What do you know about irrigation and drainage systems? You may know that both systems handle water, but they do so with opposite functions. Simply put, irrigation concerns artificially adding water to land and drainage is artificially removing it. They’re often thought of in relation to large-scale agricultural production, so exactly why are landscape irrigation and drainage important to your property? Read on to learn more.
Why is Irrigation Important for a Healthy Landscape?
You may have noticed more brown grass and dying plants due to the drought Minnesota’s been experiencing this summer. Adequate hydration keeps the lawn, soil, and all plant life in your landscape alive and healthy; however, maintaining these features requires regular watering – especially when there’s a lack of rain. Your landscape can be damaged by just a few hot, dry days, and a properly designed and installed irrigation system helps protect your investment.
Benefits of an Irrigation System
Incorporating irrigation into your custom landscape design provides peace of mind while saving you time, money, and energy you’d otherwise spend manually watering. Additional features and benefits of an irrigation system from Spear’s include:
- State-of-the-art moisture sensors that automatically monitor and maintain proper hydration
- Mobile apps for smartphones and tablets allowing for remote control of the system
- Notifications/alerts in cases of emergency or events that require immediate attention
- Unique drip systems for keeping planters and hanging baskets adequately watered
Why is Drainage Important for a Healthy Landscape?
It’s no secret that overwatering causes drooping, discoloring, and other unsightly issues to plants and foliage, as well as damaged or rotting roots that eventually kill the plant. Additionally, water is known as the “universal solvent” as it can dissolve more substances than any other liquid on earth. Without adequate drainage on your property, the excess water can erode foundation walls, seep into the basement, pool in the yard, damage the landscape, and cause other problems.
Does Spear’s Address Landscape Drainage Issues?
At Spear’s, we understand that drainage correction plays a crucial role in every new landscape project. We always prioritize complete customer satisfaction, and that includes protecting against water problems. Whether you require a big or small fix, you can rest assured knowing that drainage won’t be an issue with your custom landscape.
We’ve all heard something along the lines of “water is the source of life” at some point. It’s essential to the health of humans, plants, and our entire ecosystem – in the right amounts, that is. Landscape irrigation and drainage are important for keeping your yard, foliage, and plant life healthy and beautiful, as well as protecting your property against flooding and other damages from excess water.
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