Commercial Irrigation: The Game-Changer in Your Business Landscape

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The Gulf Coast climate and topography are brutal to plant life. While plants benefit from higher humidity, they also have to contend with high temperatures, long droughts, loose soil, longer days and a variety of pests. The season can take its toll on your landscape, preventing trees, flowers and greenery from reaching their full potential.

Many plants lose their vibrant features without proper irrigation and even die early. Some plants never quite take root, and some flowers never bloom. As a result, your business landscape suffers from wasted money and unattractive curb appeal.

To save money on landscape maintenance and keep your plants looking lush and vibrant all summer long, you should invest in a commercial irrigation system. An irrigation system keeps your plants hydrated during the hottest summer months when there’s a short supply of rain.

An irrigation system can improve the health and appearance of your landscape, save you time and money, and helps reduce weeds, pests, plant diseases and fungi.

Benefits of Installing a Commercial Irrigation System

Improves Your Business Property’s Curb Appeal

When the grass is brown, the flowers are wilted and the lawn is overrun with weeds and pests, it gives the impression that your entire business is in decline and that you have little to offer.

According to a 2019 Pew Research Study,

  • 66% of consumers decided not to visit a store based on its appearance from the curb
  • Over 50% of consumers avoided a store if it looked outdated or dirty
  • Nearly 40% of shoppers won’t enter a store if it doesn’t look normal (meaning professional)

Commercial irrigation breathes life into your landscape and tells people that there is life in your organization. An irrigation system does more than impress people. It contributes to the most crucial element that makes a first impression: your landscape.

Saves Money, Reduces Waste

The EPA reports that 50% of irrigation water is wasted through evaporation, water runoff, wind or over-watering. What is the culprit? Poor irrigation system design, maintenance and installation. The best way to solve this problem is to have a SMART commercial irrigation system professionally installed. Today’s systems offer a variety of programmable and SMART money-saving features, such as

  • Landscape and water level monitoring
  • Remote control via an inside panel or smartphone app
  • WiFi capabilities
  • Automated scheduling and timers
  • Instant notification and alerts
  • Water usage reporting
  • Multiple-property control from a single source
  • Rain and moisture sensors

High-efficiency irrigation systems come with LEED and EPA WaterSense certifications for water conservation. When you install a SMART system, you save over 10,000 gallons of water annually. The result is less water consumption and less wasted water, which translates into lower water bills and landscape maintenance costs.

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Requires Less Maintenance

Like any system in your building or grounds, your irrigation system requires maintenance. Common irrigation issues include

  • Supply ball valve leakage or failures
  • Damaged sprinkler heads
  • Faulty sprinkler controllers
  • Sprinkler relay damage
  • Poor water pressure
  • Skipping irrigation zones

Many of these problems occur prematurely due to improper installation or lack of maintenance. They also occur if your irrigation system runs more than it should to water your landscape.

Installing a new irrigation system can reduce repairs and maintenance because newer systems use less water and require less maintenance. Plus, any maintenance that your professional landscape company performs is minimal. So, you cut down on labor costs.

Schedule Professional Irrigation Installation from Executive Landscape

Are you experiencing issues with your irrigation system? Executive Landscaping can also help you diagnose and repair your current irrigation system and create a management plan to prevent future issues. We hold several Rain Bird irrigation certifications and are qualified to install and maintain high-end commercial irrigation for any type of business.