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How Smart Is Your Irrigation System?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 2:04pm Jenna Christensen

New weather- and sensor-based controllers take the efficiency of your sprinklers to the next level

October 21, 2017
Houzz Contributor
An automated irrigation system may be more efficient than watering by hand, but it doesn’t ensure that you’re providing the amount of water your plants need or even helping save a precious resource. Once you’ve set a traditional controller, you still have to make manual adjustments. If you don’t constantly tweak the settings, you may see your system operating during a rainstorm or, conversely, your plants wilting during an unexpected heat spell. 

With smart water systems, the controllers or timers use technology to automatically adjust your watering schedule to your weather and soil conditions. Your plants will get the moisture they need when they need it, and you’ll save water and money on your water bill when they don’t need it. You also can program most controllers from your phone or computer.

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