Factors Which Affect Your Irrigation Needs

During an initial irrigation installation or a supplemental irrigation upgrade, there are factors which affect the total cost. Today, we’re going to talk about the factors to take into consideration during the creation of a new irrigation system or an irrigation upgrade or expansion.


Size of the property

The size of the property will affect the cost of the installation, including the amount of pipe which needs to be laid, and the quality of the overall project. A bigger piece of property will, in all likelihood, require more work and cost more money.

Type and number of plants

A property with fewer plants and less lawn will require a smaller irrigation system than a larger property with more vegetation. The variety of plant material will also affect the cost of the system since they will have to be grouped in stations with similar needs. Desert and arid plants will require less water than their water-loving components, but should in no way be neglected. While one can argue that plants live successfully in the desert, it is also true that many of those plants die, and when they are added to a landscape, a property owner will want them to look their very best.// While some plants require less water than others, they should in no way be neglected or overlooked, as a property owner will want all of their plants to look their very best.

Also, the amount of lawn should be taken into consideration because more lawn will require a bigger sprinkler system.

Type of soil

Soil type and soil amendments are a huge consideration when it comes to irrigation. Tightly compacted soil requires slower water application for a more extended amount of time. Sandy soil will soak up water quickly. Amendments hold moisture for a long time.

Irrigation components, zones

The type and quality of irrigation components will directly affect the cost and installation process. Irrigation sprinklers cost more than drippers, for example. The number and type of zones will also affect the cost of the irrigation system. A more extensive variety of plants will require a more significant range of irrigation components; bushes, trees, and even garden areas will require their own type of parts.

If you’re considering new or expanding irrigation needs, why not speak with an expert irrigation consultant about the possibilities for your property? Understanding your options can offer perspective, so that you can make decisions from the best possible vantage.

Living Water Irrigation is a Phoenix-area irrigation company specializing in professional sprinkler and drip irrigation and landscape lighting installation and repair. Call 623-299-2996 today!