When you are going to have a sprinkler system installed you should really be sure that the water that you are going to be using is less than what it would take you to water the area with a hose. Yet, we have seen that a lot of times people don’t really pay close attention to what exactly it is that is being done to their lawn. Different types of trees and plants are going to require different levels of watering. Your sprinkler system should be programmed to be able to care for all of these different levels of watering.
Designing The System
Before you decide that you can do the job on your own you may want to read through this section. There are a lot of different types of sprinkler systems out there. What we believe is important is that you design the system in such a way that you know how much water each area needs to get. Then you actually have to go out and find the pieces that are going to fit the system. Different types of sprinkler heads are going to have different functions. If you just stick to one model you may not be using water as wisely as you could!
It is going to be really tough for you to really be able to account for every drop of water that is being used. A general rule that we use is really so simple that anyone can really monitor water management. If the trees and plants in the area are flourishing and you are comfortable with what you are paying for that water then you are in a good spot. Some of the things that you want to watch out for though or massive puddle left behind after a watering cycle. That could mean that certain areas are getting too much water.
When Is It Not So Obvious?
We just mentioned sort of the obvious water management strategy. A lot of times though what happens in larger properties is that you really need to make sure that you have enough water to go around. That is when we really have to tighten up the system. We can literally monitor the system to the point where we know how much water is being dispensed by the sprinkler. We can lower or increase that output based on the results that we are seeing in each particular case.
Year-Round Plant Care
Plants around here can have a very difficult time staying healthy. Especially in those months where they are not going to be seeing a lot of sunlight. A great part of being able to take care of these plants is to monitor the amount of water that they are getting. Even if you a type of lawn that is built for winter and is going to require more water in the summer we can usually let some rain showers help out a bit so we are not using an “artificial” water supply in an excessive fashion all year-round. Check out our Landscape Lighting and Hardscapes service.