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Choosing the Right Sprinkler System for Your Yard

April 19, 2017

As spring and summer approach keeping your lawn or garden watered consistently becomes even more of a priority. Water is the essential nutrient for all life but a lack thereof or overabundance can cause serious problems. A perfect balance can be maintained by installing a sprinkler system that can ensure both the proper coverage and amounts to a specified area.

Watering needs will be dependent on a variety of factors, including the aforementioned coverage and amounts. Other variables may be the type of foliage or groundcover in need and the amount of natural rainfall occurring. Fortunately, new watering systems have been designed to address these circumstances.

Review the following sprinkler systems and dependent on your individual needs a rotary system might be the best option for you.

Spray System

One of most common system used for watering the spray method is comprised of pop-up heads that disperse water, however they can provide water inadequately. Often the heads can be adjusted according to the application area. Most rotations will be full circle, half circle, or even quarter-circle depending on head placement and target.

Traditionally, multiple heads are used to comprise the system allowing for maximum coverage. Heads can also be programmed in variable “zones” to limit water supply, target a specific area, or rotate through if certain areas need utilized during the time of spray. While this is a common system it’s not the best option for all yards and can leave zones where no water is dispersed.

Soaker Hoses

These hoses are most commonly used in gardens as they can provide water to an individual plant or specific area. Instead of dispersing the water throughout a large coverage area only the ground and plants in line with the actual hose receive nourishment.

Water seeps through the actual hose instead of spraying through the air. Typically, soaker hoses can be attached to regular hoses allowing for more coverage without wetting walkways, paths or the area closest to the water supply line.

Drip System

If water usage is a concern a drip system may provide the answer depending on the plants, grass, or soil in need. Drip irrigation basics include water being emitted slowly allowing for the subject to absorb all that is applied. Loss that may occur as a result of runoff, wind, or evaporation with spray units will not occur with a drip system.

These types can be modified to meet the needs of almost any subject. Similar to soakers in terms of application, the drip system provides adequate coverage for those worried about water use and cost.

Rotor System

Similar to the spray system, a rotor system can be adjusted to fit a variety of needs but are usually reserved for covering large areas. While utilizing maximum coverage areas, rotors apply water at lower rates than traditional spray heads and are known as the most efficient system in the world.

We are happy to assist you with determining which sprinkler systems will best suit your needs this year. At Water Solutions Sprinkler Service, we can help you decide on the best option for your Denver area lawn or garden focusing on individual needs and budget. Contact us today at 720-435-1495 or visit our website at to get more information about the best sprinkler irrigation system for your home or business.