Irrigation systems are an essential tool used in properly maintaining your landscape. Plants and trees of all types require regular watering for long, healthy lives. Watering by hand is a common method, but it isn’t nearly as efficient as the latest irrigation systems.
If you’re considering an irrigation system for your property or you want answers for an existing system, we’ve compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions in one place.
What is an irrigation system?
An irrigation system artificially delivers water to plants through a series of tubes, valves, and sprayers. While modern methods use tubes and sprayers, the invention originates thousands of years ago. The original irrigation systems were in the form of canals, ditches, and aqueducts. They were developed to deliver water to areas that did not regularly receive water.
Are sprinklers an irrigation system?
Yes! Sprinkler systems are the most common irrigation system out there. They are commonly used for lawns as they simulate rainfall, providing even dispersal of water across large areas.
What types of landscape irrigation systems are there?
There are two primary types of landscape irrigation systems: sprinklers and drip irrigation. As you can guess, sprinkler irrigation utilizes a collection of sprinklers that disperse water across an area, usually lawns. Drip irrigation is better for uneven areas and large groupings of plants. A system of tubes buried underneath the first layer of mulch or in the ground delivers water to the base of plants.
How much does an irrigation system cost?
It depends on the size of the property and the type of system you require. Many properties utilize a blended irrigation system comprised of both sprinklers and drip irrigation. For an accurate estimate of your irrigation system, contact our team for a free quote.
Is a landscape irrigation system worth it?
Yes! Landscape irrigation systems offer you many benefits. Drip and sprinkler systems operate more efficiently than any person who can hand water. Your system is customized to the needs of your landscaping and plants. It will water your plants at the perfect time of day with the perfect amount of water. This means you’ll save money on your water bill every month.
Irrigation systems are also known to increase the health of plants and landscaping. They reduce the growth of weeds, reduce fungi growth, and preserve soil nutrition. All of these benefits only improve the chance of your plants growing long and gorgeous lives.
How much water does an irrigation system use?
The amount of water your irrigation system uses depends on the size of your property and the types of plants in your landscaping. Once our team understands the scope of your property and needs, we can provide an accurate estimate of water usage.
How do I turn on an irrigation system?
Your irrigation system is automated for the most part. It will be programmed to operate at specific times of the day. Our team will show you how to program your irrigation system to adjust its schedule and run-time upon installation. The original settings we apply are based on what your landscaping and plants require.
Do I need to winterize my irrigation system?
Yes. In South Florida, the process of winterizing your irrigation system is simply reducing the frequency of watering during the rainy season (May through September).
Have a Different Question?
Don’t see your question answered above? Give Green Earth Environmental a call at (866) 734-2422 for an answer. We are experts in landscaping care and maintenance, including irrigation systems of all types. We’re able to install, repair, and maintain your irrigation system throughout the year. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services or to request a free quote. We look forward to caring for your landscaping and property’s beauty.