In order to keep grass green and fresh throughout the hot summer months, regular watering is a necessity. For homeowners who grow produce or flowers, this is especially true. Manual watering can be time consuming, costly, wasteful, and just a general pain. An irrigation system can simplify lawn care tremendously, making it worth the investment. Here are a few reasons you might consider an irrigation install for your home:
Taking the Worry out of Uncertainty
It’s hard to determine exactly how much your lawn and garden need to be watered when you live in an unpredictable climate. It could be dry one week and raining almost constantly the next, leaving you wondering how to correct for forces out of your control. An irrigation system can do this for you. It only waters grass when grass needs to be watered, and it applies the near exact amount of water that your yard requires. The simple installation of a rain sensor ensures that grass will never be overwatered, and with the aid of irrigation professionals, your whole yard will be sized up so that it can receive the care it needs 100% of the time. It’s nearly impossible to achieve that kind of precision manually.
Customization Made Easy
Irrigation systems can be customized to target the problems that your yard faces. For instance, do you have trouble getting rid of invasive weeds? A drip irrigation system waters plants directly at their roots, preventing the accidental watering and germination of weed seeds. It’s also gentle on flowers and other delicate foliage. Additionally, heads come in a variety of sizes and designs. They can rotate or stay fixed, propel a light mist of water or shoot a long-reaching stream, and most are miraculously discrete. This allows you to give different plants different watering routines based on their unique needs. There’s no better way to cover all your bases.
Water (and Money) Conservation
Watering by hand can take hours out of a day, and it is typically much less efficient than an irrigation system. When irrigation systems are working properly, they are conserving as much water as possible. They channel water to directly where it needs to be and limits the amount of water lost to runoff and over-watering caused by the high-pressure water stream of a standard hose. A high quality irrigation system will end up decreasing your water bill in the long run, nullifying the installation cost.
More Time for Whatever You Want
And, of course, one of the most valuable aspects of an irrigation system is the flexibility it allows you to do, well, anything. With an irrigation system, your grass is watered automatically in the early hours of the morning or while you’re at work. When you get home, you don’t have to worry about anything except spending time with your family, working on the projects that you love, and relaxing in your beautiful yard. The amount of time you’ll save will pay for your irrigation install tenfold.
Roanoke Landscapes does professional irrigation installs across the Roanoke Valley. Our systems are high-quality, reliable, and affordable. At very little cost to you, we will maintain your system throughout the year and do automatic turn-ons and winterizations so you can spend more time doing what you want and less time worrying about your yard. We make irrigation a stress-free, easy part of your landscape.