FAQs in Choosing an Irrigation System

Creating the perfect lawn is not for the faint of heart, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful activity, either. However, having a beautiful, awe-inspiring yard doesn’t “just happen” either. It takes careful planning; an eye for plant selection and placement, and a lawn irrigation system that helps you maintain the perfect soil conditions for your greenery.

While, accomplishing the first two elements on that list may be somewhat basic, if the third action – lawn irrigation- is not properly done, then all your other efforts will have been in vain. Why? Because no one wants to create the perfect landscape, and then watch it all turn brown or just wither away! Consequently, having the right types of lawn irrigation is one of the most important parts of lawn design.

Of course, just a quick perusal at your local gardening store is enough to let you know that there is wide range of irrigation system choices. From above ground to those with in-ground water lines and low budget to high end, you are sure to be faced with a myriad of questions about which is best for your needs. Here are some of the commonly asked questions in purchasing a system.

  • How much of your yard do you want to water? This plays a big role in determining what type of system will best suit your needs.
  • Where can an irrigation system be installed so that it best reaches a large expanse of space, but be inconspicuous and yet effective?
  • Where are your outdoor faucets, how many of them are there, and can additional ones be added, should they be needed?
  • If you were to use hoses, rather than an in ground design, where will hoses need to be run, and can they be hidden in flower beds, under a deck, etc.?

There are four types of irrigation systems in place – soaker hoses, drip irrigation systems, spray systems, and rotor systems. Each of them has their own unique uses and benefits, so you will want to talk to a local lawn specialist before making a decision. Be certain you understand what needs your space has, and any elements need for installing an irrigation system for your landscape, as this will help you make a wise choice.

Creating a perfectly landscaped lawn is wonderful, but if you don’t have a lawn irrigation system that will benefit your yard then all of your efforts were wasted. Don’t let that hard work and creativity wither away! Talk to a local irrigation specialist, or a team like those at Advanced Irrigation today to learn how you can take your yard from basic and bland to beautiful.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of lawn irrigation. One such site worth visiting is www.advancedirrigationmn.com

Janet Slagell independently authors articles for WebDrafter.com, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.


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