Will the Installation of an Irrigation System Damage My Lawn?

Having a plush green lawn is a great way for a homeowner to increase the exterior appeal of their residence. A healthy lawn is no accident and will take quite a bit of hard work to accomplish. Making sure that the grass around your home gets enough water is a vital part of keeping it looking its best. The time and effort that is involved in watering a lawn by hand is just too much for some homeowners to deal with.

The best option for homeowners with limited time to spend on the upkeep of their lawn is having an irrigation system installed. During the installation process, the team will plow in line, add valves and heads and install the backflow device. A huge concern for some about this type of installation is the damage it will do to their lawn. There are a variety of things that can be done to reduce the effects that this process can have on your lawn. When the sales team speaks with you about what needs to be done, they will address some of these concerns. Additional information can be found here.

Consider the Time of Year

The best time to get an irrigation system installed is in either the spring or fall of the year. The reason why is because the moisture in the soil is at its highest level during these seasons. The increased amount of moisture in the soil will make both digging and the restoration of the grass much easier. Failing to schedule this installation process at the right time will usually result in a homeowner having to wait longer to see their lawn fully restored.

The Type of Equipment Used

There are a variety of different machines used during the installation of a lawn irrigation system. The most commonly used tools for this process are a trencher and a plow. Before a company begins this process, you will need to find out what type of plow they are using. A vibratory plow is both effective and can be less destructive to the surface of your lawn.

Save Your Sod

Most of the irrigation installation companies out there will help a homeowner preserve the sod that they have on their lawn. The professionals will be able to gently remove the sod and keep it intact so it can be replanted once the installation process is over. Be sure to keep the sod on a tarp or plastic sheeting to reduce any damage. Once the installation process is over, the homeowner will be able to rake the top layer of soil and lay the sod back down.

The actual type of equipment used will also impact the damage to the sod. For example, use of the vibratory plow will cut into your lawn allowing pulling in of the pipe, opposed to having to dig large trenches.

Wetting Down the Grass After Installation

The best way to reduce any further stress on a lawn after the installation of an irrigation system is by wetting down the grass. This increased amount of moisture will allow for the grass seeds to start growing and for the restoration of your lawn to begin. While wetting down the entire lawn may be a bit time-consuming, the effort invested will pay off in the end.

When using the professional service from the IDL Company, you will be able to get the help needed to reduce the damage to your lawn during the irrigation system installation. The IDL Company team members installing your irrigation system will take every precaution necessary to keep your lawn intact and looking its best using the highest quality Hunter Irrigation products. Call (816) 540-9180 for more information on the irrigation installation process. Our team also offers service after the sale, including irrigation system maintenance, troubleshooting and up upgrades for the system, such as the placement of MP Rotator heads to provide better water efficiency.