A healthy and lush lawn is the envy of all homeowners. Keeping a lawn looking great requires a good lawn sprinkler system. There are many options in a lawn sprinkler that will allow you to choose the system that is best for you and your lawns needs.
The first thing you need to know before ever choosing a lawn sprinkler system is that your lawn has different needs in the different areas. What works for your front lawn may not work for back lawn. Shaded areas may not need the water that sunny spots do. You have to keep this is mind and choose lawn sprinkler according to these factors.
Types of Lawn Sprinklers
Here are is a run down of the different types of lawn sprinklers you will have to choose from and their characteristics.
– Good for small spaces
– Produces a large concentrated spray
– Pop up and stationary models available
– Best used on flat ground
– Best used on a cycle timer
Rotor Head Sprinkler:
– Good for covering large areas
– Produces a small amount of water coverage
– Allows for a good absorption rate
– Single or double head models
– Available in models that spray in all directions
– Good for water a specific plant
– Rate of drip varies widely
– Come in a tube design
– No spraying on needless areas
Making your Choice
You should choose your lawn sprinkler system based upon your needs. You need to choose a system that will provide you with the type of coverage and amount of coverage that you need.
Make sure that you choose a sprinkler system that works with your chosen method of application. You need to decide if you are going to go with a timer or manual method of turning off and on the system.
Setting up a lawn sprinkler system is something that you can do on your own or you can choose a professional to install it for you. Your choice should be based on the system you choose and the amount of sprinkler needs you have. It is best to go with a professional if your needs are complex. Make sure you do not try to install something yourself before ensuring that you can handle the job. Having a professional fix your mistakes can be more costly then just having them install the system in the first place.