Choosing the right irrigation system for your yard and garden can mean the difference between a luscious green lawn and beautiful vegetables or dry, brown grass and a sad harvest. Especially living in Texas, you need the right amount of water to keep your yard looking its best. To help you choose the right system, check this quick information on four different kinds of sprinkler systems in San Antonio.
A constant drip from the bathroom faucet is incredibly annoying and wasteful. But a drip from the sprinkler outside can be very beneficial. A drip system is the most water efficient type of sprinkler system. A hose is laid snaking throughout your flowerbed or vegetable garden and water is dripped directly to the base of the plants at a rate the soil can absorb efficiently. With drip systems there is no run-off or water lost from spraying overhead.
Traditional sprayers are the most common type of irrigation system. Because they spray the water out in a wide circumference, they are great for watering lawns. Be sure the place the sprinkler heads evenly apart and that they are set to spray in different directions. Some of the sprayers can be set to rotate in a full circle, half circle, or even a quarter circle to prevent watering the sidewalk or driveway.
Soaker hoses sweat water out along their entire length. If you have plants that are planted closely together, you may want to use soakers because they’re great for watering dense plantings. They’re also water efficient because they sweat water only where you place them.
Rotor sprinkler systems in San Antonio are also great for conserving water because they apply water slower than spray heads allowing the soil the absorb the water at a slower rate. This prevents flooding of flowers, vegetables, and grass which helps prevent excess run-off and wasting water. For more help deciding which irrigation set-up is best for you, call a professional landscaper to give you more detailed information.