do most landscape companies install sprinkler, irrigation systems in lawns during the SUMMER mostly?
why is Summer the most popular time to install sprinkler,,irrigation systems or not? and which months besides June, July and August are ALSO popular time to install these?
please explain...also, how difficult and time consuming it is usually and why? which is most time consuming, difficult stage of installation and why?
anything can explain appreciated
thanks for your answers!
Question answered by Freeman
Summer seems to be a popular time to install irrigation systems because it is the time when they are needed the most. I have seen irrigation systems being put in year around. You can install an irrigation system at any point in the year that it is not freezing.
The actual installation of an irrigation system is not difficult. It is just cutting an gluing PVC pipe together. Digging the ditches can be made simple by renting a ditch digger from you local equipment company.
The most difficult part of an irrigation system is the actual design: getting the gpm correct, the right sprinkler heads, the right valve coming from the city or county, and designing the zones correctly for the pressure to stay correct.
do many people install irrigation systems in the Summer time and not the Spring or Autumn?
why the Summer time would be more popular to install irrigation systems? as opposed to Spring or Autumn? and why? how Autumn would compare to Spring in this too?
what other things people do specifically in Summer to their lawn, garden or landscape beds and why?
please explain what you can
thanks for your answers!
Question answered by Peter
Summer tends to be hotter and dryer than Spring or Autumn so if you want to keep plants growing well in Summer you need to provide water. Installing an irrigation system is a good way to do this.
For the second part of your question have a look at the Gardeners' calendar links below:
Which parts of the irrigation systems are like the blood and the blood vessels?
And also , which part of the irrigation system acts like the heart and why ?
Question answered by Jippee
I am assuming this is sort of like an analogy, and by irrigation system you are talking about the systems which pump water in many agricultural settings.
The blood would be water because it is what goes through the system, just like blood goes through the circulatory system.
The blood vessels would be like the piping and or tubing which is used in the actual distributing of water to the drip system, or sprinklers. (Which in the body there aren't sprinklers but maybe a drip system could be compared to the way the blood drops off nutrients to the given location.) But the piping/tubing would be like the blood vessels because the blood vessels are the hollow bits which allow for relocation of the fluid which is inside of them to another location.
The heart would be the pump which takes the water from the source (be it body of water or a well) and pushes it out to all of the lines which take the water to the desired locations (i.e. plant crop) like the heart takes the blood which has returned to it and sends it out to the lungs to pick up oxygen and then out to the rest of the body.
hope this helps
When should I shut off my irrigation system for the winter?
I live in Massachusetts, and am wondering when I should shut off the lawn irrigation system before the winter.
Question answered by ffatl_781
You should shut off you irrigation system well before you expect it to get cold enough to freeze. If you put it off too long you'll be out in your yard freezing your fingers trying to drain it!!
Don't forget to drain and blow out the system with compressed air. Water left in the system will freeze and could break the pipes.
how can you tell if your neighbor has attached a line to your irrigation system?
There isn't any leak found on your irrigation system, there is a drastic change in the water usage on your inside water meter, the irrigation system is turned off and your plumbling works fine.
Question answered by Bare B
Your irrigation system is turned on either manually with a valve, or electrically with solenoids and a timer. Look at your neighbors property and see if his sprinklers come on at the same time as yours. I doubt highly that this is the issue. There is no water in the sprinkler lines unless you turn them on with the above mentioned controls.
If there is a leak from the street to your house, it would not be metered so you would not be paying for that.
As previously mentioned, you may have a leak somewhere. Have someone watch the meter, there is usually an indicator there that will move telling you there is water flow, and start turning off faucets. If the indicator is not moving, you aren't using water.
Probably, you have a leaking toilet. I had one run for about 4 days when I was out of town, and my bill jumped 300%.
What type of irrigation system should I use for my butterfly garden?
Hi I am currently working on my Eagle Scout service project for Boy Scouts where I am building a butterfly garden for my high school. The garden is split up into two plots each about 10 by 25 feet separated by a side walk. I am trying to make the garden as low maintenance as possible and was wondering what type of irrigation system I should put in there to keep the plants alive and growing.
Question answered by Jan Luv
drip irrigation system is about as effective and simple as it gets
how do ancient irrigation systems work?
The irrigation system in Mesopotamia how did that work or what did it look like? I have to draw it for a school project.
Question answered by redunicorn
"The irrigation systems of Mesopotamia were different from ones in modern day. They had some major components: The canals, gated ditches, levees, and gates. These had a huge impact on the civilization of Mesopotamia, which were watered from the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. This invention had two main purposes - to protect Mesopotamia, and other ancient civilizations to the threat of flooding. Using flooding, however, with this system, can actually make the crops grow, instead of washing away crops."
Is there any software for designing irrigation systems?
I'm in the middle of designing an irrigation system and I was wondering if there was any computer software that would help with designing it all out. Thanks.
Question answered by NY BOB
Home Depot has a flyer in one of those racks in the irrigation section with a web site dedicated to irrigation design with free download that allows you to custom design for your own property.
Does anyone know if it is normal to ave to reprogram your irrigation systems at the start of each season?
For instance, should you have to reset timers on an irrigation system after winterizing it, and turning it back on for spring if it has batteries?
Question answered by suri cruise
it depends on your timer, most newer ones have some back up in it or batteries to back it up. Also the person who did the winterizing may have reprogrammed it to do the blow out. so it is always a good idea to check it out each year to be sure.
How and why must you run a new water line to lawn if wish to extend irrigation system to lawn areas?
have bed irrigation system with a back flow preventer and timer..but am wanting to extend it to the lawn areas..and was told that would need to run a new water line to the lawn for this..as the water pressure wont be enough..AND set up a new timer for this..is this true?
how can tell and please explain anything you can.
Question answered by Dahelper
Ok here's the thing most timers have zones in multiples of twos or fours you can have different zones extending off the same manifold. All you really need to do is extend your manifold buy a tee and insert another sprinkler valve to another water zone unless your s has one control zone most new ones come with four zones or more. I recommend Torro, rain-bird and orbit as I have tried all as a personal test in my own garden. I have to tell you that you probably misunderstood about what you were being told as typically only one zone will work at a time unless you have a more complicated system. What you can do is adjust the pressure output but I would recommend keeping this simple because you need to understand a little more of plumbing to do that kind of thing. I mostly have a better than average understanding because I sold plumbing for 21/2yrs also i have had auto sprinklers in my gardens for 20 years and have tested what I had available brass and plastic. The main thing is to control leaks and pressure . I use a soaker system with a spray system but its not always enough. Just remember to overlap zones or sprinkler head s for best coverage. Remember to try and save water, its our most precious resource and sometimes people loose track of that