I have never installed irrigation in my life. I don't like to dig long trenches and I wouldn't know what part of what pvc pipe to connect with which other part. These stakes changed all of that. I love it! I can put the sprinklers where ever I want in my garden. I can change out the sprinkler head to cover whatever aria I need, and If I accidentally run over the thing with my car It doesn't require a degree in civil engineering to fix a broken one.