As any Ann Arbor Michigan homeowner will agree, proper lawn watering is one of the most important aspects to maintain a lush, bright green lawn, and to maintain its overall health. Keeping flowers and shrubs vibrant and maintaining a lawn through daily watering has become simple with automatic irrigation. All you have to do is choose a lawn irrigation installation that adapts to the surface and configuration of your space. However, to be effective and operational, the choice of the system must be feasible and practical to ensure that each section of your lawn is getting enough water.

Prepare a well-defined plan

To make a good irrigation plan, you must take into account all the parameters. Develop the plan while considering the area to be irrigated. It may be a lawn or a flower garden, so the plan must provide for a division of the surface for the best coverage. Finally, calculate the power flow from the tap, which is performed by calculating how many seconds it takes to fill a bucket of water.

The Different Types of Lawn Irrigation Installation Systems

Drip irrigation systems offer a more efficient way to irrigate gardens and spacious lawns. Drip systems utilize a hose with tiny holes to deliver a constant flow of slow-moving water directly to the roots of the plants. As an alternative, mini-sized sprinklers and sprayers can be used to deliver a fine mist that helps to increase the humidity, which is healthier for the plants.

There are quite a few distinct advantages of using a drip system versus a spray irrigation system. Drip irrigation systems can be an advantage because there is less water loss. In addition, they tend to hydrate the roots of plants more efficiently, and there is less risk of wasting water on driveways. Also, a slow and steady flow of water decreases the risk of over-watering, which in turn decreases the risk of plant disease developing.

While drip irrigation systems are still favored, automatic sprinkler systems have the advantage of watering large areas of lawn and gardens in a limited amount of time. Sprinkler irrigation systems are often regarded as water wasters, yet they are flexible and convenient, and when monitored the system can conserve water.

By adding a timer, the sprinkler system becomes adjustable by day and time, and by adding soil moisture sensors homeowners can automate their system to adjust during rain.

When choosing this type of irrigation system, consult with specialized vendors who offer alternative sprays with coverage up to 700 square meters. These alternative sprays conserve more water.

Irrigation Systems and Installation

Automatic irrigation systems are divided into two general types: surface and buried. Surface irrigation systems use isolated tubing that’s barely visible. Buried systems are best for large areas or multiple acres of lawn.

Any of these irrigation systems require the installation of plastic pipes, fittings and pipe supports. You can use a pump or valve connected to the target system you may have a built-in scheduler to start up or shutdown of the irrigation system. These systems also include other elements such as a pressure reducer, flow regulator and valves.

It can become complex when adding on other elements, so consult with an Ann Arbor Michigan specialist for specific information on the operation of an automatic watering system, and secondly, on the quality of various products of the system you choose.

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