Three Smart Innovations That Can Help Improve Your Sprinkler System And Your Garden

If you want to have a nice lawn and garden, a good sprinkler system is important. Irrigation can also cost a lot if you use your sprinklers every day. The old systems simply used timer to operate the sprinklers at the hours you set. Today, many innovations and improvements can make your sprinkler system smart and efficient. Here are some improvements that you may want to have done to your sprinkler systems to make it more efficient: 

1.  Installing A Weather Station That Integrates With Sprinklers

Today, personal weather stations have become a lot more affordable. There are even weather stations that can be connected to your sprinkler system. These weather stations can give you the common data like rainfall, winds and temperature. They can also give you other useful information such as the moisture content of the soil. This can tell your sprinkler system when the best time is for irrigation, saving you money and reducing your water consumption.

2. Connecting Sprinkler Controls To Local Databases For Water Use

You can also connect sprinkler controls to the internet. This can give you information on things like water restrictions, changes and rainfall totals and other information. The controls can then use this information to automatically adjust your sprinklers for the best irrigation times. This can be good if you have different days for irrigation and want to have your sprinkler system updates automatically without you having to do it manually.

3. Using Controls To Automatically Adjust Sprinklers For Different Seasons

Modern sprinklers can also have controls that automatically adjust for different seasons. They can be updated with information like sunrise and sunset, as well as with the different moon phases. This information can then be used to irrigate your lawn and garden. The system can be set for different types of plants species you have in your yard, and you can even be able to turn off different zones that do not need irrigation at certain times of the year. This is a great way to reduce the consumption of your irrigation system and always be sure that your plants have the water they need.

These are some of the smart and efficient improvements that you may want to consider for the sprinkler system for your home. If you are ready to have your sprinkler system updated, contact a plumbing supply service (such as Central Plumbing Specialties) to get the materials you need to make your sprinkler system smart.