Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Landscape Irrigation and Summer Heat

As we enter into July, one of the hottest months of the year in some regions, proper irrigation can be the difference between a beautiful landscape, or burnt dying plants.
Adding native plants and using proper irrigation
can help sustain your landscape for years to come

During the heat of the summer, it is best to irrigate at least 4 days per week in the early morning. Watering too late at night can cause mold or disease, while watering too late in the morning or mid afternoon can cause the water to evaporate too quickly.

Studio W specializes in commercial and high-end residential landscape design. Landscaping is a big investment that adds to your property value, so making sure your lawn and plants survive the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter months is important.

A professional landscape design firm can help you choose the right plants, turf and trees for your climate, as well as plants that will survive the elements of the region you live in. When using plants native to the area, they should adapt better to the soil and may not require as much water once they are established.  

Irrigation is an important piece of any landscape design, and knowing when to irrigate and how to group plants that require the same irrigation can save you time and money in the future.

Slopes enhance and add dimension to your landscape but can also be challenging when irrigating.  When landscaping on an incline or slope, use plants with deeper roots due to runoff.  This will allow them to get established and thrive for years to come.  

For more information, or to schedule an appointment to discuss your landscape design, irrigation systems and more, contact: 

The Studio W

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