A smart irrigation system can assist you in conserving water and making the most of each drop. Today, we will look at a few simple ways you may use your new irrigation system to reduce your water usage while still maintaining a beautiful, healthy lawn.
What are the Benefits of Water Conservation in Irrigation Systems?
Your backyard landscape comes to mind when you think of irrigation systems. Consider the large-scale impact of widespread irrigation operations for a moment.
Water is undeniably a valuable natural resource that is getting increasingly limited. Any efforts we may take to maximize irrigation water conservation will aid us in saving as much as feasible.
- Change the sprinkler settings for the season
Internal clocks in smart irrigation systems can help homeowners control and optimize their water usage. Consider the current season to get the most out of yours. Grass requires significantly less water in the spring and fall than it does in the scorching summer heat. You might not be able to change those parameters if you are still using a traditional irrigation season. That means you have to give your lawn the same amount of water all year, even if it is not as thirsty when the temperatures drop.
- Take Advantage of Weather Sensors
Using live weather inputs, your smart watering system can adjust to the outside temperature automatically. It also understands to use less water whether the weather is gloomy, chilly, or wet. You will not be flooding the land when it does not require it this way. Along the process, you will save time and money while also extending the life of your system!
Furthermore, these smart sensors can detect when there has been a recent rain event and irrigation needs are minimal. They will also turn off watering when temps drop below freezing, preventing damaging ice from forming on your expensive hardscapes and garden elements.
- Gain access to controllers that are based on the landscape.
Some of the most powerful smart sprinklers have sensors that can detect the exact state of your lawn and provide the correct amount of water every time. The following are some of the features that these systems consider:
- The soil type in your yard
- The sorts of plants and grasses in the area
- The steepness of your yard’s incline
- The amount of sun your yard receives
These are all factors that may influence how much water your lawn needs. Clay soil, for example, retains the most water, but silt and loam only retain a small quantity. Irrigation systems from the past are incapable of measuring any of these variables and making adjustments as a result.
- Make use of controllers that are based on sensors.
What if your irrigation system could modify the amount of water delivered based on the moisture content of your soil? It is possible with the help of a smart sprinkler.
Special controllers that use below-ground soil moisture sensors are included in top-tier models. These sensors, which are positioned in the root zones of your lawn and garden, assist the controllers in determining if and how long to water your lawn. These control products are available as standalone devices or as add-ons to existing controllers.
When you program your irrigation system to turn on and off based on the moisture in your soil, you will never give it a thorough soak when it does not need it.
- Pressure regulators should be installed.
Most old irrigation systems have sprinkler heads that only have one pressure setting: high.
You can add pressure regulation devices to the valves themselves if you want to regulate an entire irrigation zone. Alternatively, you can attach them to individual sprinklers.
You can give a more effective, uniform stream of water once you have found your optimal water pressure. This allows you to run the system for a shorter period of time while still getting enough water to the driest area.
- Conserve water, cut costs, and change the look of your yard
A smart sprinkler system is not merely a wise household investment. It is a bet on the future of the planet.
When you take steps to save water and upgrade your irrigation system, you are taking a step back from the wasteful practices that used to characterize these systems. As a result, you are contributing to the reversal of the dangerous water loss trend.
Are you prepared to install a system like this in your home?
If that is the case, you have arrived to the right place.
Get in touch with Northern Rain Makers to learn more about the services they provide.