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Alternative EarthCare Discusses Why an Inspection of an Irrigation System in Spring is so Important

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., February 1, 2017 Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and Hampton’s tick control service, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.

Irrigation systems distribute water in the proper amounts, at the proper times, and with the proper amount of water pressure, for all individual landscape elements. From sprinkler head lawn watering to misting heads for delicate landscaping, irrigation systems ensure that properties receive the exact amount of water needed within all zones. Alternative EarthCare discusses why an inspection of an irrigation system in spring is so important.

  1. Address winter and wear and tear damage The cold weather can have a detrimental impact on all sorts of outdoor equipment, including irrigation systems. Freezing temperatures can cause burst pipes, leaking seals and other issues which must be fixed before any watering can begin. Some maintenance issues can cause big problems, such as backflow, and should be inspected by professionals before the new growing season gets underway. Professionals will start the season right by inspecting for problems such as checking the operations of each zone individually, checking for any pipe leaks, checking sprinkler heads, ensuring the rain sensor is functioning, and calibrating running times for spring needs, among many other check-points.
  2. Stay on schedule to start spring irrigation To ensure the best health possible for a lawn, it’s important to stay on schedule for irrigation needs. Processes such as crabgrass suppression, fertilization, deep-root feeding, and of course irrigation, must begin in the springtime. In fact, the irrigation system must be prepared before these other processes begin to implement properly. By waiting too long to have an inspection of the irrigation system, the entire timeline for lawn maintenance can get thrown off.
  3. React to changing landscape needs Situations such as the amount of water needed at different times of year and in different areas of the property, as well as plant growth, impact how irrigation systems should be set. Professional spring inspections can ensure that water amount, timing, and pressure are adjusted to meet the specific needs of that time of year. Spring, of course, is the most important time to oversee, as it starts off the growing season. Additionally, as vegetation grows, sprinkler heights may need to be adjusted. These things will all be addressed in spring inspections to help ensure the most beautiful and healthy property possible.

Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.