Considerations of Watering with Automatic Sprinklers

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  • 20-100 hours
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  • 1,000-5,000

Watering your lawn with automatic sprinklers can help you save time and water while the lawn gets the required water and nutrients it needs to thrive. Depending on the temperature of where you live, an automatic sprinkler system might be just what you need to keep your lawn healthy looking.

Justifying the Expense

A well designed automatic sprinkler system can be quite expensive to install. For an averaged size yard, it is not uncommon to see costs of $5,000 or more in the planning and installation. However, it can save you money in the long run by automating the time of watering.

Conservative Use

automatic sprinklers water a large patch of grass

Watering your lawn with automatic sprinklers should be set at certain times of the day, usually in the very early morning hours to avoid the evaporation of the water. You will need an automatic timer that can be set for certain times of the day for certain durations. By setting the time for approximately 20 to 30 minutes you could save a lot of money in the long run to offset the initial cost of the sprinkler system.

To supplement your sprinklers you can also set up soaker hoses in our garden or flower bed to soak the ground and roots while the sprinkler system is on.