Types of Irrigation Systems and Their Benefits for Your Hopewell Junction Landscape

After you’ve invested in your Hopewell Junction, NY landscape, it’s important to maintain that investment. Without proper care, your once thriving lawn and flower beds can suffer. Installing an irrigation system will take the guesswork out of keeping your greenery properly watered. Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping, Inc. is experienced in irrigation system installation and maintenance. We can help you determine which type of system is best for your landscape.

Why Do You Need an Irrigation System?

Types of Irrigation Systems and Their Benefits for Your Hopewell Junction NY Landscape

When summers are hot and dry, providing enough water for your lawn can be difficult and time consuming. It’s also tough to estimate the right amount of water for your plants when watering by hand. An irrigation system provides the correct amount of water for each area of your landscape. An automated system also helps prevent overwatering, which is equally harmful to plant health.

Sprinkler Systems

A sprinkler system distributes water through the air in an attempt to reproduce natural rainfall. Water is pumped through a pipe system and sprayed over your landscape via multiple sprinkler heads. When properly placed, sprinkler heads will provide even, all-over coverage and ensure that spray areas do not overlap.  

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Sprinkler systems are an ideal option for watering lawns and can easily cover large landscapes. They also provide the ability to direct water to specific locations of a landscape, so they work well for irregularly shaped yards and yards with different hydrozones.

Drip Irrigation Systems

A drip irrigation system uses narrow tubes fitted with drip emitters that release small amounts of water at the root zone of plants. A slow, steady drip provides the right amount of water exactly where it’s needed.

Drip irrigation works well for flower beds, vegetable gardens and ornamental plants and trees because it ensures that each plant receives water and the soil remains damp. Drip irrigation is extremely efficient as it only waters the necessary areas and no evaporation occurs. It is also a good choice for uneven landscapes since it prevents pooling and water runoff.

Emitters are available that release different volumes of water. This allows your irrigation system to be customized to each plant’s specific watering needs. Because drip systems directly water plants, weeds have a harder time taking hold as they don’t receive adequate water.

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Bubbler Irrigation System

A bubbler irrigation system is a cross between a sprinkler system and a drip system. Bubblers release larger amounts of water than a drip emitter and from slightly above the ground. They provide a higher volume of water at root level. Bubbler systems are ideal for larger plants, or those that require more water than a drip system can provide.

Timers and Maintenance

Timers remove any hassle from running a watering system. Automation ensures that your lawn receives the right amount of water at exactly the right times each day. Spreading watering sessions out at small intervals will let the water absorb into the ground and prevent pooling and runoff.  

Proper maintenance will keep your irrigation system running smoothly and ensure that your plants are receiving the best care. Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping, Inc supplies both spring start-up and fall shut-down services for irrigation systems. Our experienced lawn-care technicians can diagnose and repair any problems your system may experience.