Your home is an investment. In fact, despite current economic situations, real estate remains one of the safest investments that you can make. Making improvements to your property not only makes it more of a home, but improves it from an investment standpoint, as well.
Few things can be done on your property that will have as immediate, long lasting and dramatic an impact on its value and marketability as landscaping does. That being the case, when planning for the long-term success of your landscaping project it is very important to think about the extended care of your investment through irrigation.
You may be unsure if you even need an irrigation system for the plan you are envisioning. Perhaps you think that you can always install one later if you need it. These are dangerous mistakes that homeowners make in planning that can lead to a landscaping nightmare.
Your landscape is not a one-time project. It will require a prolonged commitment of time and money. In fact, the most well thought out landscape schemes are years in the making and are developed in stages. Installation is actually the least time-consuming aspect of landscaping. More involved are the ongoing needs of upkeep, weeding, fertilizing and watering. Of those, watering is undeniably the most time consuming and has to be done most regularly.
Most individuals lack time in their busy schedules to commit to adequate watering and landscape upkeep. Manual watering cannot be beat for effective water usage, but it isn't the most effective use of time. With larger landscapes it becomes almost completely unpractical and an irrigation system become almost a necessity.
As such, before you ever plant the first plant, you should take the time to look at the big picture. Be realistic about you time constraints and decide if you will really have the time to put into watering and maintaining your investment. Trying to cut corners on irrigation at the onset can be an expensive blunder later.
The simple fact is, it is much easier and less expensive to install an irrigation system before you begin the project than it is to try to install one further down the line. After investing so much into the actual installations of your landscaping scheme, you arent going to want to dig them up and risk destroying them to trench out water lines. Trying to install an irrigator at a later date can prove to be a major setback for your landscaping project.
In reality, it is better to have an irrigation system that you dont really need than it is to need one and not have it. Your landscape project is a major investment, and as with any investment, you want to be smart about it and protect it. Your irrigation system is even an investment in itself and increases your properties value and appeal on the market. That being the case, installing an irrigation system is simply the smart move for most homeowners.
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