The main advantage of a smart sprinkler system is the reduction in water usage which ultimately reflects on your monthly water bill.
We have smart phones, smart watches, smart thermostats, not only for the convenience, but because these devices increase efficiency and save money. These are the same reasons that a smart-controlled sprinkler system is worth the installation. When combined with high-efficiency sprinkler heads, you can see a 20–40% reduction in water bills.
Unlike “unsmart” sprinkler systems that have old plastic dials, smart irrigation systems use mobile apps that support water zoning, monitor weather, conserve water, and are easy to use. If you’re planning on installing a sprinkler system or upgrading your old one, one of the experts at Rock Solid can explain the benefits of a smart-controlled system.
Ease of Use
A smart system sounds like it will be complicated, but the manufactures have designed their apps to be extremely user-friendly. You can quickly set-up schedules and a watering calendar or manually turn your sprinklers on or off with a tap on your phone. You won’t have to run outside in the rain to shut off your sprinkler system anymore.
Imagine pulling up your driveway in the middle of a storm and seeing your sprinklers on and the water pooling in your yard. A standard irrigation system sticks to a set schedule rain or shine.
However, smart irrigation systems either use the local weather data or soil moisture sensors to adjust your watering schedule. They use real-time or meteorological data to create watering routines, modify watering schedules and improve efficiency. This not only reduces water waste, but also prevents water runoff and erosion.
Overall, smart irrigation systems are an environmentally smart choice.
Different areas in your landscaping will require more or less water for ideal plant growth. A high moisture area in your lawn may need less water than a high point.
In the smart app, you can provide specific information about your yard and let it calculate when and how much to water. It will then automatically create an ideal schedule for different areas of your yard. You can even enter your local water restrictions and the system will adjust your times and days.
This takes the guess work out of how long and how often you should be watering different areas of your yard.
Plant Health and Curb Appeal
A healthy yard instantly adds to your house’s curb appeal. When your yard is being watered correctly, it promotes healthy root growth creating a fuller, lush lawn with fewer weeds. A healthy yard also requires less water as damaged grass requires more water to recover. Your smart irrigation system will optimize the water levels and ultimately plant growth.
All irrigation systems, whether smart or not, require routine maintenance to keep everything running smoothly. We suggest booking a service package at the beginning of spring, so any damaged lines or sprinkler heads can be replaced or fixed. Also, winterizing your sprinkler system is important. A well-maintained system will maximize efficiency while minimizing water costs.
Rock Solid Landscape & Irrigation offers their customers superior irrigation knowledge and service throughout the installation process. Our certified contractors use quality parts from the most respected brands in the irrigation business such as Rachio controllers, Hunter, Rain Bird®, and EZ-FLO.