Efficient Irrigation

Naiad’s Guide to Efficient Irrigation During Summer

As summer approaches, maintaining a lush and healthy landscape becomes a top priority for businesses and commercial properties. Efficient irrigation during these warmer months ensures your plants and lawns thrive without wasting water. 

At Naiad Irrigation Systems, we understand the importance of reliable commercial irrigation services. This guide will provide 7 practical tips and techniques for keeping your green spaces flourishing all summer long!

1. Understanding Your Irrigation Needs

Every landscape is unique, and so are its irrigation requirements. Begin by assessing your property’s specific needs. Consider factors such as plant types, soil conditions, and climate. By tailoring your irrigation schedule to these factors, you can ensure that your plants receive the right amount of water at the right time.

2. Invest in Advanced Irrigation Technology

Modern irrigation systems are designed to optimize water usage while maintaining healthy landscapes. Naiad Irrigation offers state-of-the-art commercial irrigation services, including smart controllers, moisture sensors, and drip irrigation systems. Smart controllers adjust watering schedules based on weather conditions, preventing overwatering and ensuring efficient water use.

3. Schedule Irrigation Wisely

Timing is crucial for efficient irrigation. Watering your landscape during the early morning or late evening reduces evaporation and ensures that water reaches the roots where it’s needed most. Avoid midday watering, as the heat causes rapid evaporation, wasting water and leaving plants thirsty.  

At Naiad, our members can save up to 50% on water consumption with our Wi-fi underground sprinkler timer! Read this article to learn more about how timed irrigation cuts water costs.

4. Implement Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is one of the most efficient ways to water your plants. It delivers water directly to the root zone, minimizing evaporation and runoff. This method is particularly beneficial for flower beds, shrubs, and gardens. 

5. Perform Regular Performance Checks

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your irrigation system running efficiently. Check for leaks, clogs, and broken sprinkler heads. Even a small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time. Making sure your system operates at peak efficiency will save you water and money.

6. Mulch to Retain Moisture

Applying a layer of mulch around your plants helps retain soil moisture and reduces evaporation. Mulch acts as a protective barrier, keeping the soil cool and damp. It also suppresses weed growth, which can compete with your plants for water.

7. Monitor and Adjust

Regularly monitor your irrigation system and adjust as needed. Plants have different water requirements throughout the growing season. By staying vigilant and making necessary adjustments, you can prevent both overwatering and underwatering, keeping your landscape healthy and vibrant.

8. Hiring Professional Irrigation Services

We recommend enlisting the help of professional irrigation experts to ensure your system is running at optimal performance and efficiency. 

At Naiad, we understand commercial and residential properties’ unique needs and are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, water-efficient landscape. Our team of experts is here to assist you with everything from system design and installation to regular maintenance and upgrades. 
Efficient irrigation is not just about saving water; it’s about creating a healthy environment for your plants and a beautiful space for your community! By implementing these tips and partnering with a trusted service provider like Naiad, you can enjoy a lush, green landscape all summer long while being mindful of our precious water resources.

Book a service or call us today @ 587-200-3994. We provide top-notch services from Irrigation Association-certified professionals.