Those hot and dry summer months are just around the corner. You don’t want your lawn looking brown and dusty! Perhaps you’re thinking of installing a new sprinkler system in Burlington County, NJ. Newer options can provide better water management while making your property the envy of the neighborhood. These green options are better for the environment and better for your bottom line.
Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. has been Burlington County’s trusted choice for over 35 years. Our trained technicians will install and maintain a system that will keep your home’s or business’s lawn looking healthy, green and beautiful without wasting water. Here are a few ways to make sure your sprinkler system is as effective as possible.
A high quality sprinkler system technician can recommend the best system for your particular lawn. An on-site inspection of your property will help determine the optimal choice. They can tailor the system so that it reaches every part of the lawn without wasting any water. Sprinkler systems output a variety of pressures at different angles. A professional can also tell if a spray or rotary system is best. Choosing the right sprinkler system options is best left to the pros.
Change schedule based on conditions
With water efficiency, timing is everything. Your local water authority will provide irrigation schedules based on the upcoming weather. Rainfall, temperature, wind and evaporation rates all affect optimizing sprinkler efficiency. Also, breaking up the timing can help. For example, if you need to water the lawn for 40 minutes, break it up into two 20-minute cycles so the lawn soaks up the water. Fine-tune your sprinkler system’s schedule to get the most out of every drop.
Observe the system in action
Check out the sprinklers to see how well they’re working. Is the water landing on the driveway and running off? Or is it creating a puddle on your lawn? Are some sprinklers overlapping (covering the same area) too much? Making small adjustments to the system can prevent water waste. You can even tinker with the duration to ensure your lawn is getting the right amount of water. Note that harder surfaces like clay soil require less frequent watering because of runoff.
Inspect the system regularly
Leaking sprinkler heads and valve boxes are signs that your sprinkler system needs to be repaired. Clogged heads and leaks can be a major water waster. You want the system to be operating at the right pressure and for the right amount of time. Uniformity of application across the whole lawn is important. You can attempt to fix these yourself or call up a professional to get the job done.
Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. is proud to be the leading authority when it comes to helping you optimize your sprinkler system in Burlington County, NJ. Our licensed team is ready to assist you by offering a complete on-site inspection to guarantee your system will operate smoothly and efficiently. Your lawn can look great without wasting water. Contact us today for a free consultation.