One of the best ways to keep your landscape design looking great is to add sprinklers in to your space. Watering can be a pretty big job, especially if you have a large landscaped space, which can take a lot of time commitment and can lead to overwatering. With sprinklers installed, there is no time commitment from you, and we can ensure that all of your outdoor space is only getting the correct amount of water that it needs. There really is no downside to having a sprinkler system installed.
Planning Out the System
If you have decided to have sprinklers installed in your outdoor space, there are a few things that need to be planned around. One of the first major things that we need to do is pull plans from the city to see where your utility lines are run. We do not want to impact these in a negative way. The next thing we need to do is measure out the space and test water pressure to see how often we will need to install sprinkler heads. Lastly we need to plan out coverage areas, to make sure that water is going where it’s supposed to go.
After we measure out the sprinkler coverage and have a firm plan going of where to install everything, the next step is to dig the trenches that we will lay water lines in. This can be a really big project, depending on home much outdoor space you have and, because of that, we recommend letting us do this for you. We have the proper tools and machines to make sure that trenches can be dug correctly and quickly. Once the trenches are dug, it is time to move on to installing proper water lines.
Running Water Lines
Water lines are installed within the trenches that we dug in the previous step. These lines are connected to a main source and a control board that will notify the lines of when to run water through them and in to the actual sprinkler heads. These lines are usually constructed of solid piping, capable of withstanding outside forces and holding up for years to come. The water lines are best run in a continuous pattern, through all of the trenches, making sure that each area where a head will be installed is clearly outlined.
Installing Heads and Finishing
After the water lines have been installed, the next step is to add in the actual sprinkler heads. The most popular choice for this is to install heads that are buried in the ground until they are activated and then rise up, spraying water across your space, before sinking back in to the ground. We can also install sprinkler heads that are always out, but this creates a bit of a problem with yard maintenance. Once the heads are installed, the last step is to cover up the trenches and sod the areas that we dug up.