Irrigation systems are essential for the health of landscape plants in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Do you have an existing drip irrigation system or sprinkler system that needs repair? Our irrigation division can diagnose and repair your system. We also design and install new irrigation systems that are water efficient, reliable and constructed of high quality components. When properly installed and programmed, an irrigation system keeps your lawn, trees, shrubs and succulents healthy throughout the year. Your irrigation system should be designed, installed and programmed to provide the correct amount of water, where it's needed the most. Leaks, broken or missing sprinkler heads, clogged drip emitters or faulty programming can result in wasted water and plant disease.
Irrigation Tip: Drip Irrigation Systems
You have many irrigation options. The most basic is a drip irrigation system. This method has been used for many years because of its advantages in desert landscapes. It is an extremely efficient way to evenly deliver water to the root zones of plants through a network of plastic tubes. The water runs under very low pressure so that it is not wasted or evaporated by the sun.
Drip systems are generally measured by gallons per hour and deliver a low volume of water over period of time. Because the water is applied slowly and close to the roots of plants, you lose less water to evaporation, runoff, and waste.
Odd-shaped and narrow areas can easily be irrigated using a drip system. The traditional sprinkler system waters a broad area, usually turf, using approximately five to fifteen gallons of water per minute. However, a great deal of water is wasted in runoff. Alternatively, drip systems water each plant individually, right where they need it. When using a drip system, the water is absorbed slowly into the soil, directly to the root zone of the plant. It encourages plant roots to grow downward into the soil. When irrigating by other methods, the plant roots may grow laterally in the soil and never develop a good root system.
Irrigation System Installation & Repair
Horticulture Unlimited can help you with irrigation system installation and repair. Our irrigation technicians are some of the best in Tucson, and we guarantee our work. We design and install sprinkler systems and drip irrigation systems in Tucson and surrounding communities. We also repair problems with your existing sprinkler or drip irrigation system. Our irrigation specialists will inspect your existing system for problems, make repairs and suggest improvements when necessary.
Drip Irrigation Systems
We recommend drip irrigation systems for most trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, and narrow planting areas. Drip irrigation is now widely used for watering landscapes in Southern Arizona. It conserves water, reduces weed growth and promotes plant health by emitting water to each plant's root zone. To be efficient, a drip irrigation system needs to be designed, installed and programmed properly.
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Automatic sprinkler systems are used for turf areas, very large trees, and areas that require a high level of moisture. Sprinkler output can vary depending on your sprinkler system design and water pressure. Although automatic sprinkler systems are appropriate for lawn areas, drip irrigation, bubbler, or micro-sprinkler systems are more efficient for watering annual and perennial plants. Adjusting your automatic sprinkler system as the seasons change will help to conserve water.
Irrigation System Design & Renovation
Horticulture Unlimited can design a new irrigation system customized for your landscape. We can also renovate your existing system to be more efficient. We can upgrade or retrofit an aging irrigation system with new timers, tubing and components. We accurately measure your yard and determine the best type of irrigation system for your plants. We lay out the piping routes, determine flow rates and provide all the sprinkler heads, valves, backflow preventers, timers, emitters and all the components that will go into your new irrigation system.
Get Professional Guidance
Thinking of installing a new irrigation system for your lawn or plants? Maybe, your existing drip or sprinkler system needs repair. Contact Horticulture Unlimited today and ask about our irrigation services in Tucson, AZ. Call (520) 321-4678 or request a quote online.