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How deep do the trenches for a lawn sprinkler system need to be in a moderate to warm climate?

0-6 inches deep
11%
6-12 inches deep
64%
12-18 inches deep
13%
18-24 inches deep
5%
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Question: How deep do the trenches for a lawn sprinkler system need to be in a moderate to warm climate?
Top Answer (64% of 51 votes): 6-12 inches deep.

Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: Your sprinkler system lines should be buried at least six inches below the soil line.
LawnScapes
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: The freeze line in Atlanta is 4 inches . To be on the safe side, trench depth should be at least 8" deep.
Carroll Landscape & Irrigation
Answer: 12-18 inches deep
Explanation: 12 to 18 inches is more than enough, to protect it from any damage.
Land Tech Landscapes
ProMatcher
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: Mostly depends on climate. 6 - 12 inches is usually rule of thumb.
RB Home Solutions
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: We pull poly pipe, so there is zero damage to your lawn and our pipe puller is set at 8" depth.
TANZ Inc
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: This is standard in Texas.
BlueMark Water
ProMatcher
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: There is no worry of the ground freezing which would cause the pipes to freeze.
Lawn Saver Irrigation
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: I always recommend and install my systems at a minimum depth of 6 inches at all times possible. It is out of the way of a shovel, pitchfork and affords it additional protection.
Intelligent Irrigation
Answer: 12-18 inches deep
Explanation: As a rule of thumb, we try to keep our lines at least 12" deep. this depth keeps them out of harms way from digging or gardening.
Nuss Property Management
ProMatcher
Answer: 12-18 inches deep
Explanation: We bury all lines 12-24 inches below ground level. Some city's though will have codes on how deep they can be
Stricklins Landscaping
Answer: 6-12 inches deep
Explanation: Less than 6" will endanger pipes to aeration, but is occasionally required when circumstances such as obstructions in the ground require. Deeper installation makes repairs more difficult.
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