Before you begin installing an irrigation system, keep in mind that a lot of planning is going to be involved. Use these tips to make your installation go smoothly.
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The typical lawn zone requires approximately 15 to 22 gallons of water per minute, although an especially large lawn will require a large and complex system due to the size of the property. A large piece of property, in fact, may use an irrigation system usually reserved for sports arenas. Each sprinkler head shoots water out at a distance of 55 to 60 feet, and each puts out 15 gallons per minute, for a total of 60 gallons per minute.
Pop-up rotor heads should be installed around the edges first, to establish all the hard lines. Then, fill in the voids with 360-degree heads in the middle to give head-to-head coverage and 100-percent efficiency.
Consider installing rotor heads along a driveway, set to oscillate at different angles, with a 360-degree head in the yard.
Before you begin installation of an irrigation system, keep in mind that a lot of planning is going to be involved. Here are the very first steps you must take to install an irrigation system:
Once you've found the source of the water, you must make several determinations about the water source, including water-meter size and amount of water pressure. You may need to call your water company for help with this step.
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