A well-maintained yard is a homeowner’s pride and joy. But it also takes intentionality and a good bit of planning ahead. An irrigation system correctly installed is certainly one plan that can ease the burden of ensuring a healthy, lush, green lawn and landscape. Some of the most prominent benefits of an irrigation system are:
Your lawn is the first impression for your guests. It’s inviting. It’s comforting. It’s part of your home and a reflection of the welcoming environment you hope to create. Having a reliable automatic irrigation system will make your dream of a lush and vibrant lawn and landscape a reality.
Water conservation is important for saving energy as well as protecting the environment. Manual watering often leads to overwatering one area and underwatering another leaving you to play catch up while trying to evenly water your lawn. This catch up leads to a lot of extra water usage. Manual watering also leads to water waste since runoff can end up flowing down the sidewalk or street rather than soaking into your lawn. If the water flow is faster than the ground can soak it up, there will be water runoff from that as well.
An irrigation system will conserve water through proper placement of sprinklers, consistent timing, even water flow, and the correct amount of water based on the climate you live in. For ideal water conservation while keeping a healthy lawn and landscape, an irrigation system is the ideal choice.
Drip irrigation systems are ideal for maximum consistency in watering your lawn. Water and fertilizer are delivered evenly and continuously to plants. Watering times are extended which helps to prevent soil erosion and soil nutrient runoff. The slow, steady watering by drip irrigation systems allows the water to penetrate deeply into the soil where it will get down into the root system and is less likely to evaporate away. When professionally designed and installed, it is the best system for uniform application and maximum water conservation. Ultimately saving you time, energy, and money while rewarding you with a healthy, green lawn and landscape.
Sprinkler irrigation systems apply water to your lawn mimicking a rainfall. Using a system of pipes, water is pumped through them by pressure and sprayed onto the lawn through sprinklers. The water then falls on the lawn in droplets. Sprinkler irrigation systems are a great all-around lawn irrigation system option.
Who doesn’t need more time and money? An irrigation system can save you both.
Keeping up with manual watering takes a lot of time and effort to keep it consistent. The ideal time to water your lawn is usually early in the morning. An irrigation system will ensure your lawn and plants are watered correctly at the optimal times, leaving you time to sleep in or get other important tasks handled.
You don’t have to stress about whether you’ve watered too much or too little either, or if you’ve watered too much too fast, losing water due to runoff. Runoff can cause soil erosion, taking away vital nutrients. Irrigation systems water evenly and consistently at the proper times according to the environment you live in. The high cost of extra water usage and money spent to recover a damaged lawn and landscaping makes automatic irrigation systems that much more appealing.
As well, over-watering and inconsistent watering will both increase your water utility bill. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for areas with irrigated landscapes, up to 30% of the water bill goes toward landscape maintenance. Studies have shown when using an irrigation system, savings will often be anywhere from 20% to 50% on the water bill. So, while the upfront costs of an irrigation system can be substantial, you will reap the benefits in just a few short years for a lifetime of savings. Opting for a lawn irrigation system allows you to put the stress on the shelf and save money. You can thoroughly enjoy your lawn knowing your automatic sprinkler system is reliably and correctly handling the workload.
Too much water is often harmful to the soil and can be more harmful than not enough water. Excess water can drown your plants and kill them, leaving your lawn susceptible to weed germination where it is not wanted. Irrigation systems, when installed properly, do a lot toward weed prevention, because water is only delivered when and where needed. Watering deeply builds a thick and healthy lawn by encouraging deep root growth and winning the competition against the majority of weeds.
Overwatering can weaken your lawn and plants making them susceptible to diseases like root rot, moss, powdery mildew, or brown patch lawn disease. Equally problematic, runoff from excess watering will steal away vital soil nutrients that your lawn and plants need for healthy growth. When you install an automatic irrigation system, the reliability of a consistent water schedule will go a long way toward protecting your lawn. Irrigation systems help manage nutrient dispersion evenly, so nutrients go deep into the soil, effectively feeding your lawn and plants.
When deciding which type of irrigation system is right for you, you’ll want to consider some critical factors.
A few of the most common choices for lawn irrigation systems are:
If you’re ready to take the plunge and have an automatic irrigation system installed, it’s best to contact a certified contractor for advice and to get an estimate. A professional will know all the factors to take into consideration…lifestyle, climates, vegetation needs, budget, etc.
The experts at Second Nature Lawn and Landscape are here to help. Contact us today to discuss having an irrigation system installed, so you can sit back and relax knowing you have the most vibrant, healthy, inviting lawn on the block. Let your lawn shine today with the professionals you can count on!