There are several compelling reasons to install an irrigation system in your yard. When installed and used properly, an irrigation system can help reduce water usage, increase home value, and prevent plant diseases caused by overwatering.

All irrigation systems are not created equal. The right irrigation system for a neighbor’s or friend’s landscape can fail to meet your needs. It is important that you choose an irrigation system that ticks all the right boxes for you.

To help you make an informed decision, we take a look at some popular types of irrigation systems used by residential landscaping companies serving Windsor.

Lawn Sprinkler System

Lawn sprinkler systems are ideal for yards with a large number of plants of the same kind and those with mature grass. If you have a sprinkler system, water your lawn either early in the morning or later in the evening. At these times, evaporation rates are low. As a result, the soil remains moist for a long time and your plants get enough time to absorb water.

Do not water your lawn in the middle of the day as the water will evaporate and you can unknowingly scorch your grass. If you have a hectic schedule and cannot water your lawn manually, consider adding a timer to your sprinkler system. Use your timer to set your system to come on automatically at a certain time. Installing a state-of-the-art Weather Based Irrigation Controller is the most efficient way to save water while watering your lawn and other plants. A residential landscaping company near you can help you place your sprinkler heads optimally to ensure that your plants and grass receive the right amount of water.

Rain Catchment Drip Irrigation System

Many homeowners integrate their drip irrigation systems with their rain catchment systems. A rain catchment drip irrigation system allows you to use rainwater, which is free from harmful chemicals, salts, and other contaminants to water your landscape. Since rainwater is free, a rain catchment drip irrigation system can help you reduce your water bill.

With a rain catchment drip irrigation system, you can collect rainwater using a barrel, above-ground tank, or a Cistern. Combined with a weather-based Irrigation Controller you can save both water and money.

Drip Irrigation System

If you have many plants to care for, consider a drip irrigation system. A drip irrigation system allows you to choose the amount of water your plants and grass get at what time of the day. It uses drip emitters to deliver water directly to the plant roots in a slow and steady fashion.

A drip irrigation system can help prevent plant diseases by keeping the leaves, fruits, and stems of your plants dry. Drip irrigation systems deliver water with precision and can help save time, money, and water.

Sweetwater Landscape is a leading landscape design and installation company serving Sonoma County. Our pros have years of experience of turning ordinary backyards into oases. To discuss your landscape design ideas with an expert, call (707) 887-0140.