If you have an irrigation system, or if you’re thinking about installing one, you should also think about the best ways to make it more efficient. This will help conserve water and help save money on your water bill as well.
Here are five ways that will help maximize the efficiency of your irrigation system.
1. Use Irrigation Controllers
Irrigation controllers allow you to control your watering by day and time. Most automatic irrigation systems are divided into zones. The irrigation control turns on each zone at a specified day and time and allows it to run for a set period of time. Automated irrigation systems use much less water than manually controlled irrigation systems.
2. Install a Smart Irrigation Controller
A smart irrigation controller will adjust the water supply based on your particular landscaping need while taking into account how much rain you’ve had. Smart controllers also allow you to take into account the type of plant material that you are watering as well as your soil type. These can be installed new or retrofitted.
3. Purchase a Rain Sensor.
A rain sensor will automatically turn off your irrigation system while it’s raining.
4. Use High-Efficiency Sprinkler Heads
Replace your old sprinkler heads with new high-efficiency nozzles. This will minimize wind drift and ensure that the water is applied evenly across your landscaping.
5. Water at the Right Time and at the Right Intervals
It’s best to water your landscaping in the early morning to help avoid mildew and evaporation. Additionally, watering in a way that supplies your plants with water when they can best use it is key. It’s better to water your landscaping deeply less frequently rather than more often with shorter watering times. This encourages deep root growth which will provide you with a healthier landscape.
The Bottom Line
Maximizing the efficiency of your irrigation system doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. But you do need to learn about what to look for and how to make the necessary corrections when problems are discovered if you want your system to function efficiently and effectively at all times.
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