Pugh’s Earthworks

If you have a business or large property, you know all too well the difficulties and costs associated with maintaining it. Commercial Lawn Sprinklers are one of the most important aspects of any lawn care business. They keep your grass green and healthy, but if not maintained correctly they can be a big problem. Here we’ll cover everything from commercial lawn sprinkler installation to their benefits for businesses.

Commercial Lawn Sprinklers

Commercial lawn sprinklers are used in yards that are larger than typical residential properties. These sprinklers can be set up to water a large area, which makes them ideal for commercial applications or large yards. Commercial lawn sprinklers are typically used to water large areas, such as parks, sports fields and school yards. They are also commonly used on golf courses and industrial sites.

Pugh’s Earthworks

Pugh’s Earthworks has been in business for over 30 years, and we have a reputation for quality work. We are a family-owned business that values honesty and integrity. Our customers appreciate our attention to detail, which is why they keep coming back to us year after year. As a full-service landscaping company, we offer a wide range of services. We can take care of all your lawn care needs, including mowing and fertilizing. If you have trees that need pruning or removal, we are happy to help with that as well.

Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Adjustments

Adjust the flow rate. Flow rates are measured in gallons per minute (GPM). If you have more than one sprinkler on your property, you will want us to adjust each one so that they all operate at similar rates. The general rule of thumb for commercial lawn sprinklers is to set them between 1/2 and 1 GPM higher than what’s recommended for residential lawns. Adjust the spray pattern. Sprinklers come in many different shapes and sizes–some are round, others are square or rectangular; some shoot water straight out like beams from a flashlight while others create wide arcs from side-to-side across an area of grass or other plants. Adjusting the spray pattern is routine for our team. Typically, we turn the head of your sprinkler in either direction until you find a setting that works for you. To conserve we water, we frequently adjust your nozzles, so they shoot out water in a more concentrated stream rather than a wide arc.

Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Water Flow

When adjusting water flow, look for the following:

  • The amount of water that is needed to cover your lawn. If you have a small yard and only one sprinkler, then this will be easy to determine. If you have an expansive area that requires more than one sprinkler, then it may take some time to get just right.
  • How high should I adjust my sprinklers? The height of your lawn sprinklers should be set according to how tall or short your grass is so that they don’t miss any areas while watering. For example, if there are tall trees around part of your property and they block some sunlight from reaching certain parts of the ground during certain times of day (such as early morning), then setting them higher will ensure proper coverage throughout all areas regardless if there’s shade or not.”
  • If there are no tall trees around your property, then setting them lower will help with any evaporation that can occur when the sun is beating down on your lawn. If I have a sprinkler system with multiple zones, how do I adjust each zone? This can be done by adjusting either the pressure or volume of water output for each zone.

Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Lawn Coverage

The area covered by a sprinkler is determined by the size of its head, how much water it can deliver, and how many sprinklers there are. The larger the head and more water it can handle, the more area you’ll be able to cover with one sprinkler. The number of heads used also matters–if you don’t use enough, your lawn may look unevenly watered or dry spots could appear where no water reaches.

The distance between each head will affect how quickly they fill up with water; if they are too close together then this process could take longer than necessary before moving onto another part of your yard (or even worse: clogging). If they are spaced too far apart then precious resources might go unused since most people do not want their entire lawns flooded with gallons upon gallons (liters upon liters) every few minutes–and besides that would defeat our goal here which is making sure everything gets wet evenly!

Finally, there is angle: installing them vertically instead horizontally makes sense from an efficiency standpoint but results in less coverage overall because less water gets tossed around while gravity pulls down towards earth rather than spraying outward into open space above ground level like we want.”

How many heads do I need?

The answer to this question is a little more complicated than you might think. The best way to figure out how many sprinklers you will need depends on several factors including: the size of your lawn (how many square feet), the type of grass (grass types have different water requirements), rainfall in your area during the summer months, and if there are any irrigation restrictions placed by local government agencies like county or city governments.” The Pugh’s Earthworks team will figure all of this out.

Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Pipes

The pipes are used to connect the sprinkler heads to the water supply. They can be made from different materials, such as PVC, copper and galvanized steel. The decision of which type of pipe you use depends on where you plan on installing it and what kind of pressure is required by your irrigation system.

If you are planning on burying your commercial lawn sprinklers’ pipes underground, our team will need to be bury at least 2 inches below ground level so that they do not freeze during winter months and burst under heavy weight when carrying snow melt or rainwater runoff during spring thawing periods (it is best not making contact with frozen ground). If installing above-ground piping systems, then make sure all connections are firmly secured before turning on any valves or pumps which could loosen them over time due to vibrations caused by wind gusts hitting against them while they are in use.

Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Heads

There are two main types of lawn sprinkler heads: rotary and impact. Rotary sprinklers are good for large, flat areas and require less maintenance than impact heads. Impact sprinklers can be adjusted to water specific parts of your lawn, but they’re more prone to clogging than rotary models.

Commercial Lawn Sprinkler Benefits

  • Reduce water usage.
  • Reduce water bills.
  • Reduce runoff and erosion.
  • Reduce fire risk, flooding and mosquito breeding grounds.
  • Enhance wildlife habitat Improve water quality.


Commercial lawn sprinklers are a great way to keep your grass green and healthy. If you need help with installing or adjusting a commercial landscaping irrigation system, contact us today!


Contact Pugh’s Earthworks for Irrigation System Installation and all Commercial Landscaping Services

If you are looking for a reliable commercial lawn care service, contact us today! We offer free estimates on all of our services and are always happy to answer any questions you may have about how we can help your business succeed. Pugh’s Earthworks is a full-service landscaping and lawn care company that offers commercial lawn maintenance services for businesses, commercial properties and residential properties. We offer a wide range of services to help you maintain your property. We can provide everything from seasonal mowing to full landscape design services or irrigation system installation.

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Pugh’s Earthworks

We operate 5 landscape centers, in 3 states.

Our headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. We also operate landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, please give us a call or send us a message via the contact form below. We do offer FREE Estimates.


Phone: (866) 207-4734