Do you often find standing water on your lawn after it rains or after your sprinklers have been on? If so, there is a good chance that your lawn is not level. There are many factors that can contribute to an uneven lawn. For instance, animals can dig holes that will fill up with water. Regular wear and tear in your yard can also lead to an uneven lawn. This is extremely likely if you have children who are constantly playing sports and running through your yard. It is extremely easy for children and pets to create ruts and holes in your lawn. If your property is prone to flooding, it can cause the soil to erode, leading to drainage problems.
One of the most stressful aspects of owning a home is keeping up with home maintenance and making updates so you don’t experience an emergency in your home or on your property. One area of your home that you have to remember to maintain is your irrigation system. Just like any appliance in your home, irrigation systems need regular maintenance and will need to be replaced from time to time. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from costly interventions down the road.
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.
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.
Once an irrigation system is installed, many customers don’t give it a second thought until a problem creeps up. Living in Florida, sprinkler systems become an important part of life.
Do you dream of a lush, green lawn, but find that the Florida heat is too much for you to handle on your own? We are here to tell you that the addition of a professionally installed irrigation system will not only alleviate the headache of worrying about handling the lawn on your own, but it can also add additional benefits.
Caring for the environment is on many people’s minds these days. Recycling bins are everywhere and composting is growing in popularity. There are ways you can keep your lawn green and have an eco-friendly irrigation system at the same time, too. In general, your lawn irrigation system is meant to help conserve water. Here are some other ways you can make your system even more environmentally friendly:
While the amount of water you use each time you irrigate your lawn shouldn’t change from season to season, the irrigation frequency should. Certain seasons (usually fall and winter) will require much less water, though even in spring and summer you should be aware that too much water can harm your lawn. In fact, it is worse to overwater your lawn that underwater it. The number one reason is that too much water can decrease the oxygen level of your lawn.
No matter your location, water is an issue when it comes to landscaping and lawns. Some areas are getting too much water, many are in drought situations, and very few areas have just the right amount. In Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties of Florida, plants are going to need supplemental watering at some time during the year. The irrigation industry has evolved to meet the changing demands to deliver water efficiently in the most economical fashion. The latest trends in the industry are centered around cutting down the amount of water waste.
Spring is already upon us, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you need to do to prepare your lawn for the approaching summer. If you are like the average homeowner, you spend around four hours every week caring for your lawn — a year-round process here in Florida! That’s a lot…