A professionally installed, automatic sprinkler system is one of the best investments you can make in your home. There’s no easier or more cost-effective way to beautify your home, increase its value, and save yourself time and money.
Residential outdoor water use in the United States accounts for more than 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation. Experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of this water is wasted due to over watering caused by inefficiencies in irrigation methods and systems. Irrigation control technologies can significantly reduce over watering by applying water only when plants need it.
Other Ways to Save
Smart Controllers act like a thermostat for your sprinkler system, telling it when to turn on and off. Use local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions on the site.
Water Deep Shallow watering only wets the soil surface and water doesn’t have a chance to soak in. This results in a shallow root base and allows the sun to steal your water through evaporation. The recommended amount of precipitation for lawn areas is 1/2″ of water every 3 days. The experts say 1″ of water weekly. The result is a hardy lawn with a deeper root base that is less susceptible to environmental stresses.
Consider Drip Irrigation
Studies show that drip irrigation systems use 30 – 50% less water than conventional watering methods, such as sprinklers.
Rainwater Harvesting Collecting rainwater just makes sense: It conserves a precious resource and reduces water bills, including city sewer charges. You can avoid strict watering schedules while alleviating the demand on municipal systems. Using rainwater means no chemicals have been added. It is possible to reduce your fertilizer use and stay happy and healthy!
Contact Digital Rain Sprinkler Service to schedule a free estimate on a system install or to find out what you can do to make your existing system more efficient. We welcome commercial and residential clients. We are always more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and to provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision when purchasing your new system. 402-934-7900