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Irrigation System Tips

irrigations tipsMaking sure your grass stays green while your wallet remains fat can seem almost impossible. That is unless you know a few top tips and tricks for your yard irrigation system that keeps a beautiful lawn on a budget. Here you will find just those tips for making your lawn flourish on a dime.

  • Switch out your sprinkler heads! Replace your old nozzles with a high-efficiency nozzle instead. Designed to decrease water usage (by 30%!) and even distribute water throughout the yard.
  • Move to drip irrigation techniques. This system includes the use of micro-sprinklers and spray jets, as well as bubbler irrigation. This allows for a slow and even distribution of water, paying specific attention to the roots and minimizing runoff significantly.
  • Make sure your system has a rain shut-off switch. This will prevent your irrigation and sprinkler system from going off while raining, wasting water.
  • Check all valves and ensure they are in proper working order so there are no cracks or uneven threading that could spring leaks.
  • Time your water. The best time to water your lawn is at dawn, afternoon risks burning plant-life due to the rising sun, and evening time has a chance of collecting fungus and unwanted bacteria.
  • Go light! Deep watering techniques are not necessary. Light and frequent waterings are the way to go, rather than drenching the plant-life with liters at a time.
  • Call in the professionals! Make sure you have your irrigation system checked by a qualified irrigation specialist at least once every three years.

Following these tips can ensure you keep your lawn looking pristine and your irrigation system in check, as well as keeping those bank figures untouched. Preventative action with checking and replacing valves, monitoring for cracks, and keeping an eye on water usage can prove to save you significant time in the long run.

What Others Say About Kost Plumbing

We had Kost Plumbing come out on weeknight when we had no water and he fixed the problem THAT NIGHT! We were amazed at his great work ethic and honest prices that he will be our Plumber for Life!!

Susan J., Ocala, FL

I do now know where to start, your prices and plumbing expertise are exceptional. I also appreciate your deck building and carpenter skills, not to mention that outstanding kitchen remodel. With your card I do not need anybody's "List" or any "Referral Program". Keep up the good work!

Chuck F., Reddick, FL

Thomas has done numerous jobs for me, and his work is always exceptional. He is very dependable and is willing to go out of his way to make sure the job is done right. In my opinion you could not hire a more professional or honest person.

Barbara A., Ocala, FL

Thank you so much for all the help and support you provided when we had that leak! I couldn't have asked for a better job or price and the fact that you got it fixed so quickly that we were able to keep up our busy schedules without hardly missing a beat was AWESOME!!! Thanks again.

John D., Citra, FL

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