Let’s face it, Charlotte homeowners are proud of their lawns. Many of them have worked with irrigation professionals like Irrigation & Lighting Specialist to design and install custom irrigation systems. However, they’re not stopping there. Charlotte homeowners are also taking advantage of the hot new trend of “fertigation.”
“We have seen a recent increase in our requests for fertigation systems,” says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. “We’ve been helping more and more homeowners utilize fertigation to truly get the most out of their irrigation system investments.”
What Is Fertigation?
Fertigation, as the name implies, is the combination of fertilization and irrigation. It’s the process of dissolving fertilizer and applying it to your lawn through an irrigation system. While the practice of fertigation has been used in agricultural settings for over 50 years, recent advances in injector systems and fertilizers have allowed it to become much more cost-effective. As a result, fertigation has become one of the newest trends in residential irrigation.
Why Use Fertigation?
Fertigation is widely considered to be superior to traditional fertilizing techniques. Below are a few of the benefits that fertigation provides:
- Costs less.
- Reduces water consumption.
- Reduces labor requirements because the irrigation system does the work for you.
- Overfeeding and underfeeding is eliminated.
- Provides continuous rather than intermittent fertilization.
- Reduces fertilizer runoff and loss.
- Improves plant leaf tissue absorption.
To learn more about fertigation and how it can increase the effectiveness of your irrigation system, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a green lawn and ensuring that you get the most out of your irrigation system investment.