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The Home Depot guys stopped by for Do-It-Yourself Tuesday to show how to install an above ground water sprinkler system. Joe Autry says you need to plan ahead and get all the tools you need before starting.
Autry says this kind of project can easily go over budget if you don't factor in all the equipment you need. He says a timer can make an above ground watering system hands free.
The two zone timer from Melnor enables you to water two different areas without having to leave your home.
"Very easy, very friendly, very push button, you don't have to have big, elaborate instruction or anything like that. Very easy to do, very do it yourself, the biggest thing that people talk about, not wanting to water their lawns or anything like that is they don't want to fool with dragging the hoses out," says Autry.
You have to make sure you select the right head for your system. There are rotary sprinklers cover a 40 foot radius.
"On an average lawn you need only two hoses to cover into front lawn of your home so two zone sprinkler, two-zone timer, will cover your entire front entire front lawn," says Autry. "You're getting the entire width of your yard and it is getting watered and you have got a green lawn, and you're setting the timer once."
Autry says you should not go cheap on the hoses themselves. They will be out in all weather. A higher quality hose will last longer. Autry suggest using a heavy duty NeverKink hose.