TUCSON, Ariz., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Say goodbye to hassling with hoses and dragging sprinklers around the yard. Now Rain Bird, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, is helping homeowners achieve a lush, green lawn with a new in-ground automatic sprinkler system that installs in one afternoon and does not require tapping into underground water lines. The Rain Bird® Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System retails for less than $199 and is available now at major home improvement centers, hardware stores and online retailers. The all-in-one kit includes everything needed to install a complete sprinkler system capable of watering an area up to 3,000-square feet, conveniently sourcing water from any outdoor hose faucet. "We are excited to bring this easy-to-install, affordable and effective automatic sprinkler system to homeowners," says Ray Peppiatt, Marketing Manager, Rain Bird Consumer Products Division. "This new system offers do-it-yourselfers a more efficient, automatic way to achieve a beautiful, green lawn without having to drag out a hose or remember to move a sprinkler around. Now they can spend the weekend enjoying their yard instead of worrying about watering it." The Rain Bird® Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System comes with all of the supplies necessary for a simple five-step installation, including distribution tubing, fittings, and six professional grade, high-efficiency, pop-up rotary sprinklers. Rain Bird's patented Rain Curtain™ nozzle technology delivers a rotating curtain of water that disperses evenly—ultimately reducing watering time and saving homeowners money. The patent pending system also includes a durable, automatic timer with a large display and simple programming that allows users to enter their desired watering schedule for any days of the week, up to two times a day. The sophisticated, yet simple timer is easily customizable to comply with local watering restrictions or other specific needs, such as watering sloped areas and avoiding runoff. In addition, "Water Now" and "Rain Delay" settings provide optimal control without interrupting pre-programmed settings.