If you’re considering artificial turf, or already have it, you appreciate the benefits of never having to mow a lawn again. And you’re probably thrilled by the idea of not having to worry about watering grass, either. But some people actually do install low water spray irrigation systems along with their artificial turf. Why?
Keep the heat down. Artificial turf can really heat up in bright sunlight! If you prefer going outside barefoot, or you want to protect your children’s feet and pets’ paws, watering the turf in the afternoon can cool it down. Your yard will feel a bit cooler, too.
Wash away debris and smells. Artificial turf can get dirty and trap smells. If you live in an area with low rainfall, installing an irrigation system gives you an easy way to “wash” the “lawn”. Plus, you get rid of pet odors. Artificial turf can get really stinky for California families – heat plus pet smells minus rain equals…you get it.
Keep the turf bright and clean. Pollen, dust, and just dirt in general can dull the look of your artificial turf. Keeping it clean with regular irrigation can help you to enjoy the look of a lush, green lawn all year round – without the work of cutting grass and manually watering.
Less work. Speaking of manual watering, work isn’t what you had in mind when you decided to install artificial turf. Yet, because you do need to keep it clean, installing an irrigation system will mean less work for you in the long run. You can program the system to water your turf on a regular basis (even once a week will help with the above concerns), leaving you with more leisure time.
Installing an irrigation system is an especially good idea in areas that receive low rainfall. Otherwise, you could find yourself spending too much time using the garden hose to wash away stains and clean up your yard. Give us a call to discuss your artificial turf options, and we’ll help you learn more about how an irrigation system makes a valuable addition to this lawn choice.
Installation of an irrigation system really needs to be done prior to turf install to be effective so planning ahead is pretty important on this one!