Let’s do a little time travel this month, shall we? Flash forward to July. It’s hot and hazy and you’re surveying your crunchy brown lawn. You’re wondering, “What went wrong?” Now, we don’t like to say “We told you so” (well, actually we do) but, if you’d had us install that smart sprinkler irrigation system back in April, you’d be prancing barefoot through your lush green grass instead of worrying that it’s going to spontaneously combust.
Okay, back to the present. It’s not too late. In fact, it’s the perfect time to have a smart sprinkler irrigation system installed. And just what is it that makes it “smart”? We’re so glad you asked!
How does smart irrigation work?
Smart sprinkler irrigation systems employ tools and systems that use water intelligently, so your lawn gets precisely what it needs without wasting water or money. Pretty smart, right?
For example, in-stem pressure regulation spray heads help maintain optimal water pressure, which reduces water usage by six to eight percent. But that’s not all. A 70 psi system reduced to a recommended 40 psi for spray nozzles can offer you more than 50 percent in water savings. That’s a lot of aqua!
Smart irrigation systems:
- Combine high-efficiency nozzles for more uniform water distribution and elimination of over-spray for as much as 30+ percent water savings.
- Possess automatic controllers and sensors that easily adjust watering cycles to adapt to your own landscape, the weather, or the seasons.
- Contain smart technologies that adjust run time and frequency based on water lost from soil through evaporation or plant transpiration, ensuring your lawn is getting the right amount of water.
- Offer landscape drip technology that slowly delivers water to the roots of plants, while high-efficiency nozzles provide more uniform water distribution.
In the end, you can save as much as 50 percent on water (not to mention your water bill.) Sounds like it should be called GENIUS irrigation!
As one of Minnesota’s leaders in water conservation, Rock Solid has the experience, expertise, and products you’ll need to have a smart sprinkler irrigation system installed in your yard. Have one installed this month and then this coming July, you can prance barefoot through your lush lawn. (Don’t mind the neighbors’ stares. They’re not looking at you dancing, they’re admiring your lawn!)