May 21, 2020

Residential irrigation sytem being installed in a flower bed.

Have you ever thought about having an irrigation system installed in your yard? But you’re probably wondering if it would really be worth the trouble and the cost. Let’s talk about some specific advantages to installing an irrigation system in your yard.

1. An Irrigation System Promotes a Healthy Lawn

Unhealthy lawns are easy to spot, with dead grass and bare spots. Gaps in the grass open space for weeds, which adds to the unhealthy, unkempt look. Well cared for lawns are thick, green, and lush. An irrigation system provides consistent watering that can be adjusted during the wet spring months and dry summer months, which both present their own challenges. An irrigation system preserves soil nutrients, which is vital to a healthy lawn.

2. Irrigation Systems Provide Even Watering

When manually watering a lawn, it is easy to over water some spots and under water others. An irrigation system is designed so that every part of your lawn receives the amount of water needed for a healthy lawn. Under watering can cause dead spots, but overwatering can be just as bad. An irrigation system can also be scheduled for the best parts of the day, making sure that the sun won’t immediately evaporate your efforts, or excess water will sit all evening, allowing for fungal growth.

3. Incorporation of an Irrigation System in Your Landscape Design Plans Increases Your Property Value

A beautiful lawn adds curb appeal to your home, and a well-landscaped property is attractive to buyers. In addition, having an irrigation system in place will also increase the value of your home, should you be interested in listing it in the future.

4. Adding an Irrigation System Will Save Money

Although adding an irrigation system is an investment in your landscape design plans initially, a calibrated irrigation system will cut out any water waste, reducing your monthly water bill. You’ll have the control to adjust the schedule as the season, weather, and circumstances change.

5. Irrigation Systems Provide Convenience

When it comes to lawn care, making sure your lawn has everything needed to maintain health and beauty is a lot of responsibility. An irrigation system saves homeowners from having to manually water their lawns and gardens.  This is especially important if you have a large yard, difficultly getting around, and those who are simply too busy to devote so much time to lawn care. Irrigation systems work on schedules and sensors to ensure that you don’t need to worry about adding another thing to your to-do list.

6. An Irrigation System is Good to Have While You Travel

If you’re away, a programmable irrigation system is something you won’t have to worry about while you’re away from home. The system can be automated to ensure that you’ll come home to a healthy lawn.

7. Irrigation Systems are Environmentally Friendly

By avoiding the potential to overwater your lawn, using irrigation systems are more environmentally friendly than manual watering. You won’t need to guess when you’ve watered enough. Irrigation systems rely on timers, water gauges, and moisture sensors to regulate the amount of water used. Not only will an irrigation system avoid water overuse, but the other benefits, such as a healthy lawn, is good for the environment as well.

Trust Twin Oaks Landscape with your landscape design and irrigation system installation. We are a trusted landscape contractor with the local experience you can count on. Let’s talk about your landscape design plans today!