Anti-Flood measures and Burlington Irrigation Systems: Coping with the Great Thaw

The Great Thaw is about to start – is your lawn ready for the influx of water? Scrap the ark and bring in proper flood prevention techniques with proper inground sprinkler system design and installation. There are several simple renovations and practices you can use to make sure your lawn doesn’t drown before summer. After all, having the right Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler system is just the first step.

Nutri-Lawn Burlington can help you adjust your Burlington irrigation system design to suit the rainy season, and to develop practices that will improve drainage.

Don’t start your Burlington irrigation system too early
In this case, the early bird only gets the worm when properly planned. You don’t want to start up your inground sprinkler systems when the rainy season is in full swing. If you do begin your Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler system during the rainy season, make sure to get a rain sensor to conserve water and avoid over watering your lawn.

Rain sensors determine how much water your lawn has received and determines if your irrigation system should turn on. It’ll turn the system off automatically if water levels in your lawn are already at optimal levels.

Spread snow toward the street
One of the biggest enemies of your lawn will be the mounds of snow remaining on your yard that melt and cause major puddles on the grass. Spread the mounds out flat so that large areas of your lawn aren’t overwhelmed with more water than they can absorb. If you can manage it, spread the snow toward the street so that the snow melts into the gutters below. And remember to make sure to watch for your inground sprinkler system to avoid knocking any sprinkler heads while you move snow!

Use drainage trenches
In the same way that you want to redirect the melted snow toward the street, you also want to redirect the water that does stay on your lawn toward areas that need it or else away to the street. The two most common trench types are the French drains and downspout drains.

Re-level your lawn
Check the levelling of your lawn before going any further. If you lawn is slanted even a little towards the house, the chances of your home and yard flooding are much higher. Even the constant erosion from your inground sprinkler systems can even cause a leak. Talk to Nutri-Lawn Burlington about re-levelling your yard so that it slopes away from your home.

Use water conservation
Since you’re already in the process of using water conservation with rain sensors, then you might as well start water conservation methods across the board! Not only will this help reduce and prevent flooding, but it will also save you on water bills and let your Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler systems relax a little.

A great way to supplement your Burlington irrigation system with water conservation is with a rain barrel. Rain barrels placed around your yard will collect water that can then be used to feed your vegetable gardens and flower beds.

Keep everything clean
Just like it’s important to properly maintain your Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler system, you also need to maintain your other drainage systems. Clear out your gutters, eaves, and drains in order keep the drainage process working properly.

Don’t wait until the flood begins to invest in proper irrigation and drainage systems. Receive your complimentary quote from Nutri-Lawn Burlington today!