Lawn Belt is a sprinkler system you can install yourself … plus you’ll save a ton of money by not having to hire a sprinkler contractor to install the system for you.
Because Lawn Belt installs just below the surface and sprinkler heads are only buried 8″-10″ into a small hole, building permits are not usually required.
To get started designing your system, print out our grid sheet, grab a tape measure, a few wooden stakes and a roll of string.
Before you start, you’ll want to check your Psi and GPM levels. A call to your water company will give you a good idea of how good your water coverage will be if a gauge is not available.
We do recommend using a pressure gauge (it easily attaches to your faucet) and a gallon bucket (For example if it takes 7 seconds to fill a gallon bucket then divided 60 by 7 .. or 8.6 GPM)
For more see our Testing PSI and GPM page.
As you measure your area, draw the shape on your grid sheet as you go. If you prefer to walk your area out – just count the number of steps and multiply by about 2 and a half times.
Use the ledger as a guide to keep the sketch somewhat proportional. Even if you are within 5 feet of accuracy you’ll be fine.
The size of your lawn will determine what type of sprinkler head you will want to choose. If you have a lawn area bigger than 20′ square you may want to consider using either our Water-Saver or Big-Lawn Kit which includes 3 rotors that spray out 20′ and are fully adjustable.
If using a rotors (Big Lawn Kit) or a MP 2000 head (Water-Saver Kit), show a 20′ radius or 40′ diameter and then arrange them so they overlap. For our regular sprayers or adjustable soft tops use a 8′ radius or 16′ diameter.
The spacing between the rotors should be about 25′ apart. For smaller lawn areas use a sprayer head with an 8′ radius or 16′ diameter. Space approximately 12-15 feet apart.
Mark the sprinkler head locations on your grid sheet. Its also a good idea to also spray away from streets, fences and house walls, Use 1/2 circle patterns for these areas.
To verify what you have drawn, its a good idea to put stakes in the lawn to locate the sprinkler heads in your sketch. Just tie a 20′ string to each stake and walk around to check the coverage.
Lastly join sprinkler sprays in your sketch in groups of 3 – then measure the distance from the last sprinkler head back to your outdoor faucet.
“Lawnbelt is really amazing. I use a liquid fertilize my lawn with Lawnbelt too. I’ve attached a simple backflow valve and a bottle (about $8) directly to my outdoor faucet and voila, I’ve got a beautiful lawn, thanks to Lawnbelt….!”
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