Wise Choices & Smart Irrigation for Your Commercial Property in TN and MS

Michael Hatcher

Jul 3, 2019 1:05:38 PM

Here in the Memphis TN area, it’s easy to take water for granted.

We have plenty of it, after all, thanks to the Memphis Aquifer, a bountiful supply of water that supplies the city with some of the world’s finest drinking water — and plenty for irrigation use, too.

irrigation system designed and installed by Michael Hatcher & Associates

But that doesn’t mean we should waste it. And chances are, you do at your commercial property.

Outdated sprayer heads, leaky valves, old controls are all at fault, pumping out more water than your property needs or spraying it haphazardly where water isn’t even needed.

You don’t want to waste water -- or money. But you don’t have time to constantly check your irrigation system for problems. You have more pressing issues every day. 

Here at Hatcher and Associates, we have access to the latest technology that can put a stop to the water waste.

Why should you care?

Let’s take a look.

Smart Controllers 

Smart irrigation controllers use data from sensors and local weather forecasts to deliver exactly the right amount of water just where your property needs it — with little waste.

You make the first smart decision by choosing the controller. Then, rest easy -- it will water your property accurately and precisely, based on your individual needs. 

They're called “smart” for a reason. These controllers can actually zero in on any problems with your system. 

Broken line? In the old days, water would gush out all over your property, often for hours or even days, undetected.

When smart controllers detect a broken line, they turn your system off, right away.

No need to call us. You already did your part, by choosing a smart controller. It lets us know there’s a problem. We’re already on it. 

Pretty smart. 

Rain Sensors

Today’s smart irrigation technology includes rain sensors that know when nature is watering for you, so they turn off your system to avoid over watering.

Have you ever driven past a place where the sprinkler system is chugging away — during a downpour? It makes no sense. 

Rain sensors save you time, money, and prevent your business from looking wasteful.

Remote Access

Irrigation technology allows us to monitor and control your system from our offices — without sending irrigation technicians to your site.

irrigation system with remote access technology

That saves time and money. We can take care of many of your property’s irrigation needs without even parking our truck out front.

If you like tinkering with this sort of thing, have at it — use your tablet or mobile device to set, monitor and make changes to your watering schedules. 

It couldn’t be easier.

The Trouble With Too Much Water

We know what you’re thinking. Water around here isn’t that expensive. Is using too much that big of a deal?

Too much water can actually harm your landscape, causing disease and insect problems.

Extra water on your property means extra runoff that takes pollutants along with it — right into the nearest water source.

And unnecessary irrigation can make your property soggy and muddy. That’s unappealing to your tenants, customers and guests.  

Avoid The Hassle

So, too much water is wasteful and leads to problems.

Water too little, and your lawn will shrivel and your flowers and plants will wither and die.

Then dead plants become a huge frustration. There’s replacement costs in the budget that you didn’t plan on plus everyone is asking you, “What’s with the dead shrubs out front?”

You have better things to do than calculate exactly how much water each area of your property needs, when it needs it and how it all matches up with the latest weather forecast.

Why not let the latest irrigation technology do it for you? It schedules your irrigation, based on your landscaping’s unique needs and the current weather.

Every patch of grass and plant on your property lives in different microclimates and needs different amounts of water on different days. 

Smart irrigation technology lets us create custom watering schedules to keep your plants healthy and lower your water bill.

Perfect watering for your property, no hassle for you.

Check That System

A professional irrigation audit will determine exactly how much water you’re using and if it’s going to all the right places.

No more wondering if your system is using too much water, or if your grass is getting too little. 

Get peace of mind by having your system checked every 30 to 45 days by irrigation technicians who can spot the little issues that can lead to bigger problems later, from cracked lines and leaky valves to clogged nozzles or broken spray heads.

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Arrange for an irrigation audit and you’ll know your irrigation system is working as efficiently as possible.

Too much? Too little? We’ll tweak your system so it’s working just right.

We like to check on our commercial customers’ systems every 30 to 45 days.

Are there any cracked lines, leaky valves, clogged nozzles or broken spray heads?

Preventive maintenance can save water — and money — by spotting and repairing potential problems before they become expensive disasters.

Choose An Expert For Advice

You want to be smart about your property’s irrigation. Maybe it’s not the top problem on your long list of decisions and responsibilities, but that doesn’t mean you should waste money to keep your property’s landscaping green, healthy and packed with curb appeal. 

When you need advice, choose a real expert to take your irrigation hassles off your hands.

Not all irrigation companies in Memphis, TN and Olive Branch, MS have a certified irrigation contractor on board to help you.

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We do.

Our irrigation service manager, Mike Thompson, is certified by the National Irrigation Association. He’s met an advanced level of competency to install, repair and maintain irrigation systems. And that professional certification is on top of a couple decades of working in the industry.  

He knows his stuff. So you can relax, knowing you put your property’s health in expert hands. 

Be Wise with Your Water

Sure, water is plentiful here. But why spend more money using it than you have to?

You make use of technology’s smartest advancements in every other area of your work and your life.

Are you ready to be wise with your water, too?

Talk to one of our commercial landscaping experts today! We’ll meet at your property, create a custom plan, and get you on your way to enjoying a beautiful, worry-free property.

Michael Hatcher

Written by Michael Hatcher

Michael Hatcher is president of Michael Hatcher & Associates.