The secret to any thriving landscape is finding the right balance of sunlight, fertilization, and water. However, when it comes to your lawn, the process of a watering can not only be time-consuming but ineffective if done incorrectly. A yard irrigation system takes the guesswork out of watering and is a popular addition to homes and businesses. However, before you invest in one, it is a good idea to investigate to make sure that this method is right for your property.
Advantages of a Yard Irrigation System
- Time Savings
Hand watering or using a manual sprinkler to water your lawn or garden requires a significant investment of time. The best time to water your landscaping is between 4-10 AM, which can be challenging to do. With an irrigation system, you can set it to stop and start within your desired time frame automatically.
A professionally designed irrigation system can be placed to direct the water by location, timing, and need instead of allowing runoff on sidewalks or driveways.
Eliminate unsightly hoses and sprinklers with sprinkler heads that are only visible when in use and retract out of sight. Drip irrigation is another watering solution that also looks visually appealing.
Most lawns require up to 60 minutes of watering once or twice a week. Too much or too little water can result in an unhealthy landscape. Still, with a properly scheduled automatic irrigation system, you can rest easy knowing your plants will receive the perfect amount of water.
With an automated system, you are free to sleep in, go on vacation, or take the day off without worrying about watering your landscaping.
This type of system can be customized to any size of the property, unlike manual sprinklers that have a limited range of motion.
Reduce the amount of water you use to water your lawn or garden with the strategic placement and timing of your irrigation system. An irrigation system that is used properly can limit waste to minimal.
Disadvantages of a Yard Irrigation System
System monitoring is required to ensure top performance. There will be some seasonal maintenance to be performed each spring and fall to prevent damage.
Sprinkler heads may become damaged, wear, or malfunction over time.
Underground pests can wreak havoc on your irrigation system, damaging water lines, or brake components.
Wind can reduce the effectiveness of your yard irrigation system by blowing the water in an unintended direction, resulting in areas that receive too much or too little water.
To learn more about the benefits of a yard irrigation system, or for irrigation system installation or repair, contact us today to get your personalized recommendations.