Mowing, fertilizing, and watering your lawn are major components of keeping your yard healthy and need to be performed on a regular schedule. Luckily, lawn irrigation systems can be automated to run at regular intervals and watering levels. Homeowners can typically choose from two types of watering systems. Spray irrigation systems involve long tubes buried under the lawn and attach to various sprayers situated throughout the yard. Drip irrigation systems are less common than spray irrigation systems but allow direct contact of water to soil and plant roots. Drip systems also utilize less water, therefore saving the homeowner money and conserving water. Best Pick Reports identified a trusted Northern Virginia sprinkler system company with hundreds of positive customer reviews.
Much like a home’s plumbing system, lawn sprinkler systems are a series of pipes, tubes, valves, faucets, and spouts. Also like a home’s plumbing components, the irrigation system needs to be winterized in preparation of freezing temperatures to prevent any future costs of repairs and maintenance. To avoid bursting pipes, contractors generally attach air compressors to the irrigation tubes and flush out any residual water before it freezes. Sprinkler heads should also be removed, cleaned thoroughly, and stored properly until the temperature begins to rise.