Old Dominion Irrigation - An irrigation company in Richmond Va
We are a Richmond-based full service irrigation company specializing is residential and commercial irrigation systems for your lawn and garden. We have installed and maintained all types of systems in variety of Richmond area terrains. When only the most experienced will do, give us a call.
The Needed Equipment for Irrigation Design
With so many accessories, equipment, and products available, it is often difficult to figure out where or how to start. There is an array of factors that must be considered before getting started. Our team knows all these answers.
Some of the factors we will consider when designing an irrigation system include the types of greenery or plants that you are trying to grow, regardless of if it is flowering plants, hedges, shrubs, grass, or vegetables. Every type of plant has unique sub-categories and these all have specific irrigation needs.
We understand that hedges and shrubs are particularly resilient and do not require too much water while specific perennials require a lot of water and sunlight. Our team of professionals will take the steps to get to know the plants in your garden or that are part of your landscape and create the ideal design for the perfect irrigation system.
Our Irrigation Methods and Designs
The first step for proper irrigation design is to map out the landscape or greenery in your yard. Our team will make a simple diagram of where your plants are located and the types of plants that are in the yard to design a system that provides sufficient coverage and that will contribute to a healthy, lush lawn and garden.
After our team has completed the diagram, we will work with you to create the right irrigation design using this visual aid. This type of visual map will help in positioning the piping or tubing along with figuring out the amount of water flow that is needed to cover the area effectively.
Once this part of the process is accomplished, it is time to move to the next phase. This includes discussing the pros and cons of a traditional sprinkler system compared to a drip irrigation design.
Even though each system has advantages and disadvantages, this decision requires some consideration and what you want for your green space. We have found that for smaller landscape areas and gardens, for example, may be much better suited for drip irrigation systems because the flow is going to be more concentrated at the root system, which creates an environment that is more moisture-rich and that offers lush and healthy greenery.
On the other hand, a larger area will do best with an irrigation system that is made up of a traditional sprinkler system, which is modified for distributing a misting spray that will offer a dew like effect that saturates the needed areas while ensuring minimal wasted water. No matter what the situation is, both of the systems are extremely effective depending on your specific needs.
We will work with you to take an inventory of your landscape or garden area and research the options that are available to ensure you get the best coverage and to ensure that we design an irrigation system that is environmentally friendly and that has the best design possible.
Promoting Water Conservation with Garden Irrigation Systems
If you are like most people, your entire garden irrigation system is made up of a garden hose that you wheel around your plants to ensure they remain healthy and green.
You may have a drip irrigation system in place, too, which will allow you to properly irrigate your garden. However, you have probably seen some lawns that were saturated to the point of being completely submerged and that they have begun to leak water into the street and on the sidewalks. We will make sure that this is not an issue with your property and irrigation system.
The Proper Installation of Your Lawn Irrigation System
The installation of a traditional lawn irrigation system does not have to be a daunting task – especially if you hire us for help. Our team knows the proper processes and steps to ensure that your system is set up to the specifications of your lawn or garden.
The key to success is proper planning. Our team will make sure that proper planning is done to make sure that all of your specifications are met and that you will have an easy time in the end when the application is made and the system has been engaged.
Today’s Lawn Irrigation System
There is not anything quite as frustrating than competing a project only to discover there is something wrong with the installation and that things are not working. In most cases, this failure can be attributed to improper planning.
To ensure you avoid this first step when installing your new system, planning is essential. Do not try to do this without a good plan, as it will not work out well. Our team will help create the visual aid that is needed to ensure your irrigation system design is high quality and that you get the watering power that is needed to ensure success.
Once the system is in place, we will help to arrange the spray patterns. These are the directional patterns that sprinkler heads are arranged in within the landscape. The arrangement includes the type of sprinkler heads needed to ensure the highest level of quality coverage and the total number of heads that are needed.
It is smart to allow for a minimum of 50% overlap for each head to make sure all the most important parts of the lawn are fully covered.
Our staff of experienced professionals can offer you a variety of options and creative ideas based on your yard characteristics, goals, and budget. For the best irrigation company in the Richmond area, look no further than Old Dominion Irrigation.
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