People take a lot of pride in their lawns. A lot of work goes into making sure that the grass looks healthy and well-maintained. Part of that work comes in the form of regular watering and fertilizing in order to maintain a lush, green color. This also works to keep disease and insects out of the yard. It can be difficult to determine the best times to water the lawn, and how often. Homeowners either used a manual irrigation method, or have an automatic system installed by Plumbing Santa Clarita services.
Irrigation systems can play an important role in the task of keeping a lawn healthy and attractive. The most familiar type of irrigation is completed by simply using a water hose. This is an inexpensive procedure, but it requires work and diligence from the homeowner. Inexpensive sprinklers can be attached to the hose, and used around plants, shrubs, and trees.
Plumbing Santa Clarita services often can design, install and maintain automatic sprinkler systems. Modern systems have sensors that activate the sprinklers on an as needed basis, versus having to set a timer. So, water is not wasted, and this is of benefit to those concerned about drought and water restrictions. A lawn can still look good and be ecologically responsible. Although there is an upfront cost for required professional installation, and for seasonal maintenance, these systems pay-off over time.
Either choice has to be assessed by the individual homeowner. Things to take into consideration include the size of the yard, the type of grass grown, and the time available to the homeowner to devote to lawn watering. A small yard may only need minimal watering. A larger lawn with a thirsty type of grass in a hot season will require more. Yards with drought-resistant grass need less water. Those who use their yards for outdoor activities may find an automatic solution more to their liking. If an automatic system is desired, a plumbing service can help you to design a system that is useful and efficient for your individual situation. There rarely is a one size fits all solution.
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