Save Money With Smart Irrigation Practices
Water is the “life blood” of your commercial lawn and landscape. Without ample water, your lawn and landscape will always struggle and could even fail, causing you to lose your investment and needing to start over with new plant material. That’s a headache you probably want to avoid.
While you want to make sure that your commercial property is properly watered, you don’t want to spend a fortune doing it. If you’ve dealt with high water bills in the past, then you know that watering can be costly. You might even be wondering if there is some sort of middle ground. Can’t you have a great-looking lawn and landscape without sending loads of money down the drain?
With an irrigation system, you can have the best of both worlds—assuming that you have a system which is performing optimally. Knowing the importance of a properly performing irrigation system, we’ve rounded up 3 tips that will help you save money while also ensuring your property gets what it needs.
Upgrade to Smart Irrigation
If you are still utilizing an older irrigation system, then you are missing out on some major benefits of new technology—including significant cost savings. These days, irrigation technology has come a long way. One of the biggest advances has been the advent of smart controllers which allow you to make real-time changes. In addition, rain and freeze sensors can detect weather conditions and make changes to your watering schedule. There’s nothing worse than seeing an irrigation system running during rainfall. It’s a true waste of water—and money.
Make Sure your System Supports your Specific Needs
Every landscape is different and therefore has different watering needs. Make sure that you are working with an irrigation contractor who is customizing your irrigation needs to your specific property. The fact is different sprinkler heads will water your lawn in different ways and what’s needed throughout your lawn will differ from your flower beds. In order to ensure that your property is irrigated the right way, you need this custom approach. It will save you money by ensuring that everything is being watered just the right amount. Not too much, which his wasteful, and not too little, which could cause you to lose plant material.
Make Sure your System was Installed Properly
It’s also important to mention that even the best system isn’t going to do you much good if it’s installed improperly. Everything from the distance between heads to the direction of the water makes a huge difference. After all, what’s more frustrating than watching your irrigation system watering your hardscaping? A properly installed system is one that also takes into account factors like distribution, placement, and spacing.
Work with a Pro for Optimal Watering Success
At Carruther’s Landscape Management, we can partner with you to ensure that your commercial property is being watered optimally. This might also include having a Water Audit performed—a helpful service that we provide which will analyze your usage, seek out problems, and predict future bills. We’ve helped a lot of companies to save money on their water usage by performing an audit.
The bottom line? We understand that you don’t want to be worrying about your property’s watering needs—and how much those needs are going to cost you. You want to be able to feel confident that you’re getting the best possible watering in the most efficient way. When you work with the right professional, you can gain that assurance.