Seasonal Adjustments for Your Irrigation System
The first day of summer is drawing near, and while the prospect of backyard camping, cookouts, and time at the pool may have you feeling less stressed, we can’t say the same for your lawn. Heat, dry weather, and foot traffic are three major stress factors for grass, and the first sign of weakness opens the door to the invasion of weeds and insects that can do more damage.
One of the most important things you can do this summer to keep your lawn in good shape is to keep it hydrated. An automatic irrigation system makes a successful lawn renovation, sod installation, or just the consistent watering of your lawn easy to accomplish with the touch of a few buttons. Don’t have an irrigation system in place? Our team of irrigation specialists would be happy to get one installed for you!
The Benefits of Irrigation
Owning an automated irrigation system has many benefits, and it will always beat dragging the hose around your yard. One of the major benefits that we have seen over the years is reduced damage to a newly seeded/sodded lawn since you won’t be dragging the hose all over the yard.
While getting an irrigation system may seem costly upfront, the advantages of having one would definitely make it a worthwhile investment! A properly designed irrigation system helps you conserve in three ways:
- Save water – irrigation systems feature pre-set timers that make them much more efficient when it comes to conserving water.
- Save time – sticking to strict watering schedules can be time consuming, and larger yards with intricate landscapes take even longer if you’re watering by hand.
- Save money – by maximizing the efficiency of your water consumption, you could see savings in your monthly water bill. Your plants will also live longer, so you don’t have to worry about the expense of replacing them.
What worked for your lawn this spring won’t cut it when it comes to the summer heat and humidity. Seasonal adjustments to your irrigation controller will help ensure that your lawn is getting the hydration it needs. Several factors will influence how much water your plants will need, such as slope, local weather patterns, wind velocity, and the amount of sun exposure each zone receives. You are able to manually increase the number of days that your irrigation system will run, as well as how long each zone receives water.
Don’t want to go through the hassle of adjusting it yourself? Our team of irrigation experts is here to help! If you have any questions about the amount of water your landscape requires, just give us a call. We can talk with you about your specific needs or our team can make the adjustments for you!
Pro Tip: Water in the Morning
Summertime in Kansas can be sweltering. So, in the spirit of water efficiency, it’s best to irrigate in the morning. Doing this will result in less water lost to evaporation while allowing for the lawn to dry up before nightfall.
Do it Right the First Time
We’re proud to partner with Hunter®, Rain Bird®, Toro®, and Weathermatic® to bring you the best irrigation products on the market. When designing any particular system, we pick the best components from these different manufacturers to make sure you get the best results. Our systems come with a 5-year warranty on parts and materials and a 1-year warranty on labor.
Contact the Irrigation Specialists at Topeka Landscape Today!
With over 20 years of experience in Topeka and the surrounding areas, our team of irrigation specialists is here to help you. Whether you are in need of an irrigation design and installation, seasonal adjustments, repairs, or service, just give us a call to get started!