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    Landscaping and Your Well or Underground Water Tank

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    Whether you have a small plot of land or a large property, you want your residence to look its best. Curb appeal comes at least partially from landscaping. However, sometimes water usage is a problem, which can affect your landscaping abilities. A groundwater well and/or underground storage tank may be the solution.

    Basics of Groundwater Drilling

    Two basic methods exist for creating a well. One method is driving a well, which consists of pounding lengths of pipe into the ground to create the well. The other method is drilling, which consists of driving a rotating bit into the ground. Drilling is the method most professionals use.

    With either method, the goal is to reach the underground aquifer, which is permeable rock that contains groundwater. A pump brings the water from the aquifer to the surface, where you can use it for any water-based purpose, such as irrigating your landscaping.

    Benefits of Using Well Water

    Using well water over city ordinance water carries many benefits. Naturally, one of the biggest benefits is cost. You have to pay for city water. With well water, you pay for the groundwater drilling. After that up-front cost, the pumping cost is usually low.

    A well is usually viewed as an environmentally friendly method of irrigation. City ordinance water typically comes from surface water, which succumbs to evaporation over time. Groundwater isn't susceptible to evaporation. What's more, groundwater is less susceptible to contamination than surface water, which is better for your landscaping plants.

    City ordinance water is also susceptible to restrictions. The city may put a cap on how much irrigation water you're allocated even if you're willing to pay more. However, you don't have an artificially imposed cap on how much groundwater you can use. Naturally, you should still practice conservation, but at least you can use as much water as you need for your landscaping.

    Benefits of Underground Water Tanks

    In that vein, another method of ensuring you have enough groundwater for irrigation is to have an underground water storage tank installed. In a way, such tanks are like your own personal aquifer. You can determine where it's located and how much water it supplies. So you can feel free to use it for irrigation when needed.

    Water tanks are one way of harvesting and storing rainwater. Indeed, some homeowners purposely combine a rainwater harvesting system with a large storage tank. By storing the tank underground, you garner the same benefits as with an aquifer — reducing the risks of contamination and evaporation.

    Some properties feature water tanks that are aboveground. However, some homeowners don't favor the look of the tank itself. By having it sunk into the ground, not only do you have remove the tank from view, but you free up usable space on your property.

    Methods for Using Groundwater and Underground Tanks for Landscaping

    When you have a well installed on your property, you can use the water for any purpose, including landscaping. In other words, you can maintain beautiful landscaping no matter the weather conditions in the summer.

    While you can simply hook up a sprinkler system to your well or underground tank, this may not utilize your water wisely. With pumps, you need to consider how many gallons per minute the well can provide and how much usable pressure your well can provide. In some cases, you may need a separate well for a sprinkler system.

    An even better method is to consider a drip irrigation system. Such systems either feature a grid construction, in which the water irrigates a full expanse of ground evenly, or point source, in which the water irrigates individual plants. Either way, you use far less water than with a traditional sprinkler system, which helps preserve your groundwater or tank supply.

    Utilize well water and harvested rain water to create a beautiful landscape in your yard. Contact Henry Drilling LLC for groundwater drilling or underground tank installation.

    Henry Drilling LLC

    1401 Adams Street
    Franklin, TN 37064
    Franklin: 615-794-1784
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    Henry Drilling LLC

    1401 Adams Street
    Franklin, TN 37064
    Franklin: 615-794-1784
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    Nashville: 615-383-5523

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