Installing an irrigation system is an investment that you make into your lawn, your home, and also yourself. To help understand the value of this investment, we broke out some of the biggest benefits we see from having an underground irrigation system.
One of the most obvious benefits of having an irrigation system installed is that these systems are automatic. You’ll have a controller (programming box) where you can control each watering zone, the length of time each zone is on, and what days and times they should be activated. Once you set the schedule for your lawn, you don’t really have to mess with it anymore, saving you time on watering manually.
More Efficient Water Usage
When an irrigation system is installed, various sprinkler heads are used in different areas of the lawn that spray water at different volumes, designed specifically for that area. You won’t be wasting water by overwatering and you’ll keep your grass healthy by not under-watering. Not too much, not too little, just the right amount.
Controls Weed Growth
Since your system is installed strategically, you’ll be making sure that only the areas of your landscaping that need water actually get it. Drip irrigation systems are especially good at this, as they focus on getting your landscaping plants water directly to the roots instead of spreading water all over the entire area. Controlling where the water goes will help prevent unwanted weeds.
Preserves Soil Nutrients
Overwatering creates runoff, carrying important nutrients away from your lawn and plants. Manually watering, with a hose, can also compress your soil which makes it harder for your grass to grow and stay healthy. Underground irrigation systems prevent all of that from happening, promoting a green and healthy lawn.
Aesthetics & Safety
Having a hose laying across your lawn is an eyesore and not especially great for your grass. Not only that, it can become a tripping hazard, especially for kids and pets playing in the yard. Underground irrigation systems have their sprinkler heads buried and they’ll only pop out of the ground while running. Once they’re done with their cycle, they’ll go back into the ground and stay out of the way. This is safer and overall more aesthetically pleasing.
At the end of the day, an underground system is an investment that will end up providing major benefits for your lawn and landscaping. You’ll be able to better support a green and healthy lawn while saving time, money, and water (not to mention increased property value!).
If you’re interested in getting an estimate on an irrigation system, contact us and our lawn professionals will walk you through the entire process.
As the weather begins to cool off again, it’s time for homeowners to consider the necessary steps for keeping their lawns healthy for the off-season. We’ve pulled together a list of some fall lawn care tips you can DIY this season that will go a long way for your yard.
Of course, if you sign up for our monthly lawn care service, you won’t have to worry about any of this because we have your back. If not, check out this hit-list of fall lawn care advice from our team of experts.
Clean Up Leaves
Dead leaves piling up overtop of your grass is deadly for your lawn. Rake or blow away leaves that fall from the trees to make sure they don’t blanket your grass. Try to keep up on this as regularly as you can to prevent build up. The layer of leaves will trap moisture and prevent sunlight from getting to your grass. As the leaves decompose, the grass they lay on will go through the same process. You’ll pay for this in the springtime.
Loosen the Soil – Aerate
This is a great time of year to decompress your soil. Aerating your lawn allows your soil to breath and make way for grassroots to really expand before the offseason hits. You’ll get a last push of fresh air into the soil along with extra nutrients before the new growth starts.
Fall is the time to seed cool weather grasses. Spread a thin layer of seed throughout the lawn to help thicken up your lawn. Add extra seed to areas that are especially thin or any dead patches. You’ll want to make sure you water appropriately to help the seed germinate. Make sure to give plenty of time before frost starts hitting so that the young grass has enough strength to last through freezing temps.
Your grass has worked hard all summer long and now is a great time to feed. Depending on your grass type and climate, you’ll want to find a fertilizer your lawn will love. Giving it those extra nutrients will help stimulate strong root growth to ensure it can handle the freezing temperatures that are on the way.
Your grass will continue to grow up until the first deep frost. Be sure to keep up on your mowing but leave your cool-season grass between 3-4 inches through the colder months as to not remove the nutrients stored in the blades. You can space out your mowings more as the grass growth begins to slow, and eventually stops in the winter months.
We’re here to help you through your fall yard maintenance. Our monthly lawn care plans take all the hassle out of doing this yourself. We encourage you to check out all the benefits of our monthly plans and take the hard work out of lawn maintenance.