lawn sprinkler system cost

Every lawn is unique. For this reason, it is almost impossible to determine the exact cost of installing a lawn irrigation system without first inspecting your yard. The best way to determine a lawn sprinkler system cost for your property is to schedule a free, no-obligation estimation with our irrigation specialist.

Some of the most common contributors to the outdoor sprinkler system cost are:

           Variance in the landscape

  • – If your landscape has a mix of sun and shade, lawn and garden, and maybe even displays some exotic, delicate vegetation, you will likely need a more complex system design.

    Property Obstacles

    – Despite what you might think, smaller lots tend to be more labor-intensive than large, open properties. Working around walkways, driveways, retaining walls, and raised gardens can make the installation more challenging.

    Type of Equipment

    –When it comes to watering your lawn, there are many watering options. Choosing the perfect option can have a big impact on the final price.

    Smart Timers and Other Add-ons

    – Depending on how efficient and high-tech you want your irrigation system to be, optional features can quickly change the cost of in-ground sprinklers.

    The Number of Zones

    – When designing an irrigation system, professionals “zone” the property to ensure optimal watering for all of your plants, grass, shrubs, and more. The final cost is also determined by adding up the price of each zone.

How Much Does A Sprinkler System Cost Per Zone?

In the Greater Toronto Area, the average cost to install a sprinkler system per area typically starts at around $500. However, it is extremely important to understand that the number of zones your property will have (and the cost of each zone) will vary greatly. The price is not determined only by the size of your lot. Just because you have a large property doesn’t mean your cost will be through the roof. If you live on a small lot doesn’t mean your entire system will only cost you $500.

Zones are determined by a mix of size and the individual watering needs of your lawns. A patch of grass that spends most of the day in the shade may have different watering needs than turf that is continuously exposed to direct sunlight. Similarly, a vegetable garden will require different nourishment than shrubs marking your property line. Overall, zoning allows your irrigation experts to design a perfect system that will keep your lawn, gardens, and other vegetation growing healthy and strong.

Typical Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

When determining price, it’s also essential to look at the various options you have for each piece of your system. Add-ons and upgrades can all alter your sprinkler irrigation cost.

Some of the main components of a sprinkler system are:

  • Sprinkler Heads – At Sprinkler Company Inc we work with manufacturers like Hunter, Rain Bird, who can provide both quality and affordability.
  • Lines and Valves – Lines and valves need to be installed underground with precision to prevent leaks, backflows, and other costly or dangerous damages.
  • Timer/Controller – Timers and controllers vary greatly. From manual switches to mobile apps, there are lots of options on how to manage and monitor your irrigation system. You can view different options from Hunter, Rain Bird.
  • Drip Lines for Gardens – Different from the pop-up sprinkler heads you’ll find in your lawn, drip lines are small, hidden lines that deliver water straight to the roots of trees, shrubs, gardens, potted plants, and more.
  • Labour – The intricacy of your property will play a big role in how long and how much work it will take to complete the installation.