Irrigation Systems Make Lawn Maintenance Easy and Affordable

The value of your landscape to the overall look and feel of your home cannot be underestimated which is why hiring local irrigation companies in Northern VA are much better than large businesses. A lush looking lawn for our clients is our one and only mission, and one of our lawn irrigation systems are well qualified to make it possible. Everyone’s landscape is different, and we’ll work with you to customize a drip system or sprinkler system using top of the line products from the leading names in the industry. From small backyards to large parks and outdoor commercial areas, our professional installers will have your system up and running in a timely fashion, a pre-cursor to the days ahead when you’ll save on maintenance time due to your easy to use automatic system.

Irrigation systems from Morris and Bergen County Irrigation depend on the latest state of the art technology to do the job in a dependable fashion, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t easy to use. On the contrary, even the most technologically challenged among us will be able to work and program their new system at the touch of a button. And because you’re system will be dialed in to the exact water specifications your lawn requires to look great year round, you’ll cut down on wasted watering time and save water and money in the process. It all adds up to a drip or sprinkler irrigation system that defines dependability and affordability; the very reasons at the heart of our more than three decades of service to Morris and Bergen County residents.

Maintaining your lawn is a year-round job, but you don’t have to be the one doing the heavy lifting. With the right lawn and irrigation products in place, keeping your lawn at its pristine best becomes a much easier proposition. Make sure that your lawn is receiving the proper water dosage it needs on a regular basis, and in a fashion that is easy and affordable for you.

 

Water may seem to be abundant, but in reality it is a limited resource because although water covers the majority of the earth’s surface, less than 1 percent is appropriate for human use. The rest consists of salt water in the oceans, water frozen in the polar ice caps, or in locations too remote to be of practical use. And while the world population continues to grow, requiring increasing amounts of water, the available supply remains constant.

Apart from household use, landscape irrigation uses the majority of water in domestic homes (and commercial offices) and, unfortunately, a lot of that is wasted. Landscapes need different amounts of water at different times of the year and in different locations, but too often a “one size fits all” approach is adopted leading to the possibility of over watering at some times and under-watering at others. The best way to avoid these problems is to have a professionally designed and sized system that is specific to a particular garden or landscape.

Within each landscape, the irrigation system should be zoned to give plants the correct amount of water for their needs; for example, a lawn should be watered separately from the surrounding shrubs and flowers, and newly planted trees and shrubs will have different requirements to the more mature ones that are well-established. The right landscape irrigation system can allow for all of these different factors and ensure that the minimum amount of water is used, consistent with best plant management practice.

A properly designed and calibrated irrigation system, using rain sensors, advanced head nozzles, and humidity and soil moisture sensors can provide exactly the amount of water needed in each area of the garden, and can be adjusted for seasonal differences as well as the local requirements of the plantings.

When looking at methods of delivering water to the plants there are two main methods: sprinkler systems and drip irrigation. The main difference is that a sprinkler system typically uses underground pipes and pop-up sprinkler heads to spray water overhead, while a drip irrigation system uses pipes and emitters to deliver water directly to the root system.

Sprinkler systems can cost up to twice as much as drip irrigation systems and are often less efficient–there is more likelihood of waste from over spray and runoff, leading to increased maintenance costs. Despite that, there are times when sprinkler systems are the right choice, and the use of a drip irrigation system might lead to problems.

The solution to getting the right landscape irrigation system is to consult a professional installer at the planning stage to make sure that the optimum system is provided. But, even if there is an existing system in place, it can be worthwhile to have a professional irrigation audit conducted to see if there are better ways to achieve the results you want, perhaps even at a lower cost.

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