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Top Six Benefits of Sprinkler Systems

by Joe Cooper, All About Lawns Columnist

If you've been watering consistently all summer, it may no longer be your most favorite activity ever. If you don't already have a sprinkler system and care about your lawn, consider installing one before the fall season. They offer a number of benefits to your lawn and yard.

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  1. Probably the best benefit of a sprinkler system is the automization of lawn care. (If the industry could only automate mowing, too, we'd be in business). It removes the need to worry about watering.
  2. Sprinkler and irrigation systems help you water consistently and effectively, like limiting watering to one inch each time.
  3. Sprinkler systems help conserve water, enabling you to set them to water during overnight hours to take advantage of the coolest possible temperatures. They can also be easily adjusted during droughts or water conservation periods. When overused, sprinkler systems can waste water. You can easily avoid this risk by setting your sprinklers to water only a little at a time, twice a day, depending on your climate.
  4. Sprinkler systems also allow you to customize your watering strategy according to your lawn - its shape, size, and type. They come in a variety of types, including oscillating, revolving, stationary, and traveling sprinklers.
  5. Sprinklers don't just water your lawn; you can adjust them to water plants, flowers, trees, and hedges, getting the most out of the system and conserving more of your time.
  6. A sprinkler system also supports your home value, showing the care you take and offering your yard sustainability for years to come. Sprinklers water lawns consistently and evenly, removing the pressure to do so manually.


Whether you plan to be in your home temporarily or for years to come, if you are committed to your lawn and your yard, a sprinkler system can be a great investment. A landscaper or gardener is a good place to start; one conversation can help you determine if it's right for your lawn.




About the Author
Joe Cooper writes education, home services, and design articles, and manages corporate communications. He holds a bachelor's in American Literature from UCLA.

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