When designing an irrigation system, don’t leave it to chance — Use an irrigation system design app that was created by industry experts
Perhaps irrigation systems aren’t really the most exciting part of a landscaping project. But we all know it’s essential for a successful landscape design that leaves the customer happy. Here at LandOne, we’re landscape professionals at the core – we’ve been out there doing the job, and we know exactly what we would’ve loved to have back then. And that is an irrigation system design app that could have made our workload feel so much lighter and faster.
There are many options that can help you with that. However, no matter which one you choose, there are some basic things about irrigation system design you have to understand in order to know exactly what you want.
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What to keep in mind when designing an irrigation system
Measure, measure, measure
You already know this: measuring the property is the very first step. You have to know the property to a tee in order to create an irrigation system that does the job well.
When measuring, you have to note every little (or big) thing on the piece of land: driveways, patios, tool sheds, trees, shrubs, etc. You don’t want to miss anything.
On top of that, you can label the different zones on the property and take it step-by-step, assigning the proper amount of sprinkler heads per zone based on your available flow.
Failing to plan is planning to fail
We know, a cliche, right? But cliches are cliches for a good reason: they’re often true and extremely common.
The most important part in thinking up a good irrigation system is planning it all out – from assessing the property and the possibilities to placing the system components strategically throughout the property.
It’s a lot of work, and to most of us, it doesn’t sound super fun. However, if you’re here, it means you’re a landscape professional that knows exactly how important planning is.
The essential part of a plan is the basics.
There are four main types of irrigation:
- Surface Irrigation
- Sprinkler Irrigation
- Drip or Trickle Irrigation
- Subsurface Irrigation
The basic irrigation system components are:
- The main irrigation line that supplies water to the valves and valve manifolds.
- Lateral pipes connected to the valves that will feed the water distribution components such as sprinkler heads or drip emitters.
- Spray heads, rotors, and drip lines/emitters, each grouped on separate valves to distribute water to the landscape.
Water pressure and flow are also very important to know in order to assess how many sprinkler heads you can run at the same time. Ideally, your static water pressure should not be above 75 PSI (pounds per square inch), and your water flow is determined by your water meter size. For a typical residential system, this is usually around 15-20 GPM (gallons per minute). Water pressure and flow will also help decide the size of the irrigation pipes and the maximum number of irrigation heads to put on one zone.
If you have these figured out, you’re off to a good start.
But here’s even better news: with an irrigation system design app, it all gets SO MUCH easier. That’s why you should use an irrigation system design app. No more tedious, manual work. No more figuring things out completely on your own.
Everything is at your fingertips, in an intuitive, easy-to-use, powerful app. Yes, we’re talking about LandOne Takeoff. If you want to get a better grasp of just how LandOne can help you, check out this YouTube video where we walk you through an irrigation system design demo.
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