As a homeowner, you know that your lawn can make or break your home’s exterior. When it looks run down and unhealthy, the rest of your property looks just as bad. But when it looks healthy and properly watered, it makes the rest of your home look well-maintained. To make this happen, you have two choices: hand water your landscaping or let a Denver sprinkler installation team
install a new system. If you’ve been hand watering your yard for a while, you likely aren’t sure if a sprinkler system can make that much of a difference in your maintenance routine. Here are a few benefits you’ll see once you install an automatic sprinkler system at your home.
Saves You Time
When you think of your landscaping, you probably think about the hours you spend mowing the lawn, weeding the garden beds, and carefully trimming overgrown limbs and branches. While these tasks take time, they’re not the part of landscaping that take up the most of your valuable days off. At least, not if you’re watering by hand.
Using watering cans or hoses to water your landscaping can take hours every few days if you’re not careful. Installing an automatic sprinkler system will dramatically cut down on the amount of time you spend maintaining your yard. Instead of spending hours throughout the week carefully making sure your plants get enough water, you’ll be able to focus on other tasks.
Cuts Down on Your Water Bill
It seems like watering your plants by hand would use less water. After all, you’re monitoring the way the water soaks into the soil and can stop the spray as soon as the plants get enough. But did you know that you’re actually using more water than is necessary?
When you water by hand, you’re only able to water small portions of your landscaping at any given time. The delay you have in moving the hose and shutting off the water can end up wasting gallons every time.
With an automatic sprinkler system, the spray covers more area and wastes less water. The end result is a lower water bill month after month. Over the course of the year, you could end up saving hundreds depending on the size of your yard.
When you’re hand watering your landscaping, you have to remember the last time you watered, pay attention to the weather, and watch for signs of excess moisture in the garden beds. Unless you live for gardening, this can create a lot of undue stress that takes away from your ability to enjoy your weekends and your time off.
Automatic sprinkler systems can change all that. Instead of worrying about watering your lawn, you’re able to set a timer and let the system do it when needed. Even better, it works whether you’re at home or out of town and you won’t have to worry about landscaping maintenance when you’re trying to enjoy yourself.
Saves You Money
Let’s revisit the thought of going on vacation. When you hand water your yard and landscaping, you’ll need to find someone to take care of it while you’re away from home. And it’s rare that those people will be willing to do it for free. You’ll have to pay them every time they come to water. Over the course of a two-week vacation, this can really add up!
An automatic sprinkler system will help you save money by skipping out on the watering help. Instead, your system will take care of it. But even better, it’ll do it with less water, saving you more money on your water bill!
Adds Value to Your Home
It should come as no surprise that your landscaping can make a huge difference in your home’s resale value. But having beautiful landscaping isn’t enough to really drive the value higher. Think of it this way—buyers actively look for properties that are easy to maintain. If they have to spend hours each week taking care of the landscaping, they’ll find the property less attractive. After all, it’ll cost more to maintain.
Installing an automatic sprinkler system will increase the value of your property and can make your home more marketable if you think you’ll sell in the near future. New systems work incredibly well and are always a draw to homebuyers who fall in love with the way a property looks. The less time they have to spend taking care of it, the more tempting the home will be and the more the home will be worth to them.
Many die-hard hand waterers quickly point out that their way is the ultimate low-maintenance method. While this is technically true—you’re not going to have to maintain a watering can—it doesn’t mean automatic sprinkler systems aren’t worth the investment. In fact, they’re incredibly low-maintenance when installed correctly by an experienced professional.
You won’t have to spend any extra time maintaining the system throughout the year as long as you schedule an annual tune-up and a winter blowout to protect the lines. These can be done by your installation team. Even better, you don’t have to be home for the appointment so you won’t have to change your schedule around!
New Systems Include a Warranty
Manufacturer defects happen and they can make it impossible for you to keep your yard properly watered. If you’re faced with paying for the repairs yourself, owning a sprinkler system can seem like quite the investment. But new systems include a manufacturer warranty to help protect against those issues.
If you ever have a problem, all you have to do is call your installation expert. If the damage is due to a problem with the components, they’ll help you get the system fixed quickly and at no or very little cost to you.
Install One This Spring
If you’re looking to get the most out of your home’s landscaping without having to put in the work, stop hand watering your lawn and garden beds. Contact our team and let us install an automatic sprinkler system for your yard. You’ll save time, money, and get your days off back instantly.