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How to Install a Sprinkler System

Installing an underground sprinkler system requires some work, but it makes watering the yard as simple as flipping a switch.

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Top 36 Sprinkler Systems Projects

  1. 1. Watering the Lawn: Zones and Other Basics

    DIY experts discuss everything related to installing a home-irrigation system.

  2. 2. Sprinkler Head Types

    DIY experts discuss the different types of sprinkler head types and the pros and cons of each.

  3. 3. How to Install an Outdoor Misting System

    A misting pump is a reliable, economical way of providing outdoor cooling. Ed Del Grande gives the step-by-step instructions for instal...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Install a Sprinkler Head

    Installing your own irrigation heads may seem like a daunting task, but it's a lot easier than you might think.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. How to Install a Pop-Up Continuous Sprayer Sprinkler Head

    Modify an existing irrigation system with these easy-to-follow steps for installing a sprinkler head.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. Sprinkler System Design Tips (01:43)

    Get top performance with the right design and placement of sprinkler heads.

  7. 7. How To Prepare for a Backflow-Prevention Device

    Learn how to prepare for the installation a backflow preventer. This installation is recommended for an experienced master plumber, but...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Install a Microsprayer Sprinkler Head System

    Like drip irrigation, a microsprayer system can be quite useful in a waterwise garden. The nozzle spray patterns and watering amounts c...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. Tips for Adding Front Yard Value

    DIY experts discuss how neatly kept sod and plants, unique rock features, shade trees and the addition of a sprinkler system will build...

  10. 10. Tips for Watering Lawn in Summer

    The gardening experts at the DIY Network urge you to consider everything from soil properties to watering equipment when considering ho...

  11. 11. Home Sprinkler System (00:46)

    Sprinkler systems can save property and lives faster than you can call 911.

  12. 12. How To Install Sprinklers

    All irrigation systems are unique, but most installations follow the same basic steps.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Hiring a Professional Plumber (00:58)

    Hire a licensed plumber when installing a new sprinkler system.

  14. 14. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

    The Andersons hope to gain home equity with a $34,000 backyard makeover.

  15. 15. Watering Lawn and Plants (01:00)

    Here's a crash course on watering lawns and plants.

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