An in-ground sprinkler system provides you with convenience and ease to keep your lawn healthy and green. However, when you are planning to install the system yourself, it can be helpful to use the right equipment to make the job easier for you. Here are some recommendations to help you install a sprinkler system to get your yard ready for summer.

Dig the Trenches

When it comes time to dig the trenches for your sprinkler system, there are some tips to remember that will make your job easier and will require less clean-up. If you have an existing lawn in your yard, you want to protect the lawn when you dig the trenches, so use a square-ended shovel to make cuts within the sod so you can remove the sod from the soil and place it off to the side while you install your sprinkler lines. 

If you are going to use a trencher and you place the trencher right on your lawn, it is going to tear up your lawn and you won't be able to patch it back into place when you are finished installing the line. Place the sod in the shade with the soil down and keep it moist by watering it if you are going to leave it out for more than a day.

Choose the Right Tool

There are several types of tools you can use to dig your sprinkler system trenches, depending on the amount of time and energy you have and what access you have to rental equipment. You can use a traditional shovel, but you are going to need to put in a great deal of work and sweat. Or you can use a trenching shovel to help you make the work easier, especially when the shovel is angled to help you more quickly trench the soil.

You can also use a power trencher or hire a trenching professional to do the work for you. They will have the expertise to cut the trenches to have smooth edges and sharp angles so as not to allow soil to fall back into the trenches after they make their trenching passes. If extra dirt falls into the trenches, it will create more work for you before you can lay your pipes. Talk to a trenching company and use their experience and high-capacity trencher to prepare your soil for the sprinkler lines.

To learn more, contact a trenching company.

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