While the goal of both commercial and residential landscaping is to create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor experience to compliment the building, there are slight differences between the two that need to be considered when planning things like irrigation systems and plantings.
Residential irrigation systems don’t require as large of a water source as a commercial system that might be covering a larger area. Before a commercial system is installed, we make sure that an adequate water source is available to handle a larger water volume. This also allows more water to be released from the sprinkler heads and more zones to be installed.
Commercial irrigation systems are used in many establishments — schools, businesses, apartment complexes and public areas. It’s important that the system has programmable features, such as automatic off/on and rain sensors. In order to not waste water or money, these systems regulate how much water the area needs.
More Than Just Curb Appeal
Just as a well cared for lawn boosts the curb appeal of a home, the same can be said for commercial properties, as well. The difference, however, is that commercial properties have to take property use into consideration. Due to size and complexities, there are more factors to consider when planning out landscaping and irrigation. For example, the American Disabilities Act (ADA) impacts how walkways and ramps are installed, requiring thoughtful landscaping that does not impede access to these routes.
Challenger Irrigation is experienced in both residential and commercial landscaping and irrigation systems in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties. Schedule an appointment with our specialists today to learn how we can help with creating curb appeal for your home, business, apartment complex or other commercial property.