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Landscape Irrigation

Landscape Irrigation: The Secret to Success

Landscape Irrigation: The Secret to Success

Effective landscape irrigation is tricky. Overwater and you put your plants in danger of root rot and could end up with a soggy, wilted, brown lawn. But if you’re too cautious with the water, you under nourish your plants and get crispy, slow-growing grass that doesn’t spring back after you step on it. So how do you maintain a lovely-looking landscape all year long? It’s all about timing. Timing is (almost) everything in landscape irrigation. You want to customize your landscape irrigation system so it’s timed to meet the unique needs of your landscape. Everyone’s landscape is different. How well do you know yours?

How quickly does the soil in your landscape absorb water?

Some soil types are slower to absorb water than others. If you apply water faster than soil can absorb it (for example, from a hose nozzle) you get run-off. This wastes water and over-moistens plant roots, leaving them at risk for fungus. Automated systems release water slowly, saving you time and conserving water.

How much water do the plants in your need through landscape irrigation?

Grass, trees, shrubs, and flowers all require different amounts of water. Some need their soil consistently moist while others thrive when their soil dries out between watering. You don’t want to apply the same amount of water, at the same rate, across your entire landscape. Well-designed landscape irrigation should match water delivery to the needs of your plants.

How many hours of sun exposure does your landscape get?

Whatever amount of water is applied to your landscape, up to 30% can be evaporated by full or partial sunlight, depending on the time of day you apply water. Our professionals can help you identify irrigation zones, calculate water run-times based on weather patterns, and identify optimum water pressure for individual plants.       

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