Question: Are some brands of sprinkler equipment better than others? How can I get a really good automatic sprinkler system?
Answer: There are some brands that are known to be of superior quality, and there are some companies that are known to have better installation policies and practices. Whatever you do, work with a licensed irrigation contractor. Get several bids, and compare them carefully. Ask questions about the best brands of equipment, and ask for referrals from the various installers, then call those referrals. Companies that want to cut costs will use lesser equipment. They may not install the lines as deeply, and they may space the heads too far apart. Be especially conscious of the brands of valves and the type of wiring that will be run to them.