If you need an irrigation or sprinkler system installed, you probably already know that there is going to be a whole lot of planning involved. With the typical lawn zone requiring roughly 15-22 gallons of water each and every minute, you are going to need to strategically install not only the sprinklers, but the drainage system as well. And this doesn’t account for larger properties that use even more water.
Once you have mapped out the area that you are going to be installing your irrigation and sprinkler systems, there are going to be some tips that you will want to follow to help make the installation as smooth as possible.
Use Pop-Up Rotor Heads
When it is time to start installing your sprinklers, you are going to want to be sure to use the pop-up rotor head type around all of the edges of the lawn area. What this is going to do is to help establish all of the hard lines for the entire sprinkler system. Once you have done this, fill in all of the void space with sprinkler heads that rotate 360 degrees throughout the middle sections so that you will have head-to-head coverage and also be sure that you have 100 percent efficiency.
You may also want to consider installing some rotor head sprinklers along the edges if you are going to be coming up to a driveway, as you can set them up to oscillate at different angles, partnered with a 360 degree rotating head in the middle of the space.
Before You Get Started
Prior to getting started with the installation of your Nashville irrigation system, know that there is going to be a lot of planning that will need to go into it. Here are some of the first steps that you are going to need to take in order to install an irrigation system in your yard:
- Always start by getting familiar with the property that you are going to be working with. This means that you will need to walk around the property making notes of any type of potential trouble areas or obstacles that can get in your way.
- Be sure that you give your local utility company a call to make sure that there are no kind of lines under your property that you may potentially be able to damage. If there are lines under the project area, have the utility company come out and mark exactly where their lines are. The absolute last thing that you want to do is to accidently dig into some utility lines.
- Contact your local water company to get the capacity of what your water system is so that you are able to design your system using those numbers.
- Determine what you are going to use as your main source of water for your irrigation system.
While there is a lot of planning that goes into installing an irrigation and sprinkler system, when done correctly, the end result is going to be one that you will be able to be proud of.