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Installing Underground Sprinkler Systems

Installing Underground Sprinkler SystemsAfter you have decided to Installing Underground Sprinkler Systems? You need to decide how much, if any, of the work you’re going to do yourself. Companies specializing in here in irrigation get can often install a system within a few days. Doing it yourself may take several weekends. If the sprinklers need to be installed before planting a new lawn, The clutter of materials and equipment may not be important. In an established lawn, however, it may be bothersome, even damaging. Cost is also a consideration. If you are handy with tools and have the time, it is much less expensive to do it yourself.

Installing Underground Sprinkler Systems – Choosing a system

Once you decide who is doing the work, be sure to choose the manufacturer as well as the supplier carefully. Consult neighbors who have underground systems. Ask irrigation specialists,  nursery workers, or your real estate agent for advice about the trade name that best suits your needs. Then either write the manufacturer or see your local distributor obtain detailed information. If you are installing the system yourself, before purchasing it read the installation instructions. Make sure they are easy to follow.

Note that if you live in a cold climate where it gets below freezing in the winter, you will need to drain the pipes of all water and seal them. Water freezing in the lines will rupture the pipes and make them useless for the next season. If you are uncomfortable doing this work yourself arrange for a maintenance contract to close the system in the fall and re-open it in the spring. Underground sprinklers are a great way to ensure that your lawn gets enough water and all areas of the lawn are covered.

Our next post will discuss Flow Rate and piping.

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