New Options in Lawn and Garden Irrigation

Are you struggling to keep your lawn and garden watered? If you do not have irrigation or your system still requires manual operation, it may be time to update to a new irrigation system. There are many new options and features available in lawn and garden irrigation that can save you time and reduce water waste while improving your landscaping. Here are some of the options you can choose from with a new irrigation system.

Multiple Zones

You need different irrigation options for your lawn, landscaping and garden. New systems come with multiple zones that you can set with your preferences, customizing your watering needs to your different plant types and conservation methods.


If you still depend on manual controls, timers will make watering simple. Set your timers to water automatically whether you are at home or not, ensuring your lawn and garden are always getting the moisture they need.

Smart Controls

One of the biggest advancements in irrigation is smart controls. Depending on the system you choose, you can have features that take all the guesswork out of irrigation. New smart systems can measure moisture levels and detect rain, helping reduce water waste – no more sprinklers turning on when Mother Nature has already provided enough water. Plus, many smart systems have apps that you can download to your smartphone, giving you access to your system 24/7 from wherever you are.

A new irrigation system can help make it easier to maintain a stunning yard while saving you time and conserving water. If you are ready to upgrade your irrigation system, contact your local landscaper that installs new systems to lean about all the options available.

Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

Irrigation Sprinkler System Rain Shutoff Devices

If you have an irrigation system on a timer, you should be aware that you should adjust the watering schedule to take current weather conditions into account.  You don’t want to over-water by letting the system water the yard during periods of wet, rainy weather.  If you are at home every day, you can simply change the watering schedule as needed, but about when you are out of town for a few days or weeks?  Your sprinkler system will water the yard and landscaping whether it’s raining or not.  What a waste of water and money!

One way to address this issue is to install a smart controller that automatically adjusts the watering schedule based on local weather conditions.  However, a smart controller can be expensive to install.  Another less expensive option that can get the job done is a rain shutoff device or rain sensor.

A rain shutoff device will sense when it’s raining and turn off the irrigation system.  They can usually be adjusted to turn the system off after a certain amount of rain has fallen.  After the sensor dries out, the system will be reactivated and resume normal operation.

A rain sensor does not replace properly programing your watering schedule.  You still need to monitor the weather conditions and program your irrigation system properly.  Once your system is set up, the rain monitor will minimize the management work and help avoid over-watering if it rains while you are at work or away from home for a few days.