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I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.

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3 Reasons To Get A Sprinkler System Installed For Your Lawn

by Charlotte White

If you're like most homeowners, you likely take a lot of pride in maintaining the appearance of your property. Part of that includes not just the house itself but the yard or lawn as well. But if you find yourself struggling to keep up with regular watering on your own, perhaps it's time to consider another option. Plenty of homeowners have found a sprinkler installation can help them keep their lawn great all summer long. Here are 3 benefits that a sprinkler installation can provide.

Save Water

Did you know it's actually possible to over-water your yard? The truth is that your grass doesn't need to be drenched with water across every single blade of grass in order to be maintained. But when you water by hand, you tend to pour the water out of a hose or spout that ends up soaking the entire area. The great thing about sprinklers is a relatively small amount of water can be spread across a pretty wide area. It's possible your grass will actually be healthier with less water than what you are using by hand right now.

More Money in Your Pocket

While limiting your water use is great simply from an environmental standpoint, let's not forget the benefit it will bring to your wallet. By using less water on your lawn every month, your water bill will go down. You'll likely find the cost of the sprinkler installation will be paid back in due time. After the initial investment is paid back, that's extra money in your pocket every month you can use for additional landscaping or anything else you need around the house.

Get More of the Most Valuable Resource of All

While saving water and money is great, an automatic sprinkler system will give you more of the one resource just about everyone wishes they had more of — time. Instead of having to make time on the weekends to make sure the yard is properly watered, you can use that time to play outside with the kids while the sprinklers do the work for you. Or if you feel you've earned it, simply sit down with glass of lemonade and take a break while your lawn sprinklers take care of what used to be a time-consuming, arduous task.

If you are struggling to keep your lawn in the condition you desire, it might be time to consider automating some of those maintenance tasks. A lawn sprinkler system will free up time for other activities, can be more efficient than watering by hand, and will pay for itself over time by lowering your water bill.

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