Here’s Why You Should Trade The Garden Hose For A Sprinkler System

Keeping your lawn watered is an uphill battle. The heat of summer makes it easy for moisture to evaporate before it’s even had a chance to soak in. Remembering to water is a chore, and so is dealing with annoying garden hoses and sprinkler attachments. There must be a better way to water, right? Actually, there is. An irrigation installation can save you time and money and produce better results than your garden-variety garden hose. And with fall coming up, now’s the perfect time to get your lawn hydrated!

How Sprinkler Systems Are Superior To Garden Hoses

Sprinkler Systems Help Grass Recover From Summerhome with sprinklers

After hot, dry summers, grass could use a helping hand. One way to aid it is to give it the extra moisture it craves. And by doing so in fall, you’ll allow your turfgrass to have one last hurrah before winter. In case you didn’t know, the grass actually goes through one last growth spurt in fall before the winter sets in. The warm days and cool nights are ideal for grass, especially if you intend to overseed your lawn. With that in mind, having a professional irrigation system will make sure your grass has the hydration it needs to succeed!

You’ll Save Money

Whether you water with a garden hose and sprinkler attachment or meticulously walk the hose around the garden, you’re probably wasting water. How many times have you suddenly remembered you’ve left the sprinkler on longer than you meant to? And watering with a hose makes it difficult to tell how much you’ve watered. And we can’t ignore the fact that sprinklers water things other than grass like the sidewalk and driveway. Or you might accidentally water your flower beds while you’re at it! Many species of flowers, trees, and shrubs don’t take kindly to extra water. Lavender is one such example. It likes to keep things dry. If you were to spray your lavender in the process of watering your lawn, you run the risk of losing your plant!

With an irrigation system, your technician will install the sprayers, so they only cover your lawn – not your flower beds, sidewalk, patio, deck, porch, driveway, etc. By only watering the lawn and employing a timer, you’ll save on your water bill! Modern systems have timers so you can program them to turn on and off, allowing you to set it and walk away.

Sprinkler Systems Have Moisture Sensors

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to water your lawn every day. In fact, that’s really bad for it. Over-watering your lawn invites diseases like mold and mildew, and it teaches your grass to have shallow roots. In total, your grass only needs about 1.5 inches of water a week, and that includes rainfall. Now, if you don’t have an irrigation system, how would you know if your soil is moist enough or how much you’ve watered? The answer is, you wouldn’t. Irrigation systems come equipped with moisture sensors to determine how much water your lawn already has in it. If you have your system set to water the day after a rainstorm, the sensors will alert the sprayers and hold off until the moisture level dips again, which saves you money on the water bill and prevents overwatering!

You Can Forget About Maintenancewireless rain sensor for a sprinkler system

When you opt for a sprinkler system from Advance Lawn Care, you won’t have to worry about the maintenance because we’ll handle it for you! We not only offer installation services but irrigation repair as well! This includes spring start-up and winterization as well! At the beginning of the season, we’ll turn on the main water supply, prime the mainline, evaluate the system for problems and leaks, calibrate the pressure, program set times for watering, align sprayer heads, and assess how the system is functioning for you. Our sprinkler winterization service will blow out the heads, lines, roots, and valves and shut off the mainline before freezing temperatures set in, which could damage the system.

Irrigation Systems Are Less Frustrating

It’s just so easy for a garden hose to spring a leak, get a kink, get caught on the fence, or run out of length. With a sprinklers system, all you have to do is flip a switch!

Watch Your Home Value Increase

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but having pristine landscaping – which includes green, well-watered grass – can greatly affect your home value. In fact, curb appeal can affect the value of your home by as much as 14%! And if you ever plan to sell, having an irrigation system is a bonus feature that just might be the thing to seal the deal. 

Systems Can Be Upgraded

If you have an existing system, it’s possible that we can swap out parts and upgrade where it’s needed. You may not need a whole new system. Our technicians are happy to discuss your options and figure out the solution that works best for you!

Find Professional Sprinkler Repair And Installation Near Greenville, SC

Whether you’re tired of dealing with the garden hose sprinkler attachment, need to upgrade your existing irrigation system, or require repairs, the experts at Advance Lawn Care can help! Our irrigation service includes everything from installation to winterization. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners in Greenville, Spartanburg, Boiling Springs, Five Forks, and Simpsonville attain picture-perfect lawns, thanks to irrigation systems. You, too, can enjoy a lush green lawn without having to set reminders to turn your sprinklers on and off or deal with a garden hose. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at 864-641-4804 or leave us a message online. We’re happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.

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