A Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor has been trained to assess the way we use our water supplies to help create and keep a healthy landscape. The ultimate goal of the home gardener is to create a beautifully designed background for the enhancement of his residence. But in doing so he may inadvertently misuse his valuable water supply. That is why enlisting the help of a professional can be beneficial.
An Irrigation Auditor can assess the needs of an established landscape and suggest adjustments that will promote water conservation. He will be able to conclude if the present system is distributing the water efficiently or if apportionments are out of balance.
If a landscape design is still in the planning phase, an auditor can draw up a complete irrigation plan. He will survey the site to be landscaped and work with the homeowner to determine what kind of flowering plants or foliage might be best for the area.
A professional Landscape Irrigation Auditor will be familiar with the evapotranspiration (Et) rate of a designated landscape site. Et refers to the amount of water that evaporates from the ground and circulates through a plant’s leaves. This is the amount of water that must be restored to the soil.
The basics of xeriscaping can be applied to almost any landscape plan. Xeriscaping involves drafting a plan that will fit into the natural geographical climate of a landscape’s environment. That means selecting plants that will have the best chance of thriving in the habitat that they will be living in. Upgrading the soil so that it can absorb more water and accommodate deeper roots, spreading mulch to retard the evaporation rate, and eliminating expansive grassy areas will all help to conserve water. Your auditor also may propose using decorative rock in some spaces, instead of greenery. Proper landscape maintenance is a sure way to keep your plants and shrubs looking healthy and handsome.
Discuss your landscape plans and your water irrigation options with the Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor at CoCal Landscape in Denver. Call today @ 303-578-4788.