May 18, 2022

As the leading experts in lawn care and irrigation, we understand the importance of a well-maintained lawn. One of the key components that contribute to a thriving, lush yard is an in-ground lawn sprinkler system. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the inner workings of these remarkable systems, providing a comprehensive understanding of how they function and the benefits they offer to your landscape.

Understanding the Components:

An in-ground lawn sprinkler system comprises several crucial components that work harmoniously to ensure your lawn receives the right amount of water.

  • Control Panel: The control panel is the brains of the system. It allows you to program the watering schedule, including the days, times, and duration of each watering zone.
  • Electric Valves: These are responsible for regulating the flow of water to each sprinkler zone. Electric valves are typically located in a valve box underground and are controlled by the control panel.
  • Pipes: A network of underground pipes connects the control panel to each sprinkler head in different zones. These pipes transport water from the source to the various parts of your yard.
  • Sprinkler Heads: Sprinkler heads are the visible part of the system. They release water in a controlled pattern to irrigate specific areas. There are different types of sprinkler heads, such as pop-up spray heads and rotor heads, each designed for different purposes.

The Functioning of an In-Ground Sprinkler System:

Now, let's explore how all these components come together to effectively water your lawn.

  • Programming: You set your watering schedule on the control panel. This schedule determines when and how long each zone will be watered. The control panel opens the appropriate electric valves according to the schedule.
  • Zone Activation: Each zone has a set of sprinkler heads. When an electric valve for a particular zone opens, it allows pressurized water to flow through the pipes to the respective sprinkler heads in that zone.
  • Sprinkler Activation: As the water reaches the sprinkler heads, they rise or rotate into position, depending on the type of head. Water then sprays or emits in the designated pattern, covering the desired area.
  • Uniform Watering: The sprinkler heads distribute water evenly to prevent overwatering or under watering. This ensures that every part of your lawn receives the right amount of moisture.

Benefits of an In-Ground Sprinkler System:

  • Efficiency: In-ground sprinkler systems are highly efficient and minimize water wastage compared to manual watering.
  • Convenience: You don't need to move hoses or sprinklers around your yard. The system runs automatically according to your set schedule.
  • Healthy Lawn: Proper and consistent watering promotes a healthy, green lawn by preventing dry spots and overwatering issues.
  • Increased Home Value: An in-ground sprinkler system adds value to your property and enhances your home's curb appeal.
  • Water Conservation: These systems are designed to use water efficiently, making them environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

At Moore Irrigation, we believe that a well-designed and properly maintained in-ground sprinkler system is the key to a beautiful and vibrant lawn. If you're considering installing a new system or need assistance with an existing one, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of experts. We're here to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams, one that is both healthy and hassle-free.