I think I want to install an automatic lawn sprinkler system because I'm
basically too darned lazy and forgetful to water the lawn manually. Does
anyone have a good recommendation for these, or would I end up spending more
time futzing with it than just watering the damn lawn by hand (or letting it
completely go to pot)?
I'd rather install something that is of good quality than try to save $5 and
have to redo the whole thing in 2 years.
There is basically 4 elements to an automatic sprinkler system. You can mix
and match these elements because, in general, everything is compatible. The
2) Underground pipe (usually PVC or Polyethylene).
4) Sprinkler heads
The most important aspect of a good system is the installer. A well
installed system will serve you well for many years. A poorly installed
system may not cover all of your areas and may malfunction down the road
resulting in costly repairs. You can pretty much count on an occassional
problem with a sprinkler head, but they are fairly easy to either clean or
I like the Rainbird brand of components, but there are other brands which
are good also. I have a Rainbird ESP controller, which I like very much.
The Rainbird stuff might be a little more expensive than other brands.
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