An irrigation system is a system which is installed to provide water to an outside source. It is meant to artificially water places (instead of naturally watering something with rainwater), most often to water land or soil. Irrigation systems can be small (just to water your yard at home, or large (to water a many acre farm, for example).
For home irrigation systems, you are most likely going to install a system which will help water your lawn, flowers, and perhaps a home vegetable garden. These irrigation systems are relatively small, but still need to be well planned out and installed by an expert. You might think that you can install an irrigation system all on your own. This is a bad idea for several reasons, the biggest one being that you will want to make sure that the water distribution is correct and that their is also proper drainage for the water. Unless you have studied irrigation, you will want to let an expert do the job for you. You do not want to find yourself in a situation where water is not being properly distributed to your plants, or water is pooling in an area because you did not take the proper steps to ensure that drainage would not be a problem.
Large scale irrigation is seen on large farms or other large commercial pieces of property. These systems often exist to water plants or grass, but can also be used to control dust or sewage. Perhaps the largest and most intricate irrigation systems are found in commercial agriculture. Here, farmers will have many acres of crops which will need to be regularly watered in order to grow and thrive. This can be a complicated job and takes a lot of water, especially in regions where there is very little rain and rain fed agriculture will not do well. It gets further complicated when you take into account the different crops being planted and the different water requirements of each plant. Some plants need to be watered twice a day, while others may only require water every few days. When irrigation systems are installed, these are the types of things that need to be reviewed, even if you are just installing a small irrigation system for your own home.
Many companies who offer irrigation installation also offer other services which can help you manage your property and other appliances in your home. For example, DRF Trusted Property Solutions will install irrigation systems, but they will also help with water heater installation and/or repair, and boiler repair as well. When you begin looking into a company to help install your irrigation system, you may want to find one who offers other services as well. This way you will have a trusted company to hire when you need other repairs done on your home. Next time you have a property management need, you will already have a trusted team on call to come out and help you with your home repairs.