No matter what climate you live in, your plants and landscape need a fine-tuned irrigation system that is specific to current weather and soil conditions. This is what we call smart irrigation. Usually, traditional irrigation controllers run on a preset programmed schedule, set to water at a particular time, regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny. On the other hand, smart irrigation controllers monitor weather conditions each day of the current season and soil conditions, evaporation, and plant water use at that time. The system will automatically adjust the watering schedule based on current weather conditions. Let’s dive deeper into the benefits of smart irrigation systems.
Saves You Water and Money
Smart irrigation systems deliver exactly the amount of water your landscape needs. This helps keep plants and lawns healthy and beautiful throughout the season. You can save water by installing smart irrigation systems and adding to the savings by cutting back on water waste. Smart irrigation technology tells you exactly how much water you are using on your landscape and can update the amount of water depending on your lawn’s needs without ever having to do anything. This allows you to save on your water bills every month.
Works with the Weather
One of the most exciting features of smart irrigation systems is their ability to use weather reports to determine how much water your yard needs. The last thing you want is to find your sprinkler system running in the middle of a rainstorm. When your smart irrigation system detects a heavy storm on the horizon, it can change the watering schedule without you having to worry about it. Weather-based systems analyze the temperature, wind, solar radiation, and humidity each day. This provides a more accurate reading of your property’s watering needs.
Soil Moisture Sensors
Another equally helpful component of smart irrigation systems is soil-moisture sensors. These sensors are installed around the base of trees or bushes and transmit an analysis of the soil’s moisture level to the irrigation system controller. Many modern systems will have you input a lower and upper moisture threshold, and the irrigation system waters your yard accordingly. If it senses anything above the upper threshold, your irrigation system pauses service to conserve water while still ensuring your yard looks green and healthy.
Remote Control Capabilities
Another way smart irrigation systems keep your yard looking beautiful is through cloud computing. Cloud-based systems are easy to manage from anywhere via websites or smartphone apps. These cloud-based technologies record data from managing pumps and measuring water levels to reporting and creating maintenance schedules.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.