Eight Ways Our Commercial Irrigation Services Will Save You Water (And Money) This Summer

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You know better than anyone that dead, neglected plants have zero curb appeal. If you have green, growing things on your commercial property, they need water to help them thrive.

One of the best ways to protect your investment in your property’s landscaping is to install an irrigation system.

Too much money, you say?

Commercial irrigation services can actually save you money in the long run, in a host of ways. Their water-saving features might surprise you.

Let's take a look.

Accuracy


An irrigation system distributes water only where your landscape need it, dramatically reducing wasted water.

Hoses and sprinklers aren’t as efficient, often spraying water where it isn’t needed — like your driveways and sidewalks.

We all forget to turn the sprinklers off sometimes, which means we’re using more water than our landscape needs.

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An irrigation system prevents this waste. The sprinkler heads are placed precisely, so they target only your lawn, flowers and shrubs. Timers shut the system off automatically, so you don’t have to worry about it.

That saves water, which saves you money.

Timing


An irrigation system allows you to schedule watering at the best and most efficient times. If some areas of your property need more water than others — new landscaping or a freshly seeded lawn — automated sprinkler systems can be adjusted to provide only those areas with more water.  

Technology


Irrigation systems are smarter than ever.

Smart irrigation controls tell your system when to turn on and off. They don’t start up based on time of day, but hone in on local weather forecasts and your exact landscape conditions, so the watering schedule is precisely right for your landscape.

That means you don’t have to worry about your watering schedule — the smart controller is on top of it.

The result? You use as little water as possible while your landscape thrives.

New irrigation controllers will automatically skip or temporarily postpone a watering based on certain triggers we can set, including wind speed and temperature.

Rainfall yesterday? The controller will automatically skip today’s watering cycle. And we can log in remotely to make any adjustments, as needed.

If your water usage is metered, all this will definitely save you money.

Retrofitting


Experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimate as much as 50 percent of water used for landscape irrigation is wasted because of overwatering caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.

If you’ve had your current irrigation system for a few years, chances are, innovative, more efficient new products have arrived on the commercial irrigation services market. We can typically install them on your existing system.

Our experts can upgrade your irrigation system with advanced nozzles, heads and other water-saving features that weren’t available before.

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Filters


Filters keep pesky small particles of debris from clogging the holes in your sprinkler heads. These tiny grains of sand and silt are the main cause of irrigation system breakdowns. Clogged sprinkler heads also prevent portions of your landscaping from getting the water they need.

Ignore this sediment, and it can eventually damage your system’s  components. A water filter takes care of the problem, saving you time and money on repairs down the road.

Time Of Day


The best time to water is early in the morning, before you lose water to evaporation from the bright sun. An automatic irrigation system can be set to run in the very early morning — before you even show up to work — so your property gets the watering it needs without unnecessary waste.

Audits


Don't worry — this is nothing like a tax audit. A water audit takes stock of your irrigation system’s reach. You’ll find out exactly where your water is spraying, so any water-saving adjustments can be made if necessary.

Automatic Notifications


Smart controller automatic notifications keep us in the know about your residential or commercial irrigation system, which means we can react quickly to any issues.

If a part breaks or a zone doesn't start up, we receive a notification. That means we can send over an irrigation technician right away — before your landscape dries out.

Trust Your Irrigation To Outback Landscape


At Outback Landscape, we’re commercial irrigation services experts. We can help you retrofit your current irrigation system with updated, money-saving parts or install a new system.

We serve residential and commercial properties in Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Pocatello, Idaho, as well as Bonneville, Madison and Bannock counties.

Call us at 208-656-3220. Or fill out the contact form to schedule a no-obligation meeting with one of our team members.

We’d love to tell you more about how our commercial irrigation service will save you water — and money — this summer.