Lawn Sprinkler Installation

A proper lawn sprinkler installation is designed to conserve water. While maintaining adequate water levels so that grass and plants can flourish. In other words, it starts with an appropriate design 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 experienced in large installations for apartments, buildings, warehouses, and single-family homes. The installation processes for different property types can vary, but the principle of water conservation is the same. In conclusion, we design the most efficient irrigation system to provide water to plants and grass without wasting water. Why pay more for less!

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Sprinkler System Design Phase

Another good practice for a lawn sprinkler installation is when working with a Texas licensed irrigator. In other words, they put water hydraulics and recommended PSI when designing your underground watering system. For instance, it allows your lawn sprinkler to be efficient and conserve water without sacrificing proper spray for your plants and grass. Houston Landscape Pros will advise you about the best practices of water conservation. One example is the adequate designing of sprinkler zones. Lawn sprinkler installations in landscape beds, grass, and trees need to have their independent stations. You can also have time schedules to each planted areas based on their specific water needs.

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Water Conservation

The ultimate underground watering system design should only cover green areas. Therefore, provide only the amount of water needed for the grass or plants that are watering. In other words, allowing the sprinklers to miss fences or concrete areas. The design phase should take in consideration on your grass, trees, and plants located in landscape beds. Sidewalk, driveways and other fixtures need to be taken into account when drawing up the sprinkler system design. Using correct sprinkler pop up spray heads and nozzles will allow proper flow to the plants while minimizing wind loss. Where appropriate, a drip sprinkler systems should install.

Layout Design

Houston Landscape Pros will take the necessary steps to ensure the lawn and landscape have coverage without hitting concrete areas. Furthermore, we will have a layout drawing showing where every component of the system is in the yard. In conclusion, necessary in the event, you want to add landscape beds to your front yard or back yard. Another reason will be if you are adding a pool, patio deck, or sell your house. Go ahead and fill an irrigation quote form or speak with one of our friendly representatives!

Water Conservation No-No’s

  • Spray over sidewalks or driveways
  • Cover landscape beds, lawn grass areas, and trees all with the same irrigation station
  • Use pop up heads in an area less than 48 inches wide that is bordered by concrete on both sides. (as per State of Texas Law Requirements)
  • Install a low-quality Rain Sensor

Selecting Proper Parts

Houston Landscape Pros only use commercial grade irrigation components so your system will have the latest parts. Therefore, the underground watering system works more efficiently and is long lasting. 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 up front than paying it later with 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 click on the page.

Proper Installation

Proper installation is critical to make sure plants and lawn get appropriate coverage. 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 enough water for the flowers. It also applies to shrubs and trees as well.

Programming and Watering Schedule

Programming of your underground irrigation system is essential. For example, program your lawn sprinkler to deliver the amount of water required based on the time of year. Having a system that allows you to program the entire year is important so that you do not have to adjust it when the seasons change manually. In other words, in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities, January requires 36% of the water. However, in comparison to the month of June. To learn more about water requirements for your lawn in Houston, go to the page titled Lawn water need.

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. In other words, it is done one week and a month after installation. Of course, if you notice anything unusual, call us, 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. Visit the lawn sprinkler repair page for more details on this service.

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