There was a time when your “automatic” lawn watering plan called for hollering at the kids to move the sprinkler. Who could imagine asking Alexa to water the petunias? Or who the heck is Alexa anyways? Today most controlled sprinkling systems are so sophisticated you can monitor and make changes remotely, and some you can even create a schedule based on weather forecasting satellite feeds. While it may sound horribly complicated, most of these systems are relatively easy to install and set up. If you can operate a smartphone, you can customize a lawn and garden watering system to fit your needs. Here are three things to consider.