In Martha’s Vineyard, everyone wants a lush, green yard that is the envy of the neighborhood. At Millers Professional Co, we perform irrigation systems design and construction that will allow you to grow the gorgeous lawn of your dreams without resorting to excessive water consumption. After all, less than 1% of all the water on earth is fresh water that can be safely used, so we want to use as little as possible. A high-quality irrigation system can help you do just that.

If you are a homeowner who is interested in having an irrigation system installed in your yard, here’s a quick look at the most important things you should know, including the different types of irrigation systems to choose from and the associated benefits.

The Types of Irrigation Systems in Martha’s Vineyard

Although there are several varieties of irrigation systems, there are only a couple options appropriate for your lawn in Martha’s Vineyard.
The most commonly used irrigation system in this area is the automatic sprinkler irrigation system, which consists of several components. They include the controller, which serves as the “brains” of the system, along with the valves, which open and close to control the flow of water to underground pipes. Then, the sprinklers distribute the water to the designated watering areas.
Depending on your yard and preferences, you can choose to have the system installed underground with the sprinklers rising up in response to an increase in water pressure. You also have the option of installing an overhead system or one installed on permanent rises. Finally, you may choose a sprinkler system that involves sprays or guns.

Drip irrigation is another type of irrigation system you may want to consider. Drip irrigation is widely regarded to be the most efficient method of irrigation and is frequently used for flower beds, trees, and plants. When installed, water drips directly near the roots of your flowers and plants, reducing the loss of water from runoff and through irrigation. Drip irrigation is especially effective when used in mulched areas because it allows the water to directly soak into the soil, while preventing the washing away of mulch.

The Benefits of an Automatic Sprinkler Irrigation System

Ideal for both large and small yards, the biggest benefit of an automatic sprinkler system is the time, money, and effort it saves you. Thanks to programmable controllers, an automatic sprinkler takes care of all your lawn watering needs for you. (You can even opt for a system that offers rain shut-off and moisture sensing devices so that it is only used when absolutely necessary.) Additionally, you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you watered your exquisite hydrangeas, lilies, and stunning roses.
By releasing just the right amount of water to each area of your lawn, automatic sprinkler systems also save you the money associated with overwatering, while simultaneously protecting your lawn from the damages of overwatering. Instead, you’re left with a flourishing yard, lower water bill, and the knowledge that you are helping conserve the earth’s water.

By releasing just the right amount of water to each area of your lawn, automatic sprinkler systems also save you the money associated with overwatering, while simultaneously protecting your lawn from the damages of overwatering. Instead, you’re left with a flourishing yard, lower water bill, and the knowledge that you are helping conserve the earth’s water.
Automatic sprinkler systems may even help increase your home’s overall value. After all, a beautiful, lush yard appeals to potential owners much more than a yard covered in brittle, brown grass.

The Benefits of a Drip Irrigation System

Perfect for smaller yards, a drip irrigation system is also versatile enough to be used on balconies, rows of vegetables, and container gardens. In addition, they are incredibly water efficient and could potentially cut your yard’s annual water usage by as much as 50%.
Because drip irrigation systems target the roots of your trees, plants, and flowerbeds, they save you time and money, while also allowing you to do your part conserving the earth’s water. At the same time, a drip system reduces the appearance of weeds, pests, and the harmful fungal growth that is more common when water sits on your yard’s surface for an extended period of time.
Choosing to have an irrigation system installed in your Martha’s Vineyard yard is not just cost effective and ecologically sound. It is also a great way to ensure you have a stunning, striking green lawn accented by flourishing trees and beds of stunning flowers and plants. With summer right around the corner, there is no better time to look into irrigation systems design and construction with Millers Professional Co.