If you survived the Minnesota winter (which ended approximately five minutes ago), congratulations are in order. In all likelihood, you’re ready to kiss your grass, roll around in it for a while and then dance a jig across your lawn. Who cares what that nosey neighbor, Mrs. Slackjaw, thinks? It’s just so nice to finally see all that green again.
This reluctant spring and cool temps have delayed the green and what you’re likely looking at is a lot of scrubby brown.
Fortunately, there’s still time to do something about it. Best of all, it’s an eco-friendly and economical solution! Install an irrigation system!
Sure, this sounds like a sales pitch. And it is, but not in the way you think. Because professionally installed irrigation systems go a long way towards conserving water.
You read that right…conserving water!
Things like pollution and drought are contributing to water deficits and shortages all over the world. But professionally installed irrigation systems sustain vegetation (your lawn, gardens, and trees) that are essential to a healthy ecosystem, and do it in a way that’s more efficient and effective than watering by hand.
Consider installing a new irrigation system (or upgrading your existing one) IF you are interested in:
- Conserving water. Irrigation systems are calibrated to deliver the optimum amount of water to your lawn and garden locations for an exact period of time. No over watering, no under watering, no watering fences or sidewalks or driveways means no wasted water. Irrigation systems with a smart irrigation controller (like the ones Rock Solid uses) offer many water-saving features including auto rain shutoff and auto watering schedule based on weather conditions. Plus, it uses 25 percent less water than a standard system AND it’s endorsed by the EPA.
- Saving money. Set it and forget it is the best way to go. Because you don’t have to rely on your memory to turn off your sprinkler, a timed irrigation system actually saves on water, which translates into savings on your water bill—as much as 30% savings according to most homeowners who’ve installed a system with the most up-to-date technology.
- Saving time. If you’re like me, you could spend half a day just trying to remember where you put the sprinkler last fall. Then there’s the time you spend unraveling hoses, hooking up sprinklers and moving them around the yard. An irrigation system eliminates the need for you to waste your weekend watering.
- A Healthier Lawn. Watering more efficiently, effectively and consistently with an irrigation system is going to result in a greener, healthier lawn. So go on—get a professionally installed irrigation system this spring and then kiss your grass. You might even invite Mrs. Slackjaw to kiss your grass too.