If you put a lot of work into making your yard look great, you know it takes a lot of water to keep the grass and plants green and healthy. While you can use a garden hose and attached sprinkler, there are many benefits to installing automatic sprinklers instead. If you haven't considered automatic sprinklers for your yard, check out these three benefits.
It's the Easiest Way to Water Your Lawn and Plants
The biggest reason to install automatic sprinklers is because they are easy to use. Without them, you may need to water your own lawn and plants by hand, and/or use a traditional sprinkler/hose combo. Both take a lot of time and effort, which may quickly become an excuse to neglect your yard, allowing the grass and foliage to wilt. With automatic sprinklers, however, you can simply flip a switch or set an automatic schedule. This also makes it easier to water the lawn during the early morning hours, when you'd rather be sleeping or getting ready to work instead of watering your lawn. Watering your lawn in the morning reduces evaporation and reduces the risk of spreading disease.
It Reduces Wasted Water
If you don't have automatic sprinklers, it's easy to over-water or under-water your yard. For example, you may frequently forget to turn off a manual sprinkler, which wastes water. Not only does this destroy your yard by drowning the lawn or plants, but it also has a negative impact on the environment, especially if you live in an area with little rainfall. Of course, as an added insult to injury, you pay more on your city water bill. Automatic sprinklers may have features that allow them to shut off automatically. Some advanced systems may even be able to measure moisture in the soil to determine how much water is needed.
It May Boost Your Home's Overall Appeal
Finally, installing automatic sprinklers may actually help with your home's value and curb appeal. For starters, having a working, well-maintained yard and in-ground sprinkler system can increase the home's value, giving automatic sprinklers a good return on investment. Of course, with automatic sprinklers, you're more likely to keep you yard watered, so it looks healthy. As long as you maintain the yard, this can also boost value, but it most assuredly boosts curb appeal.
If you're sick of watering your lawn by hand, you should consider an automatic sprinkler system. They make the entire process easy, so your yard stays healthy. For more information about in-ground automatic sprinkler system installation, contact a technician in your area today, such as at Noble Tree Service Inc.