How to Install Underground Sprinkler Wiring

How to Install Underground Sprinkler Wiring


Installing underground sprinkler wiring allows you to automate and control your lawn irrigation system. Having an underground sprinkler system with automated controls can save time and water compared to manual watering with a hose or sprinkler. In this comprehensive guide, I will walk you through the entire process of installing underground sprinkler wiring step-by-step.

Things You Will Need

Before starting the installation, make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools:

Planning the Wiring Layout

Careful planning is crucial before you start digging. Here are some steps to plan out your wiring:

Planning a logical layout will make installing much easier.

Digging the Trench

Now it's time to start digging. Here are some tips for digging the wire trench:

Take care when digging trenches - make sure to call 811 before you dig to avoid hitting any utility lines!

Running Wires Through the Trench

Here is the process for running your sprinkler wires through the open trench:

Running the wire cleanly through the trench will prevent damage and signal issues.

Connecting Wires to Sprinkler Heads

Connecting the wires to the sprinkler heads involves just a few simple steps:

With the wires connected at each head, you can test the system before burying the wires.

Backfilling and Finishing Touches

The final steps are backfilling the trenches and completing the system:

With that, your underground sprinkler wiring project is now complete! The system is ready to keep your lawn healthy and green all year. Let me know if you have any other questions!