Have you ever wondered how businesses always seem to have lush green lawns? Their secret is something you have for your yard: a lawn irrigation system. Installed by a team of licensed professionals, an irrigation system, also known as a sprinkler system, is one of the best ways to keep your lawn healthy and take some yard work off your plate. And spring is the perfect time to get one installed! You’ll be ready to go once the hot summer days arrive.
Part of any good lawn maintenance routine is watering. It almost goes without saying. However, if Michigan experiences a particularly dry summer, you may find that keeping your lawn green means less green for your wallet. Relying on a garden hose or sprinkler hose attachment can be pricey. Sprinkler attachments can accidentally water the pavement and driveways. With an irrigation system, the sprayers are positioned strategically, so no water is directed at concrete or patios. And if your system utilizes smart sensors, it can automatically detect and determine how much water to use and how long to water for. By having a timer, you won’t have to set a reminder for yourself to turn off the garden hose or remember to water in the first place. Let’s see a garden hose do that!
If there’s one thing we Michiganders can all agree on, it’s that you can never tell what the weather will do. We’ve all stood in our yard debating if we should water or not because we got some rain the previous day. With a lawn irrigation system, there’s no need to wonder. The technology is so advanced that it comes with sensors to determine when and how much to water your turfgrass. Your system will automatically detect if there was rain, so you don’t have to worry about over or underwatering your grass. And if you weren’t aware, excess moisture in your lawn can create diseases like powdery mildew and fairy rings.
Lawn care companies won’t just install the irrigation system and wash their hands of it. A reputable company should be able to provide the following maintenance services:
When your computer becomes outdated, you have to replace it entirely. This isn’t necessarily the case with sprinkler systems. If you have a system already, it may just need a few updates to reach peak performance. For example, it might function just fine but doesn’t have a rain sensor or timer, so you have to turn it on and off manually. In many cases, your existing system can be updated without having to rip it out and install a brand new system from scratch. Just ask your service technician for more info!
Hoses don’t always reach as far as we need them to. They get caught on things, they can leak, and it’s so easy to get kinks that mess up the flow of the water. You’ll never have to play with the water pressure with an irrigation system until the sprinkler attachment reaches the right height. You’ll never have to deal with winding and to unwind a garden hose and storing it for the winter. It’s a level of convenience that garden hoses can’t compete with.
There are so many other things you could be doing than standing in your yard watering your grass or monitoring the sprinkler attachment to make sure it doesn’t water the neighbor’s lawn. They say time is money, and with an irrigation system, you’ll save both.
The experts at Images Landscaping & Construction are standing by to speak to you! We can get open up your existing system and get it prepped for spring, close it in winter, make repairs, and install brand new systems. In addition to our irrigation system services, we can also assist with other lawn maintenance and landscaping. After all, watering isn’t the only key to a beautiful yard. Upgrade the way you water today! Call (248) 866-5442 or contact us online here. If you’re interested in learning more about irrigation and other landscaping topics, be sure to check out our monthly blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.