Irrigation System Mistakes To Avoid

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.

When To Upgrade Your Irrigation System

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.

Eco-Friendly Irrigation

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:

Over-watering Your Lawn

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.

Latest Trends in Irrigation Systems

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.

Landscaper with an irrigation system controller module

Updating Your Irrigation System

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…