The drought that has been plaguing California has brought about necessary changes in how we irrigate our landscape. There are 2 things to consider during times of drought.
Irrigation that Saves You Money and Water
The first thing to consider is the type of irrigation applied to the landscape. There have been many advancements in irrigation products, we want to keep you aware of how these products can and do save water in your landscape. The fan spray nozzles have been deemed obsolete due to the creation of the rotary nozzles that emit precipitation at half the rate. The use of inline drip or drip irrigation products apply water slowly to the root zones of plant material. Both of these prevent runoff and allow irrigation to be more easily absorb into the soil. The advancement of irrigation clocks that have a weather based ET(Evapo-transpiration) control measure water loss through evaporation in different weather zones. We can now switch your clock to computer and app controlled irrigation that can track the use of water and be easily accessed anywhere by a cell phone, tablet or computer resulting in saving you money and water.
Example of Computer Controlled Irrigation Program
Proper Plant Material
The first is the right type of plant material for our region. This includes succulents, Native California plants and plant palates from similar regions. South African, Australian and Mediterranean plants are well suited to the Southern California area due to similar climate zones. The goal is to find plant material that can thrive with 1 to 2 days of irrigation per week.
Get Up to Speed Today
The state has set aside money for the use of efficient products that can be applied to any residence through rebates. Don’t wait too long to get your irrigation system up to speed. The drought, as it seems, will only continue, so the responsibility lies on all homeowners to do their part in saving our most precious resource.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you want to know more. We want to assure you that all communications are directly with Schnetz Landscape Inc. and are private and confidential. We are all in this together, let’s irrigate responsibly.