Irrigation BLOG

What you need to know before you get started!

March 2019. 

Irrigation. How on earth does it all go down? How does it work? What to expect? TELL ME EVERYTHING!

An irrigation system is the best way to go to keep your lawn looking lush and beautiful, all-year-around! Not only does it save water and keep your lawn looking great, it is also cost effective and minimum effort. We’ve gathered the info to get you started.

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Have you ever wondered about Irrigation systems? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because there are so many options. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using the following methods; there are, however, a few things you should know before you buy and implement an irrigation system to ensure optimal watering. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a trusted brand and company that will let you successfully keep your garden luxurious.

There are so many different types of irrigation systems to choose from. Where would you begin? Let’s get back to the basics!

UNDERGROUND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
An underground irrigation system delivers water to your lawn at the right time, and in just the right amount, so you don’t water too much or too little. With its clever pop-up sprinkler heads that stay nestled underground, you can mow your lawn and walk right over them, without damaging a thing. When it is time to start watering, they simply rise up from the ground, sprinkle water at a smart, calculated pace and drop back down using an automated setting.

ACCESS LAWN WATERING
Access lawn watering sprinklers are available in a wide range of types and sizes to ensure even water distribution for every conceivable lawn shape or size. Although every lawn is different, generally use two main sprinkler layouts – edge watering and centre watering.
EDGE WATERING
Edge watering is a professional irrigation method that places the sprinklers on the perimeter of the lawn, with the sprinklers operating on a 180 degree arc, spraying into the lawn. This configuration reduces over-spray and provides more even coverage in windy areas.


CENTER WATERING

Center watering keeps costs down by using fewer nozzles, as full circle nozzles are placed down the center of the lawn. However, to ensure reasonable coverage, the sprinkler must be set to spray further than the lawn, resulting in less even watering and more over-spray.

What to consider?

Getting in the zone- this will determine amount of water each section of your garden gets, and at what time of day it’s watered. Sprinklers with just the right spray radius and range to cover a broad area of grass.
Everything functions on an automatic timer that controls water flow throughout the system. You can elect to include sensors that monitor rain and humidity — self-adjusting timers that prevent unnecessary watering.

Start with a plan!

Any Irrigation project starts with a plan, carefully mapping out the layout of your garden, the location of the sprinklers as well as where to place the automatic sensors.  

Make sure your irrigation system lets you choose settings specifically designed to suit your landscape. If it doesn’t, you’ll have trouble maintaining throughout the year. Ensure your system has an automated system so you can rest assured, knowing that your garden will certainly be fed. Any good system installer should, after you give them some info on the size of your property and your water supply system, give you an irrigation plan tailored to your property. This is important because it will ultimately provide a long term success.
While not necessary, some great bonus features of a great irrigation system are automation and  water conservation.

Choose your supplier wisely!

One of the main factors in any irrigation system is without a doubt the quality system and products you use. At Myriad Green, we would definitely strongly recommend trusted brands such as Rainbird and Hunter Industries.

Now that you know the ins and outs of irrigation,

you’re ready to start investing in your lawn without worrying that you know too little. Below is an extensive guide of fantastic irrigation products, making your system industry standard, economical and so easy to use! If you’re looking for a cost effective and sustainable solution, the best method to ensure you end up with something that promotes wonderful growth is by looking for these things:

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