What are the advantages of an automated sprinkler system? Not only does an automated sprinkler system save water, it also makes sure that your lawn is evenly watered and kept looking great. Compared to hand watering, an automated sprinkler is able to save water by both efficiently watering only the areas that need it and by watering when the least amount of water will be lost due to evaporation. This is both better for the environment and better for your wallet.
How can I tell whether my sprinkler system needs a repair?
If areas of your lawn appear to be browning or constantly wet, you may have some issue with your sprinkler system. You should also carefully study your water bill to make sure that there aren’t any overages. If your water usage has suddenly gone up, it’s likely that there is a leak somewhere — and if your lawn isn’t performing as it should, then it’s probably your sprinkler system. You can also observe your sprinkler while in operation. A malfunctioning sprinkler system may not raise all of its heads, may not apply the water as it should, or may be missing areas entirely.
Why do I need to get my sprinkler system fixed?
Sprinkler systems, when broken, will leak water into your lawn and ultimately your foundation. This will cause damage to your lawn and your home, in addition to wasting large amounts of water. The longer you wait to repair your sprinkler system, the worse the damage will get! You should always have a professional fix your sprinkler system — otherwise you could flood the whole area.
What is a drip irrigation system?
A drip irrigation system is a type of sprinkler solution that uses less water. Rather than sprinkling water directly onto the grass, a drip irrigation system slowly drips smaller quantities of water into the ground. This eliminates the waste associated with traditional sprinkler systems while improving water delivery to the root systems.
Do I need to install a French drain?
If you have found that your foundation is being affected by water — or if you’re just generally concerned about water runoff due to sloped ground — a French drain will capture water runoff and redirect it away from your home. A French drain is not necessary for all properties; it is only required if there is water damage. However, it is fairly easy and affordable to install a French drain if it is a concern for a homeowner.
How can I reduce water usage in my sprinkler system?
If you’re concerned about the water usage of your sprinkler system, you may want to get a consultation regarding whether water usage is appropriate for your amount of lawn. Water usage can be reduced through better timing of the system and through more efficient watering patterns. Water usage can also be limited throughout wetter seasons so that the water usage doesn’t double up on environmental watering. And if there are any leaks that need to be addressed, this can significantly reduce the amount of water being used.