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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DIY Lawn Sprinkler System

DIY Lawn Sprinkler System

There are a handful of options when it comes to a DIY lawn sprinkler system, and today I will be going over a couple of those so that you can be on your way to watering your lawn and keeping your grass green. The first one is the old fashioned pvc piping sprinkler system, and this involves quite a bit of labor on your part. What you will need to do is get a shovel and start digging trenches to the point where the sprinkler headsare going to be. Depending on where you live will determine how far down you will have to dig, if you are somewhere that gets freezing whether you will want to go down about 4 feet or so.
Once you got all of the trenches dug then you run the pvc to the sprinkler heads. After that you will have to fill in all of those trenches again and possibly resod the parts that you dug up. Like I said a lot of work.
Good to know that there are much simpler DIY sprinkler systems that are available these days and they will only get easier to install. Some of these sprinkler systems use flexible hoses to transport the water. Much more effective and more maintenance free than the traditional pvc piping sprinkler system. Another reason why these types of DIY sprinkler systems are better is that they run right under the sod line, so there is no need to dig several feet down just to run the hoses. There are many kits that are available that have detailed instructions on how to set up the sprinkler system, some may have timers while others will only be able to operate manually.
If you want the easiest way to water your lawn you can use a hose and a sprinkler. There are many types of sprinklers that are out there, and they do just as good as job as the sprinkler heads do, they water the lawn. There is really only one drawback to this and that is you have to walk the sprinkler out to the yard every time that you want to water the lawn. But this is by far the cheapest and easiest method to water you lawn.

1 comment:

  1. Those work well, but they don't zone well - you've got to get them positioned in the right spot. I'd rather have a pro tell me where I need to water, than kill my lawn by doing it myself.