This summer has provided the most convincing evidence for why lawn sprinkler installations are important for maintaining healthy, happy lawns. A properly-installed lawn sprinkler system not only will help prevent summer heat and drought from crisping your grass and turning your yard into a brown carpet, it’ll save you time and money while adding value to your property.
Some homeowners try to save money by using above-ground sprinkler systems that require dragging hoses around the yard and constantly adjusting a number of rotating or swiveling sprinklers in an attempt reach all the grass. Often this is a futile exercise that just wastes the homeowner’s time and money with expensive water bills and frustration.
If this sounds like you, you’ll be happy to hear there’s a better way: a professional in-ground lawn sprinkler installation. If you think “that’ll be too expensive”, think again – a temporary, drag-around above-ground system will cost you more in the long run through inefficiency and ineffectiveness.
A properly-installed, professional lawn sprinkler installation starts with system mapping – a careful evaluation of your yard’s shape, size and features, such as flower and shrub beds, driveway, sidewalks, patio, and more. This enables the sprinkler system designer to accurately plan for a system to ensure proper coverage.
Even if you’ve been using an above ground system for years, once you make the leap to a professionally-installed in-ground system, you’ll be amazed at the difference and glad you did it. In the meantime, if you’re suffering through the dry summer with a crispy lawn, take heart – fall is a great time for lawn sprinkler installation so you’ll be ready for next year.