Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

4 Important Considerations For Choosing And Installing A Lawn Sprinkler System

Juanita Douglas

Installing a sprinkler system on your property is a great way to keep your lawn looking its best, even when rainfall is low in your area. Before you choose and install just any sprinkler system, however, there are some important considerations worth keeping in mind.

Check Your Water System's Capacity

Start with a phone call to your water company; by giving them your name, address, and account information, they should be able to provide you with information on your water system's maximum capacity in gallons. This will help to give you a better idea of which sprinkler systems are suitable for your yard versus which will require too much water capacity. Never purchase a sprinkler system with water demands that are higher than your property's capacity, as this will only lead to problems down the road.

Always Call Before You Dig

If you plan on installing your sprinkler system on your own, it is imperative that you contact local utility companies before you begin digging. Otherwise, you could end up accidentally hitting gas lines, water lines, or other utility lines and cause a serious problem in your neighborhood. You could even be putting your safety at risk by digging without a permit as well as facing hefty fines if you damage any city property.

Consider the Size and Design of Your Lawn

When selecting your ideal sprinkler system, it is always a good idea to consider the size and shape of your lawn. This will help you decide on a sprinkler head type that will be most effective at watering. For example, if you have a small lawn, then you may need no more than a single sprinkler head that sprays out in a square pattern. On the other hand, if you have a larger lawn, you may need several sprinkler heads that spray in an oscillating pattern for maximum coverage.

Look for Money-Saving and Convenient Features

These days, there are all kinds of great features you can find in home sprinkler systems. From sprinklers that can be controlled through your smartphone to sprinklers with interchangeable nozzle heads to suit your needs, the possibilities are endless. Shop around and figure out which features will best benefit you.

These are just a few of the most important considerations to keep in mind when selecting and installing a sprinkler system for your lawn. From there, you can have one of the best looking yards in the neighborhood! Click here for more info about the process.


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One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.