Before You Design

To insure the most efficient irrigation system design, use a professional irrigation designer and installer. The Irrigation Association (IA) at certifies irrigation designers.

If you decide to do it yourself, follow the steps below:

  • Call your local water provider for water pressure in your neighborhood. Knowing the site’s static water pressure is very important in the design of an irrigation system that works properly.

  • Determine the flow rate where the valve assembly will be connected.

  • Know your soil type. Different soils have different watering procedures.

  • Call your water provider for annual rainfall data, conservation materials, and many water-saving ideas for your garden.

Next learn about Smart Controllers.