Have you been planning a big backyard design project? Perhaps you’re installing new sod; building a deck, patio or walkway; or planting new shrubs, plants and flowers. When considering the overall look and feel of your new outdoor space, we know the irrigation system might not always be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are many reasons why you should install irrigation before doing any other large-scale landscaping projects. Consider these factors when moving forward with your landscaping creation!
SPRINKLERS PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Installing new grass, flowers, plants, trees and shrubs can get expensive fast. The last thing you want is to see all your costly new planting fail to take root due to inadequate watering. Plus, because irrigation systems let you precision-target the root systems of specific plants, you can make it easier for your new plants to grow and harder for weeds to grow. Not to mention, excess water on leaves can cause fungi and other plant diseases to flourish, so using a root-focused drip system can significantly impact the overall health of your outdoor space.
INSTALL FIRST TO PREVENT DAMAGE AT A LATER DATE
If you are installing a new landscaping project, you obviously care deeply about the overall appearance of your space. This means that sooner or later, there is a good chance you will realize the many benefits of installing a sprinkler system to keep your lawn and gardens looking lush and vibrant. However, if you make this choice after you’ve finished your initial landscaping project, you may have to partially dig up existing lawn and garden beds to install the system. Why not just install the system first and prevent having to repair your beautifully created space?
BUILD-IN APPROPRIATE DRAINAGE
Let’s face it, nobody wants a yard covered with puddles of stagnant water. Creating a successful sprinkler system always means thoughtfully considering the unique drainage needs of your property. By installing your sprinklers before completing your other landscaping projects, you can ensure that you have appropriate French drains, retaining walls and other drainage solutions to ensure proper water management throughout your yard.
WORTH EVERY PENNY
Arizona’s home irrigation systems typically start around $3,000 for the front or back yard, or $5,000 for both. Making this investment up front before starting other landscaping projects will preserve the beauty of your yard, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about our home sprinkler system options, request a quote today!