“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”

Ruth Stout

Do you have an automated sprinkler system?  How much confidence do you have in its effectiveness, running cost and efficiency?  Is your system keeping your plants healthy (protecting your investment) and conserving water (saving your money) as you originally intended when you installed it?  Does the current configuration and settings still apply to your matured landscape?  Do you have runoff? Dry spots? Puddling? When was the last time someone tested and evaluated the performance of your landscape irrigation system?

A well-designed and well-maintained landscape sprinkler system should provide your lawn and plants with the supplemental water they need to look their best and to survive a harsh summer heat wave.  However, more often than not, people assume that the system they installed will perform the same for an indefinite period, regardless of the constant change occurring in their landscapes.  Your current sprinkler system may still be very good at doing what it was installed to do. However, as plants and landscapes mature, your irrigation system should also mature and be adjusted to properly serve the new requirements.  These adjustments are often simple to make and will result in healthier plants and increased water conservation, which means saving money on utility bills.

In a typical urban Seattle residential setting, irrigation system testing, auditing and adjusting should be performed as routine annual maintenance. The landscape irrigation industry is constantly evolving to maximize efficiency and provide the end user with easier and more satisfying results.

At Avid Landscape, we maintain regular contact with industry representatives and local vendors.  We frequently attend seminars and courses designed to keep us on the forefront of emerging irrigation trends and technologies.  We are always happy to share our knowledge and individually assess landscape irrigation systems to determine how to maximize efficiencies and minimize water use.


If your irrigation system has not been tested or adjusted recently, please contact us to schedule a visit.