Hand water? Who wants to hand water? Especially when you live in Arizona and your yard and plants need to be watered when it’s 120 degrees outside! Irrigation systems are becoming more popular because they save time and allow your plants, trees and grass to get the proper water on a regular basis. There are hundreds, if not thousands of YouTube videos showing you how to install irrigation systems so you may be thinking you should do it yourself! Yes, the ol’ DIY, no need to pay anyone! We’ll, as it turns out, it’s very important that you get the right person to install your irrigation system. There are many factors that go into it that only an expert would know.
Why Hire Someone?
Amount of water, land grade, plant location, sun exposure, soil conditions are all huge factors when it comes to properly installing your irrigation system. Not to mention the knowledge of pvc piping, drip line, proper sprinkler heads, valves, controllers and everything else that goes into the actual irrigation system. The overall design is something that takes the knowledge of an expert to be able to properly build and piece together.
While it’s true you may be able to piece the irrigation system together yourself, the chances of it being the most cost effective and efficient system are very slim. Trust an expert that does this every day and has knowledge of every single component and factor that goes into your irrigation system.
The whole point of an irrigation system is to allow you to care for your plants, flowers and trees with minimal effort. If you’re constantly having to repair and check on your system because it wasn’t installed properly then you’ve defeated the whole purpose! An expertly designed and installed system will provide the correct amount of moisture throughout the entire year, leaving your yard full of beautiful flower, plants and trees!
This is something that your normal DIY’er isn’t going to think about. An improper grade in your yard could send all the water from the irrigation system cascading towards your home. If you have a basement you’ll have instant issues! If you have a slab foundation then you’ll run into issues down the road. An expert can re-grade and ensure your yard is properly set to handle the water coming out of the irrigation system.
Irrigation And Your Grass Lawn
While digging trenches, laying pvc pipe and connecting it all together at the valve box may sound simple enough, it’s actually more complicated than that. The correct sprinkler heads are huge, the amount of water they omit, the direction they spray and the proper spacing between each head is extremely important. If these things are not in line then you will have horrible looking dead spots all throughout your yard!
Save The DIY
Sure, you or your lawn guy can mow your yard and trim your shrubs, but chances are neither or you are quailfied to design, install and maintain a proper irrigation system. So not to kill your big, bad handyman vibes, but leave this one for the experts. This saves you time to be able to complete other things on your “To Do List” and also assures that you’ll have the best looking grass lawn on the street.