Irrigation System Installation Guide


Introduction to Irrigation Methods

In this article we will discuss the installation guide of an automatic sprinkler irrigation system by a professional contractor, into your landscaped area. It is a type of checklist of each phase or step that should take place when your hire a professional contractor to install a specially designed irrigation system.

Irrigation System


Step 1: Irrigation System Design

The contractor of your choice will come out to your property to discuss your landscaping and irrigation needs. Once you have agreed on the design and type of irrigation system and of course the price, then the installation process takes place.

Step 2: Mark out the area

The first step in the installation process is for the ground to be marked in the places where each head of the irrigation system will need to be. This will show exactly how many heads will be installed and shows where the pipes need to be pulled.

Mark Out Area

Step 3: Back flow Preventer

A professional licensed plumber is brought in to create a back flow preventer, which prevents irrigation water from backing up and contaminating your drinking water.

Step 4: Pipe Pulling

The contractors will install 1-inch polyurethane pipes into the ground, using a pipe-pulling machine. This will connect the water from the house to each of the sprinkler heads.

Step 5: Connect Sprinkler Heads

The next step is to connect all of the sprinkler heads. This is done by, digging holes at each sprinkler head location that was marked earlier on and then connecting the head of the sprinklers to the pipes.

Step 6: Irrigation Valves

Once the irrigation heads and pipe connectors have been tied together, the irrigation valves are then connected. These valves allow each irrigation zone to turn on. They are connected and wired so that they are tied to the controller clock.


Step 7: Installing the Controller Clock

Sprinkler head Now that the valves are connected to the controller clock, it is time that the clock is mounted. It is generally mounted in the basement and is then wired to the valves. The irrigation system is now connected.

Step 8: Backfill

The crew of contractors should backfill all of the holes that were dug out, and replace all of the sod to its original condition.

Step 9: Test the System

Before the contractors leave your new irrigation system must be fully tested and programmed to suite the needs of your landscape areas. They will show you how to operate the controllers and to change them if needed.