Things to consider when installing an Inground Sprinkler System

When you think about your home, the first thing that might come to mind is your living room or kitchen - areas where your family spends a lot of quality time together. What you likely don't think about is your lawn. When you think about it though, your lawn is likely the very first thing that guests, neighbours, potential buyers and even strangers passing by notice about your home.

Because your lawn is one of the first areas of your home that people notice, it's important to keep it lush, healthy and well-maintained. In fact, doing so will actually help boost your curb appeal and increase the overall value of your home.

So how do you go about maintaining your lawn?

By installing an inground irrigation system!

Keeping your lawn and gardens adequately watered is an important part of creating a beautiful, healthy lawn. The problem is that the manual watering process can demand an extensive amount of your time and attention. If you water your lawn too much it could become overwatered and fall victim to disease and even death. If you do not water your lawn enough it could dry out, become disease ridden and die. Because of this, it is extremely important to give your lawn the right amount of water at the right time of the day, while also being conscience of other factors like daily precipitation levels.

The Benefits

This is where an inground sprinkler system can really pay for itself. An inground sprinkler system can help take the hassle out of watering your lawn. Instead of having to remember to water your lawn consistently, the programmable sprinkler system can take care of the task for you. No more waking up early to water the lawn, or coming back from a weeklong vacation to find you have some serious damage control to do. Not only do the programmable settings allow you to give your lawn the water it need, exactly when it needs it, the weather sensor technology also helps to recognize when Mother Nature has taken care of the watering for you. Instead of having to monitor daily weather conditions and precipitation levels, the weather sensor keeps track of this important information for you and automatically adjusts your system to water your lawn only if it's needed.

While an inground sprinkler system provides convenience and peace of mind, it also helps you to save water, as the system only gives your lawn the water it needs. Additionally, you can also set up rain basins around your property to catch rainwater and feed it back into your irrigation system. By using recycling rain water to water your lawn you can further decrease the amount of water used in your household.

Convenience and water conservation are great benefits, but the best benefit of all is having a beautiful, healthy lawn. Since your grass will be getting the water it needs, at the exact right time that it needs it, you will be able to stimulate deep root growth that will create a strong, thick lawn that can fend off disease and fight cold weather.

Things to consider

While there are numerous benefits to installing an inground sprinkler system, there are also a few financial items to consider. These include:

  • Installation costs
  • Maintenance costs

When it comes to the initial installation of an inground sprinkler system, the price may seem a little steep. It's important to keep in mind however, that this is a one-time installation cost. Once the inground sprinkler system is installed you'll be able to reap all of the benefits of the system for many, many years to come. There are some additional costs needed to maintain the system, such as opening and closing the inground sprinkler system each spring and winter, and repairing any damages that might occur as a result of regular wear and tear. These services are often much less costly than the installation itself and are needed to keep your system in good working condition.

Contact Nutri-Lawn Irrigation Burlington Today

While there are pros and cons to having an inground sprinkler installed in your property, we believe that the pros strongly outweigh the cons. With an inground sprinkler system you get a beautiful, healthy lawn without the hassle of having to manually water it on a consistent basis. On top of that, an inground sprinkler system allows you to conserve and recycle water, which will help the environment and lower your hydro bills! Whether you want to know more about the many benefits of an inground sprinkler system, or you want to schedule an installation, contact Nutri-Lawn today!