Installation of in-ground irrigation systems to promote a healthy landscape.

Published November 12th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Installation of in-ground irrigation systems to promote a healthy landscape.

sprinklerThe start of any good irrigation system is a solid plan. Many factors must be considered before designing a workable solution for your irrigation needs. These include : soil type, soil chemistry, slope, root depth, variety of plants, micro-climates, weather conditions, water sources, water chemistry, efficiency, maintenance, and compliance with state and local codes.

Now, whether you hire a landscaping professional to plan and install your unique solution, or plan to go the DIY route, we urge you to, at the very least, have a consultation with a licensed and insured professional, about your design. It can save you a lot of time, money, and aggravation.

If your property is on the large side, an efficient, timer controlled irrigation system is the way to go. Here, in the Pacific Northwest and in Douglas County, Summer months obviously require more water than Winter months. Diligent adjustments of timers are essential. Make appropriate adjustments, or instruct your landscape provider to do so.

It will take some research to draw up a good plan. Ask yourself these questions:

Planning your system can seem like a daunting chore, but if it is done correctly, the first time, it will make your life a lot easier, and your landscape a lot healthier. If you have an irrigation project that seems too big to manage, or you’d like to consult landscape professionals, feel free to give us a call.

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