Have you ever found yourself pondering whether investing in a sprinkler system will save you money? Well, you’re not alone! In a world where every penny counts and environmental consciousness is on the rise, understanding the economic implications of installing and operating a sprinkler system becomes increasingly crucial. In this guide, we’ll explore whether investing in a sprinkler system is a financially savvy decision or merely a well-watered pipe dream.

Does a Sprinkler System Save Money?

Install a Controller

A sprinkler system controller sets the time of day for irrigating your yard and the duration of the watering period. Some leading controller systems even factor in the soil type, plants, sun exposure, and slope degree, resulting in highly effective and efficient watering without water waste.

Implement Settings for Each Season

Program the controller to the season. The lawn and flower beds require less water as the summer ends and the cooler months of autumn arrive. Most conventional sprinkler systems don’t offer this feature of adjustable seasonal watering, but leading controllers include this feature.

Zone Watering Strategies

When installing the sprinkler system, set the heads up in zones and program them into the controller. These zones ensure accurate watering where you need it, reducing water waste. The coverage area is important for effective watering of lawns and flowerbeds.

Lawns with inadequate sprinkler coverage are prone to spotty growth and water wastage. Check the coverage after installing the system or when moving into a new property with an existing irrigation system. To test the coverage area, spread cups around the lawn and run the system for 15 minutes. After turning it off, the cups should have the same amount of water in each of them.

Fit Rotary Nozzles

Install sprinkler heads with rotary nozzles for efficient watering. These nozzles deliver water slower than others, allowing the water to permeate the ground.

Use Drip Watering Heads

Set up a drip irrigation system for the flowerbeds, trees, and shrubs around the yard. Drip systems allow for deep watering of these areas. Deep watering provides excellent soil penetration, reducing the frequency of your water schedule.

Automatic Irrigation Systems with Sensors

Controllers allow for setting up sensor systems in your yard that detect current weather conditions. Watering when a rainstorm is coming is senseless, wasting water and money. The rain sensors detect changes in pressure and light, allowing for effective watering when your garden needs it, therefore, conserving water when the weather conditions are cool, overcast, or rainy.

Install A Pressure Regulator

If you move into a new home with an existing sparkler system, don’t assume it’s a smart system. Many homes feature high-pressure irrigation systems that operate at full tilt, wasting resources. Reducing the pressure in the system conserves water and saves money on your water bill.

Adding pressure regulator valves or more sprinkler heads to the system reduces the pressure and your water usage.

Hire an Irrigation Professional

If you want to install an automatic sprinkler system and are new to the concept, hire a professional to assist with choosing and installing the right equipment. They’ll work with your budget to design and install the right lawn sprinkler system ensuring adequate coverage and performance.

Additional Reading: Water Conservation Tips for Homeowners and Businesses

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