Irrigation systems are a major consideration when it comes to sustainable landscaping. When done right by a landscaper, a well-made irrigation system will help you look after your gardens for years to come, reducing the amount of time you spend watering by hours per week.
On the other hand, a poorly installed system can cause all sorts of problems, including regular leaks and dead areas where the water doesn’t get to. Because of this, it’s extremely important to make sure you plan your irrigation system properly before you install it, otherwise you might end up digging it up and starting again.
What Sort of Irrigation Should I Use?
In general, we recommend using some sort of automatic irrigation system that involves a timer that encourages regular watering. This is useful because it ensures your plants and lawns are being looked after, even when you completely forget about them.
Usually, it’s a good idea to speak to your landscapers, because they will be able to help you plan the perfect irrigation system. Since pipes will have to be run under paths, garden beds and lawns, it’s important to ensure you do this before the landscaping process has started.