Fall Irrigation & Green Ups

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Football season has just begun, so getting your Bryan/College Station business’s landscaping to attract customers is most likely at the forefront of your mind. There’s no better way to green up your landscape than by saving water. In addition to retaining moisture by composting and mulching, developing a green up irrigation system is a great way to change your fall landscape.

Green Up Irrigation for Fall

Start with Appropriate Plants

An effective way to conserve water is by choosing drought-tolerant plants for your landscape. Appropriate plants don’t require much supplemental watering as they are adapt to local conditions here in Bryan/College Station. Also, they will be healthier in general than unfamiliar non-native species.

Our Bryan/College Station landscaping team recommends the following fall green irrigation plants:

  • Mums
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Periwinkle
  • Croton
  • Coleus

Water Requirements Vary

Depending on the plants you use, the water needs will vary.

Agscapes can customize your irrigation system to distribute the right amount for the plants, which helps prevent overwatering or underwatering.

Soil Also Counts

Even with the right plants and effective irrigation, soil type plays a significant role in getting water to plants.

Heavy clay can hold a lot of water but doesn’t make it all available to plant roots. Conversely, sandy soil lets water pass right through before the plans can get it. Our team here at Agscapes Landscaping can determine the right soil for your plants to ensure your watering system is efficient.

A Pond can be a Fall Irrigation Ally

One way to store water for fall irrigation is a natural or man-made pond. With the right terrain, a gravity fed irrigation system provides water for planting in a low-impact way. Also, this is done without tapping into potable water supplies.

Additionally, a pond can be an appealing landscape feature with its own collection of plants. Agscapes Landscaping can also custom design man-made ponds according to your terrain using an efficient irrigation system.

Smart Fall Irrigation Systems for “Green Ups”

Drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses from Agscapes Landscaping deliver water slowly and directly to plant roots. Therefore, this prevents the wasting of water in evaporation or runoff.

In addition, reducing water contact with leaves, stems and fruit discourages plant disease.

Zoned Irrigation Systems

Our zoned irrigation systems dole out different amounts of water for turf and vegetation beds depending on the need.

While sprinkler irrigation is better for turf, landscape plants are better watered with drip systems.

 

For more information on our irrigation and green up landscape services, don’t hesitate to contact us with the link below!

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