As well as providing automated in-ground sprinkler systems and irrigation services, Thirsty Lawn also provides a range of other services including:
- NEW Custom Waterfalls
- Torpedo Shots (under driveways etc.)
- Small Excavation Jobs
- Trenching for hydro lines
- Located for hydro and gas lines
- Blowout and clean wells
We also specialize in pump systems and country systems, and holding tank systems:
If your home gets its water from a well or a pond, you probably know a thing or two about conservation. Although you might think that your lawn irrigation options are limited to a high-efficiency sprinkler or two, there is often a way to bring more advanced systems to well-water properties: by unifying the design of the water supply and the irrigation. If you have an older well, chances are it isn’t providing the quantity or quality of water that it could be, and if you’re setting up a new property then there are tremendous opportunities to create built-in efficiency from day one. Whatever the case, paying proper attention to your home and garden water needs can pay off with savings and convenience for years to come.
To design your irrigation and well systems side-by-side, you need experts in both fields who can team up to provide the best solution. The ideal situation is a new lot, where you can determine your water needs in advance and ensure the well is dug specifically to meet them, while also creating an irrigation plan that doesn’t overtax the water supply. Of course, the details of the property in question will create certain limitations, and in some rare cases irrigation could be impossible—but most of the time, all it takes is a properly tailored installation and perhaps a few technological enhancements to keep everything flowing smoothly.
Even in areas where water is extremely scarce there are ways to make a well more home- and garden-friendly, like holding tanks in various sizes to provide a buffer in the supply in case it becomes unreliable. Then there are constant pressure systems: a relatively new pump technology that employs a sensor and a small tank to keep water pressure at a steady level, even throughout significant fluctuations in usage or supply. These systems are proving highly popular even on municipal water grids as a way of ensuring your life is never disrupted by a sudden lack of water when you need it most, and as a way of increasing pressure anywhere that it is too low for comfort.
On lots with existing well systems, whether you’re hoping to add irrigation or simply trying to get the most out of your well, the first step is a proper inspection to check that everything is running at maximum efficiency. Low-yield wells often need nothing more than basic cleaning and repairs to restore them to full output, and you may not have even noticed the decline in quality if it was gradual enough. The culprit could be as simple as a bad liner or a malfunctioning pump, and tanks and constant pressure systems are also viable upgrades for many existing wells, so there is almost always a way to improve a home’s water supply.
Of course, a healthy home and garden need clean, uncontaminated water. Rather than testing what comes out of the taps and then investing in inefficient filters and purifiers, this is another problem best solved by a well inspection. Most water contamination starts in the well, and by eliminating the problem at its source you get a more thorough and longer lasting solution. In fact, the same repairs and upgrades that increase a well’s yield can also improve water quality.
Ultimately, with a properly designed system, well water almost never has to be a limitation, even for large homes and fully irrigated properties. The right well can irrigate anything from a small front yard to a ten-acre estate with flowerbeds and vineyards, and can do it without compromising water flow to the house. To get the most out of your well, the most effective approach is to avoid treating your various systems as separate projects: work with experts who can bring everything together in a unified plan and your entire water supply will run as smoothly as a well-oiled machine, with every part balanced and operating in tandem.