Sprinkler systems are one of the keys to maintaining a beautiful lawn. This is true in both residential and commercial applications.
If you’re wanting to do your part to protect the environment, one of the best decisions you can make is to utilize eco-friendly sprinkler systems.
A Guide To Eco-Friendly Sprinkler Systems
The top priority being green is water conservation.
Believe it or not, eco-friendly sprinkler systems are less expensive and easier to utilize than you might imagine.
Read on to take a look at some great methods for keeping your lawn looking great while conserving water.
1. Choose A High-Efficient Sprinkler
Traditional sprinkler waste water by delivering it to your lawn ineffectively. This is both expensive and wasteful.
If you decide to use a sprinkler, there are more efficient units available on the market that use 30% less water than conventional sprinklers. Designed with heart-shaped heads that produce a fine mist that’s actually a better delivery system that uses less water for better coverage.
Water saving sprinkler heads and accessories are responsible for savings of up to 75% per year.
2. Water At Specific Times Of Day
Most lawn sprinklers can be wasteful, so if you chose to use a sprinkler, water your lawn sparingly. Believe it or not, a water sprinkler can use as much water in an hour as an entire family of four will use in a day!
Watering during the heat of the day is a mistake because you’ll be wasting water and your lawn and plants won’t be getting properly watered.
We also recommend that you avoid watering during the evening due to risk of disease if plants don’t have time to dry off before nightfall.
3. Use A Weather Sensor
Installing a weather sensor is another great use of technology to conserve water.
Sensors help controllers shut off based on actual weather conditions. This way the sprinkler system will only water the lawn when actually needed and help prevent waste.
After all, there’s no need to water the lawn during conditions such as rain, freezing temperatures, or during high-winds that will scatter the water from where it’s needed.
A sensor is a relatively inexpensive feature that can drastically reduce unnecessary waste.
4. Install A Rainwater Collection Tank
Another great tip is to install collection tanks. These are wooden or plastic barrels placed at the downspout of your gutter system. This will collect rainwater from your roof that flows down your gutter to the ground.
These barrels are available at your local hardware store, or you can even use a trashcan that you already own. Simply place the barrel beneath the downspout, and as the water level rises, dip your watering can for use in your various irrigation needs.
It’s Easy Being Green
Watering your lawn with a traditional sprinkler system is not processing the water in the most effective way possible. But the good news is that maintaining your yard while conserving water has never been easier.