The latest Smart irrigation technology is designed to save water, keep your plants healthy and add a level of convenience and sustainability to your system. The various components that make up smart irrigation tech generally fall into the categories of smart controllers, high efficiency sprinkler heads, drip systems and the apps that control them. Depending on your water use, upgrading to a smart system can pay for itself in water savings, less plant loss and more convenience.
Weather-adaptive smart controllers.
Retrofitting your existing irrigation system with a new weather-sensing smart controller can make an immediate difference in the way your landscape uses water. These can be programmed for specific plant and soil types so that plants get optimal water and reduce runoff. You’ll give your plants exactly the water they need when they need it – protecting and enhancing your landscape investment. Smart controllers can also detect leaks, shut systems down during freezing temperatures and support remote monitoring.
High-efficiency sprinkler heads
The latest advances in sprinkler heads involve cutting down on misting and controlling the flow of water for better absorption. Multi-stream high efficiency heads, rotary heads and pressure regulated heads help eliminate water waste through evaporation by creating spray patterns with very little misting. Less water is then lost through wind or evaporation. Multi-stream rotating heads allow the plants and soil to absorb water at a rate that helps eliminate wasted runoff.
Water-saving drip systems deliver a metered drop of water from carefully positioned emitters directly to plant root zones. This technique can be integrated into most irrigation systems as one or more zones that water exactly where, when and how much a plant needs with no runoff or evaporation loss.
Consult a professional
If you are considering upgrading your system, or installing a new system, be sure you use a reputable, licensed irrigation technician who will design your system for maximum water efficiency and install only high quality and warrantied equipment. Contact the irrigation specialists at Terry’s Landscape today to learn more about efficient irrigation practices or to request an evaluation of your existing system.