Irrigation systems (commonly referred to as sprinkler systems) are a very integral part to Florida landscapes. With our hot summers and dry conditions, especially during the hottest months, proper irrigation is essential to the beautiful, lush lawn and landscape that you want. Proper irrigation means that you have match precipitation across the entire turf area. Have you ever driven past a house that has different shades of green in their lawn, or maybe circles that are greener than other areas? That is because match precipitation was not used when that system was installed. We design our systems with match precipitation in mind. Every sprinkler is different from the type, to the amount of water expelled from it. That’s why you should call us. With our extensive knowledge of irrigation and design, we can ensure that your lawn/garden areas are receiving the appropriate amount of water, equally across the area.
Irrigation design is usually a fairly quick process. When you call us to install your irrigation system, we will come out, talk to you about different options and what your expectations are. Once we have done that, we will take a lot of measurements and then design the system. Turnaround time on irrigation design is typically 2 days and usually we can start the project as soon as you approve it. Some things we will ask that you may want to consider prior to calling are:
- Are you going to run the system on city water or a well?
- Do you want irrigation on just the lawn or on all vegetation such as trees/flower gardens?
- Where would you like the control clock for the system?
When you are deciding whether to use a well or city water for your irrigation system, here are a few things to consider. First, city water typically is somewhere around 12 gallons per minute (GPM). A well pump will push out 20 GPM or more depending on the pump. This is important in the irrigation design. The more GPM there is at the source, the more sprinkler heads we can add on one zone, meaning less cost to you because we may be able to do the project with less zones. Another consideration to look at is cost of running the irrigation zone. If you use city water, you must pay for the water being put on your lawn, but with a well, you only pay for the electric to run the pump. Doing a well system will cost more money up front, but will save you money over time.