An effective irrigation system is often a crucial feature in your landscape and is a vital part of your landscaping design and installation.
A poor watering schedule or no watering schedule can lead to poor lawn growth. Moreover, an irrigation system set to a timer or clock can be a huge savings through the conservation of water as your plants, shrubbery, trees, and lawn can be timed to get the correct amount of water needed without over-watering. Plus, an irrigation system set to a timer can also be a valuable time saver in areas that have very specified watering restrictions.
In Walla Walla it is a wise idea to install a rainfall sensor on the irrigation clock so that you don’t over-water the lawn. In the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick), a rain sensor is not needed do to the lack of rainfall which totals less then 7 inches per year. An irrigation system can be set to water your landscape in the early morning hours when more water will be absorbed by your landscape rather than just evaporated into the air. Early morning watering also reduces mushroom growth since the top layer dries up earlier than when you water in the evening or at night.