Three Features You Need in a Lawn and Garden Sprinkler System

Whether you’re growing grass, or herbs and vegetables, a reliable irrigation setup will keep things hydrated and healthy.

Sprinkler system
A sprinkler setup can be as simple or as complicated as you want one to be, just make sure it’s delivering enough water where you need it.Melnor

Maybe your alter ego is Carl Spackler and you have a Caddyshack approach to lawn care. Or maybe it’s simply your life goal to have the greenest lawn in the neighborhood. Whatever the reason, irrigation is a big part of your lawn care strategy. When choosing a sprinkler system that’s best for you, consider automation, coverage, and convenience.

Rain Bird 32ETI Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System Kit

Automation

All you need to install a watering system for a medium sized lawn.Rain Bird

Once installed, automated irrigation systems enable you to set a clock and forget about watering your lawn. Some have additional features like zoning, remote control via smartphone, and automatic rain delay, but they all share automatic on/off controls for convenience.

Melnor 65056-AMZ XT Turbo Oscillator with Range Adjustment and QuickConnect Product Adapter Set, Amazon Bundle

Coverage

This sprinkler covers up to 4500 square feet and features a timer.Melnor

Lawn size is a factor in determining the type and size of the sprinkler system best for you. For small to medium- sized lawns, a simple oscillating sprinkler may be all you need, at a fraction of the cost of installing and maintaining an in-ground irrigator.

Rain Bird LG3HE In-Ground Impact Sprinkler with Click-N-Go Hose Connect, Kit, Black

Convenience

This automated system can cover up to 5,200 square feet.Rain Bird

Your choice of irrigation system might be driven by the time you have available, the cost and the amount of maintenance involved. An automatic in-ground system can be highly convenient, but it requires significant maintenance prior to and after the watering season as well as the possibility of programming and technical glitches that minimize the time you thought you’d be saving.

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