Three Features You Need in a Lawn and Garden Sprinkler System
Whether you’re growing grass, or herbs and vegetables, a reliable irrigation setup will keep things hydrated and healthy.
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Maybe your alter ego is Carl Spackler and you have a Caddyshack approach to lawn care. Or maybe it’s simply your life goal to have the greenest lawn in the neighborhood. Whatever the reason, irrigation is a big part of your lawn care strategy. When choosing a sprinkler system that’s best for you, consider automation, coverage, and convenience.
Once installed, automated irrigation systems enable you to set a clock and forget about watering your lawn. Some have additional features like zoning, remote control via smartphone, and automatic rain delay, but they all share automatic on/off controls for convenience.
Lawn size is a factor in determining the type and size of the sprinkler system best for you. For small to medium- sized lawns, a simple oscillating sprinkler may be all you need, at a fraction of the cost of installing and maintaining an in-ground irrigator.
Your choice of irrigation system might be driven by the time you have available, the cost and the amount of maintenance involved. An automatic in-ground system can be highly convenient, but it requires significant maintenance prior to and after the watering season as well as the possibility of programming and technical glitches that minimize the time you thought you’d be saving.