Extend The Sprinkler System To Introduce Plants To Hardscaping Designs

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Extend The Sprinkler System To Introduce Plants To Hardscaping Designs

14 October 2019
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One might think that a sprinkler system might not be needed for a hardscaped area of property, but if that hardscaped area is too boring for your taste, it might be time to extend the sprinkler system to reach the area and add some plant-life to the area. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you add some color to your hardscape and keep it alive without too much work on your part.

Contact the Sprinkler Installation Professional

If you have an existing sprinkler system in place, you'll want to discuss extending the system to reach the hardscaped portion of your lawn. This can be a little tricky because you have to make sure that there's enough water pressure to push the water through the system without choking off another part of the lawn.

The installer will be able to tell you what it will take to get the system extended and make any recommendations that could improve the irrigation of your lawn entirely. A few small changes to the existing system could improve it greatly, so let the pros work their magic and get your lawn watered as efficiently as possible.

Potted Plants

If you don't want to commit to adding soil to the hardscaped area, you do have the option to use potted plants in the area. You can find pots that appear to be natural rocks that will blend into the rest of the design perfectly. Or, you can use colorful potters to add even more color to the area. It's totally up to your taste how you go about adding the potted plants, but know that it's one of the easiest ways to introduce plant-life to a hardscaping design.

Grow Moss

Since you'll have the sprinkler watering the hardscaped area, you'll be able to grow moss pretty quickly if there's enough shade for it to thrive. Moss can grow and spread quickly if the conditions are right–it needs shady, damp surfaces to root in and thrive.

To grow moss, you'll need to mix buttermilk and dried moss together until it creates a paste. Smear that paste onto the rock surface where you want it to grow. Make sure that it's lightly watered twice each day and isn't exposed to direct sunlight, and within a few weeks, you'll see the moss begin to grow and eventually spread.

Talk with sprinkler installation services near you. They'll help you come up with the best possible plan for irrigating your lawn and hardscaped area.


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