Profiling Types of Irrigation Systems



Right now, the best thing you can do for your lawn is plan for the growing season. There’s no getting around it, you will need effective irrigation to make your grass thrive this year. If you’ve had problems with your sprinklers in the past, you may want to consider installing a new system. One of the most common lawn problems for homeowners is overwatering the grass. This mistake can kill the plant and wastes water. Every type of grass has unique watering requirements. Determine how much water your grass needs and install a system that efficiently distributes it to the soil.

Drip Systems 

This type of irrigation is the most efficient way to water your lawn. Drip systems release relatively large drops of water very close to the soil. The water drips slowly, allowing the soil to soak it up completely. This application technique makes it ideal for clay soils. The process eliminates any runoff problems you may experience with a less efficient system. You will also avoid excessive evaporation since drip systems don’t spray water mist into the air. There are many varieties of drip systems including bubblers, drippers, inline emitters and micro sprayers. Most systems are customizable to match the requirements for your grass and soil type.

Soaker Hoses

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These hoses are a great watering solution for your garden. At first glance, they look like a regular hose that’s sweating. The water is actually escaping through tiny pores over the length of the hose. This allows you to reduce wasteful water usage, as the water seeps out at a rate the ground can absorb it. Place soaker hoses near dense foliage to keep your plants hydrated. You can even use them around an individual plant to give it the perfect amount of water. Attach soaker hoses to regular hoses to customize them for your garden.

Traditional Sprinklers

This is what most people think of when they imagine home irrigation. These systems feature sprinkler heads that automatically pop up and spray water over the yard. Typically, the owner can choose to rotate these devices in a full, half or quarter circle. When it comes to efficiency, traditional sprinklers put you at a disadvantage. They distribute water faster than the ground can absorb it. If you have a traditional system, space out the sprinkler heads in a way that allows water to shoot from one sprinkler to the next. Only use sprinklers from one manufacturer to ensure even water distribution.

Rotor Systems

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Rotor sprinklers efficiently cover a lawn with just the right amount of water. Compared to traditional systems, rotor sprinklers allow for a more efficient distribution of water. A slower release rate allows the soil to absorb water without any problems. Rotor systems are now available for smaller yards, something that just wasn’t feasible in the past. Their radius can be customized to fit oddly shaped areas, so you’re in luck if you have an unconventional lawn.

February is a great time to begin thinking about how you’ll water the grass. If you’re looking for an efficient system to replace what you currently have, we can help make it happen. There may be a better way to hydrate your lawn this season—you might be surprised at how green your lawn can really get!