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Start planning your lawn irrigation sprinkler system with these simple steps.

It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about your lawn irrigation. If you want to keep your landscaping looking fresh and green, a residential sprinkler system is your absolute best option. Sprinkler systems might seem luxurious, but they will save you money, time, and energy in the long run. Start planning your lawn irrigation sprinkler system with these simple steps.

Measure Your Yard

First things first, and your first task is to measure your lawn. But what’s the easiest and most accurate way to measure your yard? You’ll need a measuring tape or another handy measuring tool. After measuring properly, draw a model on a piece of paper detailing the measurements and where you’d like your sprinkler heads to emerge. If this sounds like a daunting task, a trusted, local irrigation specialist can help you out in no time.

Calculate Your Water Supply

Your yard is not the only thing you’ll need to measure. You’ll also need to accurately calculate the amount of water in your water supply. Depending on what type of water supply your home uses, your water supply measurements will be calculated differently. If you’re on city water, you can ask your water company what the PSI and GPM of your water supply are. If you’re your home has its own well or uses creek or lake water, measuring your PSI and GPM can be a little trickier. It’s best to call a professional irrigation company who can measure your water supply without damaging your pump.

Choose Your Sprinklers

Now that you’ve measured both your yard and water supply, it’s time to choose the type of sprinklers that will work best for your lawn. There are many types of sprinkler heads that will do a great job of providing the proper amount of water to your yard, but some will work better than others. Depending on the size and condition of your yard, you can choose from spray or rotor sprinkler head models. Of course, there is a lot more to your lawn irrigation system equipment than merely the sprinkler heads. Make sure you’re choosing the highest quality equipment with a professional irrigation service in your area.

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For more information about outdoor lighting, irrigation, and drainage for your Maryland home, call Aqua-Bright today at 410-489-9009 or take a tour of our website. We offer top-notch irrigation services from seasoned professionals. You can follow Aqua-Bright Irrigation & Illumination on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more updates and information about our illumination and irrigation services! For examples of our work, check us out on Pinterest, too.