During dry seasons, grass may become less green and flowers may die faster than they normally would. This can make it hard for homeowners to have a garden that they love working in and caring for. What would you say if you could live in that warm weather area and have flowers in full bloom or a lawn that is beautifully green throughout the entire season? It is only one of the main reasons why every homeowner should consider lawn irrigation systems.

Why Use Lawn Irrigation

Have you ever put a sprinkler out in your garden and had some plants become flooded while others remain dry? It happens all the time and means that you spend every 30 minutes or so moving the sprinkler around so that you can flood other areas of it. With an irrigation system, you can save time because you will not have to babysit your sprinklers, you can save money, and you can save water. These systems are designed to conserve water while putting it where you need it the most. As a bonus, you can set it up on a timer so that it only waters for a short time every now and then, and you never have to be home or awake for it to do what it needs to do. This will also prevent your lawn from becoming a place that is unhealthy for grass and plants.

Unhealthy Environments

Whether you realize it or not, the mud puddles in your yard could be causing major amounts of damage to the soil and everything growing in it. Since most all of us fail to know how much is the right amount of water, we end up overwatering or under watering. If your lawn becomes dry, your grass will not rise up the way that it should after you step on it, it will not grow, it will become browner in color, and your soil will be dry and dusty. If you overwater, your grass will become limp and wilt, you will have to mow it more often, and your lawn will remain soggy. In other cases, overwatering can lead to diseases and rot, especially if your lawn doesn’t get a lot of natural light. You will also see more moss, which can smother grass, mildew, which can turn your lawn white in color, or you may have an increase in the number of brown spots in your yard. None of these things are ideal and all can be remedied by proper irrigation.

During the summer months, do you have a sprinkler that you use? Do you set aside time to water your garden and try to make sure that you do not end up with too much water in one area or another? It is something we have all dealt with and most of us have forgotten to turn off the water at some point. This makes a big, muddy mess; whether you are watering a garden or the lawn. For that reason, most new homes are being built with lawn irrigation systems installed because it does offer several benefits that you do not think about if you have never had access to a system. Do you know the many benefits of having lawn irrigation sprinklers installed?

Saves Time

Having a sprinkler system that turns on and off on a regular basis will save you a lot of time. You will no longer have to stand around and turn on the water, let it flow for a little while, and then turn it off to move the sprinkler to some other area. You will be able to go to the store and not have to wonder whether you turned off the sprinkler. You will not take a chance on adding more water than you need to and risk causing more damage to your lawn than good. Less worry will equal more time for the more important parts of life.

Saves Water

Most people, especially those who live in drought prone areas, have a limit to the water that they can use on a weekly or monthly basis. They may only have certain times of the day or certain days during the week when watering is acceptable. Odd numbered houses may be able to water on Tuesday and Friday, while even numbers can do it Monday and Thursday. It gets confusing and what happens if you forget? You have to wait and then your lawn sustains a setback. By using lawn irrigation, you no longer have to worry about wasting water. You do not have to worry that your water bill will rise or that some areas will get more water than others in the amount of allotted time.

Protects Against Disease and Erosion

Over watering can cause diseases to attack your lawn and it may also lead to soil erosion and washed out areas. It can cause an overgrowth of moss and weeds, turn your yard into a mud pit, and more. With an irrigation system, all areas get the amount of water that is needed and never anything more than that. Which do you think is best for your lawn?

When thinking about your lawn, do you have any idea how much time you spend maintaining it? Do you put effort into keeping it nicely trimmed and your flower beds weeded? If you do, chances are good you spend hours each week working in the yard. It is great if you have the time, but not many people do. It is one of the main reasons that a lot of people are starting to see that caring for a lawn is easier with lawn irrigation.

What Is Lawn Irrigation?

Think about your lawn during the hottest part of the summer. It may appear wilted and you may develop dirt patches in the middle of where you did have nice, green, grass. Most likely, your issues are because your lawn is either not getting enough water or it is getting too much water. Either one can be devastating to your lawn, your flower beds, and your property. Too much water can cause diseases to set in a yard, it can lead to soil erosion, and it can just make your lawn unhealthy. Lawn irrigation is a system that is hooked to your water supply. It can turn on and off on a timer to ensure you get the right amount of water at the right time of the day, to keep your lawn healthy and green, year-round. It is also ideal for water plants and vegetables in your garden.

Who Should Install Irrigation Systems?

Most systems are installed by a professional landscaper and perhaps plumbers, electricians, and more. There really is no way to work around it, which is why mostly newer built homes have it. However, it is worth it for anyone who wants a beautiful lawn that is healthy and lush. It may cost you a little at first, to have it installed, but the end result will be savings on your water bill. It will also save you a lot of time because you will not have to worry so much about turning on the sprinklers, moving them around, and remembering to turn them off. Your weekends can be freed up a little and you can spend your time doing more important things like spending time with your family or planting more flowers in your garden. Which would you prefer to spend your time doing?