By: Tey T.
Ewing Irrigation
I came here to repair my sprinkler system which I had no idea even the names of the parts or anything, I took pictures of everything and brought pieces I was able to get out of the ground easily. The staff was VERY knowledgeable about my system and how to repair the broken heads rather than replace in some cases and even suggested other components to make my system more effective and to help save water! Friendly people and a great atmosphere. I came back in a few months later when I was interested in lighting for my backyard and possible ideas on how to set up a type of hardscape (basically a decorated yard with plants and features like a waterfall and furniture stuff). Not only were the sales people knowledgeable AGAIN but they connected me with contractors who would handle everything for me and even distribution reps for the brand I was interested in (TORO, FX Luminaire, Sollos, RainBird, Irritrol) I recommend that everyone come here first before you try the big name stores like HOME DEPOT or Orchard Supply Hardware. Whether you want to do it yourself or just get ideas to take to your landscaper, Ewing Irrigation has made me a COMPLETELY SATISFIED customer!!
Tips & Advices
The local climate’s heat and humidity affects evaporation rates, and this helps determine the best irrigation options. For example, sprinkler irrigation in a high-heat / high-sun environments lose more water to evaporation than drip irrigation. When choosing an irrigation system, also consider soil type and topography.
Drip irrigation uses 20 percent – 50 percent  less water than traditional sprinkler systems, which conserves water and saves money. It reduces weeds, soil erosion, and fertilizer run-off. Drip systems work well with irregularly or hilly landscapes. Because it waters the plants evenly and efficiently and reduces water contact with leaves, it also reduces the risk of plant disease or fungus.
Drip irrigation uses tubing to “drip” water slowly and directly to the soil surface, roots or bases of plants. This low-pressure, low-volume system can use drips, sprays, or streams to keep roots moist but not soaked. The tubes can be located above ground, where they are visible, or “subsurface,” which reduces evaporation even further.
Yes. All irrigation systems are made up of component parts that need maintenance and eventual replacement. Professional maintenance in the spring and fall will keep the system in its best working order.
Most professionally installed irrigation systems can be installed in one or two days, depending on the size and complexity of the job. Do-it-yourself installations could take longer.

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