Irrigation Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial Property
Proper irrigation is essential for maintaining a lush and healthy landscape for your commercial property. However, without regular maintenance, your irrigation system can become inefficient and costly. The experts at Exscape have put together a guide to help you maintain your irrigation system and keep your landscape looking its best.
Inspect Your Irrigation System Regularly
Regular inspection is crucial to ensuring your irrigation system is functioning properly. This includes checking for leaks, clogs, and other issues that can impact the efficiency of your system. A leaking or clogged sprinkler head can waste water and cause areas of your landscape to become over or under-watered, which can result in plant stress and disease.
Exscape recommends inspecting your irrigation system at least once a month during the irrigation season. This will help you catch any issues before they become major problems.
Adjust Your Irrigation System for Seasonal Changes
As the seasons change, so do the watering needs of your landscape. For example, during the summer, your landscape may require more frequent watering due to higher temperatures and increased evaporation. In contrast, during the winter, you may be able to reduce watering frequency due to lower temperatures and less evaporation. In an ideal world you would actively adjust your irrigation system for seasonal changes to ensure your landscape is receiving the appropriate amount of water. This will not only keep your landscape looking its best but will also save you money on your water bill.
Check for Water Runoff
Water runoff is a common issue with irrigation systems, particularly those that have not been properly installed or maintained. Water runoff can result in soil erosion, damage to your landscape, and wasted water. After every irrigation cycle, you should casually check for runoff. If you notice water runoff, adjust the duration of your irrigation cycle or the type of sprinkler head being used. In some cases, it may be necessary to install additional drainage or adjust the slope of your landscape to prevent water runoff.
Install a Smart Irrigation System
A smart irrigation system is a great investment for any commercial property owner. Smart systems use weather data and active monitoring to automatically adjust watering frequency and duration based on the specific needs of your landscape. This means you’ll be able to save water and money while ensuring your landscape receives the appropriate amount of water.
Exscape can help you choose and install the right smart irrigation system for your commercial property. We can also provide regular maintenance and service to ensure your system is always functioning properly.
Hire a Professional Irrigation Service
Maintaining an irrigation system can be time-consuming and requires a certain level of expertise. If you don’t have the time or knowledge to maintain your irrigation system, consider hiring a professional irrigation service. A professional irrigation service can help you keep your system in top condition, catch issues before they become major problems, and save you money on your water bill.
Exscape Designs is a full-service design/build company headquartered in Novelty, Ohio that serves the Greater Cleveland area and Northeast Ohio region. Give us a call today at (440) 729-0011, or email us at info@ExscapeDesigns.com for more information to build your dream landscape design.
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