Do you spend hours moving sprinklers around your property to ensure that every spot gets the water it needs? Have you left on vacation only to come back to a dead, dry lawn? Are you too busy with more important commitments and simply don’t have time to water?

Our lawn care clients come to us with these issues and more! It’s not easy to keep your yard in tip-top shape — that’s what professional landscapers like Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group are here for! Even if you’re not ready to invest in regular lawn care services, installing a professional irrigation system can make your life so much easier.

In today’s blog post, our landscaping experts are here to explain our process for creating an irrigation system that uses the least amount of energy and water to cover your entire yard. We do so with irrigation mapping. Learn more, and if you’re in need of lawn care, sprinkler systems, and other landscaping services in Atlanta, contact us today! 

What is irrigation mapping?

Irrigation mapping takes the guesswork out of lawn maintenance by using GPS technology to provide an accurate map of your commercial or residential property. Many irrigation systems lie underneath your landscaping and consist of irrigation system clocks, valves, and sprinkler heads. Not only is the map helpful in ensuring that all of these components are properly placed, but they also are vital if you need repairs down the road or if you want to add to or upgrade your system. 

If you hire Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group to install your irrigation system, we’ll make a clear map of where all of the components are located. However, if you choose to install your own sprinkler system, it’s possible that you won’t create as clear a map. If you end up having problems with your system, poor irrigation mapping can lead to big headaches. You don’t want to end up spending a ton of time finding a leak or locating clogged sprinkler heads. If you hire a professional landscaper to repair the system, you may end up spending more in labor because they’ll need to spend time identifying where your irrigation system is located rather than simply checking the irrigation map.

Planning your lawn irrigation system

Before starting an irrigation system, it’s important to measure water pressure to ensure that water will be able to flow through the entire system. Next, the irrigation map will be drawn to scale and the area covered for each sprinkler head will need to be calculated. The irrigation lines and sprinkler heads will ideally run along the outside edge of the lawn so that you don’t accidentally damage them with lawnmowers. Sprinklers will need to be placed so that they overlap to get good, even watering. 

Next comes the hard part — installing the irrigation system. It takes an army of pipes, fittings, sprinklers, and more to ensure that the irrigation map is completed correctly and will last for a long time. Check back in for future blogs on the irrigation installation process, and if you’re in need of irrigation installation or would like a quote for your residential or commercial project, contact Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group in Atlanta today!