Imagining the garden’s promise in early spring can be challenging. After emerging from the winter rains, everything is lush and green, but cast your mind ahead to the hot, sunny days of summer and you’re likely looking at dry, patchy lawns and spending hours watering those flowers, fruits, and veggies. Of course, in so doing, the water typically ends up everywhere BUT where it’s doing the most good.
Conversely, a well designed, installed and maintained irrigation system is not only time-efficient but, delivering water exactly when and where it’s needed can save water and money, and make for healthier plants, notes Bill Crane, owner of Bainbridge Island’s PSL Irrigation.
“I love what I do – we’re simulating rain,” says Bill, who runs the business with son Sean. “Here in the Pacific Northwest, our summers are dry, hot and arid, yet there’s something enjoyable about having that oasis of green garden. I think you can enjoy it a lot more knowing you’re following smart water management.”
Beyond designing the programmable, low-voltage micro-drip system to water exactly where it’s needed – ensuring sunnier spots receive more water than shady areas, for example – a WIFI-enabled weather-smart controller further boosts water-efficiency by sensing if it’s rained. After all, why water again if your lawn and garden have already had their drink for the day?
Overall, the technology can reduce water use by up to 30 percent – and that is good for your wallet and the environment!
Expertise gets your garden growing
Just as bringing the right tools is critical to irrigating your garden properly, it’s also necessary to bring the right expertise. PSL Irrigation does both.
Bill, a trained horticulturist who brings extensive experience in landscaping and greens keeping, found his passion in the irrigation side of the business – and it shows.
“Because irrigation design, installation and maintenance is all we do, we’re able to focus on the details to ensure you’re getting the right system for your garden’s unique needs,” he says.
Sean, the tech expert on the team, notes the continuously evolving technology and flow meters mean leak detection happens quickly, alerting them for prompt repair – no more watering the driveway by mistake. “If something isn’t working correctly, we get an alarm right away.”
While a professionally installed watering system requires a little more investment up-front, the rewards can be significant.
Yes, DIY products are readily available, but quality components are critical for a system that will serve you well for years to come.
In addition, Bill’s training and expertise means your garden will get the water it needs, when and where it needs it, ensuring water hits the soil and roots, instead of landing on leaves, where it can cause issues such as powdery mildew.
As any gardener – or lawn connoisseur – knows, smart watering is key to happy, healthy plants and an efficient garden. The pros at PSL Irrigation can help you grow it.
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