August 24, 2019
The irrigation system on your Tampa or Orlando property is critical for a beautiful and welcoming landscape. Irrigation also plays an important part in saving money and water!
Florida is known as the sunshine state, but we have our fair share of afternoon showers and downpours. It can be difficult to figure out the correct watering schedule for your property or landscape, over watering can be just as dangerous as under watering. With the help of Baker Commercial Landscape your property can survive the extreme weather of Central Florida.
Over watering can be dangerous for trees and plants. When soil becomes saturated, the space that is normally occupied by air fills with water taking away the oxygen needed for respiration by the roots.
Signs of over watering include yellow leaves that start on the lower branches. Green brittle leaves are also a sign of excess water as well as fungus or algae growing on the surface of the soil.
Fortunately, most of these problems are easily repaired with simple retrofits. Even if your system isn’t having any issues, retrofitting can improve performance, save water and tons of money.
A cost effective retrofit is a rain sensor. When it’s raining or the moisture level is high, the system sends a message to the controller to turn off, this way you’re not watering when it’s raining.
Valve or Nozzle Conversion
If the nozzles aren’t working properly water can just pour out, not only wasting water and money, it’s not effectively watering the landscaping which can lead to a host of other issues such as soggy areas.
A simple retrofit to multi-trajectory, rotating nozzles will water more uniformly and slower, creating a more targeted irrigation.
Check the Zones
Over time the landscape changes, trees and plants grow and so do their needs. Evaluate your irrigation system and determine which ones aren’t needed anymore. Just shutting down one zone can save tons of money and water.
Using less water and pressure, drip irrigation is a money saving alternative to the traditional irrigation.
Wear and Tear
Over time plastic deteriorates, which leads to cracking and leaking valves, the most common reasons for water loss. Routine maintenance of the irrigation system is an investment that pays off in the long run.
Baker Landscaping can help you save!
Baker Commercial Landscape has over 40 years of irrigation experience and are ready to help you keep your property properly watered and irrigated. Our technicians are trained in areas like clock, line, valve and pump installations, as well as the repair of heads and rotors. They also can complete periodic system maintenance and repairs. Give Baker a call for all your irrigation concerns and needs.