What to Know Before Installing a Sprinkler System

Garden Watering Systems. Garden Technician Testing Watering Sprinkler System in the Residential Garden.

Before installing a new sprinkler system, there are a few things you should take into consideration. Do your research to stay in the loop.The last thing you want is an irrigation contractor taking advantage of your lack of knowledge. As an informed customer, you can ask your contractor qualified questions, inform them of the brands you prefer, etc. Here’s what you need to know to talk the talk and walk the walk:


Zoning Sprinkler Heads

Zoning sprinkler heads can be a bit tricky but think of it like this: shady areas don’t need nearly as much water as the sunny spots. Contractors know how to strategically design a yard so that sprinkler heads are always placed in the right spots. If water conservation is your priority, you don’t want areas in deep shade getting the same amount of water as areas in direct sunlight. Strategically zoning sprinkler heads will help reduce your water bill.


Garden Watering Systems

Not everyone’s an expert gardener, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use some of the tricks! Have you considered drop line emitters or a small garden watering system for your yard? These may be a feasible options for your garden. Garden watering systems are designed to give your area the perfect amount of water at the right time so your plants can grow big and beautiful. A drip line emitter is a watering style that brings water straight to the plant’s roots, which eliminates any waste through air or evaporation.


Name Brand

This is where your research really comes into play. Ask your installer ahead of time the make and model they’ll use for your backflow preventer, valves, sprinkler heads and any other equipment they plan to install. Take your time to look into reviews, performance, customer complaints, etc. This is your yard, if you see bad reviews about something that concerns you, speak up. At Harrison Irrigation, we only use top-rated equipment to assure your watering system runs efficiently and lasts as long as possible.


Water Nozzles

If you know anything about sprinklers, you know that high arc spray heads aren’t exactly an efficient use of water. The bigger the arc, the more water in the air and less on the ground. Always opt for a low arc sprinkler head. Keeping the stream closer to the ground and less in the air is beneficial for your yard and your water bill.


Landscape irrigation companies definitely appreciate a well-informed customer. If you know your facts, you can pretty much guarantee an efficient and strategic sprinkler system is the end result. If you’re having trouble understanding the installation process, give our team at Harrison Irrigation a call. We’d be more than happy to explain anything unclear to you!