Here in Texas, we face regular drought and water conservation is not only less wasteful but can also help you save money on your water bill! There are many ways to reduce water waste: for example, when you grow more drought-tolerant crops, learn about soil structure, or invest in water-saving equipment for your irrigation system, you can find it easier than ever to conserve money and energy. Without a Sprinkler System, you spend more money on water, grass in your yard dies, and you over or underwater your lawn.
Water Conservation Efforts
Get some advice from Planet Green Irrigation or another local sprinkler specialist about how to combat drought conditions. A variety of innovations and techniques are used by today’s farmers to help reduce water waste and save money. It is possible to apply the same principles to your house.
Drip Irrigation–A drip irrigation system is designed to pump gradual drops of water directly into your crops, trees, and lawn’s root area. Since water is drained directly into the soil, a process of drip irrigation removes water loss from evaporation, run-off, and non-essential water supply. In contrast, a conventional spray irrigation system uses half to a quarter of the water.
Drought-tolerant plants–most different varieties of flowers, trees and bushes are designed to withstand the conditions of drought. Plants native to Texas are much easier than non-native plants to sustain and withstand drought conditions. Try planting native, drought-resistant plants in the summer months to help conserve water.
Drip Irrigation Systems
By using drip irrigation, you can reap numerous advantages such as:
Water Conservation–by implementing slow drips where water is most required, the system reduces the evaporation to which conventional spray heads are likely. However, since drip distribution is only where it is most necessary by your plants (their roots), run-off on sidewalks, driveways, and pathways is avoided.
Weeds and Pests–by directing the water where it is most necessary, drip irrigation helps minimize the moisture that can attract pests (such as mosquitoes) and avoids watering areas in your soil where roots are less dense and weeds can grow.
Versatility–A drip irrigation system can be designed to match your landscape contours in many ways and can be retrofitted to any region of your pre-existing sprinkler system.
Doing all the research on sprinkler systems, your specific landscape needs to thrive, and any additional options out there. It’s important to be informed when you make a purchase to include the ones that affect your bank account. With so many great sprinkler systems out there, you want to be sure you are getting the best one for you.