It may seem unnecessary to think about spring landscaping plans when we’re still in the middle of winter, but thinking ahead is precisely what Delawareans should do when it comes to installing underground irrigation systems. Thorough planning is key, and now is the time to start looking into irrigation professionals and systems for your Delaware home or business. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when installing underground irrigation systems:
Mistake #1: Installing Underground Irrigation Systems at the Wrong Time
While underground irrigation systems can be installed under various weather conditions and temperature ranges, there are some times of year that are better than others, particularly if you are installing a system beneath an established lawn. Late fall and early spring are often preferable: the ground is easier to dig into, and your grass will likely bounce back more quickly.
Mistake #2: Watering Grass, Trees, and Beds Equally
Your new irrigation system must be designed well, and one consideration for effective irrigation design is the types of plants you are trying to water. Grass, trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds all have unique watering needs. You may need to consider drip irrigation for some parts of your yard, or you may need to mix and match different types of pop-up sprinkler heads. Your new irrigation system should provide coverage that is tailored to your landscape.
Mistake #3: Using Outdated Technology
To be fair, some irrigation mainstays are popular for a reason; there’s no need to reinvent the wheel each year. Still, there are some technological innovations that today’s home or business owners simply shouldn’t skip. Rain and freeze sensors help minimize waste, and smart irrigation controllers make watering a snap!
Mistake #4: Working With the Wrong Contractor
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when designing and installing an underground irrigation system is choosing the wrong irrigation contractor. Your irrigation professionals are responsible for all kinds of things that can impact your system’s long-term success and stability. The wrong pipe depth, water pressure issues, and irresponsible digging can cause significant problems on your property, and an inexperienced contractor may make mistakes. It’s essential that you work with the best, and the team at Sposato Irrigation is ready to deliver.
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.