How an irrigation system saves you money
Most commercial property owners use one of the following options to keep plants on the property healthy and attractive.
- Hand watering at night or in the morning.
- Putting out sprinklers on an as-needed schedule.
- Manually running a sprinkler-based irrigation system in the evening.
Each of these solutions has obvious downsides.
They are inefficient, either in the time you have to commit or the loss of water through evaporation and blanket watering.
A drip irrigation system is the best way to save the time and money waste your watering routine causes.
Timing and volume
A drip irrigation system delivers water to the roots of your plants in the right volume at the right time of day.
Hand watering or sprinkler watering inevitably result in water loss through evaporation and run off.
Watering straight to the roots avoids evaporation caused by wind and by sun exposure, and allows you to more accurately distribute the amount of water a plant needs –avoiding overwatering and losing resources to the water table below the roots
Use your time wisely
Hand watering plants at your property isn’t the best use of your time. Managing a property involves all kinds of essential work, and the amount of time you commit to hand watering plants eats into your productivity in other areas.
An automated drip irrigation system takes this job completely off your plate.
Instead of watering daily or weekly, you just make time for 1 annual maintenance visit and the system takes care of the rest.
Take human error out of the equation
Smart controllers including evapotranspiration (ET) technology can save water by using local weather data to help determine when to water. ET helps take human error out of the equation and determines the amount of water based on scientific information, making it more precise for those operating the system.
Rain sensors, another technology, help avoid watering the yard during and after a rainstorm.
Site conditions determine your system design
Modern irrigation systems are more advanced than aging systems, and today your irrigation system design can account for:
- Type of soil and infiltration rate.
- Plant type, treatment and placement.
- Localized slopes.
- Wind and sun exposure.
- Water availability.
And, of course, budget.
The amount of water you deliver to a plant should never exceed the plant and soil’s ability to absorb it. Every drip of water wasted is money out of your pocket.
We don’t discourage sprinkler systems, we just love drip systems
Sprinkler-type irrigation systems can be far more efficient today than they were in the past.
The right schedule of watering and the right type and placement of sprinkler head can keep your grass looking great without significant water waste. And of course these systems can be automated too.
However you want to water the plants on your property, our team can help you design and build the most cost efficient system.