Keeping the landscape around a home lush and green definitely enhances appearances. Properly supplying the lawn, shrubs, trees, and garden with a consistent supply of water helps the cause of improving looks. While homeowners do want their property to always look nice, no one wants to open up a water bill and see an outrageous fee. By properly timing the amount of irrigation based on the weather, a landscaping service can direct the right amount of water to be used in a cost-effective, less wasteful way.
Gauging Moisture Levels
Properly watering a lawn or another aspect of a landscape requires a better understanding of the moisture levels. With the right assessment based on weather cycles, a landscaping service knows how to effectively adjust the irrigation system. This way, the right amount of water is dispersed instead of too little or too much. Guesswork clearly won't be enough to arrive at a determination of moisture levels. So, homeowners should only hire landscapers who are able to demonstrate the scientific way they arrive at soil analysis. Some things to expect from the landscapers would be:
- The removal of a soil sample for a definitive moisture analysis.
- The logging of a compilation of past and future weather data.
- The drawing up of future irrigation schedules based on moisture and weather information.
Such things contribute to far greater efficiency in the irrigation of a property. Water-related expenses are cut down dramatically as a result.
Crafting an Itemized Seasonal Irrigation Schedule
Based on the information the landscaper collects and reviews, a viable irrigation schedule can be planned out. The schedule will take into consideration all the nuances of traditional seasonal trends. When a particular time of the year is known for heavy rainfall, the irrigation system should be programmed to scale back performance significantly. During hotter months of the year, the landscape should be irrigated sufficiently but not excessively. Too much water flat out goes to waste. The predetermined schedule of irrigation must complement the amount of moisture the soil receives naturally.
Instituting Quick Irrigation Changes
Modern landscaping and water management services rely on automated irrigation systems. Flexibility is also very important when setting up a timed and programmed irrigation. An override should be in place in case the weather makes a drastic change. For example, if the weather shifts in the direction of a heatwave, the landscaping service should be able to immediate execute a change that increases the amount of water. This way, the soil and vegetation always gets the appropriate amount of water at all times.