Choosing an irrigation option for your yard can be quite difficult, mostly because there are a lot of different options that each have their own unique set of benefits. Listed below are just two of the irrigation options that you should consider.
One of the most common types of irrigation for your yard is a traditional sprinkler that will spray water across your yard. In most cases, these sprinklers will be sufficient for smaller yards and yards that are mostly flat. However, this option does have the downside of wasting quite a bit more water than most of the other irrigation options that are available to you due to water evaporating and overwatering.
If you do want to go with sprinklers, then there are a few ways to limit the amount of water that is wasted. For example, you can choose to install an automated moisture sensor to your sprinkler system that will detect the moisture levels in your soil and only turn on when the levels drop below a preset level. This is a great way to automate your watering and avoid watering your plants when they do not need it.
Another way to avoid wasting water with sprinkler systems is to choose rotor systems instead of spray systems. Spray systems typically use sprinkler heads that spray water consistently on only one patch of ground, which can result in wasted water as they can often spray more water than the ground can absorb. However, a rotor sprinkler head will cycle through and area when spraying water, which gives each section of ground more time to absorb the water before the sprinkler returns to that section.
Another great option for irrigating your land is a soaker hose. A soaker hose is simply a hose that you bury alongside the root system of the plants that you will want to water. The hose itself will have a number of holes in it that will allow water to seep out of it and directly into the soil around the roots of the plants.
An upside to this irrigation option is that you can automate it and customize it in a variety of ways. As with the sprinkler system, you can utilize a rain or moisture sensor to the soaker hose in order to avoid turning on the water when it isn't needed. In addition, you can also combine this system with traditional watering systems if you do not want to have to dig up a large portion of your yard in order to install soaker hoses.
Contact a landscaper or sprinkler specialist today in order to discuss the many great yard irrigation options to consider. Soaker hoses and sprinkler systems are two great options that can make keeping your lawn or garden watered much easier and more convenient for you.