Ive been meaning to do this for a while - My front yard only has x1 impact sprinkler - it really needs at least x2 (my backyard has x4 semi-permanent ones I already put in)
I finally got around to installing a extra permanent front sprinkler yesterday, and I replaced the old existing one as well which was leaking underground with bad connections and had a leaky rusted out thread where the sprinkler screws on as well.
The job took 1 hour with some 19mm poly pipe,19mm hose clamps, 19mm elbow, 19mm T piece with a female 15mm connector, 19mm elbow with a female 15mm connector, 1200mm long "risers" with 15mm "joiner" connectors screwed onto the end so I could screw 15mm impact sprinklers on (all from memory I think its correct though lols)
Thought I would post up the job so I can see the improvement (hopefully) in my front lawn next summer
Great work @Prawns. It's been a very hot summer for so many of us. I'm sure many community members will be inspired by your work and keen to see the difference next year.
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Yep the front yard needs some loving thats for sure. Its all "hardpack sand" unfortunatly and its really hard even just getting grass started from seed there
what seeds did you go with and when is best time to seed?
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Ive been using "Brunnings tough lawn mix" which is a couch grass apparently
Worked great on my backlawn for filling in patches and areas as well over time
My lawns a bit of a mix of grasses so it didnt bother me what type I got (although i told the wife to avoid buffalo as theres none here - and buffalo seems to have specific requirements with weed killers/bindi killers and things?)
For the price of a box - I wasnt too worried about what season it was when I was fixing the backyard to be honest - but i did avoid winter as everything grows alot slower and I had to keep chicken wire on parts of the lawn to keep the dog off the baby grass (I didnt want to extend that timeline of the baby grass getting established as it was a hassle with mowing and the chickenwire then hahaha)
Great effort to see you putting some Sprinklers in. Sure your lawn will benefit.
I used to work in the Sprinkler business and if you are looking to upgrade any time soon I would suggest getting some design help from an expert. They would probably reccomend that you put sprinklers in the corners of the block and having them set at 1/4 circle. You'll get a better watering pattern and it will be more efficient - won't be wetting the paths and driveway. Also gear driven pop-ups will be more efficient than impact driven sprinklers on risers and they won't get in the way of your mowing.
I work at Bunnings and we sell these K-RAIN ones: https://www.bunnings.com.au/k-rain-k5-gear-drive-sprinkler_p3130642
There are other brands though such as Toro or Rainbird.
Good luck with it and sure your lawn will be better soon with the extra water. Message me if you want to know more.