If you have been manually watering your lawn, switch things up this year and have a sprinkler system installed. A sprinkler system will help you save time and water, and allow you to keep your yard looking great without putting in so much work. When installing your sprinkler system, you need to take into consideration where you want your sprinklers to go, your long-term landscaping plans, and how to ensure complete coverage of your yard.
1. Long-Term Landscaping Plans
When you put in sprinklers, the general idea is that the sprinklers will continue to work and function for a long period of time. You want sprinklers that are going to be able to work and water your yard well a decade from now, not just for the next few years. That is why you should think carefully about your long-term landscaping plans when figuring out where you want your sprinklers to go. Do you eventually want to put in flowers in the northwest corner of your yard? Do you want to put down grass seed in the backyard? It is best to add sprinklers for what you need know and what you know you will need in the future as well.
2. Sprinkler Locations
Next, you need to decide where you want the sprinklers to go. Keep in mind that it is typical to put sprinklers around the outer edge of your yard. You don't want your sprinklers to interfere with the plants you want to put in your yard, and you don't want them to interfere with your yard equipment either.
If you do put sprinklers in the interior of your yard, make sure that they are the type of sprinklers that retract into the ground and will not be ruined by lawn equipment such as your lawn mower.
You want to make sure that you install enough sprinklers. Ideally, the water should cover the entire space of your yard. Work with the sprinkler installers to make sure that there are not any dead spaces in your sprinkler coverage. The entire point of installing sprinklers is to get rid of the need to have to manually water your yard at all.
When installing sprinklers, think about your long-term landscaping plan, where you want the sprinklers to go, and make sure that the water covers your entire yard without any missed areas of coverage. Taking these elements into consideration will ensure that you come up with a sprinkler installation plan that works well for you in both the short and long-term. To learn more, contact a sprinkler installation company like Noble Tree Service Inc.