Lawn Sprinklers

Before I even tell my wife I'm thinking of putting in lawn sprinklers...does anyone have a rough estimate on how much systems costs?
The area I want to have sprinklered is about 8,000 square feet. I live in CT.
Thanks for any advice or info!
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In my area (Boston suburbs), installation prices soar in the Spring when demand is highest. I saved quite a bit by purchasing a system in early July last year.
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Around here, the irrigation systems are all installed by landscapers. They're busy whether it's putting in irrigation or spraying lawns, so they don't have motivation to drop prices.
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What a shame! In my area several companies specialize in irrigation, which is nice from availability & skills perspectives. I don't know what they do for revenue in the winter season...
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In my area (Boston suburbs), installation prices soar in the Spring when demand is highest. I saved quite a bit by purchasing a system in early July last year.
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That sounds about right. I had about a 10000 sqft lawn, and 1 bed, 7 zones, of average difficulty, done here in NJ for about $2300 5 years ago.

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Holy Cow, Im glad I did mine myself.
Total cost of about $400.00
rented a trencher to lay the pipes for me, this covers my front lawn, 2 flowerbeds, 1 rose garden on 3 different zones. Been in the yard now for about 3 years with no problems. If you think about it, that means that my cost of 400.00 was almost all parts, with the exception of the trencher layer thing that we rented for the day, which I dont remember how much that was. So I guess the rest between doing it myself and others paying for it, must be pure labor (give or take for the size of different lawns)
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You're comparing apples to oranges. My system is 7 zones, with 3 heads per zone, covering about 10,000 sq ft. A decent rotor head is about $18 retail, which comes out to $378 just for the heads. Then you have a controller, rain sensor, anti-backflow valve (you did install one I hope), 30 ft of 1" copper pipe run inside, plastic pipe, wire, distribution valves/boxes, eqpt costs, etc. Between the house and the lawn is a horseshoe shaped driveway that has to be crossed 3 times to get to all the areas.
No question like everything else you can save money by doing it yourself. However having the right eqpt and experience for the job, including getting under sidewalks, driveways, etc. is certainly worth something.

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