We at Dreamscapes LLC have noticed that our clients in Clinton, Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge and Sevierville are particularly concerned about water wastage. Inefficient irrigation systems and lack of maintenance can lead to wastage.
People are revamping their irrigation systems to prevent this and still maintain green lawns and gardens. We’ve handled several projects in Chattanooga, Farragut, Lenoir City, Newport, Plainview and Seymour, where our clients desired better irrigation and lower utility bills.
What Kind of Irrigation System is Right for You?
Homeowners can opt for sprinkler irrigation or drip irrigation, depending on their choice. You need to consider what kind of vegetation you’re growing on your landscape before planning an irrigation system.
Sprinklers are popular in home irrigations systems. They’re considered efficient because their spray resembles the rain and distributes water evenly. They cover large areas easily so they’re ideal for lawns. Good sprinklers provide water to plants and grass on a fixed schedule. They also ensure that all areas of your gardens and lawns get equal amount of water.
- Before we install sprinklers, we assess the area; check the landscape for slope or elevation.
- Our experts measure the pressure and flow of the water supply. If the pressure is too little, the water won’t disperse properly. If it is too high, it can lead to overspray and leaks.
- We also consider the type of plants you intend to grow. Some plants need more water but require longer intervals between each watering session. Others require less water but need it frequently. When we install a sprinkler system, we take this into account.
- We also take care to prevent overspray, which would lead to wastage. Our workers position the sprinklers properly to ensure that the water falls on vegetation and not the pavement.
Sprinkler systems need to be carefully designed and implemented after taking all your landscape vegetation needs into consideration.
People who’re more concerned about water wastage usually prefer a drip irrigation system. It consists of flexible tubes that are connected to drippers, or emitters. These emitters are usually placed near the roots of plants and supply a fixed amount of water.
This system is best for landscapes with trees, perennials, shrubs and gardens. Drip irrigation allows you to control the amount of water each plant gets. For example, cacti need less water so if you have a collection of decorative cacti, you can control the amount of water that the plants get. You can also attach small sprays to your drip irrigation to spray water over a small area. This high customizable irrigation system is gaining popularity amongst our clients.
If you have any questions regarding irrigation systems, contact Dreamscapes LLC by calling us at 423-886-6565 or visit us at our website to get a free estimate.