn.
There are numerous benefits to having a sprinkler system. However, before we get to that, it’s important to understand the components of an automatic sprinkler.
What Is An Automatic Sprinkler?
Basically, in a nutshell, an automatic sprinkler system is controlled by a controller that serves as the brain of the system. The valves are also important components of the sprinkler system as they open and close to release and stop the flow of water to the underground pipes. And, of course, we need to mention the sprinklers too. The sprinklers are used to help distribute water to specific, targeted areas. Modern automatic sprinkler systems also feature customizable options, allowing the users to shut off the system automatically during rainfall. These modern systems also boast of drip irrigation zones and feature soil moisture sensors.
Anyway, is it possible for you to install an sprinkler system by yourself? Let´s be honest here—what home improvement project is not possible to install on your own? However, we would recommend you to get a professional like All-State Pest and Lawn to do the task as the installation process requires sound technical hands and strategy. These professionals have experience on their side and they will always be able to offer more solutions than ¨how to¨ articles and videos on the web.
So, how much would a good sprinkler system cost you?
Basically, the price of a sprinkler system depends on several factors including the size of the property, the type of landscaping, products used, unique designs, and number of zones.
Without straying away from the topic any further, let´s discuss the benefits of a sprinkler system.
The Benefits of A Sprinkler System
- Helps you save water
An automatic sprinkler system helps you save water. The efficiently-designed system is well aware of how much water your landscape needs to thrive. Therefore, with an automatic sprinkler system installed in your backyard, you will no longer have to worry about forgetting to turn off the hose. Many modern sprinkler systems also feature customizable options that allow the users to shut off the devices automatically during rainfall. There are modern systems that also feature soil moisture sensors and boast of drip irrigation zones.
- Helps save you time
If you are a busy person and don´t have time to spare, it’s in your best interest to install a sprinkler system. With the system around, you won´t have to waste your precious time watering the plants. Your sprinkler system will get the job done even when you are not around.
- Waters the lawn better than you!
Humans are prone to errors. However, on the hand, machines have a better shot at achieving perfection. Hence, an automatic sprinkler system will water your landscapes better than you can. The sprinkler system is installed according to the shape and size of your landscape. Therefore, it’s well aware of the watering needs of the plants; the system even uses particular products that have been specifically designed to water trees, grass, garden plants, or trees.
- A sprinkler system is a safe bet
You may live in an area where it rains every now and then. Therefore, you might find a sprinkler system to be an excessive feature you can do without. However, you should be well aware that nature doesn´t work predictably. Therefore, if you want to ensure that your plants and lush lawn receives a regularly timed and evenly measured amount of water throughout the year, especially during the dry season, you will need to install a sprinkler system.
- Aesthetically pleasing
The sight of a garden hose stretched across your beautiful lawn can be displeasing. And, it can get quite tedious to put the hose away after every session. In addition to that, the hose can also prove to be a tripping hazard for the kids. A sprinkler system will only pop out when it needs to water the lawn, immediately disappearing into the ground after its operation, providing an unobstructed view of your garden.
Are you ready to get started on having a sprinkler system installed at your home? Contact All-State Pest and Lawn today to learn more!