Why Irrigation Assessment is Important
Your lawn is your outdoor living space. In order to achieve a greener more vibrant lawn it is essential to have a properly operating irrigation system. Proper watering conserves water, promotes a healthy root system, a more vibrant color and a vigorous lawn. It helps fight against natural droughts and helps minimize pest and weed impact. Correct irrigation also helps fertilizers and herbicides work correctly with the turf and soil. Healthy lawns do not need an extreme amount of water in all aspects over watering is just as damaging as under watering. When an irrigation system is running properly and effectively your lawn will maintain its vigor and become less maintenance.
Irrigation assessment once a year will determine if your system is running properly. A properly trained irrigation tech can determine if your system is obtaining complete coverage of your lawn, all heads are in proper working order, there are no leaks due to breaks in the lines or pinched lines due to tree roots. Irrigation techs will also set the irrigation system to run at the correct times of day so water is not a loss to evaporation and the correct amount of water is being applied. Seasonal adjustments are very important as well. Increasing the amount of watering when it hot and dry and reducing the amount of watering during the rainy season keeps your lawn vigorous through season changes.
Proper working irrigation helps maintain vigor in your turf. A vigorous lawn can naturally handle different times of drought in the year by maintaining proper moisture in the soil. Healthy turf will naturally fight back invasive weeds and insects. Fertilizer and herbicides applied to your lawns need appropriate watering to work effectively. If your irrigation system is not covering all parts of your lawn then the impact from the fertilizers and herbicides will be inconsistent.
Why it is important to have an annual assessment of your irrigation system:
- Water Conservation
- Old heads that leak or don’t cover turf correctly
- Better use of Seasonal Adjustment
- Complete Turf coverage
- Pinched lines from tree roots
- System Leaks underground cause loss of water