Caring for the environment is on many people’s minds these days. Recycling bins are everywhere and composting is growing in popularity. There are ways you can keep your lawn green and have an eco-friendly irrigation system at the same time, too. In general, your lawn irrigation system is meant to help conserve water. Here are some other ways you can make your system even more environmentally friendly:
- Install a weather sensor: A rain sensor is a great way to control your irrigation system so it doesn’t turn on when it’s raining. The sensor should be mounted in an area of your yard that is exposed to normal rainfall, but away from the spray of your sprinkler system. When the sensor detects an ample amount of rain, it will pause the irrigation system temporarily.Like rain sensors, wind sensors will also pause the system. Strong winds can blow water from your sprinklers away from the intended location, wasting the resource.
- High-efficiency sprinkler heads: Today’s technology has made sprinkler heads more efficient than ever. They can deliver multiple rotating streams without using too much water. While it seems like they run longer, they use the same or less water than fixed spray heads, helping minimize runoff and erosion. What’s more, the water gets to where it needs at a better flow rate, which helps reduce waste.
- Smart irrigation system controls: You already have a smart phone, now you can have a smart irrigation system, too! Advanced technology allows you to monitor the moisture in your lawn and automatically adjust to optimal watering levels. Only use water when and as much as you need it. Now, that is water conservation.
At Challenger Irrigation, we help home owners in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties design and install irrigation systems they can be proud of. Please call us at [phoneNumber] to schedule an appointment to get started today.