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How Much Is It To Install A Lawn Sprinkler System?

Nov 30

So, you took the plunge and installed a sprinkler system on your property. Getting down to brass tacks is where we are at now. How much money would you save by installing a sprinkler system yourself as opposed to hiring a professional to handle it all?

Statistic Means Across The Country

Home Advisor estimates that the typical cost of a new sprinkler system is $2,429. Prices range from $500 (at the low end) to $5,000 (at the high end).

Irrigation systems typically cost between $1,697 and $3,530. The price of a sprinkler system depends on a number of variables, such as the complexity of the system, whether or not you need permits, and whether or not you hire a professional to install it.

Also, if you're a do-it-yourselfer who wants sprinklers but doesn't know much about wiring or plumbing, you'll have to pay extra to have professionals handle those aspects of the job.

How To Plan An Irrigation System Budget

The cost of a new sprinkler system will depend on the size of your yard and landscaping.

When planning a financial allocation for an irrigation system, here are nine more considerations to bear in mind:

Your land's dimensions, including any gradients: Think about how big your property is. You should expect to pay more for your installation if your yard is very vast or if it features several flowerbeds and other forms of landscaping. Having a controller with a cycle soak feature is especially useful if your land slopes and you want to prevent water from washing away your grass.

The soil on your land will determine the sort of sprinkler head or nozzle that will work best for your grass. In both clay and sandy soils, sprinkler systems face unique difficulties. For coarse soils, such as sand, you should invest in a stainless steel nozzle rather than a plastic one. Stainless steel, however, is more expensive than the plastic alternative.


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The price of a new sprinkler system for your lawn should reflect the number of zones you plan to install. However, by installing the piping with the option to add connecting zones later, you can save money on the up-front investment plan for those additional zones.

Whatever it is you require for your garden, yard, or landscape: Lawns in full sun require more watering than those in the shade. To the same extent, whether setting up a bubbler or a dripline, you should think about the demands of any water-hungry plants you may have.

You might save money by purchasing an off-brand product. However, you should not choose that path. A high-quality sprinkler system that will last for many years is what you need instead. As an added precaution, you shouldn't utilize low-quality sprinkler heads or other irrigation equipment with your high-quality sprinkler system.

If you're not a do-it-yourselfer, hiring a professional to install your sprinkler system will cost you more money. Let the contractor handle getting the necessary permissions, digging the trenches, and installing your sprinkler system properly while you take it easy.

You will need to purchase PVC piping and other components before beginning the installation process. When calculating the total cost of the system, don't forget to include in any optional add-ons.

It's possible that you'll need to rent some tools and machinery to complete the irrigation system you're putting in. Be sure to include a trenching tool, skid steer, and front loader to assist you get the yard ready for the installation.

Putting up a sprinkler system in an existing yard means repairing the lawn by reseeding or re-sodding it. Costs associated with lawn care services and/or DIY seeding should be considered.

Lowe's and The Home Depot both have materials that may be useful to the do-it-yourselfer. If you need lawn sprinkler professionals feel free to contact Automatic Irrigation Design at (516) 486-7500.