Irrigation Tips for New Homeowners

In Canada, summer is one of the most popular times of the year to buy or sell a home. There's just something about moving furniture in the freezing cold weather that makes moving between the months of November and March less desirable. Whether you're a current homeowner looking for a change of scenery, or you're a first time homeowner moving into your starter home, you'll need to know how to make this your new space fit your own unique style - and that includes the outdoor landscape!

Luckily, you don't have to start this new adventure alone. Our inground sprinkler experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington Irrigation have put together a list of helpful tips to help you create a beautiful outdoor space, starting with your lawn and garden.

Have a Plan

When you move into a new home, you likely won't arrange your furniture in the exact same way the previous owner had arranged theirs. So why leave your landscape looking the same way that the previous owners left it? Add your own unique style to your new outdoor space; after all, it will be one of the most-viewed areas of your home.

Before digging up plants, moving flowerbeds or making any drastic changes to the layout of your lawn and garden, take a moment to step back and plan. While in this planning stage, it is important to think about irrigation, and how you'll want to water all areas of your outdoor space. This is a great time to have an inground irrigation system installed, as an inground system will save you time, energy and ultimately, money with its water-saving capabilities like programmable settings and weather sensor technology.

Assess Your Soil Type

If you're moving into a new home, you may just assume that you can use the same lawn maintenance routine that you've always used. While that maintenance routine may have worked great at your old place, your new lawn and garden may have different characteristics that may require a different kind of attention.

Soil is one of those characteristics. After moving, you'll need to assess the soil in your new lawn and garden. Not all soil types require the same amount of water. Sandy soil tends to dry out more quickly, while clay-based soils hold moisture longer. The type of soil your new lawn has will determine how much and how often you'll need to water your lawn.

Inground Sprinkler System

As mentioned above, an inground sprinkler system will save you time, energy and money, while also helping you create a beautiful, healthy lawn and garden. With customizable settings, you can program your system to give your lawn and garden the right amount of water it needs, exactly when it needs it. Weather sensor technology like rain sensors can also ensure that your lawn is never overwatered, which will help cut unnecessary costs associated with over consumption.

Contact Nutri-Lawn Irrigation

If you've recently moved into a new home and you're looking to customize your new outdoor space, an inground sprinkler system might be the right option for you. Not only will an inground sprinkler system help create a beautiful, healthy lawn and garden, it will also help alleviate some of the stress associated with creating and maintaining an eye-catching property. To learn more about how an irrigation system can benefit your home or business, Contact our experienced team today!