5 Facts Everyone Needs to Know about Sprinkler Systems

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
So, you want to save money on water bills, but you also want a beautiful lawn and landscape. One of the tricks to a gorgeous residential property is adequately watering it.

You may still have a bunch of soaker hoses you drag onto your lawn and flowerbeds. And yet, these soaker hoses are a pain to move around your property.

What you need is a sprinkler system.

A new sprinkler for your residential lawn will be more efficient at keeping your property looking its best all summer long as well as save you money on water bills.

In this blog, you’ll learn more about sprinkler systems for the lawn and garden. Whether you’re a DIYer or a homeowner who’s going to hire a contractor, you’ll learn about innovative irrigation products that cost less and come with a better warranty than their competitors.

Sprinkler System vs. Soaker Hose

By far, a lawn sprinkler system is better for you and your wallet. Here five reasons why a residential sprinkler tops a soaker hose every time:

1. You must move around a soaker hose by hand. Conversely, a sprinkler system has rotary sprinkler heads strategically placed around your property to make sure that each zone gets the right amount of water at the right time.

2. If you use soaker hoses, you need to set a timer to remind you to turn off the water. Otherwise, you risk flooding your lawn and landscapes. A sprinkler system comes with a water timer installed in it. When you install your irrigation system, you need to set the timer to go on and off.

3. You risk getting soaked with your soaker hoses. Depending on how often you need to move your hoses around, you could get a full shower. With a sprinkler, you don’t need to maneuver any hoses, and you don’t need to get wet when setting them.

4. If you want to follow turf experts’ advice, you should water your lawn in the early morning hours between 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Do you want to get up at the crack of dawn—especially over the weekend—to turn on your soaker hoses? Again, the water timer on your irrigation systems allows you to sleep in without worrying about watering.

5. You only have one or two choices when buying a soaker hose. However, when you invest in a lawn sprinkler system, you have options on timers, sensors, Bluetooth controllers, driplines, rotary heads, bubblers and more.

Here’s the bottom line:  A sprinkler system for your residential lawn and garden saves you money, time and frustration compared to using soaker hoses.

Making Sense of Rain Sensors and Timers

You can install a rain sensor on your existing system, or you can include it in your new system to reduce unnecessary water output.

Moisture sensors detect when the soil is dry or wet. If it’s dry, then the sensor directs the water to go on until it senses enough moisture is in the ground. And when the soil is saturated, the sensor will turn off the water.

For example, K-Rain freeze/rain sensor for colder climates signals its rain sensor to turn off the water when it starts to rain or when temperatures drop below freezing .

If you prefer a timer over a sensor, you’ll find irrigation controllers can be set by hand, remote or by Wi-Fi. Sprinkler water timers give you control over when and how much water your lawn and gardens receive on any given day.

How K-Rain Solves Your Landscape Watering Needs

If you’re a DIYer, K-Rain sells its irrigation products at Lowe’s and Home Depot . Plus, we make installation a breeze with our online manuals that you can download and refer to when you set up our products.

If you prefer an irrigation or landscape contractor to install your K-Rain products, you can call our office at 800-735-7246 or email us.

Get control over your property’s watering needs by investing in K-Rain irrigation products.

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