Austin Sprinkler System Pricing

If you’re considering installing an automatic sprinkler system for your lawn, our records indicate that 80% of our customers with the average lot size of 50 x 120 sq ft. installed fall in the range of $3,500 – $4,000. Much larger lots can range from $5,000 and up. However, the cost can vary depending on factors such as the size of your lot, layout, water pressure and the type of sprinkler system you choose. While the initial investment may seem steep, the convenience and efficiency of a sprinkler system can save you time and money in the long run by ensuring your lawn receives the proper amount of water to stay healthy and vibrant. Local labor costs and the type of sprinkler system can also impact the overall cost.

Sprinkler Repair

Our pricing structure is based on an hourly rate, with a minimum charge of one hour, and any materials required will be charged in addition to the labor costs. We try not to give estimates over the phone due to the fact we “can’t see what is buried”. Our normal rates average from $95.00 – $125.00, depending on your location, for the first hour during which our licensed technician can usually diagnose the problem and give you a better idea of what we are dealing with. After the first hour, we bill in 30-minute increments plus parts. We offer service plans for existing systems that can also help save you money. We will not repair the system without first giving you an estimate and getting approval on what you want done.


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Discount Options

At AAIS, we offer 10% discount to our military families past and present that serve our country, senior citizens (65 and older) and all first responders. Thank you for your service and God Bless You! *Discount is only available on services over $250.

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Factors to Consider


Slope of your yard


Number of zones


Sprinkler system components


Permit (should it be required)

The two most important of these factors, which affect cost, are the size of your property and the materials used. If you have a large yard, it will require more piping and additional sprinkler heads which will cause the price to rise. If you are worried about having a huge upfront cost, consider starting smaller with the initial plumbing and system, then gradually adding a couple of zones at a time.

The next factor that can affect cost is the quality of the piping, sprinkler heads, and timer system that you will use. Since sprinkler heads are the most active component and do most of the work, you will want to choose high quality ones to start. By investing in good quality parts initially, you will save money on maintenance and repairs in the long run.

Water Savings

Although the cost of the sprinkler system upfront may seem daunting, the addition of a sprinkler system can actually save you money in the long run. Sprinklers evenly distribute water across your yard and since you can set the time and duration of each watering, water is conserved and used most effectively.

How a Sprinkler System Works

In order to fully understand the cost of a sprinkler system, it is necessary to explain how all the components work together to water your lawn.

A sprinkler system controller is a small computer which is typically installed in the garage, or another area out-of-the-way, which controls the timing and activation of the sprinkler system.

Each sprinkler system has a network of valves, placed in underground boxes which open and close to control the flow of water through the pipes to the sprinklers.

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, pipes are buried 6 inches to a foot under the lawn’s surface, and are used to carry water to sprinklers.

The final component of the sprinkler system is the sprinkler heads. Your lawn will be divided into zones (discussed below) which each have 10 – 15 sprinkler heads, depending on water pressure. The sprinkler heads pop out of the ground when activated and distribute water to the surrounding area.

Determining Zones for Your Sprinkler

When you decide to install a sprinkler system in your yard, you will want to first determine the different zones which need watering. Some zones may require more water than others or need to be watered at certain times of the day. These zones can include:

Your garden will require a special Drip Irrigation system or Bubbler heads which water more gently than the ones watering your grass. Tiny spray heads or bubblers carefully water areas which have flowers or vegetables. This will ensure that edibles are not bruised and that delicate petals are not torn off.

A landscaped area with shrubs and bushes will require high-rise sprinkler heads that cover taller plants.

The areas of your yard which have large patches of grass will require the most common sprinkler heads, which deliver a consistent, even spray over the entire area of grass. The reach of the spray should cover the lawn, without hitting areas like sidewalks or porches.