Every year Americans spend $30 Billion on lawn care. Part of that expense is the estimated 3 million tons of fertilizer and 30 thousand tons of synthetic pesticides homeowners use. Every part of the country faces challenges when it comes to maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn. New Jersey is no exception.
Cold winters with snow packs and humid summers can both lead to mold and fungus growth. Insects, wildlife and invasive weeds all take their toll. Keeping your lawn looking the way you want is an involved multi-faceted process. If you are looking for effective fertilization, irrigation may be the key. Prices for irrigation systems will depend on lawn size but average material and installation costs are normally about $600 per zone.
Irrigation systems save time, money and energy. They save time and energy because you do nothave to water your lawn with a hose every day. They keep your lawn watered even wh en you are away on vacation or spending a long day at work. They save money by preventing over-watering, providing just the amount of water your yard needs. This is something which is difficult for the average homeowner with a hose to judge. Over-watering wastes water and can lead to costly mold and fungus growth and is devastating to grass.
Fertilization provides nutrients your lawn needs and keeps the alkaline levels of your soil where they need to be. Fertilizing is necessary in New Jersey’s climate every season except winter to maintain good lawn health.
Fertilization can be done very effectively through irrigation systems. Drip method irrigation systems supply water and fertilizers directly to plant roots preventing waste from it sitting on the surface where it isn’t needed.
Irrigation systems apply the same benefits to fertilizing as they bring to watering. If saves you time from having to do it by hand. The fertilizer can be added to the water and diluted to the strength it needs to be so certain areas aren’t neglected while others are over treated.
Irrigation systems can also be utilized to apply pesticides to lawns. Eliminating pests such as grubs, fleas and ticks and preventing the growth of crab grass, weeds and invasive plants.