It’s that time of year again. Everyone is spending time outside and enjoying their outdoor living spaces… and everyone is looking at yours! Is it up to your standards? If your lawn and garden aren’t looking their best despite your efforts, they may not be getting the proper amount of water. An irrigation system can help revive a struggling lawn and keep a beautiful one looking fantastic with a fraction of the work. Keep reading to find out how an irrigation system from G&R Contracting will pay for itself in no time.
1. Saves Time, Water, and Money
Watering by hand adds up to a lot of wasted time and water. An irrigation system can be set to water your lawn automatically, saving you the time and hassle of watering it yourself, or the cost of hiring someone else to do it. Most systems also have moisture sensors, so they won’t start if it’s raining and will shut off when the irrigation process is complete. As a result, they don’t use any more water than necessary, saving you money on your water bill.
2. Prevents Weeds and Diseases
Installing an irrigation system designed specifically for your landscape means that only the areas in need of water will get it, which limits your potential weed growth. In gardens, drip irrigation systems are particularly efficient, delivering water directly to the plant’s roots rather than sprinkling the entire surrounding area. When plants are watered with a hose, standing water droplets on foliage allow for blight disease proliferation. Your garden isn’t the only thing at risk; over watering can lead to disease in your lawn as well. Excess moisture leaves lawns susceptible to root rot, moss growth, powdery mildew, and brown patches.
3. Improves Plant Growth
Plants grow faster and remain healthier when watered with smaller amounts over a longer period of time. This is exactly what an irrigation system is designed to do! You risk over watering, under watering, and uneven watering when using a hose or movable sprinkler, all of which can be detrimental to the health of your plants. Whether you’re at work, at home with your family, or out of town on vacation, your lawn and garden will get what they need to stay healthy and beautiful.
4. Preserves Soil Nutrients
The excess water from hand watering results in runoff, which absorbs and carries away vital nutrients that your plants need. Using a hose can also compact your soil, which can lead to root suffocation and disease. Irrigation systems use smaller droplets of water and less of it, preserving your soil structure and making sure it retains the nutrients your plants need to thrive.
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