Lawns are expensive to maintain, both in time and money. Hundreds of gallons of water are spent on watering, especially in dry seasons, and the time it takes to dispense that water, for some homeowners, is often even more valuable than the water itself. That’s why an automatic sprinkler system that also manages your water pressure could be the saving grace for both your lawn and your free time.
An automatic sprinkler system is an investment up-front. But much like energy-saving renovations around the house, it will pay for itself over time. Automatic sprinkler systems can be put on a timer and scheduled to run at designated times of the day, which will minimize water waste. Putting your lawn watering on a timer will prevent your plants from being over- or under-watered, while scheduling the watering sessions will ensure that your water is put to good use. Water too late in the morning, and some of the water will evaporate before it has a chance to sink into the roots of your plants. Water too late, and you run the risk of fungal infections plaguing your lawn because your plants have stayed damp and saturated overnight.
In addition to their value in saving water and money, another benefit of sprinkler systems is the time it saves for homeowners. With everything automated, the time you spend watering every day is cut down to zero. So not only do you save time every day, you also no longer have to get up early every morning specifically to water your lawn. It’s easier to water during water restrictions. Vacations are a non-issue, too. Gone are the days when a vacation means you run the risk of coming home to a crispy, yellow lawn. That’s a plumbing in the past. You can relax in peace wherever your time off takes you, free from middle-of-the-night gardening worries. Just remember to turn it off whenever you get a decent rainfall, so your plants don’t get over-watered!