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shutterstock_129053822Summer in Dallas means hot days, warm nights, and very little rainfall. This can be problematic for any homeowner, since Dallas front yards and back yards can become dry, brittle, and brown. While watering your lawn is allowed, you can only water during certain periods of the day. This means that, during those certain periods, you have to make sure that your yard is getting the watering it needs, which means that some of you will have to update your Dallas irrigation systems. Read on to learn the other major reasons why it is important to update your irrigation system.

EPA Issues

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a broken or missing sprinkler head could waste as much as 25,000 gallons of water over a six-month irrigation season. Additionally, this can cost over $100. An improperly programmed automatic irrigation system can waste as much as 30,000 gallons of water annually. If you have both issues, you’re wasting over 80,000 gallons of water annually. While you may not have as much issue with the price, you may want to consider what this is doing to the environment! The EPA, in order to combat this problem, offers the following steps for sprucing up your sprinkler: Inspect, Connect, Direct, and Select.

  • Inspect. Get an experienced landscaping company (or do it yourself if you know how) to check your system for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads.
  • Connect. Have the company examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes/hoses. If water pools in your landscape or you have large wet areas, you could have a leak in your system. A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.
  • Direct. Are you watering the driveway, house, or sidewalk instead of your yard? Have your sprinklers redirected to apply water only to the landscape.
  • Select. An improperly scheduled irrigation controller can waste a lot of water and money. Update your system’s schedule with the seasons, or hire an experienced company to take the guesswork out of scheduling.

Updating Dallas Sprinkler Systems

Summer is the perfect time for Dallas citizens to check their irrigation systems. Since Dallas citizens don’t use their sprinklers often during the summer time, landscaping companies can inspect for leaks and set the proper watering schedule for current weather conditions.

You can save 35% or even more when you retrofit your system with the latest equipment. Besides wasting water through an older system, there is another common problem with the design of many installed sprinkler systems. That problem is that your plants continually grow, but your sprinkler system remains stationary. Over time, your watering becomes less efficient. Water coverage is blocked by the growing plant material. Thus, your landscape suffers and you waste water.

A new sprinkler system design will incorporate optimal watering into your new or changed landscape design. Your landscape will benefit from proper irrigation, you’ll help American water conservation efforts and you’ll lower your water bill by installing modern, efficient sprinklers. This way, water development and landscape design are taken into account. You will want to ensure efficient irrigation to be prepared for changing weather.

If you’d like to upgrade your Dallas irrigation system today, you should contact people who know what they’re doing, like Scapes, Inc!

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