When is the Time to Install Sprinklers?

Watermaster Irrigation Supply - Lubbock, TX

Use this guide to choose the right time to install a water system.

When it comes to making your home look its best, a beautiful landscape is a must, and the best thing you can do for it is to install an automatic sprinkler system. Doing so will prevent you from over- or under-watering your lawn and keep it pristine. 

When you know what you want.

There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” sprinkler system. Many factors come into play when designing a sprinkler system. The climate you live in, the size and slope of your yard, and the types of plants in your yard all affect system quality. Before doing anything, ask yourself: What do I want my sprinkler system to accomplish? Then, set up a consultation with a WaterMaster irrigation expert.

When it’s convenient for you.

Homeowners should budget about 3 to 5 days for their irrigation system to be installed. While an irrigation system installation shouldn’t disrupt daily routines, don’t plan on having a system installed the day before your big backyard party!

When you have enough money.

Setting up a home sprinkler system has some costs associated with it. Costs can range from $1,500 to $3,500, with the average homeowner spending $2,462, according to HomeAdvisor. Many reasons irrigating your lawn could cost more or less than the average, so it’s best to have an irrigation expert assess your lawn. An expert can tell you the most efficient design for your lawn system.

When there are drought conditions.

The landscape of the South Plains frequently faces drought. Recently, the City of Lubbock went 99 days without precipitation, a record, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Home sprinkler systems can help keep grass, and landscape features healthy. Sprinkler systems also conserve water by using water resources significantly more efficiently than the old hose.

Early spring is the best time.

The only deadline homeowners have when installing a home irrigation system is summer, but early spring is ideal. You want your lawn to be healthy and adequately watered before the harsh conditions of summer. If you wait until June or July, you’ll spend the summer trying to catch up on watering their lawn, so they’ll have to use more water. It’s best to install before spring, so water can be used most efficiently while maintaining a luscious green lawn.

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