How to Install an Automatic Sprinkler Timer


Sprinklers allow your grass to remain green and healthy during periods of light rainfall. Also, sprinklers come in handy when starting a new lawn since seeds must be kept moist at all times to germinate. An automatic sprinkler timer enables your lawn sprinklers to turn on and off at predetermined times. It also controls how long the sprinklers run during that cycle. Installing them involves virtually no tools.

Step 1

Screw the automatic sprinkler timer on to your water spigot until it is hand-tight. Don't use a wrench on it or it could break.

Step 2

Program your automatic sprinkler timer to water your grass, set up your hoses and sprinklers and turn on the water spigot. Lawns need at least an inch of water per week to remain healthy.

Step 3

Set up your garden hoses and sprinklers when the timer is programmed. If the water spigot is open and the timer turns on, you will have water gushing out if the hoses are not connected.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose
  • Sprinklers

Who Can Help

  • Ace Hardware: Sprinkler Accessories
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Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.