A Complete Guide to Automatic Watering Systems

If you own a property, you know how much time and effort goes into maintaining the curb appeal of your home. Lots of people choose to have an automatic watering system installed because they hate dragging a hose around their home and want to have a stress-free way of keeping their lawn look lush and green all year long.

If you’re considering investing in an irrigation system for your property, but want to learn more about the pros and cons of a sprinkler system then look no further. We’ve created a brief guide to the ins and outs of a home irrigation system and how it could benefit you and your home.

Watering System Equipment

There are four main components to any home irrigation system:

  • Underground piping
  • Irrigation valves
  • A timer or “controller”
  • Sprinkler heads

Automatic drip irrigation systems have their separate unique systems, but the above list is what’s included for the most common irrigation systems. Even sprinkler heads have a variety of different types, although “spray” heads and “rotor” heads are the most common.

Pros and Cons of a Home Irrigation System

If you travel frequently for work, or just live a hectic lifestyle, home sprinkler systems can ensure that your lawn will never dry out or die while you’re away. The biggest “con” of a sprinkler system? The initial installation cost. However, once your irrigation system has been installed it can end up saving you hundreds of dollars. Grass that has died needs to be replaced, which can get costly very quickly. Automatic watering systems can even be programmed to spray specific amounts of water in precise areas, which will ultimately conserve water and save you money.

Drip Irrigation for Lawns

In essence, drip irrigation systems are a series of tubes that have openings along them at certain intervals. The holes correspond to specific beds or areas where you want water to be fed. With drip irrigation, you don’t waste as much water as you’re not spraying water everywhere. You only release the water in areas that you specifically want to be watered. Drip irrigation systems are typically installed along flower beds or vegetable gardens in contrast to lawns. Drip irrigation systems are often regarded as a more sustainable and healthier way to water your plants.

If you’re interested in installing a home irrigation system it’s best to bring in professionals to make sure it’s done properly. The trustworthy and professional team at Cutters Edge provides the highest quality landscape services no matter how big or small your project is. Contact them to discuss your landscaping goals today.