Smart Irrigation Delivers Green in Many Ways!

Smart Irrigation Delivers Green in Many Ways!

Smart Irrigation Delivers Green in Many Ways!

As the seasons change, so do your landscape needs. The environment is a sensitive ecosystem that changes consistently each year. Temperature, humidity, and rainfall are all factors that influence your landscape needs. When the summer months hit their hottest points, you’ll notice drastic changes taking effect on your shrubs and lawns. Plants have a very sensitive tolerance to change, and when one element goes awry, their whole biology will show through their drooping positions and brownish hues that will impact your corporate aesthetic tremendously. We don’t have the power to switch the sun off-and-on or have the capabilities to switch the temperature like a dial in your car, but we can manage the amount of water your landscape will require.

You want to make sure you have the correct valve type that will accomplish your irrigation needs.

The Anatomy of Irrigation Systems are E-valve-lutionary

How your irrigation disperses water across your landscape is highly important. You want to make sure you have the correct valve type that will accomplish your irrigation needs. Valve boxes are designed to create safe environments for your irrigation components. These boxes will normally contain the electronic valves for the individual zones for your irrigation system, which permit or stop the flow of water towards your individual irrigation zones. Note that there are valves for each individual zone that are wired to the irrigation controller. These valves operate through an electronic solenoid that’s powered by the controller. The solenoid receives a signal from the controller to open and close the rubber diaphragm within the valve, which allows the flow of water at the appropriate time. Additional components involve a rain sensor. Most irrigation systems have rain sensors, which work in tandem with the controller. Rain sensors notify the system to cease due to recent rain activity, and can adjust the amount of watering time through calculating evapotranspiration (ET). Thus, saving you thousands of gallons of water per cycle. In addition, rotor heads are pop-up units that rotate in a 360-degree radius with a single or double stream spray. The pop-up height of the rotor can range from two-inches to a foot, and can cover a radius between 10-30ft. Lastly, spray heads are used to irrigate smaller areas between 5-15ft., and have a fixed spray pattern or directional curvature.

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Be the Poseidon of Your Water Source

Managing your irrigation water usage can help you reduce the amount of water your system is using. By installing a water meter on your irrigation system, you’ll properly track how much water is being used by the irrigation system. It’s recommended that you record the usage amount weekly or monthly, just to make sure that your water usage isn’t drastically different from previous weeks or months. For example, keeping proper records of your usage will provide supportive evidence of any issues. Another irrigation tip is to convert your flower beds or other areas of your landscape to drip irrigation. Drip irrigation can save you about 50% of your overall water usage, compared to using spray and rotor irrigation heads. Additionally, make sure all your irrigation heads are using the correct nozzle for their desired application. Using the correct nozzle for your application makes sure that you’re not wasting water. Finally, plant the proper vegetation for your environment! You want to ensure that your landscape can handle the environmental aspects of your facility’s location. This will prevent you from wasting water by not having to take extra measures because, you liked the look of tropical plants that were suited for desert environments. Overall, these areas will help you monitor and reduce your irrigation system’s water usage, leading to more long-term savings.

Remember, the longer irrigation problems go untreated, the more damage they’ll have, which will end up costing you more money.

Plant Your Seeds and Keep Watering

To ensure proper operation and efficient use of your water source, an ongoing monitoring program should be in place. Irrigation systems are large investments, and you want to make sure you’re extending its life cycle to the fullest capacity. Monthly wet tests are required to check for needed repairs and adjustments to system run-times, which will help to maximize the systems’ effectiveness and to deliver a proper response. Monthly monitoring and maintenance of your systems is truly the best way to minimize major repairs for your irrigation. The sooner you identify and repair the problem, the far less likely that problem will evolve into a larger issue. Remember, the longer irrigation problems go untreated, the more damage they’ll have, which will end up costing you more money. Lastly, spring and summer don’t last forever. Winter will eventually arrive, and to make sure the life of your irrigation system is intact for the following spring and summer season, you want to properly ‘winterize’ your irrigation. If your system is not winterized properly or even at all, you’re opening yourself up to thousands of dollars in repairs.

As the seasons unfold, the need for irrigation will follow. Activating your irrigation system properly will get things off to a good start. By implementing these measures for your irrigation system, you’re sure to expand the life-cycle of your irrigation system, saving your facility thousands of dollars throughout the landscaping season. Make certain all the components of your irrigation system are installed properly, especially your irrigation heads and driplines. Correct installation and a knowledgeable irrigation service provider are needed to accomplish this. You don’t want to rely on a landscaper to handle and manage your irrigation system – they’re completely different disciplines. Contacting a reliable and knowledgeable contractor is your first step in helping you to navigate all your irrigation system inquiries.

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