Sprinkler Systems Help Shawnee Oklahoma Residents Conserve Water
All of us are aware that water is a precious natural resource that needs to be conserved, but few take concrete steps for it. This is especially true for residents of Shawnee, Oklahoma with the drought that we had last year. The use of sprinkler systems for irrigation not only keeps your backyard green but also helps you to save water. This is a one time investment that can help you to save time, money, effort and of course, water.
Watering your backyard manually is a time consuming and tedious process, not to mention that it also leads to wastage of water. The time that you save up can be used to relax with your family and enjoying the beauty of your backyard. Additionally, sprinkler systems can help transform your yard into a wonderfully maintained landscape it will almost immediately raise both the aesthetic and monetary value of your property.
Among the various irrigation systems in use today are drip irrigation and sprinkler systems. Drip irrigation allows maximum conservation of water as it waters the roots of the plant directly. Sprinkler systems may be installed overhead or underground and are connected to the plumbing system of the place. There are also rotary sprinkler systems that are used to irrigate large areas. In this the sprinklers rotate continuously thereby covering more area. In addition to this the sprinkler system may need to be turned on and off by you or may be automatically operated.
An automatic sprinkler system is fitted with timers that turn on and off your system on pre-programmed intervals of time. However the efficiency of the system depends on the design of the system as well as the landscape of your home. Several things are taken into consideration when designing a sprinkler system, some of them being the climate, the soil, the amount of area to be irrigated, the location of the plants, trees and grass. A truly efficient system will ensure that no plant or tree is over-watered or under-watered giving you luxuriant grass and greenery everywhere. Special care is taken to divide the area into zones and water each area according to the requirement of the plants growing there.
You can have the system installed by a professional or may choose to do it yourself. In both cases you are going to need a proper design that gives optimum irrigation. Reimer and Son Landscape & Irrigation can provide a design that is the most suitable for your yard. Apart from this, we can also fit sensors that are able to sense the moisture level and shut off your system when it rains. This ensures considerable saving of water as over watering only leads to water run off and wastage. Moreover,the system should be such that it does not water continuously in one session. It is better to shut it off for at least 15 minutes in between to allow the water to be absorbed by the soil rather than letting it flow off. The time of the day is equally important as watering late in the day will only cause more evaporation.
With Reimer and Son Landscaping & Irrigation you can be sure that you will get a sprinkler design system that incorporates all aspects of the landscape along with sensible irrigating practices. Call us today at (405)639-7648 and let one of our professional landscape engineers design a custom sprinkler system for your home. You can also reach us via our contact form here. We look forward to helping you with all of your sprinkler system needs.