April showers might bring May flowers but you’ll need a well-tuned sprinkler system to keep lawns and plants green and blooming through the hottest part of summer.
Have a landscaper check out your sprinkler system to ensure that you’re not setting yourself up for expensive repair bills. Depending on the size of your yard, a survey will cost between $50 and $200, but it’s a worthwhile investment in the health of your home and yard.
When people think of water damage, they usually think of dramatic events like pipe breaks and storm damage, but firing a sprinkler at your house every day for months at a time can cause just as much damage. Sprinklers can rot out your wood in less than a year, and wear and tear on stucco can let water inside your home, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Be sure to position your sprinklers so the water doesn’t hit the house.
Moist wood is an inviting home for termites, which can cause serious damage to your property. Authentic Designs and Remodeling can repair termite damage, but we’d rather see you spend your hard-earned time and money on a home-remodeling project.
Even if your landscaper finds everything in tip-top shape, he or she might suggest changes that can save you thousands of dollars in the long run — like changing your sprinkler’s timer settings to work with your environment. Twice a day for a few minutes, for example, can be more water-efficient than once a day for longer. Using a drip system instead of a full-burst system will give you water where you need it most. Your landscaper will have other suggestions that can keep your property lush without breaking the bank.
It’s not too late to get the most out of your yard and sprinkler system, so investigate your options now.
Author: Dean Jones