How to Find the Right Sprinkler System for Your Yard


When I was a kid, my parents planted a vegetable garden in our backyard. We lived on the side of a hill, and every year it would rain from one end of the yard to the other, washing away any seeds or plants we’d planted. My dad tried everything he could think of to prevent this from happening: He moved rocks around so they directed water away from his garden; he built small dams along the border between our yard and our neighbor’s; nothing worked. Eventually, my mother had an idea: She installed sprinklers throughout our yard as part of a new sprinkler system she bought at Lowe’s (a home-improvement store). The sprinklers directed most of their water uphill toward our house instead of down into the vegetable patch. And although there were still some wet spots left behind after an especially heavy rainstorm—and occasionally some water would shoot out sideways instead of straight down—overall it worked well enough that we were able to keep planting vegetables year after year until we finally grew tired of eating them!

The best time to install a sprinkler is before planting your garden.

When it comes to sprinkler installation, there are a few options. You can install them in the fall, spring or summer during the season you are using them for. You can also install them before planting your garden so that they are ready when you need them. If you have children or pets that will be in and around your yard, it is recommended that you put them in before any plants go into the ground so they don’t get damaged by digging up soil or stepping on plants while installing sprinklers.

Start by checking your local codes and any HOA restrictions before installing a new sprinkler system.

Start by checking your local codes and any HOA restrictions before installing a new sprinkler system. Most cities have specific rules about how close you can place sprinklers to your house, but it’s also important to be aware of any restrictions from your neighbors.

If any of them are people who are easily bothered by noise or the appearance of some parts of your yard, it might be better not to install a new sprinkler system at all.

Invest in a reliable pump to ensure your sprinkler system works well.

As a homeowner, you need to be sure that your sprinkler system is reliable and works well. The most important thing when considering your sprinkler system is the pump.

The best types of pumps are those that are underground, because they don’t require electricity or batteries. They also have a greater capacity than above-ground pumps, which means they can push more water through your pipes at one time—a crucial detail if you want to make sure all of your plants get enough water with minimal effort on your part. If this sounds like something that would interest you, then an underground pump may be just what you’re looking for!

Consider the size of your yard when planning how many hoses you’ll need.

One of the most important aspects to consider when planning your lawn is how much water it requires. This can be a tricky question to answer, but it’s important to know if you want to get an accurate estimate of how many sprinklers are needed for your yard.

The first step is determining if your yard has high or low irrigation needs. If you have a large yard with plenty of grass, shrubs and trees that need regular watering, then you’ll want to do more frequent cycles than if all you’ve got are some basic ground cover plants and flowers in pots on the porch!

Another factor in knowing how much water will be needed is figuring out how much space each sprinkler should cover once connected together into one long chain – this will vary depending on both size and type (how many heads per hose). So let’s say we have two yards with similar layouts: one is much larger than another but has fewer trees; both have flowerbeds around edges but only one has any grass growing in patches throughout its center area where there aren’t any flowers growing yet (it’s still early springtime).

Sprinklers that extend in multiple directions are good for round spaces; sprinklers that shoot water at an angle are best for square patches.

If your lawn is round, a sprinkler that extends in multiple directions is best. This type of sprinkler will cover the whole lawn and make sure it gets watered equally.

For square patches, a sprinkler that shoots water at an angle is ideal. This type of sprinkler can be aimed at specific areas so you can focus on watering certain parts of your yard while skipping others completely.

Sprinklers that reach tall heights can be good for trees or tall plants; sprinklers that rest close to the ground are better for smaller flowers and plants.

Sprinklers that reach tall heights can be good for trees or tall plants; sprinklers that rest close to the ground are better for smaller flowers and plants. Sprinklers that shoot water at an angle are good for square patches.

Before digging, check whether you already have water lines installed in your yard. If you do, consider connecting your sprinkler system to them rather than installing new lines.

Water lines are the pipes that carry water from your house to your lawn sprinkler system. They can be made of plastic, steel or copper, and they can be buried underground or above-ground.

If you have existing water lines in place, connecting to them will save you time and money (though you may have to pay for the parts). It’s also easier than digging up new trenches or laying down new pipes.

However, if there are no existing water lines available in your yard but there’s a source of water nearby—for example, if a neighbor has access to city water through their meter box—you’ll have to install a new line yourself using PVC pipe that’s rated for outdoor use (and make sure it has enough capacity!).

Purchase a timer with automatic adjustments so you don’t have to turn it on manually each day.

A timer is a very convenient and inexpensive way to water your lawn. For example, you can set the timer to turn on at certain times every day and not worry about it again. You’ll have consistent watering throughout the days of the growing season, and if you have a large yard, this will be an enormous help for you.

You’ll also find that timers are easy to install since they don’t require any special wiring skills or tools beyond those needed for basic plumbing repair work. They’re adjustable as well; if your lawn needs more or less water than what was programmed into the device originally (for example, during drought conditions), all you need do is adjust its settings accordingly.

Timers are reliable too: Most will last for years without needing any major repairs or replacements; some even come with warranties covering their lifetime! Timers also offer convenience because they allow us control over when our sprinklers go off—so instead of having them run 24 hours per day (which wastes energy), we can program them so they only run while necessary—that means saving money while reducing our environmental impact! And finally: This option offers environmental benefits due both directly through reduced usage as well as indirectly via reduced emissions associated with fossil fuel production necessary for use by traditional pumps versus those powered by electricity generated by more renewable resources such as wind turbines.”

A well-placed sprinkler will keep your yard green

A well-placed sprinkler will keep your yard green

The most important thing to remember when placing sprinklers in your yard is that they should be placed in areas where there is enough sunlight, water, and space.

  • Sunlight: The first thing to consider when placing a sprinkler system is how much sunlight hits the area of grass or plants that you want to wet down. You don’t want to place an area with no sun near a large tree because it won’t get enough light and shade could be blocking out some of the sun’s energy. If you want your grass or other plantings to grow well, then ensure that they receive at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day (and more if possible).


So there you have it, my top tips for installing a sprinkler system that will keep your yard green. I hope this article has helped you learn more about the process, and if you have any questions feel free to reach out!

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