An irrigation system is about more than just watering your lawn. It adds value to your home, conserves water, and helps protect the environment when installed correctly. You can buy a sprinkler system at most home improvement stores. Sure, you’ll save a little money, but you’re denying yourself a number of benefits. When you work with a professional, you can enjoy a better system overall.
Here are a few reasons to hire a pro!
Exceptional Design and Implementation
First and foremost, a pro will design your irrigation system. Some think it’s as simple as inserting each sprinkler head into the ground and calling it a day. That’s not the case, though. Each sprinkler head must be correctly adjusted for the watering zone it covers; factors to keep in mind here include water flow and pressure, type of nozzle, and coverage. A pro does it all.
Then, you have the actual installation. When installing an irrigation system, there are sprinkler heads, wiring, controllers, filtration, valves, water pipes, and more to consider. Most homeowners do not have the expertise necessary for such a task. But a pro does!
The trenching portion of the process is strenuous and often overwhelming for the inexperienced. If done manually, using a trenching spade, the job is even worse. But a professional has trenching equipment. They know how deep to make each trench for the main lines, for the laterals, and how to watch for roots and rocks. Furthermore, experts can trench underneath the pavement.
Sprinkler Head Types
There is a growing list of sprinkler head types. You have fixed nozzles, impact rotors, large turf rotors, pop-up heads, bubblers, shrub nozzles, and more. Each of these come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Making the right choice can be daunting!
The pro you choose will help determine which type of sprinkler head is necessary and best suited for your landscape.