Thursday, July 12, 2018

Your Sprinkler System and Your Landscape

At Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape, we can confidently say why sprinklers are your landscape's best landscape design or to retrofit your yard with an efficient system.
friend. It very rarely works out that your local climate produces the particular level of hydration required by each section of your garden. Particularly in dry climates such as Colorado, most plants will need a little extra water to flourish which makes it important to include sprinklers in your original 

Lawns are especially prone to drying up and looking patchy without sufficient rainfall or artificial watering. Keeping your landscaped outdoor space hydrated and looking its best can be tough and time-consuming with just a hose. You will end up spending a lot of time on the task, and if you forget to water your lawn, or are too busy to do it, you will see the adverse effects after just a few weeks of dry, sunny weather.

Installing sprinklers can save you time and even help you to conserve water. For a busy homeowner, they provide the best solution for easy lawn and garden maintenance. A sprinkler system with an automatic timer allows you to go about your day without worrying about the grass. For the vast majority of the day, your sprinklers will be completely hidden from view. At their scheduled time the sprinklers will pop up to disperse water around the lawn before retracting back into the ground.

Modern sprinkler systems come equipped with sensors to detect moisture levels in the top level of the soil. If it rains during the day, the sensors will recognize this and automatically skip that day's scheduled watering. For homeowners who travel frequently, an automated sprinkler system is an invaluable convenience. It eliminates the stress of arranging for a neighbor to water the lawn while you are out of town or the expense of hiring a gardener.

It might seem like a hassle to install a sprinkler system, as the pipes need to be laid down underneath your lawn so that the water can be delivered to different areas. This does involve digging up different sections of landscaping. It is best to have the sprinkler system installed before you lay the turf or sow the seeds of your lawn. If you decide to install sprinklers to an existing garden, you can combine the project with new plants or hard landscaping modifications.

Overall, regarding convenience and aesthetics, sprinkler systems have no competition. They are also considerably safer than dragging a hose across the garden every couple of days, as they pose no tripping hazard. The cost of the equipment and the installation fee may seem expensive, but when you consider the amount of time and labor saved by a sprinkler system, you will realize that it is well worth the investment. And if you’ve ever had to pay to re-sod a dried up and dead lawn, you’d further understand the value that only sprinklers can offer you.

A sprinkler system will keep your garden healthy and hydrated while giving you the ultimate freedom. Saving time and reducing water waste, that’s why sprinklers are your landscape's best friend and indispensable for the modern homeowner in a dry climate. For more information on home irrigation systems and general landscaping services in Denver, contact Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape for your consultation and a free estimate.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Saving water with a sprinkler system

Saving water with a sprinkler system
Do you know how to save water with your sprinklers? At Altitude Sprinkler and Landscapes in Denver, we know that water efficiency is important to our Denver customers. Living in an arid climate means that keeping a garden healthy and looking good can take quite a lot of work. If you use an irrigation system, there are some steps you can take to make sure you are not using excess water.

Timing is Everything
Irrigation is most efficient between the hours of 5 am and 10 am. At this time, temperatures are cooler, and the water can be absorbed slowly by the soil, instead of being instantly evaporated by the sun's heat. Setting your sprinkler system for short watering periods with breaks of 15 minutes between them will give best results. This will allow time for absorption and avoid wasting water through run-off. Avoid watering in the evening, as leaving a lawn wet overnight creates excellent conditions for fungus growth.

Efficient Zoning
Separating your garden into different zones can allow you to have more control over the amount of irrigation given to various types of plants. Lawns can be timed to have more frequent waterings than trees, shrubs, and flower beds. This is also something to consider when designing and planning your landscape.

Drip Irrigation
While lawns are best watered with sprinklers, non-grassy areas can be more efficiently watered by a drip-irrigation system. Individual trees, potted containers, shrubs, and flower beds can be targeted directly, reducing water waste. Drip-irrigation functions by running a system of tubes close to the soil and spacing a series of holes along the length of the tubes. Water dripping from these holes can deliver moisture very close to the roots of each plant, which avoids the loss of water to evaporation or run-off.

Adapt to the Seasons
Unless you live in an area where the weather is the same all-year round, adjust your sprinkler system to fit the seasons. Your lawn will need more frequent watering in the summer, but during the winter months you will end up wasting water if you leave it set at the same level. One easy way to save water is by installing a sensor device that detects the presence of rain. It automatically shuts off your sprinkler system when rain is detected, meaning you don't end up giving your lawn a second watering.

Keeping control of the amount of water used in your garden will ensure you are not surprised by your water bill at the end of the month. It will also conserve water, lowering your environmental impact and reducing the risk of a drought. With water being in limited supply during the summer, it is well worth the effort to minimize usage. For more tips on how to save water with your sprinklers and for professional landscaping services, you can contact Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape. Our experienced team is ready to help you spend less time on maintaining your garden and more time enjoying it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Top 10 Benefits of a High-Quality Sprinkler System Installation

sprinkler system from Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape
Did you know that nearly one in three Americans do not know how often to use their sprinkler system? While fertilizer and other products are important, watering is the key component to landscaping success.

Adding sprinklers to your property yield a number of benefits. Not only do sprinklers save time, but they also can reduce your monthly watering bill.

Read on to learn 10 benefits of installing a high-quality sprinkler system. Learn how choosing the best sprinklers will make your landscape flourish.

1) A Sprinkler System Saves Time and Energy

Is there a more arduous task than moving a manual sprinkler every 15 to 20 minutes? Think about all the time that you waste adjusting the sprinkler.

Automatic sprinklers save you time and energy. With a simple timer mechanism, you no longer have to walk to the water valve to turn them on and off.

2) Keep the Hose Rolled Up

One of the most time-consuming steps is rolling and unrolling the hose. To save time, many homeowners leave the hose unraveled and lying on the lawn.

This leads to lawn burn as the hose sits idle on the grass. Also, it gives an unsightly look to the front of your home.

3) Sprinklers Can Reduce Your Water Bill

Irrigation systems are a great way to reduce your monthly or quarterly water bill. For starters, timed durations prevent you from overwatering the lawn.

In addition, there are system upgrades that can reduce your bill even further. A precision spray nozzle, for instance, is estimated to reduce water usage by 35 percent. Weather sensors are another system upgrade to cut water use.

4) Water in the Morning

The best thing for lawn health is watering in the morning. Lawn irrigation at night leaves it vulnerable to fungus.

At the same time, you should not water the lawn during the hottest parts of the day. This leaves the lawn susceptible to burning. With a control panel, your sprinklers turn on automatically every morning at the optimal time.

5) Sprinklers Make Fertilizing More Effective

Fertilizer is a key ingredient to a healthy lawn. However, the instructions are clear that freshly applied fertilizer needs to be watered. With irrigation, fertilizer is thoroughly watered and most effective.

6) Reduce Brown Spots

Manual sprinklers are limited. They have a maximum reach and often miss spots.
Sprinklers are strategically installed around the lawn for maximum coverage. This way, brown spots are in the past.

7) Water Gardens Too

Sprinklers are not just for lawns. They are great for fruit and vegetable gardens as well.
Ditch the watering can. No more daily trips to the water spout to water the garden.

8) No Need to Replace Manual Sprinklers

Manual sprinklers have a short service life. They only last a few years before they are weathered and ineffective.

Automatic sprinklers are buried in the ground. This way, they are preserved from the elements.

9) Sprinkler Zones

With zones, you can water different parts of the lawn at different times. This is perfect to create the optimal water schedule.

By doing so, you can observe sun patterns. Now you can avoid direct sunlight by watering at the best times.

10) Own a Beautiful Lawn

The bottom line is that sprinklers are sure to beautify your lawn. They are an effective tool for optimized watering and help fertilizer application.

Wrapping It Up

A sprinkler system yields many benefits. From reducing your water bill to saving time and energy, sprinklers do it all.

If you are interested in sprinkler installation, please contact us for assistance.