If you have a grass lawn and landscaping on your property, an irrigation system is a wise investment of time and money. Not only can it help you save water, but it helps you avoid standing outside for hours hand watering the lawn or dragging a sprinkler around where needed. While it is possible to install an irrigation system on your own, if not done properly it can lead to costly mistakes and damage to your lawn and property. At Challenger Irrigation, we proudly serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help you with an irrigation system that is best for your property and your needs. However, if you already have an irrigation system, we want to share some helpful tips to avoid costly and damaging mistakes.
If you have owned your home for quite some time and it has been several years since your irrigation system was replaced, you may be in need of a new system. The same could be said for a new homeowner who is unsure of the age of the irrigation system. This leads to the discussion of knowing when it is time to upgrade your system. We want to share some helpful tips that you can use to evaluate if it may be time for a replacement.
An irrigation system is designed to help you not only reduce water waste, but also to ensure that your grass, flowers, and landscaping are getting the optimal amount of water they need to thrive. One of the best ways to ensure that your irrigation system functions properly is through regular maintenance. Periodically inspecting the different components of your irrigation system does not just help you get the most out of your system, but it should hopefully eliminate surprise repairs when something malfunctions, keeping the overall expense under control.
Many Florida residents have moved here from the north to enjoy the mild winters common for our state. Florida also has a number of residents who spend their winters here and relocate during the hot summer months. Although our area doesn’t experience extremely cold temperatures during the entire fall and winter season, we do have to deal with short stretches of cold weather and occasional winter freezes. It is important to prepare your property and irrigation systems before the cold weather hits. This will help to prevent any damage and the need for extensive and expensive repairs.
September does not bring a shortage of rain to our area, so you might be wondering why we would recommend hand watering, or watering of any kind for that matter. It is important to remember, especially if you are new to living in Florida, that for much of the summer Florida experiences drought conditions. This is the reason why many counties, such as those we service, have water restrictions. When the rainy season ends, many of our clients still need to water their landscaping to keep it looking beautiful or possibly to bring it back to life.
Have you recently moved into a new home? The housing market over the past year has been booming, and many families are moving into new homes. Whether moving into a newly built or existing home, there is always a learning curve with becoming acclimated to the home. This is typically seen more often with an existing home, as it can be tricky to determine how old the roof, appliances, and even the irrigation system is and when it might need to be replaced. Things like appliances and a heating system might be easier to determine, where an irrigation system can be a little tricky, especially if using a system is new to you. Even if you have lived in your home for many years, it might be time to get a maintenance check on your irrigation system to ensure that everything is working properly.
While lawn irrigation systems can make your life easier and keep your grass looking healthy, there are some things you should be aware of that can cause issues. Here is a list of what to watch out for:
We understand that you have many options to choose from when it comes to installing and maintaining your sprinkler or irrigation system for your home or business. At Challenger Irrigation, our goal is to be more than just a company you call when you need a new system or you have a problem with your existing one. With over 25 years in business, we enjoy educating our customers and delivering exceptional service. That may require extra effort on our part, but we take pride in our work and deliver the best service possible to the people of Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties.
Having an irrigation system in place is essential to keeping your lawn hydrated in the Florida climate. Evaluate the condition of your current irrigation system because, over time, it needs to be upgraded. Keeping your system up to date helps it work efficiently and saves you money. Pricing for updates will vary depending on the…
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