It feels good to have the perfect watering system in place for your landscaping needs. But if you’re still operating your system manually, you’re still missing out on a ton of benefits. Automating your sprinkler or drip irrigation system can save you even more time, water and money. Although it may seem like a large upfront cost, the investment will pay for itself over time and the high–quality parts used by Hot Shot Sprinkler Repair & Landscape mean you’ll require less sprinkler system repair in the long run.
This is probably the most obvious benefit of automating a sprinkler system. While it may not feel like turning your sprinkler system on and off takes a lot of time, consider these points:
While installing a watering system for your landscaping has already added value to your home, automating the system will increase that value, since potential homebuyers likely don’t want to spend hours watering a lawn.
Naturally, if you’re able to automate your sprinkler or drip irrigation system to water at optimal early morning hours and shut off after a precise amount of time, you’ll save water. First, watering early in the morning means less water evaporation, so your plants need less water overall. Second, no more forgetting to set a timer and over watering because you got distracted with other tasks.
There are other automations you can add to your system to help save even more water, such as rain and soil sensors.
Rain sensors are exactly what they sound like—devices that sense rainfall. These sensors can be easily incorporated into automated watering systems and detect rainfall. If your area experiences heavy rains, you don’t want your plants to receive too much water, and you’d be wasting water unnecessarily. Rain sensors can override your irrigation system when it rains so you conserve water and don’t overwater your plants, without needing to manually override your system.
Soil sensors detect levels of moisture in your soil. If you have a diverse landscape with varied watering needs, soil sensors are a great way to determine the right time of day and amount of water individual areas and plants need. Similar to rain sensors, soil sensors can be incorporated into automated watering systems to override automatic irrigation when they sense there is enough moisture in the soil.
Whether you choose to install one or both sensors, having a system in place that detects moisture and prevents over watering and helps conserve water is great for your plants and your wallet.
Saving water is great for the environment and something we at Hot Shot Sprinkler Repair & Landscape value highly, which is why we have worked hard to become experts in installation and sprinkler system repair. But what people often don’t realize is how much money conserving water can save.
Watering efficiently means using less water overall, lowering your total water consumption and therefore your water bill. Automating your sprinkler or drip irrigation system is key, with the time and water saved reflecting in your budget.
Above, we mentioned that automating your watering system saves you time because you can set your system to water during the optimal early morning hours, allowing you to sleep in. Watering during those early hours means less water evaporation, so you don’t need to use as much water to hydrate the soil and your plants.
We also listed several ways automating your system can save water through simple timing but also with the installation of sensors. The pattern here is, automating your watering system means less water usage, all of which means you save on your water bill.
Don’t wait to automate your watering system and save money—call and request an estimate today!