The Outback Blog

Technology advances so quickly. Think about it.

Do you use the same cell phone you used five years ago? What about that old dinosaur of a computer you once used that seemed to take up the space of the entire desk?

I bet you’re using a smartphone with all of the bells and whistles today and a laptop or tablet that’s not even a fraction of the size of your last desktop computer. Maybe you even have a Bluetooth device in your ear for hands-free calls and a wireless mouse to boot. 

The same can be said for landscape irrigation technology.

We’ve been getting a lot of rain this year.

Idaho Falls typically receives around 12.5 inches of rainfall a year. The entire state only receives an average of 18.9 inches, making it the 42nd wettest state in the U.S.

So it’s not normally that soggy of a state.

Spring is approximately four weeks early here in Idaho Falls.

As the weather warms and plants slowly emerge from the soil, it’s only natural for homeowners to begin to think about ways they can water their lawns and landscapes more efficiently

But a sprinkler system can seem like a mystery because the guts of the system are mostly underground. While the value, time savings and water savings of a properly and professionally installed landscape irrigation system are priceless, figuring out how to fit this installation into your budget can be a daunting task when you don’t know what a typical system might cost.

Once spring arrives in Idaho Falls, there’s no stopping folks from getting outside and getting busy in the landscape.

And since spring is running four to five weeks earlier than usual, traditional landscape services are also kicking off earlier than normal.

Irrigations systems can be simple or complex. The purpose of installing an irrigation system is to provide adequate cover and absorption for your landscape without wasting water.

Your ideal irrigation system will reside mostly underground, but your sprinkler heads (the components that are visible above or flush with the ground) won’t, so your first step is figuring out which sprinkler heads are the best for your application.