An irrigation system is an essential element for feature-based landscaping. If green lawns and lush plants are a primary factor in your commercial lot’s curb appeal, then a manually handled watering schedule is inviting disaster. But even if landscaping isn’t your property’s primary highlight, a reliable irrigation system is a great investment. Here’s how that system will start showing you returns immediately:
Healthy plants grow stronger and last longer.
Plants are a significant investment. The supplies and labor for replacing diseased or damaged plants aren’t cost prohibitive, but it’s not a cost you want to incur unnecessarily. Unless seasonal landscaping updates are part of the draw to your property, then you probably want to maintain your current plants for as long as possible. A large part of that is maintaining a consistent watering schedule that best suits your plant varieties. Irrigation systems are just standardized assortments of sprinklers and drip hoses. They can be built with your plants, soil, and area’s climate in mind so the soil maintains an adequate amount of hydration for the landscaping’s maximum lifespan.
Water costs can add up.
Whether you have a commercial shopping center or an apartment complex, you have a lot of ground to cover. Water can become a significant percentage of your complex’s total water usage, especially if you don’t have monitoring systems in place. Most large-scale irrigation systems can be built to incorporate smart sensors. These devices can regulate the total amount of water used and take into consideration local watering restrictions or budgetary constraints. Smart sensors integrated with a local weather app can also interrupt the regular watering schedule in the event of recent rain to save you money.