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.

Timers

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

Types of Irrigation Controllers

An irrigation system is a great way to keep your lawn an landscaping healthy and in great condition.  An important part of any lawn irrigation sprinkler system is the irrigation controller.  The controller automatically turns on the irrigation system according to how it was programmed by the homeowner.  An irrigation system controller allows the homeowner to water their lawn and landscaping while they are away at work, on vacation, or busy with other projects.  No need to remember to turn on or off the irrigation system.

There are three types of irrigation system controllers to choose from.  Mechanical irrigation system controllers have been around for decades and use an index valve to activate the irrigation system.  These are simpler than electronic controllers and can last up to 20 years.  Also, they are not affected by power outages. The program is set mechanically and is not lost if the power goes out.

Mechanical controllers are sturdy and reliable, but they do not have the capabilities of electronic controllers which can have very sophisticated programs to meet the needs of your lawn and landscaping.  Electronic controllers can be programmed to water different zones at different rates or to water is short bursts to reduce water run-off.

Electronic controllers are more versatile than mechanical controllers, but they can still waste a lot of water due to overwatering because they cannot take into account the current weather conditions.  Smart controllers are latest innovation in irrigation controllers.  They have the programming flexibility and capability of electronic controllers, but use information about current local weather conditions to automatically adjust their watering schedule and only water when it is needed.  These smart controllers can save up to 50% of the water used for irrigation while keeping the landscaping healthy and in great condition.