Is your property being watered as efficiently as possible? In other words, is your turf and surrounding landscape getting as much water as it needs (but not too much) to perform its best? Water isn’t getting any cheaper here in North Texas. In fact, our area recently made a list of “cities with the most expensive water.” Our drought-like climate can truly make water precious.
The remedy to these concerns is smart irrigation. Unlike traditional irrigation, which operates on a preset programmed schedule, a smart irrigation system can make real-time adjustments based on the actual conditions.
We find that a lot of homeowners have heard the term smart irrigation but don’t completely understand what it means. We wanted to take some time to fill you in on what smart irrigation is all about and how it can benefit your Flower Mound, Lewisville, or Highland Village, TX property.
As we mentioned, smart irrigation systems are those that tailor their watering schedules and run times to the actual conditions, not just blindly following a preset schedule. A smart irrigation controller that makes these types of adjustments will significantly improve water efficiency.
We’ve seen tremendous advances in smart irrigation in the last 5 years. The capabilities have come so far. With technology such as rain and freeze sensors, as well as soil moisture sensors, the system can make real-time changes. Many systems also utilize data coming from the local weather station in terms of previous and upcoming conditions.
All of this is important when it comes to optimal watering. After all, there is nothing worse than seeing an irrigation system running in the middle of a rainstorm. That’s a waste of water (and money!).
Now that you understand a little bit more about what a smart irrigation system is, you might be wondering if it’s the right choice for your property.
There’s no question that there are a lot of benefits, some of which we’ve already touched upon. But let’s take a closer look at how you can anticipate benefitting from smart irrigation.
A lot of homeowners appreciate the opportunity to control their system from a smartphone. It means that you can make changes even if you aren’t home. It’s all able to be accessed and operated with such ease-of-use that even if you aren’t a technical person, it’ll be manageable. Homeowners who have smart irrigation say that it’s easier than getting into a traditional panel and trying to decode things.
Another significant benefit is that you can ensure that your system is watering your property in an efficient and effective way. That means the turf and landscape are getting just what they need to perform optimally. We all know that water is the lifeblood of living things so it’s essential that our lawns and landscapes are receiving what they need.
With a smart irrigation system, it also means that as little water as possible is wasted. By assessing what’s needed, and responding accordingly, your system isn’t turning on during a rainstorm or overwatering. The technology is taking advantage of weather data not only in terms of what’s already happened, but what’s coming. It will override the watering schedule when it needs to, adding more or less watering based on what’s going on with Mother Nature.
Efficient watering translates to money saving and for a lot of homeowners, that’s what it comes down to. After all, there has to be a cost advantage to all of this in order to make it truly worthwhile.
Although there’s obviously an upfront cost to upgrade an existing system (or integrating a system for the first time), over time, a smart irrigation can ultimately pay for itself in water savings.
Homeowners also report that smart irrigation saves them hassles and headaches. If you’re someone who doesn’t already have an irrigation system, you’ll really appreciate that you no longer have to spend time and effort watering. And if you upgrade to a smart system, it takes even more of the guesswork out of caring for their lawn and landscape by making automatic adjustments for you.
Hopefully these smart irrigation tips have given you some sense of whether an upgrade (or first-time installation) is right for you. We understand that you don’t have the time to be worrying about the nuances related to irrigation systems and how to get yours to perform its best. You want to remove the guesswork and just know that your lawn and landscape are getting what they need.
Smart irrigation can offer just that.
Of course, you want to be able to choose a company that knows their stuff and can get you the best possible results for your investment. By choosing a company that understands smart irrigation, you can let go of the worries associated with your landscape, including its watering needs, and get back to just enjoying your property to the fullest.
At Grassperson, we are familiar with the different smart irrigation systems out there and can help you make the choice that is best for you. That really will help you to gain the peace of mind you’re looking for—as well as pride that you have the best-looking property on the block without any hassles or headaches.
Stop worrying about your irrigation needs and leave it up to a pro who knows exactly what your Northern Texas property needs. Get a Free Quote, then you can enjoy the best lawn on the block!