You put a lot of time into your lawn and garden, spent bundles on lawn care, flowers, trees, and shrubs. Now you need to maintain your investment. If you don’t have a method to water all of your plants, then you’re going to be in trouble, especially if you live in areas prone to long periods with no rain. Having an irrigation system is crucial. Check out these irrigation system options for Harrisburg, PA.

Lawn Sprinkler System

sprinklerSprinkler systems have many benefits. They’re the most common type of system used on residential properties. There’s little or no work involved after it’s installed. It’s best to have a professional install it. Once everything is hooked up, you set it on a timer, and it does the work for you. See “Keep Grass Healthy With a Lawn Sprinkler Audit.”

Sprinkler systems are great if you have a lot of grass and plants to water. It’s best to turn them on during the morning or late in the evening when the sun is less intense. Watering during the hottest part of the day causes the water to evaporate faster, and it also damages the plants.

Rain Catching System

rain barrelIf you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, try a rain catching system. There are many types of rain catching methods, like a rain barrel. You can also install an underground cistern that’s attached to your downspouts and feeds a sprinkler system. A cistern also works well above ground.  You simply attach a spigot and hose and let gravity do the work. This method is not as effective and more time consuming but will cut down on your water bill.

Drip Irrigation

drip irrigationIf you are trying to water a targeted area, such as flower pots or flower beds, then a drip irrigation system might make the most sense. All you need is a hose with holes punched in them at the desired location. The hose can be attached to a cistern, like the one mentioned above, or just connected to your outdoor water faucet and set to a trickle. This is a great way to send water right where it’s needed.

Need help tending to your lawn? Visit our Harrisburg lawn care page for more info! 

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