Supplemental watering is the absence of rainfall is sometimes easier said than done. Maybe you spend a lot of time away from home. Or, perhaps you just don’t have the time in the day to set up those sprinklers. Either way, if your lawn, trees and shrubs didn’t get sufficient water over the summer, their looks and health are probably suffering.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could give your lawn and landscape plants all the water they need without even lifting a finger? With an automatic irrigation system, you can.

These systems are loaded with “smart” features

The great thing about automatic irrigation systems is their consistency. For example:

  • Built-in-timers can limit watering to the cooler parts of the day when less water will be lost due to evaporation.
  • With independent station programming, these systems can be set to provide certain plants with more or less water than others depending on their specific needs.
  • Smart controllers can even alter the amount of water applied to your property based on the weather conditions and the amount of moisture present in the soil.

What’s your type?

Sprinkler head systems are great for large lawn areas.

Automatic irrigation systems come in two varieties. You’re probably most familiar with sprinkler head systems, which release water from a distribution device attached to the end of a water pipe. These systems work best for spacious lawn areas. Drip irrigation systems, on the other hand, release water from tubes with holes in them. These systems are more suited to flower gardens and other planting beds. Depending on your landscape’s specific layout, just one or a combination of both types may be appropriate for your needs.

Drip irrigation systems work well in planting beds.

Fall is a great time to have an automatic irrigation system installed. Properly maintained, it will provide your lawn and landscape with the right amounts of water at the right times..for many hot summers to come. Not to mention, it can help to conserve water and lower your water bill!