In the past, if you wanted to water your garden effectively, it was necessary to walk around the garden manually each day and check the soil in various areas to see how wet or dry it was, then stand over those same areas with a watering can or hose. Alternatively, you'd need to move sprinklers or drip tape from one area to another daily if you wanted to avoid wasting water. However, modern irrigation systems allow you to water your garden or lawn effectively, while reducing water waste
There are numerous benefits to installing a modern sprinkler system, including the following:
Effective Lawn Sprinkler Systems Reduce Water Waste
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that more than 9 billion gallons of water is used each day to water outdoor residential property in the U.S. A good deal of this water is wasted due to inefficient landscape design or sprinkler systems that are out of date or do not function effectively. Investing in a sprinkler system installation allows you to water your lawn, garden, and flowers, while limiting the amount of water you waste on your property.
Modern Irrigation Systems Water Plants Only as Needed
Modern irrigation systems recommended by the EPA bear a WaterSense label and are designed to only water plants as necessary. These systems have a controller that uses a clock, a timer, and a device that monitors local weather conditions, so that the plants on your property receive the precise amount of water they need to meet their needs. WaterSense sprinkler systems help prevent over and under watering, allowing you to keep your plants healthy while limiting wasted water.
Sprinkler Systems Can be Put on Timers to Suit Your Schedule
Most modern sprinkler systems can also be put on a manual timer, as well. This means that if you'll be going out of town, or if you simply prefer to time your irrigation schedule around your other daily activities, you can do so. This scheduling feature allows you to conveniently manage your daily watering tasks. Instead of spending hours standing over your garden with a hose, you can set the irrigation system up on a pre-determined schedule, then rely on it going off each day at the designated time. When this feature is combined with the WaterSense monitor mentioned above, you wind up with a technologically advanced irrigation system that's difficult to beat.
If you're ready to make the switch to a modern irrigation system, contact a local landscaping agency to learn more.