It's All About the Water!
Keeping landscaping looking great during the summer can be a challenge
Having an attractive landscape during the hot, dry summer months is dependent upon several factors, but chief among them is water. From June 1st to Labor Day, Cape Cod receives far less natural rainfall than the rest of the state. Thanks to the cool water surrounding us, most of the thunder storms and showers passing through the state break up and fizzle out before they get to us. That is good news for boaters and beach goers but not so for turf, plants and flowers.
Automatic Irrigation Systems to the Rescue
Thirty years ago, watering the lawn and keeping the flowers alive in the summer was a major chore. As a result, most people had a "Cape Cod Lawn". This referred to a lawn that would burn out and turn brown before July 1st and turn green again around Labor Day. This growth cycle was most agreeable for many Cape Cod homeowners, it meant more time for fishing, golfing or whatever else one enjoys - that is much more fun than mowing the grass.
Residential irrigation systems were rare before 1985 for good reason. They were expensive to install, complicated to manage and somewhat unreliable. The old controllers were mechanical clocks with many moving parts and not just a little difficult for most people to program properly. The old style rotary heads were impossible to adjust and very fragile.
In 2015, a modern Automatic irrigation system is not inexpensive but they are amazingly easy to operate and very reliable. The digital controllers are very simple to program and the options for customizing the watering cycle is nearly infinite. The quality and variety of irrigation heads and nozzle types are very extensive too.
So, if having a "Cape Cod Lawn" isn't for you, please ask for a free irrigation system design and quote. We can have your lawn green and your flowers looking beautiful in a matter of days.