Sprinkler system for new construction
We recently completed a new construction and are on to landscape options. We are close to confirming a sprinkler system for our (soon-to-be-seeded) yard, but are having some second thoughts.
For one, we built on an older street (not a development) where none of the other houses have such a system, and frankly I wouldn't plan to use it much beyond getting the new yard going (not looking to jack the water bill up to ridiculous levels).
So I guess what I'm asking is how necessary do you think these systems are for people in our situation? My builder says he has a yard even bigger than ours and has never had one. He said the key with a new lawn is shade (hence, lots of straw) to give the seed time to take root and that many people over-water new lawns.
I want to do right by the new lawn but I don't want to drop a few grand on something I'll rarely use.