Having proper irrigation throughout your lawn is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your curb appeal is looking it’s best all year. When it comes to installing lawn irrigation you want to be sure that you do your research and hire a reputable professional to ensure the system is installed correctly. Here are a few of the reasons so many homeowners are choosing to add irrigation systems to their homes.

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Adds Value

While some home upgrades seemingly only add sentimental value for the owners, irrigation systems are one of the few renovations that help boost the value of your home, allowing for a better return to investment when it comes time to sell.

Energy Efficient

Many homeowners are trying to convert their homes to be more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Contrary to common belief, irrigation systems actually use less water than if you were to water your lawn with a garden hose. With the controlled amounts of water, and set timers, you are using far less water which helps your home be more efficient and conserve water.


While some people love spending time in the garden, for others trying to keep up on watering, pruning, planting etc. can be a huge responsibility that is oftentimes more than people want to take on. By adding in an irrigation system, you are eliminating a lot of the work and upkeep, allowing you to enjoy your yard without spending all of your free time in the garden.


While the upfront cost to install an irrigation system ranges from $1,700-$3,000, once they’ve been installed you actually could end up saving money on your water bill. The sprinklers will run each day, pending on your settings, however, there will not be excess or wasted water that runs which can actually end up lowering your water bill from the traditional watering’s with a garden host. Additionally, with proper watering and care, your plants will thrive which could result in plants growing and not needing to be replaced as frequently due to missed watering’s or over watering.

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As with all home improvements, there are pros and cons to installing irrigation systems. While the pros seem to outweigh the cons, it is important to explore all of your options prior to beginning installation. If you’ve made the decision to install an irrigation system, now is a great time. While you don’t want the ground to be frozen, installing before Spring is actually the best time to install so that your lawn and plants are ready to be watered as soon as warmer months start to roll in.

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