Keeping up a lush, green lawn can be a lot of work. We may not think of it much now, while we are inside and cozy with the winter wonderland outside. But when the snow melts and the grass begins growing again, we will start the process of making sure it lasts through summer. Fortunately, installing a sprinkler system can alleviate some of the work. The good news is that it may not be as expensive as you think to have a system installed.
The first thing you will want to do is your research. Look into local companies that install these types of systems. You can also look into installing a system yourself. On average, having a system installed by a professional lands in the $3,000-$4,000 range. Doing it yourself averages around $1,500. However, if you are not comfortable with the mechanics, it is best to have a professional do the work. It will end up costing you much more in the long run to hire someone to fix what was done incorrectly.
The best time to have a system installed is before you have a garden of landscaping established. Installing a system is going to involve digging trenches and laying pipe. If you have a plan for your landscaping design, that’s great. It will help you determine how you want your system laid out. But you don’t want to have your beautiful gardens dug up to accommodate your new system. Make a plan for your layout and discuss it with your installer. You will thank yourself later.
On the surface, installing a system may seem a little pricey and intimidating. That is understandable. It is a big project and investment to undertake. But contrary to what you might think, a sprinkler system will save you money in the long run. By setting up a controlled schedule for lawn watering, you can make sure that your landscaping gets the hydration it needs at times in the day that are optimal for water retention. This will keep you lawn healthy and happy without you having to stress about remembering to water. You will be happy you did it.