When you’re conserving water use in drought times but want to continue to irrigate landscapes with optimal efficiency—a smart irrigation system leaves traditional methods of irrigation behind in the dust.
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When the perennial plants above ground stop flourishing and begin to wither during the dormant season of Winter, there’s something extremely vital to plant health that’s happening below the frozen ground surface.
Water efficiency in large buildings plays a huge role in what makes a building “Green” and lends the opportunity to utilize the best technology available today. Such technologies and strategies not only decrease the amount of water consumption in a large building, but also will significantly reduce expenses in the operating budget.
When a building or community has been designed, constructed and operates using strategies that preserve precious natural resources, reduces negative impacts on our climate and environment, and improves our quality of life, it is commonly called “Green.”
On an athletic field, natural grass is usually favored over artificial turf. Natural grass not only looks great, but creates a cooler field surface for players. It also eliminates injuries athletes can experience on unforgiving synthetic turf. But natural grass is a living plant, and regular gameplay and heavy stomping will damage the field surface if not properly maintained.
A lush and colorfully planted HOA landscape is not only appealing to the eye, it also increases property value. It’s called curb appeal, but beautiful landscaping doesn’t maintain itself. It takes time and effort.
Efficiently managing irrigation while away on Summer vacation can be challenging, especially if an unexpected stormy weather pattern strikes and you’re not there to adjust or turn off the automated timer.
A green roof is basically a vegetative landscape planted over a waterproofed structure. It can be as simple as an esthetically pleasing, planted private space up on the roof, or as expansive as a rooftop plaza on a commercial building, hotel or hospital.
Soil erosion on a slope or hillside is a major contributor to water runoff. Irrigation runoff transfers garden debris and agricultural pesticides into surface waters that supply our drinking water, the fish we consume, and water we swim in. So it’s very important that homeowners landscaping on slopes or hillsides take steps to protect their soil from erosion and runoff into watersheds downhill that feed surface waters.
During times of drought, we must learn to use water more efficiently to prevent waste of our most precious, life-sustaining resource. Therefore, it’s critical that we use efficient irrigation methods that deliver just the right amount of water to our plants— no more, no less— to keep them healthy and thriving.