When it comes to maintaining a good lawn or a backyard, good irrigation is necessary. This is important to maintain the turf and the grass health in check and to avoid weeds infestation. There are many ways, certainly, on how to provide consistent irrigation to your lawn. Watering manually may be a quick plan but this requires intensive and laborious effort. Lawn sprinkler installed by a professional company is the best and most recommended idea; however, this might not be probable in all homeowners especially when you have a tight budget when it comes to house maintenance.
In this article, we will share with you an effective DIY for you to provide good irrigation to your lawn.
You can achieve this with a typical sprinkler kit and with a touch of some improvements. You can also try to find a good device that is a water-powered, gear-driven, rotating sprinkler that is able to throw water in a 30-40-feet distance.
Another thing you can buy cheaply to have this good irrigation is a faucet timer that has the following functions: it needs to be a water valve that is linked to an electronic timer powered by a battery. This is not a high-end technology contrary to the smart devices that we have now. However, it is “smart enough” to be able to function once you set a schedule. You can also opt for a substitute that costs more than the former. There is a faucet timer that can be controlled by a Bluetooth and wifi, only that it cost more than what we recommended.
Other things you will need include the things you already have in your lawn such as the standard garden hose (up to 25-feet), shut-off valves, connectors, and other maintenance tools like tapes and pliers.
Connecting all the pieces may take time but it should never be difficult. Make sure that the hose adapters are screwed on to the outdoor faucet before connecting the timer. After this, install the connector onto the garden hose and snap it onto the connector.
After doing this, identify a good location for the sprinkler and dig a hole about 7.5 inches deep and four inches across. To adjust the water direction and the degrees of the rotation, you may use the screwdriver. After this, you can set a schedule when will the sprinkler turn on. We recommend you have it turned on during the morning, preferably 5 in the morning for a full hour. Repeat the schedule once every four days.
It is also recommended to have a test by turning on the faucet wide. If you are satisfied with the result, you may leave the settings. If not, redo the angling and the direction of the sprinkler.
Finally, you can now refill the hole you made with soil and hide the sprinkler from view to finish the project.
The DIY sprinkler irrigation system that we provided above will never cost you that much. All you need to do is to purchase the needed kit, read the instructions we provide and you are good to go.
Irrigation is an important element to keep your grass healthy and your lawn well-maintained. Make sure that you have one that is functional and well-maintained.