Gone are the days of dragging the heavy hose around your yard, making sure you drench every inch and trying your hardest to reach the far corners of your yard, but coming up short. Or at least, those days should be gone. Home irrigation systems have come a long way in the last few decades, making watering your lawn a much easier process.
There are two basic irrigation systems you can install for your lawn: above ground and below ground. Determining which irrigation system is best for you depends on a couple of factors. If you have a larger lawn, you may want to consider an underground irrigation system. They are more expensive initially, but can save you money in the long run, as an underground system can really boost the equity of your home. They are ideal in hot, humid areas, where keeping the soil moist is imperative to keeping your lawn alive. Installing an underground drip system is also very efficient in preserving water. While above-ground sprinkler systems completely soak the ground, with much of the water evaporating before it can reach the soil, underground drip systems slowly regulate how much water is released over a determined period of time, getting the water directly where it is needed and reducing waste.
However, if your lawn is smaller, you may want to consider a smaller sprinkler attached to a garden hose. The sprinklers can still be installed discreetly at ground level. There are also simple timers that can turn the water on during ideal watering hours and can even detect how moist your soil is to avoid overwatering when it has recently rained.
If you are in the market for a home irrigation system in Lakeland, Florida, contact us at Evolve Professional Landscape Management for a free estimate for your lawn.