Irrigation System Upgrades to Consider This Spring

Posted on March 13th, 2018 by

The first day of spring is just around the corner. As the temperatures begin to warm up and your landscape becomes exposed to more sunlight, you need to make proper irrigation for your lawn and garden a priority.

If you already have an irrigation system in place, now is the time to have it inspected to confirm that it’s in working order and able to support your watering needs. Over the years, you’ve likely added trees, flowers, and plants to your landscape and with those changes, you may be in need of some system updates to keep it at peak efficiency. You may be spending more money than necessary to water while your landscape may not be getting proper irrigation.

At Lifescape Colorado, we’re advocates of sustainable landscapes, which is why we’re passionate about innovative irrigation solutions that provide efficiency while conserving water. We offer evaluations of existing irrigation systems to identify any repair needs and make our clients aware of opportunities to make the system more efficient and sustainable.

Here are some irrigation upgrades to consider for your existing system:

Source: Rain Bird

Smart Controllers

Precise landscape water management is essential for a thriving garden and lawn. Our team at Lifescape Colorado recommends the ET Smart Controller by Rain Bird to maintain the optimum moisture balance in your soil and prevent overwatering. This smart controller automatically receives communication about the current weather conditions and only waters your landscape when it needs it. It also can be programmed for plant and soil type as well as other local variables. As a result, you’re able to experience significant water savings and a healthier landscape.

Drip Zones

Drip zones deliver water directly to your plants’ roots. There is no misting, very little evaporation and no waste. This efficiency allows for healthier plants and outstanding water savings.

Pressure Regulated Heads

When it comes to wasting water, old-style sprinkler heads could be one of the causes. Over-pressured sprinkler heads can cause excessive misting which can be a huge water waster. Newer, pressure regulated heads are able to conserve water by maintaining the optimal pressure needed. By upgrading to pressure regulated sprinkler heads, you’ll be conserving both water and cash.

Point Source Drip Emitters

By using point source drip emitters, you’re able to ensure that water is supplied slowly and directly to the plant, which minimizes waste and allows for the right amount of water to be applied to each plant.

Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to request an evaluation of your irrigation system to ensure that it’s functioning at peak efficiency.