Lawn Sprinkler Installation
A proper lawn sprinkler system design is to conserve water, while maintaining adequate water levels. This design will help your grass and plants flourish. In other words, it starts with an appropriate form of irrigation, followed by a professional installation. Houston Landscape Pros is proud to have two State of Texas Licensed Irrigators. We have installed underground lawn sprinkler systems in Houston, Texas, for over 20 years. Above all, we have experience in large installations for apartments, buildings, warehouses, and single-family homes. The installation process for different property types can vary, but the principle of water conservation is the same. In conclusion, we design the most efficient irrigation systems to provide water for your lawn without wasting water.
Have any questions about a lawn sprinkler installation? Speak to our friendly staff at (713) 396-3320.
Automatic Sprinkler System Design Phase
Planning and designing your automatic sprinkler system layout beforehand is crucial when planning a lawn sprinkler installation. A layout drawing will show where every system component is in the yard and where zones should be placed. Furthermore, it helps when placing new landscape beds in your front yard or backyard. If you decide to add a pool or patio or sell your house, a lawn sprinkler system layout is convenient.
The lawn sprinkler system layout should consider your grass, trees, and plants in landscape beds. Additionally, sidewalks, driveways, and other fixtures need to be considered. The underground watering system design should ultimately cover only green areas. Thus, only providing the necessary water for the landscaping to flourish. Moreover, you can customize your lawn sprinkler system for each planted area based on specific water needs. In addition, keep in mind that you waste water when it hits the fences or concrete areas. Therefore, using the correct sprinkler pop-up spray heads and nozzles will allow proper flow to the plants while minimizing wind loss. We recommend using a professional irrigation contractor to put water hydraulics and recommended PSI where appropriate.
It would be best if you also considered installing a drip sprinkler system. It minimizes water loss from evaporation and wind drift by directly delivering a water stream from the soil surface or the root zone. Moreover, a drip sprinkler system is ideal for watering plants where water is scarce. Keep in mind that a drip sprinkler system is only good if the landscaping is not changing.
Water Conservation No-No’s
Selecting Proper Parts
Houston Landscape Pros only uses commercial-grade irrigation components so your system will have the most updated parts. Therefore, the underground watering system works more efficiently and lasts longer. Believe it or not, large manufacturers like Hunter or Rainbird make inferior parts found in home improvement stores. To the untrained eye, they look identical. For a lawn sprinkler installation, commercial-grade parts will make our quote about 5% higher. However, it is better to pay for a quality product upfront than pay more later in repair costs. In the long run, the savings in your water will pay for the increasing cost of using commercial parts. To learn more about lawn sprinkler repair, please read more on our page.
Improper Installation to look for:
Proper installation is critical to make sure your plants and lawn get enough water. Many lawn sprinkler system contractors will provide much lower prices than a licensed irrigator because they cut corners during installation. Beware of unscrupulous or inexperienced installers. To avoid calculating proper water pressure needed, they may start with a larger pipe than required.
Another way unscrupulous companies cut corners is by spraying the grass and landscape beds at the same time. This practice is common where landscaping beds are on opposite corners. They cover everything with one station rather than separating the landscaping beds from lawn areas and using two stations. Remember, grass and landscape beds need different watering time schedules. For example, flowers need more water than grass. If you have one station for both, you end up flooding the lawn and not receiving enough water for your flowers. This scenario also applies to shrubs and trees.
Programming and Watering Schedule
Programming your underground irrigation system is essential. Therefore, you must schedule your lawn sprinkler to deliver the right amount of water based on the season. Having a system that allows you to program for the entire year is crucial. This technology prevents you from adjusting the schedule every time the season changes. For example, in Houston, Texas, January requires 36% less water than June. To learn more about water requirements for your lawn in Houston, go to the page titled Lawn Water Needs. However, if you are the type of person that would rather set and forget about it, you should consider installing a smart Wi-Fi sprinkler controller like the Rachio.
Followup After Installation
After lawn sprinkler installation, we revisit your home for an inspection of the entire system. We test to make sure that the spray nozzles are not clogged up with dirt and are spraying correctly. Occasionally, the pop-up heads and rotters can shift or tilt due to loose soil. We make any necessary corrections during the follow-up inspections. Undoubtedly, we follow up after one week of the installation. Of course, if you notice anything unusual, call us at (713) 396-3320, and we will visit your property upon your request.
Sprinkler Repairs if Needed
We warranty 100% parts and labor for a full year for any problems that may arise due to workmanship. As a rule of thumb, a Lawn sprinkler system that does not give you problems the first year. In other words, it will tend to last for ten plus years without significant issues. Houston Landscape Pros works hard to achieve a proper design and installation so that your system can last as long as possible without needing repairs.
Sprinkler Service Area
Our main service area for lawn sprinkler system in Houston are:
- The Galleria
- Katy, TX
- Richmond, TX
- Bellaire, TX
- Pearland, TX.
Fill out a irrigation system form or call us at 713-396-3320 and tell us a little more about your lawn sprinkler needs or repairs.