Landscape Irrigation Design
Landscape Irrigation System Design and Water Management
Our landscape irrigation design service installs your irrigation system, providing you with the sprinkler facilities that you need to keep your lawns and crops watered, no matter what the weather throws at you.
Once your system is installed, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and forget about manual watering for good. With us, you can save both time, money, and water in both residential and commercial settings.
No two plots of land are the same. Each has its own soil type, weather, and topology. Because of this, no two irrigation systems can be the same, either. At Environmental Designers Irrigation, we create a bespoke irrigation system that is uniquely suited to your plot of land, whether it is a field of crops, a golf course, or a front lawn. We offer irrigation systems from a range of manufacturers, including Rain Bird.
With us as your landscape design company, you can get a sprinkler system that is designed to work effectively in sandy soils or dry weather, and improve your water efficiency. So what are you waiting for?
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Landscape and Irrigation Design Process
Step 1: Identify Sources of Water
Landscape irrigation design can be a complicated process. The first step is to investigate local water sources for a drip irrigation system. For an irrigation system to work effectively, it needs to be able to access water nearby. Sometimes, if the water is not available nearby, such as at a desert location, then the water supply must come from a tank. According to WiseGeek, “irrigation design takes local laws and environmental concerns into consideration,” so it is always best to have qualified professionals managing the process on your behalf, and offering advice.
Step 2: Measure Local Environmental Conditions
The next step is for a landscape designer to measure local conditions, such as the type of soil, the climate, and the needs of the specific plants to be watered. This helps to save water by ensuring that plants only get the precise amount of water that they need and no more.
Step 3: System Design
Once it is known how much water your plants need, it is time to design the system itself. Developing a landscape irrigation system requires a careful setting of things like the timer, programming software to respond to changing weather conditions, and adjusting the position of the individual sprinkler heads to provide optimal coverage.
Step 4: Create Blueprints
Irrigation systems require a lot of hardware, so it is vital to draw up blueprints before installation. The blueprints specify what equipment you need and how and where it will be installed.
Step 5: Installation
The final stage of the process is to install the hardware where it is needed and then monitor it to make sure that it is functioning as intended.
The Benefits Of Landscape Irrigation Design
Landscape irrigation design offers a host of benefits.
Take the Guess Work out of Watering
Perhaps the most important benefit of a drip irrigation water system is that it takes the guesswork out of watering. An irrigation system can be programmed to deliver precisely the amount of water that plants need, helping to reduce landscape maintenance costs and eliminate the possibility that plants will either be over- or under-watered.
Save Both Money and Water
Americans waste a staggering amount of water every year. Not only is it bad for the environment, but it is also costly. With the help of our garden designers and landscape engineers, you can save both money and water, helping both your bank balance and the natural environment.
Stop Wasting Your Time
Landscape irrigation design not only saves you money but time too. Manual watering is a chore that few people want to perform day after day. With a sprinkler system, you can “set-and-forget” and let the smart onboard controller take over the process for you. Effective landscape architecture is essential if you want an effective irrigation system.
Landscape Irrigation Design: Drip Irrigation or Sprinklers?
The type of irrigation system you choose depends on your setting.
High water pressure sprinkler systems tend to be best in situations where the surrounding plants are relatively flat, such as on a lawn. The spray from the sprinkler can reach all parts of the grass within range.
Drip irrigation systems are better suited to situations in which you have more tall plants in a bed. Tall plants can collect water from irrigation sprays, preventing it from reaching other plants behind. Proper landscape irrigation design can help you choose the correct system for your setting. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make the math easy use the following- each rotary head uses 3 gallons per minute and each spray head uses 1 gallon per minute. Multiply the number of heads times the appropriate gallons. Then multiply that number by 60 (minutes per week) and 30 (weeks per year of watering). That will give you annual usage. To break it down a little more by quarter- Q1-0; Q2-30%; Q3-60%; Q4-10%.
We recommend asking your lawn care professional for watering instructions. They are responsible for making sure all of the fertilizers and weed controls are working. Beyond that, we recommend that the system operate between 2am and 6am on even or odd days- whichever corresponds to your house number in order to abide by watering restrictions.
The average size home sprinkler system takes 1 to 2 days to install. A large estate home can take from three days to one week. A large commercial system can take months, or even years to complete.
Usually our schedule will allow us to install your system 10-14 days after you give us the ok. By Law Permits are required & all properties have to be marked out for underground utilities which usually take 7-10 days.
Drip irrigation is a method where small amounts of water are placed on the root ball of plants, therefore using the water more efficiently. This is done with a network of small tubes that provides water to many plants at once. A drip zone will usually run for several hours. It is generally considered to be better for most planting beds than typical watering, and it wastes almost no water.