4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Sprinkler System

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 1, 2021 9:32:46 AM

When it’s time to upgrade your favorite jeans, the signs are pretty obvious.

They won’t button anymore. You can see your skin through them. The zipper’s broke. Your spouse threw them away in disgust.

When it’s time to upgrade your irrigation system, do you know the signs?
Put on some nice new jeans and take a look:

1. Your Water Bill is Too High

Older irrigation systems don’t have all the cool water-conserving gizmos available in today’s newer systems.

What kind of gizmos? Here’s how to upgrade your Orlando irrigation system to save water:

Rain Sensors

Have you ever passed a house with its sprinkler system spraying away during a rainstorm and thought, “That idiot is sure wasting water.”
Don’t be that idiot. Get a rain sensor.

For about a hundred and twenty-five bucks, it’s a pretty small price to pay for all the water you’ll save, and it’s wireless to boot.

A rain sensor communicates with your sprinkler system's controller and will stop it from watering once it has collected approximately 3/4 inch of rain. It will keep it off until the device dries out.

It’s a really easy way to save water, save money, and not be an idiot.

Sprinkler System Upgrade: New Components

Outdated sprayer heads, leaky valves, and old controllers can pump out more water than your property needs or spray it haphazardly where water isn’t even needed.

pop up irrigation sprinkler head

That’s a big waste of water — and money.

Upgrading your sprinkler system with new, water-wise parts will cut your bill.

2. Your Landscaping Has Changed Significantly

Landscaping changes over time.

Trees and plants get bigger. Maybe you added a planting bed, or updated a bed of annuals to more drought-tolerant plants. Plants that used to be in the sun might be partly shaded now.

irrigation system waters tulips at commercial property

That means your irrigation system needs to change, too.

You might need to add sprinkler heads, change them to a different type, or raise them up higher, to make sure your evolving landscaping is still getting all the water it needs.

3. Your Current Sprinkler System is Dumb (No Offense)

Like all technology, irrigation system tech has steadily improved over the years, getting much smarter.

Water-saving features are a big part of this, but there’s a convenience factor, too.

irrigation technician adjust smart sprinkler system

A sprinkler system upgrade can give your landscaping company instant remote access to your irrigation system. That means they can shut down your system in an emergency or make needed adjustments instantly, so you don’t always have to wait for technicians to make the physical trip to your property.

Sensors tell them exactly what’s going on with your irrigation system in a variety of ways:

  • Flow sensors show how much water is being used, and if you’re wasting water. They help prevent landscape damage from excess water if a line breaks or a valve is stuck open. The flow sensor will detect the unusually high amount of water flowing, automatically shut down your entire system, and send an immediate alert.
  • Rain sensors will turn off your irrigation system if it’s raining, saving you water and money.
  • Freeze sensors won’t allow your smart irrigation system to water if the temperature is too cold.
  • If a valve malfunctions, sensors detect it and let them know.

It’s called a “smart irrigation system” for a reason.

4. Is It Time to Upgrade Your Orlando Irrigation System Completely?

Maybe this isn’t a polite question, but how old is your irrigation system?

An irrigation system’s life expectancy is about 20-25 years, depending on the quality of the system. We’ll pause while you think back and do the math.

irrigation technician repairs sprinkler system

Sprinkler systems go through a lot out there. All those pipes, sprinkler heads, valves, and fittings work hard year after year. They don’t last forever.

Backflows stop working. Valves get stuck open. Sprinkler heads break. Lines bust.

If you need frequent expensive repairs, or your system is so outdated it’s wasting water and money, consider upgrading your irrigation system to a new one that will save water, save money, and offer convenience that will save you a lot of stress.

Upgrade Your Orlando Sprinkler System with Ground Source

You want your property to look great, feel welcoming, and be healthy and thriving.

A dead lawn and wilted plants isn’t exactly what you had in mind. Make sure your irrigation system is at the top of its game.

Maybe that means expert irrigation system repair. Or it might be time to start over with a new one.

Either way, it starts with a skilled, attentive commercial irrigation company that won’t let you down.

Lots of homeowners trust us for their irrigation installation in Orlando, Apopka and the surrounding areas, and we love transforming lawns that way.

But then, you can count on us to stick around, for important routine maintenance as well as any irrigation repair needs that pop up.

We’ve got you covered — and your landscaping expertly watered. All you have to do is relax on your front porch and admire the lawn.

We’re irrigation experts, but our skills don’t stop there. We’re with you every step of the way as you plan your perfect outdoor space.

Sod, irrigation, landscape design: Let us transform your yard from an embarrassing eyesore to a place you spend every spare minute.

Are you ready to enjoy the vibrant, impressive yard you've always wanted? Request a quote today! We’ll help you review your options and then transform your property.

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Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 29, 2021 11:00:00 AM

How Long Should Sprinklers Run in Orlando & Apopka, FL?

How long should sprinklers run in Florida?

Seems like a simple enough question, right?

Well, it isn’t.

Ask most any irrigation expert and you better have a pen and paper handy, plus a thermometer, a wind gauge, a calendar, a slide rule, and maybe your high school algebra book.

Or, stick with us. We’ll give you two ways to make your irrigation watering schedule pretty easy.