Install and Irrigation System
Installing an irrigation system is a great way to keep a lawn green through even the doggiest days of summer. We spent a day with pro installers, who taught us how to pull pipe, make solid connections faster and get it done safely. The result: a well designed irrigation system that sips water instead of guzzling it. We don’t show how to connect an irrigation system to a home’s water supply or install a vacuum breaker/backflow preventer in this story. This crew hires a licensed plumber for those steps.
A Good Plan Saves Water
It takes a lot of know-how to figure out how many zones to install and which sprinkler head goes where. A poorly designed system will waste water—a lot of it! Luckily, irrigation product manufacturers such as Hunter, Toro and Rain Bird have extensive literature online to help. Rain Bird will even design your layout for you if you send in the measurements of the property.