Popular Mechanics has a step by step article on installing your own sprinkler system, the summer is just about over, but might be good to consider for next year! – “If you’re tired of dragging that old lawn sprinkler around every few days, you may want to consider installing your own underground sprinkler system. By doing the job yourself, you can save 30 to 40 percent of the cost of a professional installation, and today’s sprinkler components are easier than ever to assemble. Once your system is in place, you can program it to water your lawn on a regular schedule, and also set the startup time and watering duration.” [via] – Link.
HOW TO – Install your own underground sprinkler system