The sprinkler systems that are used to water lawns and landscaping are often inefficient, outdated, and wasteful. Today, there are many ways that you can improve irrigation systems that are used in landscaping. Options like rain collection, drip irrigation, and smart controllers can help reduce that impact of irrigation systems on the environment. The following tips will help with environmentally friendly improvements for your landscaping irrigation system:
1. Drip Irrigation and Soaker Hoses for More Efficient Watering Solutions
Drip irrigation systems are one of the most efficient solutions to water plants in landscaping. The areas where water is often wasted include flowerbeds and areas where there are no grass lawns. Therefore, you will want to consider replacing these inefficient sprinklers with drip irrigation for things like shrubs, trees, flowers, and ground cover plants that do not benefit from conventional sprinklers.
2. Using Resources You Have with Rain Collection and Greywater Recycling
There are also resources around your home that you may want to consider using to reduce water consumption. One of the resources is rain runoff, which can easily be collected with the addition of rain barrels attached to gutters or basins in landscaping. In addition, you may want to consider greywater recycling to add water resources to your home. Rain collection basins can also be integrated into landscaping designs by integrating them into garden ponds and aquatic gardens.
3. Smart Irrigation Controllers That Help Water Lawns and Landscaping Efficiently
The old timers that are used to control your sprinklers may also be outdated and inefficient. Today, there are solutions to improve the efficiency of irrigation systems with smart controllers. These are controllers that use a combination of the weather forecast and soil data to optimize the best time for irrigation of custom landscaping designs.
4. High-Efficiency Sprinkler Heads and Pipe Installation to Reduce Water Waste
Another outdated component of your current landscaping irrigation may be the sprinkler heads. You may want to consider updating the sprinkler heads with high-efficiency designs. In addition, reducing the pipe diameter of irrigation lines can also improve pressure and reduce the water consumption of custom landscaping irrigation designs. Talk with your landscaping service about options to replace the irrigation lines and sprinkler heads with high-efficiency designs.
These are some tips that can help with improvements to the irrigation system of your landscaping. If you are ready to make your landscaping irrigation more environmentally friendly, contact a custom landscaping service and talk to them about efficient irrigation solutions like buried soaker hoses for lawns.