For good lawn care it is important to have the proper sprinkler
system for your lawn. There are many choices, but there are six
general types of sprinklers available: impulse, oscillating, rotary,
stationary, hose and traveling sprinklers.
The sprinkler that is right for you depends on three key factors;
the size and design of your yard, soil type and the rate of water
flow that you want to achieve.
Impulse - Single water jet, distribute water evenly over
a large area in a circle or semi-circular pattern.
Oscillating - Many jets of water in a fan like pattern.
Cover large rectangular or square areas. The gentle spray is ideal
for newly seeded areas. Rotary - Also known as spinning sprinkler,
are a spinning unit with two or three arms with water jets on
the ends. Rotary sprinkler are great for smaller yards, low distribution
Stationary - Distribute water evenly in a circular pattern.
They are the least expensive, have a low throw radius and are
therefore ideal for smaller yards.
Sprinkler hoses - Low flow rate. Only work well for awkward
shaped or sloped yards. They deteriorate with age, which results
in uneven coverage. Another type is a soaker hose, which is permanently
embedded in the ground or mulch. Traveling sprinklers - These
will follow the garden hose or guide on wheels, two arms spray
water in a circular pattern. These will water large irregular
patterns of lawn.
Lawn-911 can supply install and service a wide variety of sprinkler
systems for your lawn. A permanent, in ground irrigation system
can conserve water and save you time to enjoy your lawn! A properly
designed sprinkler system can deliver the proper amount of water
at the right time. An irrigation system eliminates the need to
drag portable sprinklers around and is great for traveling or
Irrigation systems are comprised of a network of underground
pipes, control valves, risers (short vertical pipes) and of course
sprinkler heads. Sprinklers are divided into zones because most
homes only have enough pressure for a limited number of sprinklers
at one time.
There are two types of controllers, manual and automatic. Automatic
controllers are programmable, which lets you create a watering
schedule for you lawn. Some models can even be even equipped with
moisture sensors in your soil, this will either water your yard
when it is dry, or prevent your schedule from running when it
There are several types of sprinkler heads available for irrigation
systems, the important things to remember are the accuracy and
overlap of your coverage (some overlap is important to ensure
Lawn-911 can install and maintain a customized irrigation system
for your yard. The appropriate irrigation system can be designed
to suit your landscape and lifestyle. Lawn-911 can also train
you or your family on the operation of your irrigation system.
Some of our key suppliers of irrigation hardware and supplies
are the following companies: