What is Irrigation Design?
Irrigation design is the process of planning and creating an irrigation system that meets the specific needs of a property while conserving resources, reducing waste, increasing output, and addressing environmental impacts. Proper irrigation design can help ensure that every drop of water is used efficiently.
There are several types of irrigation systems available for commercial properties, including drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, and subsurface irrigation. The type of irrigation system used depends on the property’s specific needs and landscape.
Commercial properties can benefit significantly from irrigation design. A professional irrigation system installation can improve the appearance of the landscape and increase its long-term health. Additionally, it can save time, money, and labor, while reducing the risk of plant disease and discouraging weed growth.
Our Irrigation Design and Installation Services
ELM’s irrigation and water management team can effectively reduce overwatering and water waste on large-scale properties–including Class-A office, HOAs, mixed-use, multi-family, hospitals, and independent schools and college campus landscapes—caused by outdated and inefficient irrigation systems.
We have extensive experience with advanced irrigation technologies. We are knowledgeable about common irrigation and sprinkler systems for commercial landscapes. We understand the importance of matching the right type of sprinkler head to certain plants based on their needs. These include:
The Right Tools
Spray irrigation heads, rotary sprinkler heads, bubbler irrigation heads, mixed nozzle types, drip or soaker systems, and in-ground moisture sensors.
Smart irrigation controllers and cloud-based irrigation technology that programs and delivers irrigation water to different plant zones at different times and for different lengths of time—reducing water waste, runoff, erosion, and overspray.
Digital technology and a remote-controlled monitoring system, in combination with smart control systems, allow us to monitor the status of your irrigation system from anywhere at any time.
Maintaining a commercial irrigation system requires routine inspections, cleaning of irrigation heads, and adjusting watering schedules based on weather and plant growth. Connecting the system to a smart controller can optimize water usage and reduce environmental impact by using local weather data to prevent overwatering.