Lawn Sprinklers Make Grass Greener
It’s absolutely beautiful and rewarding when your grass is nice and green and envied by all your neighbors. But, how can you make the most out of your lawn sprinkler system to help maintain your healthy and luscious lawn?
Here are some tips to help you choose the best lawn sprinkler and how to use it to your advantage:
Portable sprinklers come with different application speeds and patterns, covering the area you want to water – whether it’s round, rectangular, square, or asymmetrical. You can also control the water pressure and the amount of water used with your hose. The downside is that you need to move the sprinkler and hose around your garden manually, and if you have a big lawn it’s not very efficient. In this case, permanent sprinklers or in-ground sprinkler systems are recommended, helping you water more intelligently.
A permanent irrigation system is best to install when you plant your lawn so that you can design where to place them, which works to ensure that every part of your lawn will be watered. However, it is possible to install in-ground sprinklers at any time – with some careful planning between yourself or landscape artist and a trusted plumber. These systems have more application rates, uniform water distribution, and spray patterns than portable sprinklers.
Drain sensors and soil moisture sensors are a huge benefit of permanent irrigation systems. They can be added to your system to avoid water spoilage after a storm and ensure that your lawn is only watered when it is necessary. Sprinkler controllers also include weather sensors that turn the system off during heavy wind (to avoid your spray being blown away and not watering your garden) and include local ET date to place sprinkler zone times.
Sprinkler timers are a great option for anyone with a large lawn, busy life, or eco-conscious tendencies. It’s always best to water your lawn early in the morning or late at night when the sun is at its lowest point; however, this isn’t always convenient for most people. So instead of coming home to a waterlogged lawn or forgetting to turn your system on in the evenings, you can save your water consumption and the environment with timers. This is also very helpful when you are away or on holiday and they are very easy to adjust to accommodate for changing rain patterns and temperatures in different seasons.
Lastly, it is important to remember that, whatever irrigation system and accessories you choose, you should always hire a professional plumber to install it properly and provide you with the best quality products. Stay away from purchasing cheap hoses – rather spend a little more and get a system with high-grade rubber and a laminated filament, one that rolls up effortlessly in any weather, and doesn’t bend or snap easily.
For more information about installing the best irrigation system for your garden and needs, please get in touch with us at Art Plumbing & Air Conditioning.