Not looking forward to your summer water bill? Water is one of our most precious resources and according to recent studies, up to 50% of water used for lawns is wasted due to ineffective watering practices. This is one of the major reasons to invest in a smart sprinkler irrigation system. A smart system helps creates water sustainability for future generations and it takes the guesswork out of creating a beautiful lush lawn and landscape.
Not only are you helping protect this natural resource, you’ll also notice the difference on your water bill. You’ll make back your initial investment quickly — on top of that, many Minneapolis suburbs offer a rebate program when you install a smart sprinkler system. Check out our list of Minnesota cities that offer irrigation rebates to see if you’re eligible! If you don’t see your location listed, contact your local Municipal Utilities department and ask if they offer a residential water rebate program. Then contact our sprinkler company to install your smart sprinklers.
The reduction of water waste is a top priority, but here are five other reasons why you should install a smart sprinkler irrigation system.
1. It’s Smarter Than You!
A smart sprinkler system can determine how much water a green space needs. It can take into account the type of soil, amount of direct sunlight, and types of plants or grass to provide the right amount of water your landscape needs to thrive.
Not only does it water effectively, but some smart irrigation systems also can self-diagnose if there is a jammed sprinkler head, faulty line, or other issues. This helps your technician quickly fix the problem before it becomes bigger.
2. Weather Sensing
Pulling up your driveway and seeing your sprinklers going in the middle of a rainstorm is disappointing because it is such a waste of money and water. Smart sprinkler systems are able to connect to real-time weather data and adjust your watering frequency. If you’re having a week of wet weather, your sprinklers will temporarily shut-off. Or if you’re having a long dry spell in the summer, your system will increase the amount of water.
3. Scheduling Control
Speaking of the summer dry spell, the ideal time to water is early in the morning before the hot sun evaporates the water too quickly. You can easily program your system straight from an app on your phone.
Having this easy access to controlling your watering system also ensures that you’re following any watering restrictions in your area.
4. Improves Lawn Health
Despite popular belief, lawn loss if often caused by overwatering, not underwatering. If you’re watering too much and have soggy lawn, it is prone to erosion or fungal diseases. Smart sensors help prevent overwatering which helps prevent mildew issues, leaving your grass healthier and stronger.
As stated above, your system can also account for your soil type and waters in perfect increments of time, so water is absorbed and isn’t wasted by run off.
Also, a properly maintained irrigation system will prevent uneven watering and directs the water away from your retaining wall or walkways – reducing water damage and erosion to your hardscape. A healthy lawn also keeps weeds at bay.
5. Future Sustainability and Savings
Currently, one-third of the U.S. pays more for water than electricity! And the cost of water isn’t going to improve if we continue to waste water. Smart irrigation systems help you control your water bill and manage water usage. This ensures a sustainable future for this precious resource, not only for us, but for our children as well.
If you’re able to eliminate the 50% water waste, you can potentially cut your water bill by 50% as well!
Ready to start saving? The Rock Solid team are proud WaterSense Contractors and can recommend the right smart sprinkler system for you. We approach the irrigation of every customer’s lawn with knowledge, experience, and dedication to the highest quality of service. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.