With not having an automated sprinkler for your lawn, we are sure that you are tired of moving hoses all over your yard and watering everything by hand. Doing this can also cause inconsistent watering even if you are trying your hardest. If you are struggling with this, it may be time to understand how an automatic sprinkler system works.
Basic Parts of a Sprinkler System:
When thinking about a basic sprinkler system, there are three main parts. The controller, valves, and sprinklers. The controller is what keeps the system functioning all together, whereas the valve open and close to release and stop all the water from coming out of the underground pipes. This then only leaves the sprinklers, which distribute the water to certain areas of your lawn. With these three parts, these will be in any standard sprinkler system. In other words, without these parts, your system will not work. You can also have different customizable parts such as soil moisture sensors, drip irrigation zones, and rain shut-off devices. These are not necessities of a common sprinkler system but are very beneficial.
Having One Manufacturer:
We understand that saving money can sometimes be the biggest decision when going about anything that comes with an expense. With, it is standard to keep all the different components of a sprinkler system from the same company. The reason why you should do this is to ensure that they can work together in the best way. Having the parts from different companies or manufactures can risk potential problems. Since they could come from different places, parts could be totally thrown off. If this is the case, your sprinkler system may not work at all, or fall apart of you while trying to work through it. Also, by having your parts from the same company, this can also ensure your warranty protection on the products.
One thing to know is that the higher your water pressure is, the better this can be for you. We know that no one likes taking showers with just a trickle of water coming out of your showerhead. If this is something that you don’t enjoy, we know that your landscaping won’t either. Make sure that your sprinkler system is carefully regulated to maximize efficiency. You can do this on your own, or ask your professional for help to assist you, making sure that you are getting the best pressure for your vegetation.
It could sound a lot easier to just have water going all about your property, but this ends up not being the best option. Not only will you be hitting random spots all over your landscaping, but you are also more than likely racking up the water bill more than ever before. When looking at someone’s sprinkler system, they are not set up just in random locations to hit whatever is in their yard. You will need to be cautious of your surroundings. There are many things to take into consideration. Are you over-watering certain areas of your house? Is your sprinkler hitting unnecessary areas like your sidewalk, walls, or back porch? These are all questions to take into consideration. Take the time to really look at your sprinkler layout so you can get the best spacing between your sprinklers. This will also give you the chance to save money you might not have realized you would be having the potential to spend. That is why we are here to help you at Diversified Services! When you are ready to layout your sprinkler systems, call us for assistance!