If you have a large flower garden, you likely have a high water bill each month. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to cut down on the bill and keep your flowers watered and healthy. Below are two of these things so you can decide what would work best for you.
Water Management System
It is common for large commercial properties, such as a golf course, to use a water management system, but you can also use this system for your landscaping.
Water management services use controllers to control when you provide your flowers with water. You can set a timer to turn the water valves on and off at certain times. One great benefit is this controller can calculate weather conditions and adjust the amount of water it uses. For example, if there is no rain in the forecast, the controller will know your flowers need more water.
You can manage the water controllers anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. This includes from your laptop, computer, tablet, or smartphone. This way you could turn the controller off if you need to. The controllers can also detect if there is a problem, such as a leak in the line. If it finds a problem, it sends you an alert through your smartphone, laptop, etc.
This type of system is not easy to install so it is important that you hire a landscape company to install it for you. They can go over how the system works with you in much more detail.
A drip irrigation system is another way you can keep your flowers healthy and save money. These are especially good to use because you have a large flower garden. The main reason this saves you money is because there is no water runoff but instead the water goes straight down into the soil.
A feeder hose that has small drip emitters built into it is fed throughout your garden. In most cases, the hoses are placed in rows, depending on the type of garden you have. A controller is also installed so you can control the flow rate of the water so not too much water is fed through the drip emitters. When purchasing this system, it will come with complete instructions on how to set it up and use it.
The system you purchase should have a filter to stop debris from getting into the tubing and clogging up the entire system. The system should also include a backflow preventer. This is to make sure the water flows in only one direction.
It would be a good idea to hire a landscape contractor to install the drip irrigation system for you to ensure it is installed properly. If you do not like the look of the hoses in your flower garden, you can cover them up with mulch.
Even though both of these systems will cost you money, the amount of money you save on your water bill will quickly pay for them.