The Benefits of Having an Irrigation System in Surrey

Categories: Landscape Design | December 15, 2017

At Vandenberg’s Landscape Design, we know that larger yards can take a long time to water by hand, especially for gardens containing fruits and vegetables. While installing an irrigation system may seem like a costly endeavour, they have a wide range of benefits that may outweigh the price for some gardeners. Here are some of the benefits of having an irrigation system in Surrey.

Prevents Disease and Weeds

Specialized drip irrigation systems direct water specifically to each plant’s roots, rather than sprinkling the entire garden. As a result, surrounding weeds will be unable to germinate and spread. Water at the roots of a plant also prevents leaf diseases caused by standing droplets on the foliage, as well as blight diseases.

Conserves Water and Time

Hand watering with a hose or watering can takes a fair amount of time, which means that all of those early morning and evening watering times are taking away time that could be spent with family and friends. Both drip and sprinkler irrigation systems have timers that can be preset for daily or weekly watering. Since this timer will automatically shut off the water when it has finished watering the garden, you will not have to waste time on monitoring the system. Installing an effective irrigation system on a timer will also help reduce future water bills.

Preserves Soil Structure and Nutrients

Using a garden hose to water plants may allow too much water to seep into the soil. As a result, nutrients leach out with the water runoff, leaving plants with fewer available nutrients. Plants may begin to show signs of withering or root disease caused by soil that has been compacted from watering with a hose. Using either drip or sprinkled irrigation will produce smaller droplets, which will help preserve nutrients and reduce soil compaction.

Improves Plant Growth

Plants, crops, flowers, and lawns that are watered with smaller amounts of water over a longer period of time begin to grow faster. This is because using smaller amounts of water will help create the ideal condition for plant growth. Having an irrigation system installed can provide greener and more luscious gardens and lawns.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of having an irrigation system in Surrey, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services, please contact Vandenberg’s Landscape Design at 604-866-3023 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

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