Just as important as the design and execution of your landscape is the design of the irrigation system that goes with it. Irrigation can really make or break a beautiful landscape and is essential in maintaining any landscaping design whether it is new or existing. Proper design when it comes to irrigation can have a major affect on the type of maintenance that will need to be done in the future of the landscape. Here is a little information about the necessity of proper irrigation design.
Key to Success
The key to a great irrigation system design is that there must be enough pressure still left tin the system after water flows through all the pipes and valves to reach the sprinkler head so that the sprinkler head can operate correctly. In essence, it is all about water pressure. From the moment water starts flowing through the system, the system begins to lose pressure. Every element of the system that the water will encounter is a way for the system to lose even more water pressure. This is why using the correct sizes and types of pipes and valves is key in controlling how much of that pressure is lost. Our team is highly experienced and can design a system that maintains pressure throughout the system.
We will begin by accurately measuring your yard and the areas that need to be irrigated. We will also measure what the initial flow rate will be for your system. We then keep an eye out for things that will use water pressure as the water passes through the system. This is where the sizes of the pipes, valves and sprinkler heads will be decided.
There are a lot of ways that water pressure can be unnecessarily used up when creating an irrigation system, and our team is trained to know how to avoid and mitigate this type of water usage. We will manipulate the water and the water pressure so that it works to the advantage of the irrigation system. It seems like a lot of information, and it is, but our team will make the process simple so that you don’t have to understand all the nitty gritty ins and outs of irrigation.
After all this information is obtained, we will begin drawing out an irrigation system on paper. When drawing out our design, we will divide up the system into different zones based on the landscape and water pressure availability so that we can provide your plants with the necessary and adequate amount of water to keep them healthy without over doing it. This is also where the sizes will be finalized and then its off to the installation team.