In this era of worldwide conservation of resources, everyone is looking for more effective ways to bring water to their yards and gardens for the homeowner and farmer alike; Toro Irrigation Products are there for big jobs and small jobs alike. Using it for Residential or for commercial will not be a problem. There are many types and varieties of Toro irrigation systems available for many applications from the yard to a field and beyond.
Using a Professional
While the rage does it yourself, it is better sometimes to enlist a professional when installing something that needs the exacting specs to run correctly and efficiently. It may save you money in the long run too; at the bare minimum try and have an expert check on your progress on a Do It Yourself project to save yourself any headaches and more digging up your garden or yard in the future if something does go wrong (that might have been avoided).
But if you insist on the DIY, here is a brief outline. Presuming this is a homeowner project, you will be doing a lot of digging, and if you like shoveling you will get your fill of it here. Unless you rent a backhoe or happen to own one then the hand digging will be less.
Tips for your Irrigation Project
• You will need to accurately measure the place you are planning on installing the Toro irrigation system and figure out exactly how many pipes and valves you will need along with all the other equipment.
• Different requirements and equipment will be required according to landmass and how far apart you are setting the irrigation lines.
• Then there is the small stone that will be needed to facilitate the water going where it needs to be.
• After several days of digging and placing the system, and testing it to see if it works (hopefully, something that can be done before recovering the pipes).
• Then you can cover the pipes and level it all out and re-seed then wait for your lawn to grow lush and green.
• Remember to observe the local laws when it comes to water conservation.
With all your hard work it will not take long to see trouble looming down the road, with a Do It Yourself project it may not be very long and you will probably be consulting on it with a professional. Learn as much as you can about the system you chose and how it works. Before undertaking it yourself, see one being installed if you can, or maybe get a video to watch from a Do it yourself specialty store or warehouse in your area.
Try and attend a seminar or two if you have the chance could be a step in the right direction. Then once you feel confident enough and know enough; you can tackle this project, go ahead and you should be ok. Then you can have that feeling of completion when the grass is green and everything is working properly and you did it yourself!
Install a Toro Sprinkler
Toro Irrigation, the company that makes the Toro Sprinkler, is famous for producing the first drip irrigation tape back in 1973. They have since developed a wide array of irrigation products for professional gardeners, sports groundskeepers, and homeowners.
Using Toro sprinkler equipment and supplies, it is possible to design an irrigation system for any application regardless of the size or complexity. How do you choose from portable lawn sprinklers, drip irrigation hoses, rain barrels, or inground sprinkler systems? The answer is to design irrigation using all of these components.
A Toro sprinkler system consists of an underground network of pipes. These have sprinklers attached which spray up from the level of the ground. The Toro sprinkler system is controlled by a timer, which is programmed to tell your sprinkler exactly when and how much water to spray.
Toro advertises that their timers are easy to program. They have a new line of timers called the Extra timers that can be programmed from your computer. Toro’s adviser recommends timing according to local weather and the type of plants being watered.
Toro sprinkler rotors are the next component of the system. These are advertised to cover large areas. Their “simplest” rotor is named that because it is easy to install and will cover an area of 27 to 47 feet.
The SingleStream Toro sprinkler rotor also covers a large lawn area with up to a 46-foot spray radius. The MultiStream rotor puts out thin streams that soak in well, and are good for medium-sized lawns.
Toro Sprinkler has a line of flexible pipes they call Funny Pipe. Toro Sprinkler also makes drip hoses and tubing for drip irrigation. This line is called “Blue Stripe.” The most efficient irrigation system for any home is usually a combination of sprinklers, such as the Toro sprinkler, and drip irrigation, such as is provided by the Toro Blue Stripe products.
Toro Sprinkler suggests using a tubing cutter instead of a hacksaw when installing the pipes because it will give a cleaner cut. They also recommend poly pipe instead of PVC pipe if the ground is likely to freeze. The PVC pipe can break when frozen. You also should blow out your Toro sprinkler system before winter comes.