At Green Thumb Industries LLC, we’ve also observed a growing trend amongst homeowners here in Greenville and in the neighboring cities of Parker, Gantt, Berea, Wade Hampton and Mauldin. Our clients are very concerned about water wastage and are looking for more efficient irrigation systems.
This demand is prevalent in Taylors, Greer, Simpsonville, Easley and Spartanburg as well. In all our service areas, we’ve been installing better, more efficient irrigation systems. These systems reduce water wastage and still give the plants, trees and grass the amount of water they need.
Two types of irrigation systems are commonly used by homeowners. Both of them, with proper management and maintenance can save you some money on your utility bills.
Sprinkler Irrigation Systems
It is very easy to take a sprinkler system for granted. It doesn’t demand much attention from you after all. Since you don’t see them unless they’re switched on, they’re generally neglected enough to become inefficient over time. When we install a sprinkler system, we ensure that you know how to keep them efficient and functioning for a long time.
Sprinkler systems are very popular, especially in properties with large, expansive lawns. They are great for watering grass and groundcover, essentially lawns that are spread out over a large area. Sprinklers disperse water evenly at regular intervals without any need for direction from you. Most of these systems are automated and will activate at a scheduled time.
It is important to install a sprinkler irrigation system properly. The areas covered by each sprinkler head should overlap, or it would lead to uneven distribution of water and wastage. They also shouldn’t be placed near hardscaping because that would cause overflow.
While sprinklers are great for lawns, they’re not very efficient for supplying water to trees, plants and shrubs. Sprinklers disperse water in the air so the water would fall on leaves and branches when it is actually required in the roots.
Drip IrrigationPeople who wish to prevent water wastage usually prefer drip irrigation. This system is great for plants, trees and shrubs since you’re supplying water directly to the roots. In this system, we use flexible tubes that are connected to different emitters. These emitters can be large or small, depending on the quality of water you wish to supply.
One of the major advances of drip irrigation systems is that you can customize the amount of water each plant receives. Since it is deposited at the roots and isn’t being dispersed through the air, there’s very little water wastage.
If you have more questions on irrigation systems or need an estimate, give Green Thumb Industries LLC a call at 864-380-3163. We’ll be happy to hear from you!