Irrigation, Not Really an Irritation

Water. It is one of the most precious resources available to us, despite being one of the more plentiful. Of course, the vast majority of it is not really usable for most of the things we would like, including watering our plants. In an area like Nashville and the rest of the Mid-Tennessee region, water can be scarce or cost a lot more to use, thanks to the heat. It is the No. 1 reason you need to have an irrigation system setup at your home or office building. We at the Parke Company are firm believers in the concept, which is why it’s one of the services we pride ourselves on.

Irrigation: What it is Really About

As a practice, irrigation has been around for nearly 5,000 years. It’s basically been a part of farming techniques since we as a species have been farming, if that gives you any indicator as to its importance. In fact, it is estimated that about 70 percent of all the freshwater used in the world goes towards irrigation. There are several different types of irrigation systems you can have installed, but they all revolve around the same basic principle: making sure each individual plant on a given plot is receiving the same amount of water. It’s a great way to conserve water, since you don’t need to water a large area of vegetation with a large amount of water just to make sure every plant gets what it needs to survive.

Unfortunately, while most water we use is returned to the soil and then back into the underground water system, water used in irrigation is different. Only about half of the water is reusable, as the rest is lost through things like evaporation and leaky pipes.

What We Offer

At the Parke Company, we aren’t going to just install the irrigation system and send you on your merry way. No, in addition to installation, we also offer a variety of services related to irrigation, which includes additions and repairs, and we’ll make sure your system is going to work after the long winter. Making sure your system isn’t backed up and is ready to go for the spring growing season is one of the most important things you can do after you have an irrigation system installed, since no one wants to get all of their things in order to plant, only to find out their watering system isn’t up to snuff. Being proactive in these matters could save you a lot of money and time, so there’s no reason not to at least investigate it.

If you have thought you are spending too much money on water, then you really need to send us an email about setting up a consultation. Irrigating will save you money, and more importantly, it will save water, which is good for the environment. Contact us today and let’s start making your wallet bigger and the world a better place.

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