Lawn Sprinkler Supplies
Before you decide to install your own lawn sprinkler system as opposed to hiring the work out, you’ll need to do a little math. When doing this, take into account what your own time is worth (only you know the answer to this one) and the dollar amount of the lawn sprinkler supplies. While the prices of each item will vary according to the type of system you install and the places you shop, you can use the list below to get a general idea of whether or not the task will be worth it for you.
Lawn sprinkler supplies that you will certainly need include the following:
- Sprinkler heads
- PVC water pipe, joints, and connectors
- Backflow preventer
- Water pressure gauge
- Control box
This list of lawn sprinkler supplies is not all inclusive. There may be other items that you will need. However, if you calculate how much of each item you need for your yard size and then price the items, you’ll get a general idea of the price range of installing your own lawn sprinkler system. Determining how much of each item you need should be fairly easy. Measure your yard and take the measurements to your local home improvement store. There, someone who works in a related department can help you to analyze your needs. In addition, stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot carry literature on do-it-yourself sprinkler projects. The directions always present complete lists of the lawn sprinkler supplies you’ll need to complete your project.
Before you invest a lot of money – any money for that matter – in lawn sprinkler supplies, seriously think through the magnitude of installing your own sprinklers. You will have to dig trenches, perform many calculations, secure permits, and design the layout. In the end, the work won’t be guaranteed. If there is a problem, you are on your own to fix it if you can’t afford a professional to take a look at it. Purchasing your own lawn sprinkler supplies and installing your own system is an advanced do-it-yourself project. If you consider these things and still want to move ahead, be a smart shopper for your lawn sprinkler supplies. Compare prices in the stores to those you find online and be sure you buy from a vendor who will allow you to return the lawn sprinkler supplies if you suddenly change your mind.