Irrigation Jacksonville Fl

If you are one of those people with a green thumb or just love to have people tell you how great you lawn looks, then you probably already know a little something about irrigation.  Irrigation is one of the most important components to any lawn care specialist’s work.  

Whether you are a landscaper or homeowner, you need to have a pretty firm grip on at least the basics of irrigation.  How it works, where its needed and why it’s needed are all basic things that are easily learned with a little research.  But, there are some things that just cannot be learned without valuable experience.  And that is exactly what we want to help you with.

That type of experience cannot be gained overnight, it takes a lot long days over the course of several years to grasp.  Unlike many other areas of lawn care and landscaping, irrigation requires a certain level of experience for even the smallest tasks.

Irrigation is one of those things that can really cause a dramatic problem for not only your home and property but other as well.  Not to mention the terrible effects bad installation can have on the Earth.   

In most general applications, a person will install an irrigation system to help maintain plantlife and a great looking yard.  In this type of application the flow is also an important part of the decision to install an system.  The flow of water to your lawn, plants and flowers is critical.  Not only is it important to help maintain a great look to your home but it's also important to keep the cost down.

A bad irrigation installation can wreak havoc on a homeowner's budget.  Unfortunately, this can happen in all types of different ways.  Not only can it make your water bill go through the roof, but it can also cause you to lose valuable plants and eventually in extreme cases it has caused damage to a home’s foundation.  

The important thing to remember when thinking about irrigation to send water to your plants is that water is life to all plants.  Whatever nutrients they receive from the food you give them is given to them through the water.  The same can be said for the sunlight.

The most efficient way to make sure you are giving your lawn enough water is to pay attention to certain signs of stress.  Your lawn can actually speak to you and it does.  When your lawn is starved for water you will begin to notice things like blades of grass folded in on top of themselves.

Another tell tale sign that you should water your lawn immediately is when or if you notice footsteps of tire tracks imprinted in the lawn.  A lawn that is well watered can bounce back from pressure fast.  However, a lawn in need of irrigation will basically crumple under stress.  The good news though, is that it always lets you know how it is feeling.

If your lawn is exposed to high temperatures and long periods with no water then it more likely to die, even with the correct type of irrigation.  So, in order to combat this you must make sure to always maintain good irrigation for your entire lawn.  Even if it means that that you do so in a manner that is unconventional.  One way to make sure you are able to stay on top of the irrigation that matters most for your lawn is to check your water bill each month.  Keeping a record of the amount of water and making an average is the most effective way to ensure good irrigation when you are on a budget.

If you have any questions contact us today.  We would love to hear from you.