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Smart Ideas To Help You Install The Right Irrigation System For Your Yard

Your yard's landscaping vegetation will grow well but only if it receives the right amount of water, and during the heat of summer going without sufficient irrigation will kill some plants in one day. There are many methods that you can use to supply essential irrigation to your landscaping, and the type you select can depend on your landscaping and types of vegetation, the climate and area you live in, and any time constraints you have with your yard care. Here are some ideas for you to use to install and add an irrigation system to your yard and landscaping.

Install an In-Ground System

A great way to keep your lawn and other ground-covering plants is to install an in-ground sprinkler system. This type of system is perfect for your lawn because you can set the sprinkler heads just below the lawn's growth and surrounding pavement areas, which will pop up when they are running. This will prevent the sprayer heads from becoming damaged from foot and vehicle traffic and keeps them neatly out of the way when they are not in use.

Be sure you set up a sprayer map of your yard and take into consideration the spray radius of each head you plan to install. Place each head so they overlap slightly with one another to prevent your lawn from not receiving enough water and dying. Also, check your property's water pressure and don't place too many sprinkler-heads on each zone to keep the water spraying appropriately from each sprinkler.

Set Up a Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation is a good method, which you can install in landscaping or vegetable gardens where you have individual plants that require spaced out watering. This type of irrigation is set up on lengths of flexible tubing and individual sprayers, drippers, or misters to deliver water directly to the base of each plant and its roots.

A drip irrigation system is quite efficient in that it reduces evaporation and runoff from overspray and only applies water in the areas which you want it to go. Then, when you install this type of irrigation onto a smart controller you can program and control from your mobile device. Then, if it rains heavily one night, you can cancel on the next watering session to save on your water use.

Talk to your local landscape professional or Pacific  Sunscapes about getting help installing your next irrigation system to streamline the system and help you save time and money on your yard's irrigation.