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Category: Irrigation

Is Irrigation Right for Your Property?

Maintaining your scrubs, plants, and turf in your yard can be expensive. An irrigation system can be thought of as an insurance policy for your landscape. Irrigation is an essential piece of your landscape and saves you countless hours of manual watering. In very rare occasions people’s properties hold the proper amount of water.

Even if your property is always wet due to a high water table or run off from elevated areas you can always install drainage, and then irrigate the property. A lawn or planting bed that never drains will cause the grass coverage to be thin, some shrubs and plants will actually drown, and the ever presence of water promotes disease and fungus in turf.

More often than not the land becomes dry, even in temperatures that we find the most comfortable. When talking about grass the best time to water is in the early morning hours of 3-6am. Not many people find themselves wanting to wake up at this time to turn on the hose and move the sprinkler every 30 minutes. Having an automatic irrigation system frees you up to get that well deserved rest or to take a vacation, even though you just had the lawn fertilized, seeded, or had plants installed.

Employee Spotlight: Tom Shea, Winterberry Irrigation

My name is Tom Shea and I have been a part of the Winterberry Irrigation team since 2009. I’ve had years of experience in this industry, however, in my time at Winterberry, I feel that I have been influential in helping to develop the growth of this service department.

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What’s New in Irrigation?

The scenery for the irrigation industry has changed from the down turn in the nation’s economy. We are all aware of the housing bubble bursting, that has caused many contractors to rely heavily on servicing their existing customers. Communicating the water consumption to homeowners is vital to our nations fresh water supply. Trends on water conservation have evolved into a marketable service for manufacture’s and contractors. Contractors should have the ability to properly address the signs of overwatering in a typical system. They can check for an operational rain sensor, poor irrigation design, water efficient heads and nozzle usage.

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