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How to Know When You Need a New Irrigation System

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It can be hard work to maintain a healthy, thriving lawn. Knowing when to feed, weed and water is crucial to keeping your grass green and growing. Providing the right amount of water at the right time may be difficult to accomplish when weather conditions and your schedule don’t mesh properly. Fortunately, installing an Irrigation System will make lawn upkeep much easier than watering by hand. Even in areas that aren’t considered arid, such as Ann Arbor, Michigan, heat waves and dry spells will stress your lawn past its limits. There are several distinct benefits of installing an automatic sprinkler system.

 

1. Time

If your schedule is variable, or you just don’t want to spend your time manually positioning water sprinklers, an automated sprinkler system is the perfect solution for you. Whether you water in the mornings or the evenings, you can set the home sprinkler system to begin watering your lawn at a specific time and then to automatically stop at a certain point.

Automatic sprinkler systems permit you to set up a schedule to water on certain days of the week and at certain times of the day. Landscape experts recommend that you choose a base schedule that will provide an inch of water to your lawn each week. As the weather warms and weather conditions change, you’ll need to fine-tune your watering schedule to handle drought or excessively rainy periods.

2. Water

As it is in other parts of the U.S., conserving water is on the minds of many Ann Arbor residents. You might think that an Irrigation System would waste water, but itlawn-sprinkler-irrigation-system doesn’t. These automatic sprinkler systems include a sensor that notes when it is or has just rained, preventing your system from watering unnecessarily. When you water by hand, you may be tempted to completely soak your lawn. A sprinkler system gives the lawn the right amount of water at the right time.

3. Money

Unnecessary water raises your water bill while damaging your lawn. An overwatered lawn damages the root system of the grass by depriving it of necessary oxygen. Grass roots that don’t get enough oxygen are much more prone to disease and insect damage. When you use an automatic sprinkler system, you save money on weed and insect control as well as on the water itself.

4. Appearance

A lush, inviting lawn is an important part of your property’s overall appearance. A lawn is so much more enjoyable when you don’t have to spend hours of your valuable free time fighting weeds or pests. When the time comes to sell your home, you’ll see the results of the work you’ve done to create a healthy and thriving lawn.

It’s easy to see why it’s well worth the effort and money you’ll spend to install an Irrigation System. The time it saves you, the water conservation benefits and the resulting thriving lawn are all good reasons to call an Ann Arbor landscaping company to start planning your automatic lawn sprinkler system before your lawn needs regular watering.