As a new homeowner, you have decided that a lawn sprinkler system would be a great asset. With a number of models on the market, it is a good idea to know what features are available, and which ones would provide you with the system that meets your needs. Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you decide which lawn sprinkler system would be the best fit for your situation.
First, evaluate how many sprinkler heads will be needed to adequately cover your lawn. Various systems come with a minimum of six sprinklers. Depending on the range of distribution covered by the particular lawn sprinkler systems, you may require a system that allows for easy addition of sprinkler heads. To get an idea of how many heads you would need, check the specs on what distance each head would cover and match that figure with the number of square feet your lawn encompasses.
Secondly, what type of current will your sprinkler system require in order to function at optimum levels? It is important that you do not add too heavy a load to your existing power supply. If it appears that the system will place an inappropriate burden on your current electrical system, opt for a lawn sprinkler system that can be operated by a separate power source. A qualified electrician can advise you of whether this is the best option for you, or if it would be more efficient to upgrade your current power source.
Next, consider the advantages of a lawn system that can be activated remotely rather than manually. An immediate bonus of this sort of system is that you can pre-schedule periods for the sprinklers to activate and also specify a duration. If you are frequently working late or out of town, this might be a valuable tool for you to use as part of your lawn care plan.
Last, make sure that whatever lawn sprinkler system you purchase can be upgraded and expanded as the need arises, without having to install a whole new system. While this option may cost you a little more on the front end, it will certainly save you money and time in the long run.
A lawn sprinkler system is a great way to conveniently see to your lawn care. By making sure you have everything you need, and allowing for expansion at a later date, you are sure to get maximum benefit from the system you choose.