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irrigation system installation

Irrigation System & Water Use

Irrigation System & Water Use

Irrigation System
Irrigation System

It can be hard when you have a sprinkler system or just had your first system professionally installed to determine how much water your grass will need. When watering your yard, your sprinkler system should provide water to all areas until the top six to eight inches of soil is wet. This is where most turfgrass roots grow and are the secret to green lush grass. Don’t overwater your lawn that can be bad for your lawn and increase the number of weeds and mosquitoes.

As you adjust to your new system, you can tweak the settings to get it to where the topsoil is wet 6-8 inches deep and prevent drowning your lawn. On average, you will notice most lawns will need about one inch of water per week. During rainy months, you will greatly reduce the amount of watering needed by hardly running your irrigation system.  This will save additional money on water during those times. Also, be sure you decrease the amount of time your system is running to avoid overwatering during rainy seasons. If you have a rain sensor, you won’t have to care or worry about this. It’s better if you get a rain sensor to avoid the problem of over watering and drowning your lawn.

Since your lawn requires an inch of water per week you can do this in one watering session or multiple to break up the amount of water your grass gets. Some people will do it twice a week providing half an inch of water to the soil.

Is My Grass Getting Enough Water?

Sprinkler System
Sprinkler System

You can easily determine this by checking the soil. You will want to check every fifteen minutes if this is your first time running your sprinkler system to ensure you are not over watering. If you use a screwdriver, you can see how deep the water has moved. I like to mark the time the soil reaches six to eight inches. This will be the appropriate amount of time you need to water your lawn. Cool huh?!

If you don’t want to stand out on your lawn and check every fifteen minutes, you can work out a simple equation. You can also do the math to figure out the flow rate from gallons per minute. This number is found on the manufacturer’s website. You will use 0.62 gallons in your math equation to get the number of minutes to run your sprinkler.

Multiply the sq ft of the area your watering by 0.62 gallons and then divide by the sprinkler flow rate you got from the manufacturer’s website. You can always look for more information about water flow rate.  This will give you the number of minutes to run your irrigation system without getting a screw and standing out on your lawn.

Septic Tank Pumping

Aerobic Septic System

Aerobic Septic System
Aerobic Septic System

For millions of people, taking care of the waste management of households is not as simple as just flushing out the toilet. To have an upkeep home, septic tank service is almost a necessity. You simply cannot go years and years without having a septic inspection, septic pumping, or some other service to maintain your septic tank. If you have a septic system in your home and you have failed to keep it maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, it can lead to a big problem. That big problem can also lead to greater money lost and spent on fixing the septic tank which could have been much less or avoided by regularly caring for your septic tank. Septic issues are very inconvenient and very much costly to fix. Tackle them on the DIY process can be a trouble for many and, it is a good investment to hire a professional to deal with the maintenance and repairing task.

But daunting is to find out the best one from the market. Decide the right one after checking out a few important details:

Work type

All the septic tanks are not created equally and so it is better to look for a professional service provider who is familiar with different types of septic tanks. They can inspect it and work on it in a faster way. If the serviceman is properly qualified, simple cleanings tasks even can do wonders even they save the homeowners from simple cleaning tasks. Diagnosing the issue and know the solution, is the finest work of a professional. If the company is hands-on to several tanks, they can simply solve your issues in the least time. For example, a licensed septic technician can do an amazing job with your aerobic septic system than anyone else without a license.

License

Septic tank service
Septic tank service

The company should have the necessary license. It is better to do some research on the company before deciding whether the company is right for you. If they have a set up near your home, you can visit the company and can inspect their reputation, service quality and finally the license. You can also call up your local health department to ensure whether the company you are choosing has the right credentials. When you are looking for a qualified service provider, the licensing entity and the health department can give you a useful suggestion. [Text Wrapping Break]Service quality

If the company holds all the necessary credentials that do not mean that they are equally effective to do their job. Check their working style, how much time they take, whether they have insurance options or more. Sometimes a simple cleaning or replacement can solve your issue but the septic service company makes a large list to increase their earnings. So, check how much honest the company and how they work. You can ask them for the contact details of their previous clients to find out their working style and quality.