Some People Over-Watering Their Lawns During Rainy Season

Some People Over-Watering Their Lawns During Rainy Season

Sprinklers running during rain wastes water and money.

Many of us have seen it…people’s sprinklers running after heavy rain, or even during rainstorms.

Many people waste water and throw away money by running their sprinkler systems too much during the summer months. In addition to wasting water and money, over-watering can lead to the growth of fungi and weeds in lawns, among other consequences. Some people do not intentionally over-water their lawns, but do so because they lack rainswitches, or their rainswitches do not work properly. Hire licensed and experienced irrigation contractors to check your sprinkler system settings and cut down on water waste. Top sprinklers delray beach contractors across the area can install different water-saving devices to improve the efficiency of your irrigation system.

Communities and homeowners that have inefficient sprinkler systems may cost themselves significant amounts of money by watering their lawns too much and may harm their lawns in the process. Companies that provide irrigation boca raton services help customers improve the efficiency of their sprinkler systems in numerous way. These businesses can install rainswitches, which keep sprinkler systems from running if the rainswitch registers a given threshold of rain. For example, a rainswitch set to ½” of rainfall will keep the sprinkler system from running if a ½” of rain or more has fallen. In order to work properly, people must install their rainswitches in areas that have access to rainfall. They should not reside under trees or the eaves of houses. Other water-saving products include sprinkler heads with built-in check valves, drip irrigation, in-ground moisture sensors and “smart”controllers. These firms can also adjust sprinkler heads to reduce over-spray on to roads, sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.

Along with wasting money and water, watering one’s lawn and landscaping excessively can have unintended effects like excess weeds, pests and fungi. In some areas, thatch may grow over the soil, preventing grass from growing.

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Efficient Irrigation Helps Conserve Water and Lower Water Bills

Efficient Irrigation Helps Conserve Water and Lower Water Bills

Devices like rainswitches improve the efficiency of sprinkler systems.

Although water conservation may not seem as important in times of plentiful rainfall, water authorities continue to press people to act as though they face water shortages. Efficiently irrigating lawns and landscapes helps to limit water usage, preserve water and lower water bills. Although drought has ended in parts of California, authorities in the Golden State have encouraged people to continue using water sparingly. Likewise, here in South Florida, water management officials want consumers to use water responsibly to avoid future shortfalls. Top sprinkler companies across the tri-county region can help communities and homeowners make their sprinkler systems eco-friendlier. Look up irrigation lake worth firms to find a company to help you use less water to keep your lawn and your landscaping healthy and green.

A thing of the past, irresponsible irrigation, has rightly earned the derision of water consumers and environmentally-conscious people. Although many companies used to install sprinkler systems that wasted water recklessly, today’s new sprinkler systems generally have to meet higher standards and waste minimal water.  Many municipalities require new irrigation systems to have a rain shut-off device, i.e. a rainswitch. These devices prevent a sprinkler system from running if the property has received a sufficient amount of precipitation.  Contact a business that performs sprinklers greenacres work to learn about different options for making your sprinkler system more efficient.

A number of factors go into making a sprinkler system efficient. For one, sprinklers should not spray onto walls and hardscapes such as sidewalks, driveways and streets. When this happens, it represents a complete waste of water. Furthermore, sprinkler systems should not over-water lawns and landscapes. If a sprinkler system runs more than necessary, the excess water will wind up as runoff. Also, watering too much can lead to the growth of mold and weeds. Devices like rainswitches and “smart” controllers can keep sprinkler systems from running unnecessarily.

Wet Start to Year Eases Some Drought Concerns

Wet Start to Year Eases Some Drought Concerns

South Florida has experienced an abnormally wet start to the year.

The South Florida Water Management District, which manages water resources in sixteen counties across the Southern half of the state, reported earlier this month, in a press release, that all areas under its supervision had recorded rainfall totals above average in the “dry season” that begins each year. While restrictions for landscape irrigation remain in place – residents in most areas may water their lawns two days per week – lawns should withstand the heat of the summer months as we enter the “rainy season.” Typically, South Florida experiences frequent, and sometimes heavy, rainfall between June and October. Top irrigation businesses in the area, including leading irrigation west palm beach companies, can help area residents in numerous ways, such as repairing broken sprinkler heads, moving and adjusting heads to improve sprinkler coverage, installing water-saving devices like rainswitches and more.

Customers in the region can ensure that their lawns remain healthy and green, regardless of precipitation levels, by keeping their sprinkler systems well maintained. Sprinkler companies across the area can perform periodic wet checks on people’s irrigation systems to fix broken pipes, malfunctioning valves, broken heads, clogged nozzles and other common issues. Call licensed and insured companies to repair issues with sprinklers lake worth, as well as delray beach sprinklers, sprinklers boca raton, west palm beach sprinklers and more.

Although above-average rainfall in the first five months of the year has made drought conditions less likely for the year, consumers can still take steps to conserve water for the good of the environment and their bottom lines. Homeowners and communities across South Florida can upgrade and improve their sprinkler systems in a number of ways to make their systems more efficient and eco-friendly. For the cost of a service call, homeowners can get their sprinkler systems adjusted and reviewed by professional firms in the area. Professionals can move and adjust heads to give customers proper coverage and distribution of irrigation. Installing a rainswitch or smart clock can prevent unnecessary irrigation. Consumers should strive to get broken pipes and broken heads fixed as quickly as possible to minimize wasted water.

Link to SFWMD press release.

Reasons to Hire a Professional Irrigation Company in West Palm Beach

Get your lawn and landscaping the water it needs to survive and thrive by hiring a company that specializes in sprinklers west palm beach to service or upgrade your existing sprinkler system, or to install a new sprinkler system. With the right principles and strategies, the top irrigation west palm beach businesses can ensure that your plants and lawn get the right amount of water to live through extreme heat and dry spells.

If your sprinkler system mixes pop-up mist heads and rotors in a single zone, it may provide inadequate water in some areas and excess water in other areas. This can lead to some areas looking healthy while other parts of the zone look stressed. Excessive irrigation, while wasting water, can also contribute to problems such as pests, fungi and weeds. Hire a knowledgeable and professional irrigation south florida business to correct the type of heads your sprinkler system uses, and get better results from your irrigation.

The best companies in the industry can also help you save money and conserve water by identifying and correcting areas of water waste and installing various water-saving devices and products. A fairly simple product like a rainswitch will prevent your sprinkler system from running if your lawn has received an adequate amount of rainfall. These devices, which can be set at varying levels of precipitation, will keep the sprinkler system from running if the rainswitch detects that it has reached the threshold for rain. Other “smart irrigation” products include smart clocks and in-ground moisture sensors.