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Irrigation FAQ

Q. Will an automatic sprinkler system use more water than I am currently using?
A. No. -- In fact, an automatic sprinkler system may actually save you water. A well designed, efficient irrigation system applies exactly the amount of water needed by your landscape. You will never again have to worry about wasting water if you forget to turn off the hose. You also have the option of getting a rain shut off sensor with your system will know when it is raining and simply turn itself off when water is not needed.

Q. Does having a sprinkler system really save me time?
A. Yes. -- You won't have to spend another minute of your valuable leisure time watering the lawn. Your new system will do all the watering for you - even when you are away from home!

Q. Will an automatic sprinkler system water as well as I do when I water by hand?
A. An automatic sprinkler system will do a more efficient job because it will be designed based on your landscapes diverse watering needs, using specific products designed to water grass, trees, shrubs or garden plants.

Q. What are the components of an automatic sprinklers system?
A. A typical system is comprised of a controller (which functions as the brains of the system), valves (which open and close to release and stop the flow of water to underground pipes) and sprinklers (which distribute water to specific areas). The sprinkler system can be customized further with rain shut off devices, soil moisture sensors and drip irrigation zones.

Q. How much will a good sprinkler system cost?
A. The price of a system depends upon many factors such as property size, type of landscaping, number of zones, products used and special designs.

Q. Will I have difficulty operating my sprinkler system?
A. Snyder Lawn and Landscape will take all of the guesswork out of operating your sprinkler system. Upon set up we will program the system for optimal operation throughout the year. We will winterize your system after the growing season, sometime in the fall, and dewinterize and program your system before the growing season in the early spring.

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