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Use Lawn Sprinkler to Conserve Water

By Meena Javdan Subscribe to RSS | August 15th 2012 | Views:

With news of potential climate change affecting rain patterns and causing periodic droughts, water conservation is more on the mind than ever before. The right lawn sprinkler may help conserve water in a variety of ways. Installing a water wise system is a good start. Newer ways of irrigation such as drip or trickle systems may reduce your usage and your bill. There are more ways than ever to learn how to reduce water in your garden and for your lawn.

Installation of a simple pop up irrigation and sprinkler system is becoming quite popular nowadays. The sprinklers receive water from the pipes that are laid down. As the systems are automated, the right amount of water is supplied to your lawn and water does not get wasted. The modern irrigation and sprinkler system is water efficient which means there is no wastage and every area of the lawn is watered well. The system can also be controlled manually.

Watering a lawn properly will keep it looking healthy and beautiful. Natural rainwater is the best way to keep your grass hydrated, although during the spring and summer you may not get enough rainfall to keep your grass looking green. This is when sprinklers come in handy. There are many different types of sprinklers you can use for watering your grass.

The second one is lawn irrigation rotors. These are more advanced than sprinkler heads as they cover a larger distance with their spray and also rotate while spraying so that a larger area gets covered in the same time. They are therefore more expensive but you are only required to use few heads to cover a large area so that it works out cheaper in the long run. Since they water a large area effectively, they are very useful in water conservation. They are available in different sizes, materials and features. They are most effective when used in areas which require a larger throw of water like golf courses or commercial gardens. They have different nozzles which can take different patterns and cover different distances. There are two good models; one is the Hunter PGP rotors and Rain Bird rotors.

Besides watering, you can add mulch or choose to plant evergreens or succulents. Making sure that water is delivered as large droplets instead of a fine spray helps avoid evaporation. It might be a good idea to water in the evenings or in the morning for the same reason.

So, water conservation is a high priority when considering the best way to use lawn sprinklers. There are many great tips available at your local plant nursery or by going online. You can ask questions of a professional to find the best irrigation system for your lawn or garden.

Lawns that have a flat terrain may not face too many problems as regards installation of water sprinkler systems. Also, the water does not pooled, in flat terrained lawns. Also, make sure to find the flow of water and how it flows. The water requirements of every lawn differ. The factors which influence these are the soil type, weather and the variety of plants. Thus, a good and well planned irrigation system will surely help you save money as well as time. The first important step in planning the right irrigation system is to identify the right source of water.

If you want to go the professional way, you may choose to build or purchase an irrigation system, keeping your budget in mind. Building your own drip irrigation system can be a great help and is efficient too, in the long run. Pivot irrigation and sprinkler system works well in places which are desert like or dry. Lawn sprinklers are simple and calls for minimal effort. It has a set timer and even your kids can help you water your lawn.

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