2: Planning an Efficient Irrigation System
An irrigation system can be tricky to design and install, even with experience. Many local nurseries and building supply centers offer design services or classes to help you design your own. In a water-efficient yard, sprinklers are used to irrigate turf areas, which are potentially the most water-intensive part of your landscape, while drip irrigation systems are recommended for trees, shrubs and flowers. Be sure to plan your irrigation system based on water zones.