Which sprinkler system is right for your landscaping?

mandscaping the villages irrigationApproximately a third of your water bill is spent on irrigation, so choosing the right one for your needs is integral. Having native, drought resistant plants helps, but if you have a garden, you’ll have to water more frequently.

How much water do your plants need? Just like grass, the most efficient way to water your landscape plants is to water deeply but infrequently. Larger plants, like trees, need to have several feet of water because they have deeper roots and larger root zones, which store more. This also means they can be watered less frequently. Watering about a foot deep is the correct depth for small plants, such as groundcovers and annuals.

In Ground Sprinkler System

Are you always chasing after the seemingly unattainable goal of a lush green lawn? Tired of pulling out the hose and sprinkler? Live in an area that doesn't get much rain?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, an irrigation system might be just what you need. 

If your landscape project calls for a new in-ground irrigation system, it should go in last, after the plants are in the ground to ensure that the right kind of head delivers the appropriate amount of water. Make sure to organize your plants into hydrozones—grouped according to low, moderate and high water use.

This type of system saves you time and water since it has sensors. A rain sensor turns off sprinklers when it rains or adjusts the settings to account for the amount of water that falls. An evapotranspiration (ET) controller uses real-time weather and other data, including sun angles, to adjust the watering schedule.

Reclaimed Water System

Not so long ago, it seemed that there would always be plenty of fresh water to go around. In reality, however, only 1% of the world’s water is suitable for consumption. And to make matters worse, the world’s population in 2010 had grown so large that an estimated one-third of all people now live in a region experiencing water shortages. Water prices in the US have risen by 30%, a number that’s likely to increase in the years ahead. It obviously makes sense to consider alternatives to fresh water for landscape irrigation. That’s where the use of non-potable water comes into play. Reclaimed water includes water harvested from air-conditioning condensate, rainwater, stormwater runoff, and in some communities, treated commercial and residential wastewater.

The use of this type of water has experienced a surge in popularity recently, partly due to the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. 

Rain Harvesting

Installing rain barrels or cisterns to collect rain reduces your water bill and helps the environment by reducing the amount of stormwater runoff. Rain barrels are relatively inexpensive and easy to incorporate into a landscape, even as an afterthought. However, cisterns, which often go under patios or decks, require excavation and electrical hook up for the pump, and you need to incorporate it into your design from the beginning.

Take into consideration your lawn size and the types of foliage you're growing, and/or planting and a landscape professional can help you choose a system that is best for you.

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What Your Neighbors Are Saying About Mansfield Landscaping

We highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping if you expect 100+% satisfaction in a timely manner with no hassles. We recently engaged them to make additions and improvements to our current landscaping. We were able to quickly schedule a meeting and have the project completed in a very short time frame. They understood exactly what we were looking for - in fact the results more than met our expectations at which time we requested additional work which was also completed within a few days! They are very professional and an absolute delight with which to do business.

Pat Borror-Stier (The Villages)

We could not believe Steve told us if we did not like the job, he would take it out with no extra cost to us. How could we go wrong? Our landscaping has added tremendous value to our home. You owe it to your yard to call Steve.

The Griffins (The Villages, Mallory Square)

We just moved into our Village’s home last fall and had many expenses with new furnishings, but we really wanted to have at least a couple of palms now and did not want to wait another year until we could afford to redo our landscaping. After checking with a couple of other nurseries we were very surprised at how much lower the prices were at Mansfield Landscaping. The owner, Steve was very knowledgeable about where trees should or should not be planted. We were given as much time as needed to pick out and tag the exact trees we wanted on our own, but if we had any questions he was just around the corner to answer them. The trees are beautiful and of good quality. We look forward to working with them in the future to give our yard that professional look that we see so many of our neighbors have after using Mansfield Landscaping.

John Dorner

I have always had a positive experience with Mansfield Landscaping. We shopped many potential landscapers and none of them had the industry knowledge and level of customer service I received from Manfield. Additionally, we have continued to have great service by this crew AFTER we paid them, and to me, that is the true test of a good company.

Rose of Virginia Trace

My wife and I presented our landscape ideas to several landscapers in The Villages but no one quite made an impression until we contacted Mansfield Landscaping. We viewed several of their job sites and were fascinated by what we saw and in talking to the homeowners, knew we were headed in the right direction. Ron and his crew took our thoughts and within two days turned them into reality. Their talent and experience is reflected in the work they do and the end result was beyond our expectations. Once again, thanks Mansfield Landscaping for a job well done.

Ed & Janet Ott

We made our decision to go with Mansfield Landscaping after seeing beautifully landscaped homes. First of all, we were very pleased with how easy it was to get in touch with them and to schedule an appointment in a short amount of time. Steve was very thorough with information about everything we needed to know on the phone, and our meeting with Ron was very pleasant. He listened to our ideas and came up with just what we were looking for within our budget. The work crew were very courteous and the job was completed in the time agreed upon with no payment until everything was finished to our satisfaction. We have received many compliments about our landscaping already. We especially love looking at the gorgeous triple Sylvester palm as we sit in our lanai.

Thank you for a job well done!

Dave and Amy Hibbs (The Villages)

We were directed to Mansfield landscaping from a neighbor. She was happy with their work so we decided to give them a try. From our first discussion with Steve and Ron, we knew we were going to be in good hands. They did a fabulous job and we're thrilled with the results. Their knowledge of plants and shrubs was very informative as was their designing talent. We would highly recommend Mansfield landscaping to any one without reservation. Thanks for a job well done.

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