If you're redoing the landscaping in your yard and want to know if a sprinkler system would make things easier for you, the answer is, it might. It depends on what you want the sprinklers for and how willing you are to tear up more of your yard.
Sprinklers Don't Work for Most Plants Except Grass
When you water plants, you want the water to go to the roots. If you water from above, which is what sprinklers do, much of the water will sit on leaves instead. This water will either be wasted because it will evaporate before it does any good, or it will sit there and create conditions suitable for fungal development, which will harm the plants. Drip irrigation is better in these cases.
The situation changes when you have a lawn. There's no way you can have drip irrigation for every blade of grass. A sprinkler system is very appropriate for a grass lawn. Watering grass from above is fine because the vertical nature of the grass lets more water reach the ground instead of trapping it on the blades.
Lawn Size Matters
What you want to happen is for all the water to stay on the lawn and not hit other plants or non-plant areas. If you have a small lawn surrounded by other plants, a portable sprinkler -- the type where you have a small head at the end of a hose -- is better because you can move it so that the spray reaches each part of the lawn.
If the lawn is large, though, then you'd want an official sprinkler system with underground pipes. Those will cover the expanse of grass more efficiently. Be sure the heads at the edge of the lawn are set to provide 180-degree and 90-degree sprays so that all of the water hits the grass and not the non-grass portions of the yard.
If you're looking for a sprinkler system to bring the green back to your lawn, then contact the experts at Stay Green today!