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Benefits of an In-Ground Sprinkler System

April 26, 2017

A professionally installed in-ground sprinkler system can provide multiple benefits beyond regulated water distribution. Proper lawn maintenance requires commitment and hard work to ensure lush green grasses surround your home. Following the steps of planting and fertilization comes the most important part of the process, water application.

Above ground systems often require multiple hoses, adapters, sprinkler heads and constant movement rearranging the system. The use of an above ground unit also requires constant observation to ensure proper water distribution and that the system is functioning properly.

An in-ground sprinkler system can help to alleviate these nagging issues while saving a homeowner both time and money. Following are the most beneficial factors of having a professional irrigation system installed for your home or business.

Minimal Effort

As mentioned, providing proper irrigation requires more hard work from the business or homeowner. Hoses need to be attached, then properly placed with the irrigation unit secured and clear of any obstruction.

Depending on the size of the space in need of water, multiple hoses may be required as well as constant movement of the above ground system. If the unit does not reach the entire area it must be repositioned in order to ensure that all of the grass receives a proper water supply. Consequently, reorganizing the sprinkler multiple times may cause some areas of the lawn to receive excess water or none at all if not correctly placed during irrigation.

Further, movement of the above ground system often requires a complete shutdown of the water supply before any transition can take place. Increased work is required by having to shut off the water at the source prior to moving the unit and then initiating supply in a new area.

None of these factors apply to an in-ground sprinkler system. Once installed, the unit can be programmed to apply water at designated times to not interfere with usage. Also, proper application areas are predetermined ensuring that the entire lawn receives sufficient water application during every irrigation cycle.

After installation, watering takes place with the push of a few buttons as opposed to dragging hoses and equipment over an entire property.

Curb Appeal

Having multiple hoses scattered throughout your lawn with various watering units attached not only presents tripping hazards but is also extremely unseenly. The hose reels, hose extensions and end devices only take away from the landscape one is trying to accomplish through precision watering.

A professionally installed in-ground sprinkler system however takes nothing away from the lawn itself. Sprinkler heads are only visible when in-use and nothing takes away from the landscape. Instead of having excessive equipment scattered over the lawn, no part of the in-ground system distracts from the luscious lawn created by proper hydration achieved with the benefits of an in-ground unit.

Proper Coverage

Further, in order to ensure every blade of grass receives an adequate water supply movement of an above-ground system must be constantly taking place. Only by creating more work and headache for the homeowner does the above-ground system prove capable. In fact, if not handled properly certain areas may receive too much water creating even more issues for lawn growth.

Only through increased work and added experimentation can a homeowner ensure proper hydration for every square inch of the landscape. Constant monitoring is required to keep each target area addressed during above-ground system use.

However, an in-ground system can be constructed ensuring that each sprinkler head rotates through precise cycles hydrating each area of the lawn. Heads can be spaced sporadically and then programmed so that no area of the lawn receives excess water. The heads can be programmed to operate in zones making sure that no overlap occurs and all areas of the landscaped space are thoroughly addressed.

Time Saving

The constant monitoring of an above-ground system requires a lot of excess time from the homeowner. Personally timing each watered area and observing to make certain the watering unit is functioning properly adds excessive work and consideration.

A pre-programmed in-ground system requires none of the above. After setting the system to water, which can often be set for multiple days, the time on task required for watering is close to zero. By utilizing the “set it and forget it” feature of an in-ground sprinkler system, time can be better spent on other activities.

Whenever you elect to reap the benefits of an in-ground system, the professional staff at Water Solutions Sprinkler Service will be happy to 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.