Sprinklers were created to solve a simple problem: when rainwater isn’t enough, how can we quickly and easily water our lawns? Through the years, sprinklers have evolved and this initial question is often forgotten. For example, automatic, underground sprinkler systems that operate on a timer will water your lawn whether the soil is dry or not. Although this system is helpful for homeowners who don’t want to worry about watering their lawns, it can also be detrimental to the state of your yard. One of the biggest problems for irrigated lawns is overwatering, which both damages the grass and wastes water. If your irrigated lawn suffers from overwatering, you might want to consider the newest advancement in sprinkler technology: the smart timer sprinkler system.
The Smart Timer Sprinkler System
WHAT IS IT?
Automatic sprinkler systems were a revelation in their day, but now our sprinklers are smarter, more efficient, and more eco-friendly. The smart timer sprinkler system doesn’t water your lawn based on the time; instead, it considers the state of the lawn and then decides whether watering is necessary. It senses the temperature and humidity, records rainfall, and knows what season it is and what type of soil lies beneath your grass. How? Through sensors and data (whoever programs the system will input this data). After factoring in all of these details, the sprinkler knows whether to water your grass or not.
WILL IT REQUIRE A LOT OF MAINTENANCE?
One of the wonderful things about a smart timer sprinkler system is that once it is properly installed and programmed, you can forget about it and simply enjoy your beautiful and well-watered lawn. That’s why it’s essential that you begin with a well-designed, high-quality system.
To keep your irrigation system running smoothly, we also recommend that you have it inspected regularly by a trained professional to ensure that the sensors are working properly and the parts are in good condition.
Finally, you should keep an eye on your lawn, as you’re surely doing already. If you notice that the grass is overwatered or underwatered or that the system is acting strangely, you should call a maintenance professional and have the repair completed swiftly.
WHY IS IT USEFUL?
The incredible efficiency of the smart timer sprinkler system prevents both overwatering and underwatering.
Underwatering is a concern during the summertime, when the temperature goes up and droughts are likely. Without enough water, your grass’s health will suffer. It might become dry, brittle, or yellow.
Overwatering tends to be troublesome during rainier months, like the spring. Too much water can lead to a number of different problems including grub infestations, shallow and weak roots, fungus, and mold. Plus, when you water a lawn that isn’t thirsty, you’re wasting natural resources.
HOW CAN I GET IT?
If you’re interested in adding a smart timer sprinkler system to your yard and you live in southwest Missouri, contact Nixa Lawn Service. We install smart timers and weather sensors on every irrigation system we install, and we would be happy to teach you more about the system and answer any questions you have. Give us a call today at 417-724-0318.