Irrigation System Cost Shreveport - Irrigation Systems Are A Convenient Way To Protect Your Landscape Investment
When using an automatic sprinkler system, break up the watering into 2 or 3 short cycles instead of one long period of time.
( January 27, 2013 - LA, LA -- LA, Jan 27, 2013 - When using an automatic sprinkler system, break up the watering into 2 or 3 short cycles instead of one long period of time. If you cycle your sprinkler sessions, the water has a chance to soak into the ground instead of building up and running off.

Irrigation System Cost Shreveport - Use your system during the morning hours instead of the evening hours. Temperatures are cooler in the morning and the wind doesn't usually blow as hard so premature evaporation is not an issue. If you water during the evening, you may face turf and plant disease problems because water can soak on plants all night (especially in humid areas).

Adjust the timer on your controller to run for seasonal changes in weather once a month or once a week. This step alone will save you more water and money than any other step. It only requires a little of your time, but other than that, it is free. Use the % key if your controller has the option.

Your water supplier may conduct an audit for free or charge only a minimal fee. You can also look for an independent auditor. From the audit you should gain information about the condition of your irrigation system and recommendations for repairs and/or improvements. You may even get information on how often and how much you should water each month of the year.

Space sprinklers 4-6 inches from the edge of sidewalks, curbs, and patios, in a lawn section and 12 inches in a shrub section. Find a store that sells irrigation equipment and purchase flexible riser pipes made for relocating sprinklers to make the process much easier for you.

After your irrigation system is turned off, if you see water running on the sidewalk, there is a leaking valve that needs to be cleaned or simply replaced.

Home Irrigation System Shreveport - Most damage to irrigation systems is caused by contaminants in the water supply. Install a screen filter at the water source located before the valves. When watering shrubs, use drip irrigation. Drip irrigation is not hard to install, not too expensive, and is 20% more efficient than regular sprinklers.

You want to choose a company that stands behind their products with warranties. You want to choose a company that has customer service available to answer questions about their products. Not all companies provide this service, so it is up to you to investigate and make sure you understand what you are buying. If you choose an inferior brand just to try and save a few dollars, it will end up costing you more money in the long run due to maintenance issues.

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Irrigation System Cost Shreveport - We offer free quotes for new sprinkler systems and all systems are custom designed to fit the owners property and landscape. We also offer Mosquito/Pest Control and Fertilization through your new or existing sprinkler system and we do it by using only Organic materials that are safe and friendly to the environment.
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Edwards Irrigation LLC
5913 North Market
Shreveport, LA 71107