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The importance of maintaining an efficient irrigation system

Whether you run a successful vineyard, a family farm or your backyard covers a lot of land, chances are you require an irrigation sprinkler system to keep your property in top condition. One of the most obvious benefits of an irrigation system is protecting your yard, plants and trees from inefficient watering and drought.

A well-designed irrigation system ensures that your grass and plants are getting the proper amount of water. Whether you use drip or sprinkler irrigation, a proper installation and consistent maintenance of your property’s system is imperative. And without a well-running irrigation sprinkler system, you’ll end up with dead vegetation or be forced to hand water, which can take a lot of valuable time each day. Also, when manually watering it is easy to miss spots, watering systems cover every inch necessary.

Which irrigation system design is right for you?

When maintaining your land or property, there are several watering systems to choose from. The most effective is drip irrigation. Drip irrigation is the most water-efficient way to irrigate many different plantings. It is an ideal way to water in clay soils because the water is applied slowly, allowing the soil to absorb the water and avoid a runoff.

Sprinkler irrigation is another popular way to maintain a large parcel of land. The method of applying water in a controlled manner, it’s similar to rainfall. The water is distributed through a network that may consist of pumps, valves, pipes, and sprinklers. Irrigation sprinklers can be used for residential, industrial, and agricultural usage.

Whether you use drip or sprinkler irrigation, a well-maintained water management system will ensure that your landscape is healthy, your water consumption is low, and your overall costs are down.

Inspect your irrigation system frequently

Frequent inspections of your watering system can save you valuable time and money. The quick discovery and replacement of a leaky valve during scheduled maintenance may save you from facing a massive water bill. While components of your irrigation system, like sprinkler heads, nozzles, valves, and pipes are designed to withstand normal wear and tear, it’s quite common for people, dogs, or the environment to affect their ability to distribute water efficiently. Therefore, regular inspections of your irrigation system are so important.

Regularly update your system

Manufacturers of irrigation sprinkler systems are constantly coming up with innovative ideas. So always be on the lookout for updates to your current system or new ways to get water to your landscape in the most efficient and economical way possible.

A change in season may also change your schedule. Battling different temperatures and precipitation levels, the unavoidable elements will change your landscape. By adjusting your watering system to correspond with the seasonal changes you can ensure that your landscape is never over or under-watered. This confirms the need for a well-maintained irrigation system that ensures your property remains in good nick all year round.

Need a new watering system?

Delivering exceptional solutions for vineyards, farms, orchards and backyards right across the Barossa region, Graetz Irrigation has decades of experience and in-depth knowledge. Drop in and see us today or give our friendly team a call on (08) 8562 1333. Take a look at our entire service and product range online.

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