Installing a new irrigation system on your property is an excellent way to ensure your grass, trees, and other plants get the water they need to thrive. However, some homeowners make some assumptions and mistakes — both during and after residential irrigation installation — that can spell disaster for any landscape. Keep an eye out for these common mistakes and contact the Sposato Irrigation team for residential irrigation installation and maintenance services.
Digging Without Checking
There are essential gas and electrical lines throughout your yard that lead to and from your home. If you install a sprinkler system, you could dig too close or too deep into these lines. Cutting a gas line is especially dangerous and could put your entire neighborhood at risk. Additionally, you could be electrocuted or electrify your sprinkler system without knowing it. This risk is one you shouldn’t take and is why you should leave the installation to the professionals.
For homeowners with irrigation systems, the answer to dying grass may seem fairly straightforward. Brown grass just needs more water, right? Wrong. While brown, patchy grass may indicate underwatering; fungi, root rot, grubs, or pet urine can also cause it. Overwatering your lawn can be just as bad as underwatering it, if not worse. Too much water can cause things like root rot and fungal infections to thrive, and excess water can lead to soil erosion and damage nearby structures.
Treating Your Entire Landscape the Same
When you work with an expert team leading up to residential irrigation installation, you may be surprised to learn that different types of landscapes and plants can benefit from different irrigation methods. Drip irrigation, sprinkler systems, and other methods have strengths and weaknesses. When you use a single irrigation method throughout your entire property, you may end up over- or underwatering your landscape. The professionals at Sposato Irrigation will work with you to determine which irrigation methods you should use for each part of your property, ensuring that each plant gets the appropriate amount of water delivered correctly.
Not Watering Planter Beds and Grass Separately
It’s vital that your grass is watered separately from your planter beds and shrubs. The root systems of grasses are substantially smaller than those of shrubs, trees, and most plants. If you’re watering both simultaneously, you’re wasting too much water because your trees, plants, etc., only need about half as much water as grass.
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.