If the hot summer weather put your old sprinkler system to the test and it failed, it may be time to invest in a new system. Whether your home had a sprinkler system in place when you bought it or it has been years since you last purchased an irrigation system, there are new options you should consider for your system. Before you buy, consider these options for your new sprinkler system to make the most of your investment.
- Master valve. Although not standard, having a master valve added to your sprinkler system can be a useful and conservatory feature. This allows you to shut off water to your system at-will. Turning it off between watering or in the off-season can ensure that you don’t spring a leak in your system without your knowledge.
- Rain sensor. Save money and water by installing a rain sensor. This automatically changes your sprinkler usage when it rains. This is particularly useful when you are traveling or away from home.
- Pressure reducing valve. In some regions, you may be required to install a PRV for your irrigation, while it is optional in other places. Talk to your installer about adding a PRV if you don’t have one. If you do, make sure to discuss how your irrigation system will affect the water pressure in your home.
It is not just the irrigation system you choose that is important. You also want to make sure that it is installed correctly. Having correct placement and a coordinated plan is essential to reduce water waste and for even irrigation. Hire a landscaping company that is experienced in installing quality sprinkler systems without ruining your expensive landscaping design.
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Champion Lawn Care