5 Sprinkler Myths Busted!
As you survey the grass in your yard that is starting to look more like the Serengeti than a Minnesota lawn, you’re probably regretting putting off putting in that smart sprinkler system. Still you had your reasons, right? Well, today is the day we bust the myths about sprinkler irrigation systems and show you why NOW is the best time to have one installed.
Myth #1: It’s too late in the season.
If you think that, then you haven’t lived here long. Minnesota winters only seem like they’re nine months long. In fact, we get some pretty balmy days as late as October and even November. That means four more months of you hauling sprinklers, untangling hoses, and dealing with sky high water bills — or— you could install a smart irrigation system and water your lawn automatically for the next 150 days.
Myth #2: Brown grass is just dormant.
Um…no. It’s dying. If your grass plants go too long without proper watering, they get a little stressed. Actually, they get very stressed. And then they die. And wherever they leave a vacancy, weeds are more than happy to move in. Smart irrigation provides automatic watering set to weather conditions and your lawn’s needs. Bye-bye brown patches.
Myth #3: Irrigation systems are a hassle.
Untangling hoses, remembering to move or shut off sprinklers, and forgetting to water at all ISN’T a hassle? Yeah, I guess you could say that a set-it-and-forget-it smart irrigation system is a HUGE pain. Or maybe just the folks who make hoses say that.
Myth #4: Irrigation systems waste water.
Nope. They actually save water, and as a result, save you money on your water bill. That’s because they’re programmed to run based on your lawn’s needs, landscape, evaporation, season, and even weather. (So no, they won’t run when it rains.) Over time, you could see as much as 50% savings on water.
Myth #5: I don’t have time to deal with this.
No big time commitment on your part. Installation can usually be done in one day. After that, everything is automatic. Then in the fall, you have the lines blown out and in the spring, you have the system checked and started up. Easy peasy.
Now you know the truth about smart irrigation systems. Maybe it’s not as scandalous as say, gossip about the Kardashians, but from our perspective, it’s certainly a lot more interesting.