It is one of the biggest drudgeries of a homeowner: dragging out the garden hose and sprinkler in the hopes of spreading life-giving water to your desperate plants and grass. It might not be too big of a deal if it was a one-time occurrence, but to evenly water your entire lawn, you have to move the sprinkler every half an hour, retest the pressure from the spigot and get soaked again in the process. Believe it or not, there are easier, more environmentally friendly and cost-effective ways of having a lawn and garden you can be proud of. Automated sprinkler systems take the hassle out of lawn care. Here are some of the benefits:
1. Automated sprinkler systems are efficient
One of the biggest problems with watering your lawn on your own is the amount of time it takes to set up and reset your sprinkler. Even if you are able to run multiple sprinklers at a time, it is unlikely that your lawn will receive an even watering. After installation, automated sprinklers require no maintenance and you don’t even need to be home when your lawn gets watered.
2. Automated sprinklers are simple
You no longer have to worry about under or overwatering your lawn. You can set your sprinkler system to customize the exact amount of water needed for each section of your lawn to make sure every plant is perfectly watered. It is as easy as set and forget.
3. Automated sprinklers are a great value
TIme is money. When you consider the time, effort, and worry that you dedicate to making your lawn look its best, automated sprinklers offer a real value. Additionally, with the precision nozzle and automatic on-off control of an automated sprinkler, you won’t overwater your lawn. The money you save in terms of maintenance time, replacement, and the need for chemicals can make a huge difference in your monthly budget.
4. Automated sprinklers are environmentally friendly
Automated sprinklers nozzle water at a slow, even pace which maximizes soak-in, preventing run-off. The nozzles also apply water evenly, which prevents brown spots and avoids wasting water on walkways and up against walls. Additionally, controllers are smart and feature rain sensor capabilities which prevent unnecessary watering on days when it rains. Additionally, systems can be set to feature no water days as well as seasonal adjustments.