Irrigation for your yard can be mind-boggling but choosing the irrigation system is essential to a healthy lawn and landscaping. So before you pull your hair out to sort it out, we’ve got the ABCs of sprinkler systems and how to choose the best one for your yard.
How Irrigation Systems Work
There are different types of irrigation systems for different needs, but most work on the same principle. Automatic systems work in zones based on the lawn size and a controller, turning the water on for the scheduled time. Then, the system allows water to flow through underground piping to provide irrigation to different parts of your lawn and landscaping.
A manual irrigation system involves manually operated valves or hand watering with hoses, nozzles, or sprinklers. While using these products tends to cost less than installing an automatic system, it requires significantly more time as you need to operate the equipment yourself.
Choosing the best
There are two primary types of irrigation systems for residential use – drip and sprinkler. Each has a different purpose, and some yards need one or the other, or often both.
Drip systems slowly deliver water to the yard through emitters that keep moisture levels even without needing high-pressure overhead spray. The water delivery to the surface of the soil is beneficial for certain plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers.
Sprinklers irrigate using water sprayed over a larger area, delivering more water in a shorter time. This method is best for irrigating lawns and larger expanses of grass. There are a variety of sprinkler heads available depending on the type of lawn and landscaping you have in your yard.
Whether you have a small yard that’s mostly garden and flowers or a massive lawn with miles of grass, choosing the best irrigation system will help it thrive. For guidance from the pros to make sure you choose the best solution for your lawn, contact the team at W.P. Law, Inc.