To keep your lawn, gardens and other plants in your yard healthy, irrigation can be necessary. The hot, dry summer months can be hard on your landscaping, requiring added irrigation to maintain a beautiful yard. Irrigation is more complex than just putting a few sprinklers in your yard. You need to consider several aspects to create an efficient and effective irrigation system.
Shade and Direct Sunshine
The areas in your yard that are shaded may not lose moisture as quickly as areas with direct sun. It is also important to consider what areas get morning sunshine versus the hot afternoon sun. Your shaded and morning sunshine spots may not need as much irrigation.
Slopes and Drainage
Water runs downhill, even when the soil is dry and needing irrigation. Planning of your irrigation system should take into consideration the slopes in your yard and areas where water can pool.
Watering Near Hardscapes
If you have a deck, patio, pool, retaining walls or other hardscapes, you need to consider how irrigation can impact these structures. You may want to avoid irrigation overlapping certain hardscapes to prevent damage, settling or other problems.
Types of Plant Life
Different plants require various watering schedules. There are some plants and trees that do not need constant watering, while others need moist soil to survive. It is vital not to over or under-saturate the soil to protect the grass, plants and trees in your landscaping.
When adding a new irrigation system, it helps to have a professional landscaper as your installer. They can carefully plan your irrigation system to best suit your landscaping needs, creating an efficient and effective watering system.
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