Are Irrigation Systems Really Worth It?
With our hot and dry summers, watering a lawn can be a chore. One that we dread doing because it takes time to set up, unreel the hose, drag it across the lawn and then move it around every 15 minutes for hours on end. Lets face it, watering our lawn is the last thing we want to do on a weekend.
But it doesn't need to be this way! Install an irrigation system!
Here are the benefits of having an irrigation system beyond the reduced labour to our busy schedules.
1. It's Automated
The dreaded task of pulling out the garden hose to water the lawn, it's exhausting! To add insult to injury, the cheap nozzles and old school sprinklers sold these days break from just pulling the hose out.
Those days of dragging the house out from the shed are over. Avoid the frustration and time consuming aspects of watering the old way. Irrigation systems save you precious time!
2. Helps Keep a Healthy Lawn & Garden Beds
We all want that nice, healthy looking lawn; there's always at least one neighbor on the street who gives us lawn envy. We often think to ourselves, next year I'm going to take care of my lawn so Bob the Lawn Neighbor will envy me for once. The next year comes and we're too busy, our neglected lawn is the last thing we want to take care of.
Adding an irrigation system will help keep your lawn and plants healthy by giving them a regular dose of water. Regular watering will lead to less bald spots, it will also help reduce fungi and plant diseases.
3. Less Weeds
Weeds look bad, kill the lawn and frustrate everyone on the block as the wind spreads the seeds across the block. An irrigation system will help keep a thick lawn so weeds get choked to the point they wont grow. Installing an irrigation system will save you time and money from having the weeds removed and improve the look of your lawn by reducing weeds.
4. Increase Home Value
The added ease for the new home owner and the added curb appeal from the nice, healthy lawn and plants will increase the value of your home. It is also a great selling feature, the buyer will look forward to the reduced maintenance.
5. Maintain Soil Conditions
If you over water your lawn, excess water will result in runoff, which carries away valuable nutrients your lawn craves. With less nutrients, you lawn and plants will suffer. Overwatering can also compact the soil around plant roots, which can suffocate plant roots, leading to disease. A well calibrated irrigation system will only water what you tell it to, when you tell it to, how often and for how long.
Underwatering can also lead to dry soil which is prone to erosion. If its left long enough without water, your yard can turn to a dusty consistency and be blown away in the wind, taking valuable nutrients with it.
6. Saves Water
We've all done it, you set the sprinkler on the lawn, walk away only to get sidetracked. You come to your senses, run to move your sprinkler and your lawn is soaked in that one spot. Just when you think you won't do it again, 45 minutes later, you realize you just did it again. A well calibrated sprinkler system will save you water and money.
7. Helps Prevent Inconsistent Watering
Right now, maybe you schedule your week so you go out to water your yard 3 times per week; lets say Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday comes along and you're too busy to water it, so you skip Wednesday.
An irrigation system takes away the risk of inconsistently watering your lawn. No more being too busy.
8. You Don't Even Need to Be Home
Your lawn can be watered while you're asleep or even while you're away. You can leave for work and come home to a freshly watered lawn.
An in-ground irrigation sprinkler system offers many benefits, with added features you can control it from anywhere or have your smart control system turn off the sprinklers during and after a rainfall. They save hassle and time during your already busy schedule and can save money. You'll wonder why you didn't install one sooner!
When it comes to watering your lawn, we can help! We'll tailor your new irrigation system to suit your needs and a put it on a schedule that keeps your lawn healthy and watered properly!
We offer irrigation system installation, repair and maintenance!
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