As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about your sprinkler system. Whether you’re installing a new system or just getting your existing system ready for the season, there are a few things you need to know.

Installing a new sprinkler system can be a big project, but it’s worth it for a healthy lawn and garden. Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Plan your system. Decide where you want your sprinklers to be located and how many heads you’ll need. Then, calculate the water needs of your lawn and garden.

2. Choose the right sprinkler heads. There are many different types of sprinkler heads available, so make sure you choose the ones that best meet your needs.

3. Dig trenches for the mainline and lateral lines. The mainline is the pipe that carries water from the main valve to the individual sprinkler heads. The lateral lines are the pipes that connect the main line to the individual sprinkler heads.

4. Install the main valve and backflow preventer. The main valve controls the flow of water to the entire system. The backflow preventer prevents contaminated water from flowing back into the water supply.

5. Install the individual sprinkler heads. Connect the lateral lines to the sprinkler heads, then attach the sprinkler heads to the riser pipes.

6. Test your system. Once everything is installed, turn on the water and test your system to make sure it’s working properly.

With a little planning and effort, you can install a new sprinkler system that will keep your lawn and garden healthy all season long.