Here’s what you need to know about irrigation systems
While it’s winter now, people all over the area will soon be starting on Spring landscaping and gardening projects. It’s an exciting time of year, but first-timers are shocked at the amount of work that goes into cultivating a beautiful landscape for your home. This applies to irrigation systems, as many just assume that the rain will do the work for you. However, sometimes it doesn’t rain enough, which means your vibrant landscape could look more like Death Valley if you don’t take irrigation seriously. Read below about irrigation systems, and call the team at Diversified Services for installation and repair.
How much should I be watering my landscaping?
This is a complicated question because different types of plants will need different amounts of water based on sun exposure, type of turf, soil, slope and much more. The truth is, not enough water will definitely hurt your plants. So, make sure your plants always have sufficient water, and you can’t go wrong. However, if they’ve received plenty of water recently, you don’t need to overload them.
What happens if it rains?
If it rains, most irrigation systems shave a sensor installed that detects rain. When activated, it will cause your system to skip its regularly scheduled watering. Without this sensor, you’ll just have to manually turn your system off, which is annoying but not life-changing.
When can I turn my sprinklers on in the Spring?
It’s best to wait until temperatures are regularly exceeding freezing temperatures. This tends to be late April into May.
Should my system be drained?
Yes, your system should be drained at least once per year. You never know what could end up in your system, causing problems and eventually costly repairs. Don’t take the chance; regular service will ensure your system lasts as long as you need it to.
Will my water bill go up?
If you’re installing a new system for the first time, you’re likely to see changes on your water bill as you’re likely using more water. If you were watering with a hose before, you might actually see a reduction in your water bill as your system will use water more efficiently.
Will the system installation hurt my yard?
It will only cause minor damage to your yard that we will notify you of before starting our work. This is unavoidable damage due to the nature of the installation, but it doesn’t cause lasting damage to any part of your yard.
What if my sprinkler system isn’t working?
If it’s not working, you need to speak with a professional that can help you diagnose the problem or provide fast repairs. Diversified Services provides installation, repair and service of irrigation systems for customers in the Alton, IL area.