When you water by hand, more than 50% is wasted through runoff or evaporation. Automatic irrigation settings, by comparison, offer multiple benefits to reduce your water supply usage, therefore conserving resources while reducing your costs. Learn how to reduce water output while getting the most out of your lawn.
It saves you water and time.
Sprinkler and drip irrigation systems can be set to daily or weekly watering and timed for specific hours during the day or night. The system will also automatically shut the water off when the irrigation process is complete. By having an automated system to distribute your water supply, you do not have to be physically present for the water system to be effective. The automatic shut-off will keep your water usage to a minimum and lower your costs since less water will be used.
Reduces weed growth
By installing an irrigation system specifically designed for your landscape, only areas that genuinely need water will receive it, thus limiting your potential weed growth. Drip irrigation systems are particularly efficient at this: the system directs water specifically to each plant’s roots rather than sprinkling over the entire garden.
Improves plant growth
Plants will grow faster and greener when watered with smaller amounts of water over a more extended period, which is precisely what irrigation systems are designed to do. Installing an irrigation system will improve your plant growth significantly.
Preserves soil nutrients
Watering by hand often leads to excess water seeping into the soil. Water runoff seeps into the soil, carrying precious nutrients away from your plants. A hose can also compact your soil, leading to plant suffocation or root disease. An irrigation system will preserve your soil structure and keep your plants absorbing nutrients, not the runoff water.
After learning about the advantages of irrigation systems, your next question is probably this: how do I install one? Watermaster Irrigation can help. Contact Watermaster Irrigation Supply by visiting our website or Toll-Free at (800) 658-2002 for more information.