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I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Things To Know Before Installing A Sprinkler System

by Addison Washington

Installing a sprinkler system can be one of the most efficient ways of reducing the number of hours you must spend working in your yard without compromising its appearance. Prior to committing to having a particular sprinkler system installed, you will want to be prepared for what is involved with this upgrade.

Decide Whether A Programmable Sprinkler System Is Suitable For Your Needs

It is frequently assumed that these sprinkler systems will have to be manually activated. However, modern technology makes it possible for you to opt for a programmable sprinkler system. These systems can be set to activate at a particular time on specific days. As part of the programming, you can set the length of time the sprinklers will run before turning off. This will allow you to adjust the sprinklers based on the time of year and the moisture needs of your property.

Test The Water Pressure

Prior to buying a sprinkler system, you should have the water pressure in your home tested. A sprinkler system will need fairly high water pressure if they are to work correctly. Unfortunately, older homes frequently lack sufficient water pressure to run these systems. Luckily, it is possible to have the water pressure tested so that you can be sure that it is sufficient for your sprinkler system. In situations where the water pressure is too low, there are upgrades that can increase the water pressure. The exact upgrades that will be needed can vary based on the specific design of your home's plumbing system.

Understand The Care Requirements For The Sprinkler

A sprinkler system will require some basic steps if it is to continue to work effectively. Failing to care for these sprinklers can increase the risk of them becoming clogged with dirt. Regularly cleaning the sprinkler heads will be necessary to keep the system from clogging. Additionally, you must fully drain the system before the cold weather arrives. After draining the system, you should also secure or lock the sprinkler heads as this will help to prevent water from seeping into the system.

For those that care about the appearance of their property, the installation of a sprinkler system can revolutionize the way that they care for their property. After understanding the full range of factors to consider prior to buying and owning one of these systems, you can be sure that you are proceeding as an informed consumer through the process of making this upgrade to your landscaping.