While irrigation systems may seem like a no-brainer, landscape irrigation in Maine can be particularly challenging. Even with our long cold winters where watering our plants is an after-thought, there are other factors to keep in mind – from the basics like making sure you’re not under or over-watering, to much bigger challenges such as climate change. Let’s dive in.
Protecting Your Landscape
The right Maine landscape irrigation system can not only help protect your vegetation, but can also help the environment… and your budget.
For starters, installing the right landscape irrigation system will help you keep your vegetation properly hydrated. This is about more than just hosing down the lawn or watering the flowers. A proper irrigation system will make sure the right areas get the right amount of water – reducing the chance of damage to your vegetation and your soil from overwatering (or not watering enough!).
Having a proper Maine landscape irrigation system also helps protect your property. For example, an automatic sprinkler system has its benefits, but what about unexpected weather? Too much water can be as bad as too little water. Maintaining the right amount of water use can minimize or eliminate water damage to your landscape and your hardscape.
A well thought-out irrigation system should be dialed in to assist in using just the right amount of water – effectively reducing overwatering. Not only does this help protect our environment, but it also has the added benefit of keeping the water bill low.
Taking Advantage of Technology
Our rapidly-changing technology can take a whole lot of stress out of installing and running an irrigation system. Did you know that you can monitor and control your irrigation system even when you’re away from home? There are even irrigation systems that can detect rainfall and make proper adjustments.
There are various systems you can utilize to properly irrigate your property regardless of how small or large it is. As you might expect, there are systems for every size and budget – for both homes and commercial uses. Get in touch with us if you have any questions or are looking for an estimate – we’re here to help, whether it’s a small job or a large one. We’ve seen it all!
A Changing Climate
You may have heard the saying “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” While we still can’t change the weather, there are many things we can do to deal with Maine’s climate, including providing our vegetation with the proper amount of water.
Climate change can certainly present new challenges for Mainers. Weather in the Pine Tree state can change drastically from year to year. One year we’re having what we may consider a “milder winter”, and the next year we’re getting bombarded with Nor’easters. WMTV recently reported on the noticeable shifts due to climate change.
Sarah Alexander, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, said, “One of the most challenging parts of climate change is that it does look different every season. We are seeing severe weather on both ends of it. We are seeing drought conditions, but we are also seeing extreme rain events where there is a lot of rain that comes all at once.”
Proper irrigation methods are vital to ensure we minimize the effects of drought and that we prepare our landscape for unexpected rainfall.
The Importance of Proper Irrigation in Maine
If you’re looking for help with irrigating your Maine landscape, Davis Landscape is here! We can help you find the right solution, whether it’s for your home or for your business. In addition, we can help you set up or maintain your irrigation system.
Davis Landscape is a family owned business spanning two generations. We’ve proudly been beautifying the state of Maine since 1976. In addition to irrigation system installation and maintenance, Davis offers various services for projects of all sizes.
Get in touch with us today and Davis Landscape will put our nearly-50 years of experience to work.