A lush green lawn is a homeowner’s dream, but it can be challenging to maintain. You may worry about whether you’re watering too little or too much, or if it takes an excessive amount of time. This is where a sprinkler system can prove beneficial. If you’re considering installing one, here are a few of the most commonly asked questions to help you decide if this system is right for your lawn.

A Guide to Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Does a lawn sprinkler system help conserve water?

When a sprinkler is installed, the contractor first surveys the landscape, taking into consideration the size of your lawn, quality of the grass and soil, and local weather conditions. Gathering this information ensures that you get the irrigation system best suited for your property.

Automated sprinklers are programmed to sense how much water your lawn needs, so you don’t have to worry about overwatering or under-watering. Morning and evening are the most cost-effective times to water, so the system can be set to turn on and off at those times. A rain sensor also helps you avoid needless watering by keeping the system off when there’s been recent rainfall.       

Are they efficient?

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Lawn sprinkler systems are built to be more efficient at watering than with hoses. When you run the hose on certain patches of grass or manually change the location of the sprinkler, there’s nothing to signal that you’ve watered enough or too much. A system can deliver the correct amount of hydration to different areas. For example, if there are parts that are more exposed to sunlight, they can receive more water compared to shaded spaces.

What if it rains regularly in my area?

Rainfall might deliver a dose of hydration for a day or even a few days, but those conditions are not consistent enough to supply the water your lawn needs to stay healthy. Grass should be watered routinely and with the right amounts. If you live in a place that experiences dry spells or hot temperatures, extra care needs to be taken to prevent greenery from dying. A sprinkler system delivers the right amount of water to your lawn regardless of the weather, and if you’re away on vacation, you don’t have to be concerned about the grass drying out. You can set up the system to still operate while you’re gone.  

Is a sprinkler system user-friendly?

It may take time to learn how to operate your new sprinkler system, but you won't need special certification. How it functions depends on the type you have installed, but the contractor will show you how it works and answer your questions. With a smart sprinkler program, settings are customized to suit your lawn, so it works seamlessly without you having to lift a finger. Many advanced systems can also detect weather and temperature fluctuations to adjust accordingly.


If you're ready to install the right sprinkler system to keep your lawn healthy and lush, talk to the landscaping design experts at Aloha ʻAina Landscaping in Aiea, HI. This Oahu company is ready to listen to your needs and assist in getting your property to look its best. Come visit their 9-acre nursery in Waimanalo for beautiful plants and efficient, effective, friendly service. Call (808) 291-0143 for a consultation, or visit their website to learn more.