close up of purple flowers near sprinkler system

Irrigation Efficiency

Irrigation Efficiency is Important to Plant Health

Irrigation efficiency is not only key to water conservation, but then the health of your plants. Most often, plants are over watered, therefore, they succumb to pests and disease.

close up of irrigation system

Simple Steps to Cut Water Use Without Sacrificing the Health of Your Plants

  • Avoid synthetic fertilizers—they contain higher levels of salt which draw water away from your plants. They also push a lot of rapid, water-thirsty growth.
  • Mulch, mulch, mulch! This point cannot be stated enough. Organic mulch such as wood chips slows the evaporation of water from the soil, cools the plants roots in the summer, insulates in the winter, suppresses water-thieving weeds and adds nutrients to your soil as it breaks down

close up of mulch in hand

Quick & Easy Irrigation Upgrades

  • Swap out traditional sprays with Hunter MP Rotator heads to save up to 30% of water used on your lawn
  • Use a weather-based irrigation timer, or upgrade your current timer with a rain monitoring device such as Hunter X-Core and Solar Sync
  • Soak & Cycle: set your irrigation timer to run shorter cycles of water with longer periods in between to allow the water to soak in, helping to avoid  run off   
  • Switch to drip irrigation wherever possible because it applies water slowly, directly to the base of the plant, so there is less evaporation than sprinklers
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