What is the downside about having an irrigation system installed?
The system is susceptible to underground leaks and can be damaged by lawn mowers hitting the sprinkler heads. And it requires ongoing maintenance, such as blowing out the water in the lines in the fall to prevent the pipes from freezing and cracking in the winter. But for some people, a sprinkler system is worth it.
Does an irrigation system add value to my home?
A sprinkler system adds value to a home because it offers time-saving and energy-efficient lawn maintenance. An irrigation system that works properly and covers the full yard can add value. Proper maintenance and upkeep of a sprinkler system contribute to its added value.
How long will it take to install a domestic irrigation system?
For a typical residential system, average installation time is about 3.5 to 4.5 days. Usually, it takes longer to install an irrigation system in an existing landscape than a brand new one. Irrigation installation companies will be able to quote your exact completion date upon inspection of your property and the area considered.
How much water can I expect to be using through an automatic sprinkler system?
Running a typical sprinkler from a standard garden hose for one hour uses about 3800 liters of water.Should you run it three times per week, that is about 46000liters per month. If you run the sprinkler three times a week during a 90-day billing cycle, you will add about 136000liters of water to your usage.