Thirsty for More? How to Save Green with Irrigation Installation
Does your lawn have a drinking problem? Thirsty lawns can end up wasting lots of water and costing you money. Many lawns actually do require a decent amount of water, but determining how much they actually need is more of an art than a science.
Lawns make up the largest irrigated crop in the United States each year, with more than 32 million acres plus of grass in both residential and commercial properties nationwide. Americans use more than one-third of their residential water on lawns, plants and trees, which adds up to seven billion gallons of water usage each day!1
The good news is there are several ways you can save water and money by making adjustments to your irrigation system. The qualified professionals at River City Landscaping specialize in the fields of irrigation system installation and maintenance, and can help you fine tune your watering habits to maintain an optimal volume.
Get an Irrigation Audit
The first step in saving more green is to have your irrigation system audited by River City Landscaping. The results of the audit will let you know what condition your irrigation system is in and whether or not it needs to be repaired or replaced. An irrigation system audit provides you with the following:
- Carefully analyzes your home landscaping irrigation system to find potential water savings
- Checks irrigation controller program settings for proper running time and frequency
- Identifies overspray problems which result in water landing on paved areas
- Locates poor water coverage areas which need more water
- Inspects sprinkler heads for proper placement and operation
- Provides a written report of our findings to help you save water and money, including an irrigation schedule to show you how often and for how long you should water your lawn during each month of the year
Other Ways to Save Green
Adjust your irrigation controller. This timer can be adjusted for seasonal changes in weather. Doing this once a month can save you lots of water and money and only takes a few minutes.
Run your irrigation system in the morning. This will result in less water being lost due to evaporation.
Use shorter, more frequent cycles. Program your irrigation timer to water for two to three short cycles instead of one longer period of time. This will allow water to soak into the ground and will use less water each day.
Separate your plants into hydro-zones. Each zone can be watered individually for just the right amounts of time and required volumes of water.
River City Landscaping can help you save money by giving your sprinkler system a tune up and fixing, cleaning or replacing leaking valves. We can also install the following to make your irrigation system more efficient:
- Smart controllers
- Rain switches
- Newer, more energy-efficient sprinkler heads
- Automated emergency shut-off devices
Irrigation System Installation in Baton Rouge
River City Landscaping offers a wide variety of full-service landscaping solutions and our highly experienced landscaping staff can handle a wide variety of projects including irrigation system installation and repair.
We are fully licensed and insured and have provided Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas with professional landscaping services for the past 20 years. We create a unique plan for every client to address specific needs related to your irrigation system.