A neatly trimmed, lush green lawn provides a canvas around which the textures and colours of the border planting are displayed – a lawn watering system can achieve this even during a hot, dry Summer.
For an effective lawn irrigation system you need quality gear-driven pop-up sprinklers which are installed in the lawn using underground pipework, making the system invisible when not in use. The sprinkler rises out of the ground when watering commences, and covers the area in rain-like droplets.
Once watering is finished, the sprinkler retracts back into the lawn, allowing you to mow the grass and use your garden as normal
Regular lawn watering is also important in areas of heavy use, allowing the grass to recover even during dry weather. For areas with only shallow soil depths, regular irrigation of lawns is vital, as only a few days of hot, dry weather will deplete the water reserves of the grass.
Lawn Sprinker Systems
Access lawn watering sprinklers are available in a wide range of types and sizes to ensure even water distribution for every conceivable lawn shape or size. Although every lawn is different, we use two main sprinkler layouts – edge watering and centre watering.
Edge watering places the sprinklers on the perimeter of the lawn, with the sprinklers operating on a 180 degree arc, spraying into the lawn. This configuration reduces over-spay and provides more even coverage in windy areas.
Centre watering keeps costs down by using fewer nozzles, as full circle nozzles are placed down the centre of the lawn. However, to ensure reasonable coverage, the sprinkler must be set to throw further than the lawn, resulting in less even watering and more over-spray.
Sprinkler Heads for Small Lawns
The irrigation of small lawn areas has always been difficult as the arc of spray varies from sprinkler to sprinkler. With a rotary sprinkler, when the arc changes, the precipitation rate changes as well, resulting in uneven water application.
The new MP rotator spray head, however, solves these problems, giving an even precipitation rate with low water consumption.
For smaller systems, lawn watering kits can be ordered from our online shop.
How Access Irrigation Can Help
Access Irrigation have been providing lawn irrigation systems for private gardens for nearly 40 years, and delivering lawn irrigation system design and installation services.
We use our experience to advise the garden designer at the start of the project on the most suitable type of irrigation for each lawn area and provide information on compliance with the water regulations. And we work from scale drawings to produce designs and costings for the project. For an idea of the costs of a fully designed lawn watering system, download our Lawn Watering Costs leaflet.