In times of economic downturn, upgrading your commercial landscape irrigation system might seem like a frivolous expense. However, the truth is just the opposite. Having an efficient irrigation system can actually conserve water, saving you money on your utility bills. Of course, these systems are great for more than conserving resources. A properly set-up and maintained irrigation system will also help protect your most expensive landscape elements, such as ornamental trees and shrubs. They recover slower than turf grass after drought events and need close care for their first two to three years after planting. Adequate hydration is a must for keeping them healthy.
How Do Smart Irrigation Systems Work?
Smart irrigation systems differ from traditional timer-based systems because of the sophisticated technology they utilize. For instance, some smart systems rely on soil sensors: if the soil is already well-hydrated, they won’t turn on. If water is needed, they’ll activate themselves until adequate hydration is achieved, then turn themselves off. Timer-based systems, on the other hand, turn on and off indiscriminately. They run for a set period of time between certain hours of the day, so overwatering and underwatering are real concerns. Features of smart irrigation systems include:
- ZIP code input or latitude input
- Sprinkler type input
- Plant type input
- Soil type input
- More/Less ET Tuning
- Watering run times
- Review menu displays accumulated ET deficits by zone
- Display maximum run time and minimum soak time
- Displays temperature readings (daily high/low) for previous five days
- Accumulates total run times by zone from the last reset date
- Clear deficits for all zones
- Extended rain delay programmable from 0 – 99 hours
How Do I Find the Right System for My Property?
Finding the right irrigation system for your property might seem like a daunting task, but U.S. Lawns will take care of the details. We’ll look at factors like the weather in your area, the size of your property, and the varieties of plants on your landscape to generate options for you to consider. We’ll even handle the installation, so you won’t need to worry about a thing.
U.S. Lawns Helps Maintain Customers’ Commercial Landscape Irrigation Systems
In addition to streamlined selection and installation processes, our customers don’t need to go through any hassle to keep their systems running smoothly. Our teams maintain commercial landscape irrigation systems throughout the year to keep them in good working order.
We think you’ll be impressed by the difference a smart irrigation system can make for your landscape and your budget. If you’re looking to conserve even more water, our teams can help analyze your water usage and make suggestions.
The U.S. Lawns—Weathermatic Partnership
U.S. Lawns is proud to partner with Weathermatic, giving our customers access to the most sophisticated commercial irrigation systems on the market. Weathermatic is the water industry’s largest provider of EPA-certified, smart irrigation controllers with over 600,000 units worldwide. These controllers are perfect for large properties, such as resorts, because they allow for 24/7 monitoring and save significant amounts of water — 38% on average! Through leasing options, U.S. Lawns can help clients save thousands in up-front installation costs. Read more about Weathermatic here.
Contact U.S. Lawns today to learn more about how an upgrade to your commercial irrigation systems could improve your landscape and save you money.