Sprinklers & Irrigation
San Antonians are blessed with verdant expanses of landscape. Land, grass and trees as far as the eye can see. Unlike our loved ones in Boston, New York City and D.C. Although rock gardens and succulents have become increasingly popular, most of our clients prefer lush, green grass for their residences and businesses. Efficient irrigation systems are imperative for the dry climate of San Antonio. This area is characterized by a desert and plains. San Antonio Landscaping installs and maintains energy efficient irrigation systems so your plants can thrive as if they were in a tropical rain forest.
Sprinkler System Benefits
You might remember your dad or grandfather coming home from work and standing outside with the hose for hours on end. First the front yard, then the back. While it was probably cathartic for him and gave him some time to decompress, it was still time consuming. Energy efficient irrigation systems allow you to prepare dinner, read to the kids or connect with your family, while your plants receive the nutrients they need. A technologically advanced irrigation system will help you save money on your water bill. It can detect the moisture in the air. If it rained the previous day, it will not turn on unless necessary.
Sprinkler System Types
There are several types of sprinkler systems. Allow us to focus on the 3 most popular. Soaker hoses are the most efficient type, however, they have a high visibility which some clients do not like. Water is flushed through a perforated membrane and eventually seeps into the soil. Drip systems are often recommended for sod installations. Water runs through a hose and trickles through the holes to hydrate plants and soil. The third type is the most popular and yet the most inefficient. While the sprinkler head becomes operative according to a preset timer, much of the water is lost via evaporation.
Most people are surprised to discover that their irrigation system is operating inefficiently. We notice blocked heads, over watering, under watering and broken sprinkler heads. If you need a clue, look to your plants. Whether they thrive or struggle is a tell tale sign. San Antonio Landscaping can maintenance your irrigation system quarterly. We will check for heads blocked by twigs, dirt and leaves. If any heads are broken, we will repair them. The landscaper will check the rain sensors and reset the timer for seasonal weather changes. She will make certain that every area receives maximum cross coverage.
Costs and Installation Duration
In this industry, you get what you pay for. A reasonably efficient irrigation system costs any where from $1800 to $3500. While, there is a significant investment up front. The ROI makes it all worth it. Clients conserve time because the hydration process is automated. Homeowners and businesses save money because the system will only water plants when necessary. This helps to reduce your water bills. Hydrated lawns and trees lower your heating and cooling bills. Ultimately, it’s a win-win situation for all. Depending on your property size, expect the installation process to take 1 to 2 days. The majority of our efforts will be devoted to digging and preparing the ground for installation.