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Irrigation Atlanta: #SmartIrrigationMonth Watering Wisely Tips standard

Water Wisely Today’s irrigation systems include sophisticated controllers that allow you to easily adjust watering schedules to fit different needs. Get in the zone. Schedule each individual zone in your irrigation system to account for type of sprinkler, sun or shade exposure, and soil in that section. Different zones will almost always need different watering schedules. Consider soil type. Type of soil determines how quickly water can be absorbed without runoff. Watering more than soil can absorb causes runoff and waste. Don’t send water down the drain. Set sprinklers to water plants, not your driveway, sidewalk, patio or buildings. Water only when needed. Saturate root zones and let the soil dry. Watering too much and too frequently results in shallow ...

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Irrigation Atlanta: Must Have for Irrigation Efficiency standard

The least expensive and probably most efficient addition to your irrigation system is a Rain/Freeze Sensor. You could save up to 35% of your water usage, as well as stop having to turn your irrigation system off/on when it rains. In Georgia, State Law requires a rain sensor on every new irrigation system installed. If you are considering a new irrigation system, now is a great time to consider upgrading to a Rain/Freeze sensor to prevent your sprinklers from running during or after rain as well as at freezing temps!! Please like & share:

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Irrigation Atlanta: #Fall New Irrigation Systems #BlowOut standard

Did you know our standard new irrigation system come with a “blow-out” or “winterization” valve (sometimes located as part of the back flow) for ease in winterizing your new irrigation system? This small addition to your irrigation system allows us to properly winterize your system by blowing it out with compressed air which helps to prevent damage to your irrigation system during the freezing winter. We do this even on new Fall Irrigation Installs to prevent the damage winter can cause. Please like & share:

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Irrigation Atlanta: Dormancy and Watering… standard

Continuing to water the turf can delay the dormancy process and can also bring unwanted fungus and disease like brown patch, not to mention the wasted water that raises your water bill. Understanding the unique water needs of your property and how to achieve a healthy landscape is important. There are a lot of rules of thumb and old wives tales out there on how and when to water and it is something that is best left to a professional. A recent study (from 2012-13)by Rain Bird revealed that most home owners only change the settings on their controller a few times per year which leads to wasted water and unhealthy landscape – both of which cost the home owner ...

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