Your grass and gardens need constant attention to look great, from fertilizers to feed the plants what the soil can’t give, to mulch to keep the moisture in during the cooler months and of course, water. Water is the lifeline of any plant, and without constant watering, your plants and grass will die off slowly.
Getting water to the places around your property where you need it the most can be a big task and is quite time-consuming if you do it by hand, however having an automatic sprinkler system can save you so much time and money over the course of the next 10-20 years that you’ll wonder why you hadn’t gone down this path before. There are many benefits to installing a sprinkler system to your yard, but here are five of the most beneficial.
Create An Automated Sprinkler System
Automated systems are great for any garden or yard because it means your plants and grass will thrive even if you aren’t there to physically water it. You can set up your sprinkler systems to run even while you are on holidays, they use less water than normal watering methods and they save time. Not only do they save time and money and turn on and off when you want them to, but the components are normally hidden under the ground, and can even feature pop-up heads that water your garden then hide themselves away when the job is done. Your yard and gardens will look amazing all years round, and you will save money as well.
Adding Value To Your Home
Sprinkler systems add substantial value to your home if you intend to resell. Not only is it an asset to have an automatic system installed, but it adds value to your home by increasing the visual aspects with healthy plants and perfect turf. The aesthetic value of your home and street appeal will be improved immensely, and the overall feel of your home will change.
Prevent Weeds And Plant Diseases
The best part about automatic systems is that your nozzles or sprinkler heads are targeted to water the plants at the root system rather than across a large area like traditional sprinklers do. This means you have less chance of weeds growing where you don’t want them and limiting the water that is sprayed onto leaves decreases the chances of leaf borne diseases.
Maintaining Nutrient Balance In Your Soil
Over-watering is one of the most common reasons for the loss of nutrients from the soil in your gardens and targeting the right areas with your irrigation system means that you won’t be overwatering, and the balance stays in your soil for longer. More advanced systems can even distribute liquid fertilizers and nutrients through the irrigation system by adding it to water reservoirs in carefully measured doses.
You Have Full Control
No matter what type of system you install, or how intricate or simple it may be, you have full control of the elements it features, how it works and how often your plants receive water. Automatic systems can be controlled with a central device, which can offer complete digital or manual control of your watering system.