Since 1993, we have been building trust and relationships with people who are the foundation of our business - our residential customers. Whether you request service on your existing irrigation or design and construction of a new system, your questions will be answered promptly and your work will be completed professionally.
Here are some common sense plans for having aesthetically pleasing landscapes with a minimum usage of water for irrigation:
Water only when necessary. In our part of the country, we are blessed with abundant rainfall. While the cost of today’s water is cheap in dollars and cents- that will change in the future! There is also a common misconception that if the lawn is not green- just add more water. Overwatering can cause problems with root rot, soil compaction and drainage problems.
Change the nozzles on your mist spray stations to new high-efficiency rotator spray nozzles and avoid runoff and puddling of water.
Your irrigation contractor should not be a parts salesman. He should be familiar with landscape plant varieties and their watering needs. Mature foundation plantings may have outgrown their need for supplemental irrigation. Select only certified, experienced professionals.
Weather-based sensors attached to your irrigation controller can monitor and drastically reduce the amount of water applied. Once your contractor plugs in all of your information (soil & plant types, sun vs. shade, technical irrigation data), the system takes over monitoring.
Even though we love our green grass in America, it can be a significant maintenance expense. Reducing the total amount of lawn area on your property can save you money. Consider areas of natural wildflowers or rain gardens.
A word about drought: By the spring of 2002, with reservoirs drying up, the governor shut off the water in the Garden State. Automatic sprinkler systems could not be used; only hand-held hoses would be allowed to water lawns, shrubs & flowers. There was one exception to the water use restrictions - drip irrigation systems! Any watering that was done with an automatic drip irrigation system was exempt from watering restriction. Flower beds, specimen trees and shrubs, planter boxes, patio and deck container gardens- these are all examples of appropriate use of efficient, low volume drip irrigation technology.
We are committed to working with other professionals in the landscape industry to provide for our future and conserve our most precious of all natural resources - water.