Many people may ask, will installing a sprinkler system increase my water bill?

If you’re weary that installing an irrigation system in your lawn or garden will hike your water bill, put those worries aside.

The fact is, sprinklers actually provide a more efficient watering and reduce your monthly bill.

When you’re watering by hand, you run the risk of underwater or overwatering (both of which create problems for your lawn). Many also do it at the wrong time of the day, you may forget to do it or something may come up that impedes you from watering.

An irrigation system avoids all these issues.  And if you let Quench Irrigation custom design one for your site, you’ll probably find more money in your pocket at the end of the month.

A sprinkler system adapted to your lawn’s dimensions, soil type, and grass will only provide the appropriate amount of water for your needs, something you can’t accurately get by watering your grass manually.

Automated irrigation also helps your yard stay healthy and vibrant whether you’re taking a vacation to beat the summer heat, are busy working or enjoying a day with the family. The sprinklers are set to work for a determined amount of time, at a pre-determined time, every day or every other day, depending on the conditions. Meantime, they are making sure the lawn doesn’t get dry and brittle. You can change the watering intervals, amount of time and time of day taking advantage of the changing seasons. In summer, you can change it to an earlier time of the day to avoid the harsh sunlight and prevent evaporation.

You can also save money by avoiding using water when it’s not needed. You can install a rain sensor that senses when there’s enough moisture in the air, say for instance after a night rain, or when rain is on the way, turning the system off.

And if the system is for your home, you can be sure its value just went up immediately.  PocketSense notes a professionally installer sprinkler system increases your property value above the cost of the system. Not to mention boosting the curb appeal of your site.

Upgrades and improvements

If you already have an irrigation system, we can make it more efficient. Our technicians will assess the equipment from end to end and make recommendations accordingly.

Maybe there’s sprinkler head broken, plugged up or you need rotating heads instead of stationary to better reach all areas of your lawn. Or perhaps you need to adjust the pressure, better water distribution or expand the system until the whole area is covered.

Efficient watering allows just enough water to seep into the soil and reach the roots, helping your grass receive enough moisture and protect it from developing shallow and weak root systems.

Avoid summer lawn diseases

An irrigation system also saves you money by keeping your grass healthy longer.

Bacteria and fungi are always lurking and waiting to eat away the greenery. These diseases can be costly and difficult to treat, so avoiding them is the best remedy.

Summer is a particularly prone for these lawn diseases because of the combination of heat and humidity.

One of these problems is Summer Patch, which begins as a series of small circle patches that expand quickly if not cared for. The grass within the patches is initially off-colored, prone to wilt, sunken, but as it declines, it turns yellow or brownish, and collapses onto the soil surface. Summer patch attacks the roots, so mowing at an optimal level will help avoid this issue.

Dollar Spot is, as its name suggests, are bleached-white or light tan spots the size of dollar coins that appear on the grass. Dollar Spot thrives on parched, dry lawns, so an irrigation system that allows water to saturate the soil regularly and properly is a good defense against this disease.

Pythium Blight is a parasite that grows when water collects in certain areas of your lawn. If you’re watering manually, you might be overwatering thinking this will help your grass, when in reality it can damage it. Proper drainage and the right amount of water for your site helps combat this problem. In cool-season grass, the disease is marked by sunken, circular patches up to 1 foot in diameter. In warm-season grass such as Bermuda grass, Pythium Blight is noted by small black or purple spots.

Fusarium Blight is another disease that appears in drought conditions during the hot summer months. It appears as small, circular, grayish green areas ranging from a few inches up to a foot in diameter. Dead grass eventually will have a bleached appearance. Frequent irrigation is an essential part of the treatment.

Besides avoiding these diseases, keeping your grass green longer and reducing the amount of water used, another benefit of an irrigation system is your time. They say time is money and an irrigation system will leave plenty of it for you to decide what to do with it. There’s no need to drag a hose around, waking up early or spending your evenings watering the lawn. The system will do it for you, time after time without fail.

You can use that time to have a barbecue, get much needed sleep, watch a movie or simply relax, knowing your grass is properly watered.

In that way you’ll be much richer, indeed.