Irrigation & Lawn Sprinkler Systems
In some parts of the
United States it would be difficult to grow any ornamental plants
without irrigation. In fact, due to a shortage of water, some desert
regions practice Xeriscaping, which is the use of plants with extremely
low water requirements.
Pennsylvania is fortunate to have steady rainfall during most
years. Pittsburgh is extra fortunate to receive regular rainfall plus
enjoy a steady water supply from the three rivers. On the other hand,
Philadelphia and the southeastern part of the state have suffered
severe summer droughts over the past couple decades calling into effect
water use restrictions.
potable water is a valuable commodity, and prices around the country are
reflecting that fact more each year. To be good stewards, we must not waste, pollute or
neglect our future water supply. With irrigation systems, our biggest
concern is not wasting water. By adjusting how often we water, and when,
we can help the overall situation instead of making it worse.
Commonly used lawn sprinkler