Landscaping a commercial property can take a lot of work, money, energy, and water. While having lush plants, sturdy trees, or a sprawling lawn can add value to your commercial property, it can also have an impact on your business’s budget and carbon footprint. Thankfully, many of the eco-friendly residential irrigation solutions we have discussed are also available for commercial use. Utilize these three environmentally friendly commercial irrigation services to help your business go green this year.
Use a Smart Irrigation Controller
As we have discussed, smart irrigation controllers are the perfect tool for anyone looking to streamline their irrigation system. Larger properties can take advantage of the commercial models of smart irrigation controllers which offer the option of controlling more areas (called “stations”) than some smaller residential models. Smart irrigation controllers are a great solution for eco-conscious businesses because they have many water- and energy-saving features like rain sensors and programs that monitor weather forecasts. With input from weather forecasts, smart controllers can shut off the sprinklers when rain is expected or limit watering time when evapotranspiration rates are low. Smart controllers are often operable via a smartphone app, which means that you or your landscaping professional can manage your property’s watering schedule and monitor water and energy consumption.
Install LED Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting is another way to spruce up your property, and LED lighting allows you to illuminate your landscape while saving energy. LED fixtures use a small percentage of the energy used by traditional halogen fixtures. Many LED lights are solar powered, meaning they absorb energy from the Sun during the day to power the bulbs at night. This, paired with their longer lifespan (which means less waste when you have to replace bulbs), makes LEDs a great option. Sposato Irrigation offers LED lighting installation and maintenance in addition to commercial irrigation services. Contact our experts today!
Consider Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation is an irrigation technique that can save loads of water and energy, especially when used in a large-scale commercial irrigation system. Drip irrigation differs from sprinklers by depositing water directly to the base of the plants instead of shooting it through the air. This prevents water waste by reducing evaporation, mitigating the effects of sloped surfaces, and avoiding spraying water on sidewalks or other areas that do not need to be watered. Drip irrigation also requires less energy, since the water in drip irrigation pipes is held at less pressure than in traditional sprinklers.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.