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Drip & Lawn Irrigation System Installation In Your Area

How much do sprinkler system installers typically cost?

  • Ashburn, VA Average
  • Typical Range
    $2,722 - $3,500
  • Low End - High End
    $1,500 - $6,000

When you hear the term irrigation, you may think of crops and farms. However, irrigation systems are installed in residential areas as well. You probably know them best as lawn irrigation systems or sprinkler systems. When you hear "lawn irrigation", think "sprinklers, because the two terms are interchangeable.

Irrigation installation in a home can involve more than just installing sprinkler pipes and heads. There are also zones, valves, shutoff valves, backflow preventers, and controllers (the brains of the system). Irrigation is also more than just sprinklers. Consider the drip system.

When you want to water your garden - flower or vegetable - and a hose is inconveniently located far away, the sprinklers are out of reach or too harsh, and watering by hand is hard to remember to do regularly, consider installing drip system irrigation. Unlike sprinklers that mimic rain and drop water all over the place, the drip method delivers water directly to the soil leaving stems and leaves dry. This allows every drop of water to count.

Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages. Sprinklers provide maximum coverage in large areas, but the water can evaporate on hot days or blow away in wind before it has a chance to get to the soil. Drip irrigation is great for gardens and delivers water directly where it counts (the soil), but drip heads can clog and need to be checked on a regular basis.

If you're considering irrigation for your lawn or garden, be sure to hire a professional to ensure the job is done right the first time. Enter your zip code and let HomeAdvisor connect you with irrigation installers near you.