Lawn Belt is a sprinkler system you can design 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)Test your PSI and GPM
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.Print your grid sheet
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.Choose your coverage
If using a rotors (Big Lawn Kit) or a MP 2000 head (Water-Saver Kit), draw a 20′ radius or 40′ diameter and then arrange them so they overlap about 7-10 feet. For our regular sprayers or adjustable soft tops use a 8′ radius or 16′ diameter and overlap them 2-3 feet.
The spacing between the Rotors and MP2000’s 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….!”