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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

Make Maintaining Your Landscaping Easier By Installing A Lawn Sprinkler System

by Addison Washington

If you are wanting to make an improvement to your property that will make it much easier for you to meet your landscaping needs, the installation of a new sprinkler system can require extensive and comprehensive planning. 

Factor in The Terrain When Designing The Sprinkler System

During the process of preparing the design for the new sprinkler system, the terrain for your yard will be one of the considerations that you should not neglect. Depending on the terrain of your yard, there may be somewhere water is more likely to pond. Additionally, there may be other areas where you are not concerned with growing grass or other plants. Being mindful of these areas of your property can help you with deciding on the placement of the sprinkler system so that you can avoid potentially creating issues due to water ponding in low areas or even weeds and other unwanted plants growing.

Use Programmable Systems With Diagnostic Capabilities

Modern sprinkler systems have become significantly more sophisticated than their earlier versions. These systems will often include a series of monitoring systems that can provide you with an overall understanding of the performance of the systems. For example, these monitoring systems may be able to alert you when there is a problem with one of the sprinklers. In addition to the ability to actively monitor the sprinkler system, these systems can also allow a person to program it so that the property owner will not have to manually water the yard. Some of these units may also be able to provide a measurement of the water that the system has used. While this may not seem like an important piece of information, being able to monitor this usage can make it easier to find performance issues that may have suddenly developed.  

Keep The Sprinkler System Away From Common Threats

Unfortunately, there are some threats to your sprinkler system that you will want to avoid. One example of this could be accidentally damaging the sprinkler head when mowing the law. Choosing sprinkler heads that are as low to the ground as possible can minimize this potential damage, but you will still need to tour the yard prior to mowing to make sure that all of the sprinkler heads have been fully retracted. Parking on top of buried supply lines for the sprinkler system can be another source of damage. While these lines may be buried, they can still be damaged by excessive weight and pressure.

Speak to a company such as Northern Arizona Tree And Landscape to learn more.