3 Things To Know About Sprinkler Installation

Posted on: 29 August 2020

When it comes to keeping your lawn healthy, periodic watering is a necessity. However, watering your lawn yourself can be a hassle. Making sure that all of your lawn receives an equal and steady amount of water is also very challenging. This is where a sprinkler system can come in handy. Sprinkler systems deliver the right amount of water to your lawn in an even fashion. A sprinkler system is essential for a well-maintained and lush lawn. Here are three things to know if you are thinking about installing sprinklers. 

Professional Installation Is Best

Unless you are a licensed professional who has experience installing sprinklers, sprinkler installation is a project that's best left to the professionals. While you can save money by tackling the installation on your own, any mistakes that you make can cost you significantly in repairs. Sprinkler system installation without a professional can also be a very time-consuming task. Today's sprinkler systems are also smarter and more advanced than ever before, which can also make do-it-yourself installation very difficult. 

How Much Installation Costs

Your budget is another thing to keep in mind when it comes to sprinkler installation. The larger your lawn, the more expensive your new sprinkler installation system will be. Sprinkler systems with advanced technological features may also be more costly to install. On average, sprinkler installation will range between $1,740 and $3,400 for a quarter-acre lawn. If you're on one acre, sprinkler system installation will cost, on average, $10,280. While the upfront costs of a sprinkler system can be high, it's important to note that sprinklers can prevent overwatering. Over time this efficiency can mean significant savings. 

How Long It Will Take

Another thing that you should know when it comes to sprinkler installation is how long it will take. Of course, the size of your lawn will play a significant role in the timeline of the installation. Hiring a professional to do the work will also cut down on how long the process takes. The larger your lawn, the longer installation will take. On average, a sprinkler system installation will take between three and four days per acre. Before work begins, you will want to discuss the timeline with your contractor. 

When it comes to sprinkler installation, there are a few things to know. First, while you can install a sprinkler system yourself, it's usually best to hire a professional. These systems are more complex than you may realize. Next, the cost of installation will vary. In general, the larger your lawn, the more a sprinkler system will cost. Finally, installation time will also vary, but installation will typically take a couple of days per acre. 


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