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Get Even Saturation: How To Design The Right Irrigation System

If you're still watering your yard with a garden hose, it's time for a change. It's time to install an irrigation system. There are a couple of reasons to switch to an irrigation system. Irrigation systems use less water. Those savings are beneficial during a drought. An irrigation system also gets more water into the soil. Better soil absorption ensures proper root growth. Irrigation systems also help to reduce over-spray. That way, you don't water sidewalks and driveways. If you've never installed an irrigation system, read the list below. Here are four tips to help you avoid mistakes when installing your new irrigation system. 

Choose the Sprinkler Heads

When it comes to installing an irrigation system, you want to choose the best sprinkler heads. There are several types of sprinkler heads for your irrigation system. Those include rotors, fixed sprays, bubblers, and drip irrigation.


If you want oscillating sprinkler action, rotor sprinkler heads are a good option. Rotor sprinkler heads rotate from side to side to give you an even saturation of water.  


If you have trees and shrubs to water, it's time to add bubblers to your irrigation plans. Bubblers provide water to hard-to-reach areas like lawn strips. 

Fixed Spray

If you don't want to adjust rotating sprinkler heads, choose fixed spray heads. Fixed spray sprinkler heads provide a stationary spray for large lawn areas. 

Drip Irrigation

If you have gardens that need targeted irrigation, include drip irrigation. Drip irrigation keeps flower beds and vegetable gardens well-watered. 

Measure Water Pressure

If you're ready to install an irrigation system, you need to measure the water pressure. Without enough water pressure, your irrigation system can't provide even coverage. Lack of water pressure can also interfere with water use inside the house. You can lose water pressure during a shower when the irrigation system starts. Your municipal water company will come out and measure the water pressure for you. Or, you can buy a water gauge and test your own water pressure. 

Designate Hydrozones

Now that you're designing a new irrigation system, it's time to separate your yard into sections. One way to do that is to designate hydrozones. There are several ways to designate your hydrozones. Those include size, water needs, plant types, and soil types. Once you have your designated hydrozones, you can start installing your irrigation system. 

Give your yard the water it needs. Use the tips provided here to design the right irrigation system for your yard. 

For more info about irrigation systems, contact a local company.