Spring rains bring a lot of green to the landscape and everywhere you look yards and fields are lush. However, when summer arrives with less rain and intense heat many yards begin to wither and we see a lot of brown grass. At this time of year, when families want to spend time outside having barbecues or playing outdoor games, having a soft, green manicured lawn is very desirable. What makes the difference between the lush green yard and the dry crunchy brown yard next door? Probably an irrigation system.
An irrigation system can obviously improve the look of your landscape, but these systems bring many other advantages as well. Depending on your wants and needs, you can take advantage of a multitude of new advancements. Gone are the days of doing all your yard work by hand, watering everything manually with a hose; technology is here to give you a helping hand. To keep your lawn in tip-top condition, a custom irrigation system can make all the difference.
Many people try to manually water their lawns or set up individual sprinklers that they can move around the lawn. Both of these methods require time, which is in often in short supply. Sometimes this method results in forgetting that you have the sprinkler on and remembering two hours later when one area of your lawn is marshy. Even if you are an expert at setting timers and going out to move the sprinkler system, what happens when you want to go on vacation? You could come home to a scorched landscape. With an irrigation system, you are able to set timers to water your lawn at the optimal times of the day and deliver the right amount of water to each zone of your yard.
Irrigation systems have come a very long way in the last few years with smart technology. Everyone is using smartphones and smart home speakers, and your irrigation system can join in as well. You can now control your system from anywhere your phone or speaker is.
This smart technology can monitor weather forecasts and set the irrigation system to water your lawn accordingly. Today’s systems provide so many different ways to customize your experience, from user-programmed to completely automated. You can use voice commands to tell your sprinklers to turn on while watching TV or cooking dinner. With a few swipes on your smartphone while at work, you can change when your sprinklers turn on and off.
When you have a heavy rainstorm, a lot of water is delivered in a short amount of time to your lawn, and much of this water runs off, taking nutrients with it. An irrigation system gives you the ability to water for short periods more often, which allows the water to remain in the area you want to irrigate. Irrigation systems conserve water, which will lower your water bill and is environmentally friendly. Rain sensor devices are available which will prevent your sprinkler from running when the additional water is unnecessary.
If you are looking for the best way to be green and environmentally sound, you can gain more efficiency with a smart irrigation system. Smart sprinklers will be able to send the exact amount of water needed. The system will monitor the weather and make sure to account for any amount of incoming rain as well as any dry spells. This can drastically increase your water conservation as well as the quality and condition of your lawn.
Lawns with irrigation systems look better than lawns without them because they are healthier. Burkholder knows how much water is optimal for various landscapes. With zones and timers, we can ensure that each area of your lawn gets the irrigation needed. In addition, drip irrigation systems will target specific plants and/or trees so that they get consistent water. With drip irrigation, adjacent areas receive no water, reducing the opportunity for weeds to flourish: saving you time and preventing competition for nutrients and water.
Lawn and yard care is all about how much love you give. Today you can accomplish the best results without physical, back-breaking labor, by getting the right irrigation system and accompanying technology. A professional can give you the necessary information and install the right system for your lawn. Anyone can have a beautiful property, as long as you invest in the right products.
Summer is the time of year that many homeowners wish they had irrigation systems because they can see the results of under-watering. Burkholder offers a free consultation and will design an irrigation system that is right for your landscape. The benefits of less time spent on your lawn and a lower water bill are great reasons to consider an irrigation system. For more information about irrigation systems and our services contact Burkholder today