Why Upgrading Your Irrigation System May be the Smartest Decision You Make

When it comes to maintaining a lush and green property, you know that your irrigation system is key. However, if you haven’t upgraded your system then it’s quite probable you may be wasting excessive water. New technologies and improved equipment are now available and if you haven’t incorporated them, you may be sending money down the drain.

What’s the big difference with a new irrigation system? The fact is, the latest irrigation technology is much more efficient and therefore has been highly effective at saving water and money for customers. An effective irrigation system is also much better at preserving your investment in your landscape by doing a better job at watering.

We’ll explain how upgrading to a new system may be one of the smartest decisions you can make on your property.

Signs You Need an Upgrade

There are a number of reasons that you might be considering an irrigation upgrade. For one, you may have noticed that the quality of your landscape is declining. Does your grass seem more yellow than it should be? Do you worry that your lawn isn’t receiving all of the water it needs? Older irrigation systems are simply not as effective at distributing water like the newer systems can. If you suspect your commercial lawn could be better watered, then upgrading your system might be the answer.

Another reason you might be pondering an upgrade is due to the fact that your existing system seems to have a lot of problems. If you must frequently call for service work or repairs, you might have realized that it would be a lot more cost effective to just replace your older system with a newer one that won’t keep failing. While it’s obviously going to be an upfront investment, the cost savings in repair work alone will ultimately save you significant dollars in the long run.

Of course, the biggest reason that you’re probably considering an upgrade is due to inefficiencies. With the latest technology that’s out there, you could be saving water—and money—with a “smart” irrigation system. If you’re looking for an upgrade that is going to be able to water your lawn efficiently, then you need to explore what the latest technology has to offer.

The Newest Technology

Technological advances in irrigation systems have allowed the newest equipment to be much more efficient than ever before. The introduction of smart controllers and rain sensors, for instance, are preventing costly overwatering. Smart controllers allow you to program your system to ensure that your property is watered exactly the way that it should be based on your site’s specific needs.

In addition, the use of rain sensor technology will adjust that watering scheduled based on the soil’s needs. In other words, if it’s already rained all day, your system won’t turn on. Unlike older systems, the controller won’t just come on at the same time and apply the same amount of water day in and day out. It will adjust based on the existing conditions.

A water-efficient system will also avoid overspray on hardscaped surfaces. If your current system is spraying water on your walkways, then you probably already know it’s not only a nuisance, but a waste of precious and costly water. An efficient system will also eliminate leaks, another sneaky way that you’re wasting money when it comes to maintaining your property.

Making an Effective Change

You already know that irrigation plays a huge role in the overall appearance of your commercial landscape. But it also plays a role in your maintenance expenses. The upgrade to a smart commercial sprinkler system will help ensure that you’re operating at peak efficiency at all times—ultimately adding up to big cost savings in the long run.

Of course, it’s critical that your system is customized to your site and installed properly in order to get the most out of it. At Bluegrass, we strategically and properly install the components of your irrigation system to ensure that it’s ideally suited to your needs. In the end, a system is only as good as its installation. The newest technology won’t get you anywhere if your system was not installed properly.

By making these changes, and upgrading to a newer system, you’ll be able to gain the confidence that you’re doing what it takes to protect the investment in your greenscape. You’ll also know that you’re not wasting money on inefficient watering. When it comes to something as important as proper watering, you deserve the peace of mind that there’s nothing to worry about.