How An Irrigation System Works To Keep Your Lawn Beautiful

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Sprinkler irrigation system watering a lawn

Knowing how something works can be important, which is why we want to share with you how irrigation systems work!

In this post, you can find out how an irrigation installation works. You can also discover how irrigation valves work, how drip irrigation works, and how irrigation wells work.

It Has To Be As Good As Me

“If it’s going to replace me it needs to do just as good of a job,” states James.

Sarah smirks. “Like you had to do just as good of a job as me to take over, right?” James chuckles. “Exactly, and that was hard to do.”

“Then let’s look up how an irrigation system works on Google! I know we’ll need to find out how irrigation wells work and how drip irrigation works,” says Sarah. “Don’t forget how irrigation valves work,” says James. “And how much an irrigation system costs,” says Sarah.

They both laugh. “Looks like we both did some independent digging on irrigation systems,” says James. “Then let’s do this together,” says Sarah as she starts searching Google on her phone.

Here’s what the couple finds out:

How An Irrigation System Works

Small trench for installing a new irrigation system

Irrigation systems work as a series of sprinklers or drip irrigation applicators. They’re powered by water pressure held back by the irrigation valve. An electric controller determines when to release the water. This water goes through the system and out the sprinklers or drips.

How Does An Irrigation Valve Work?

Irrigation valve

An irrigation valve is what stops or lets the water come out and water your lawn. The water is already in the system and is pushing against the valve.

Then, basically, when the system turns on the valve opens and water comes out. 

How Does Drip Irrigation Work?

Closeup of a drip irrigation system

Drip irrigation works through small drip emitters we attach to feeder hoses. We put these emitters near the root systems of your plants. Water flows in through the feeder hoses and comes out of the emitters in a slow, steady drip. The emitters can be as small as a dime.

This is a very efficient and controllable way to water your plants. 

You can also build the emitters into the feeder hose instead of having independent emitters. We call this a trickle hose.

How Do Irrigation Wells Work?

Irrigation wells are like normal wells but you hook it up to a sprinkler system or faucet. They have screens with filters at the bottom to keep out fine sand and such. A pipe connects to the screen and goes to the surface. The water then goes out to your irrigation system.

Since you aren’t using city water, you won’t see any extra charges to your water bill.

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“Let’s talk about our options and see which one we want,” suggests James. Sarah shrugs. “Or we can keep digging to find out more so we can make a better decision.” James nods and the couple keeps looking.