You’ve decided that it’s time to have a lawn sprinkler system installed. Perhaps you’ve recently built or bought a new house, or you’ve just had enough of monitoring the watering of your lawn and garden. Having to drag the sprinklers and hoses around every so often is getting old. There are so many other more enjoyable things you’d rather be doing with your time. If you had an Omaha lawn sprinkler system, it would not only be easier to have a great looking lawn, but you would be adding value to your home as well.
Today, our sprinkler experts at Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance are going to go through a few common mistakes made by DIYers and give you some tips to avoid a headache and unexpected repair bill.
Now, if you like to take the DIY route, you may be thinking about doing the job yourself. You could definitely save some money. You might even get a lot of satisfaction from a job well done, if you do everything correctly. The installation of a Omaha lawn sprinkler system can be, and has been successfully done, by home owners.
However, for every properly installed owner built system, there is probably another that has had disappointing results. If you are the serious “I can do anything concerning home installation and maintenance” type and you are willing to do the research and planning required for the project, then go for it. But don’t plan on it being just a weekend project. If your lawn is bigger than your living room and dining room, you can plan on working all day, every day for several weekends.
Installing a sprinkler system might be one project better left to a professional Omaha Sprinkler Company, like Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance. But even if you have no interest in home maintenance projects, there is something you should do in preparation for the installation.
If your landscaping has not been done yet, you should plan where you will have trees, bushes, and plants. Some types of plants need a lot of water, while others cannot tolerate too much. Your planning should place the vegetation needing similar amounts of irrigation together. This is referred to as hydro-zoning. Your irrigation system and lawn sprinkler will be separated into zones that will operate at different times and deliver different amounts of water. Hydro-zoning reduces the chance that some plants will get too much water, while others get too little. You should sketch out the different planned or existing vegetation areas and discuss them with your installer.
A professional Omaha Sprinkler Company, like Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance, will do a survey of your property, including checking the static and flowing water pressure, as well as the flow rate in gallons per minute. After doing the survey, we will be able to develop a zone plan and plot the layout of your lawn sprinkler system. Then we will determine the number, location, type and size of sprinkler heads, and select the proper pipe sizes.
Installing an Omaha lawn sprinkler system will let you spend more time enjoying your yard, rather than time maintaining it. Your yard will be better looking with controlled irrigation, and will have more curb appeal. This all translates into more home value!
Contact Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance at (402) 934-8866
As you can see, sprinkler installation, is a big job! It’s also an art. At Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance, we take away the stress a DIY job can cause, and save you money in the long run. Whether you have a plan or not, we can transfer your thoughts to paper and make it a reality. Contact us through our website or at (402) 934-8866 to get started today.