Tired of Watering Your Lawn? Automate Your Home’s Sprinkler System—Here’s what Birmingham Residents Need to Know

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It doesn’t matter whether you use a watering can, hose, or irrigation system to water your lawn and garden. Creating a watering schedule that you can adjust throughout the year can be a difficult task. It’s hard to know exactly how long or how often you need to water. Temperature changes can make you question yourself. You can also see evidence of rain in the soil moisture, but you may be unsure how much fell overnight. What if we told you that it doesn’t have to be so hard to make your yard look its best? You can give it the exact amount of water needed all year long without ever giving it a second thought.

Your yard can receive the perfect amount of water, each and every time with a smart sprinkler system. Once it has the right information, it can even reduce water used during the year by being more efficient. This is done with a smart irrigation controller. It is user friendly and is activated by remote control. It can even be used right from your smart phone. Now you can rest easy knowing that your lawn, garden and plants will get the care that they deserve. Here’s a look at four pieces of information our automated sprinkler systems use that put the “smart” in smart sprinkler system.

#1: What kind of grass you have.

Different types of grass are popular among Birmingham residents, but each type requires a different amount of water. Zoysia grass needs ½ to 1-inch of water each week in order to be healthy. However, Bermuda grass needs closer to 1 to 1.25-inches. This information is the first piece that helps your smart sprinkler system learn. It is on its way to knowing exactly how much moisture is required to keep your lawn looking its greenest year-round.

#2: What type of plants you have.

Many homeowners around Birmingham love planting flowers. Hibiscus, azaleas and hydrangeas are popular, but these types of flowers need different amounts of water than the lawn. That’s why our smart sprinkler systems know exactly where your garden is located. This allows it to provide just the right amount of water to keep your blooms looking beautiful.

#3: What the weather is like.

Probably the most convenient, and impressive, part about our smart sprinkler system is that it takes weather data into account. It uses your zip code to link to the weather forecast on WiFi from your home’s internet connection. Now it knows when it’s going to rain and waters accordingly. This feature can even save you a fair amount on your water bill.

#4: Where your yard slopes.

Water doesn’t drain into the ground on a slope as well as it does on flat land. Any slope in the yard can often cause water runoff and soil erosion. For this reason, your smart water controller is set up with this information. It then changes the sprinkler water pressure as needed to ensure these areas receive the right amount of water.

After we get your smart sprinkler system setup, you don’t have to do a thing. This system will keep your lawn and garden perfectly watered, ensuring it looks beautiful all year round.  The best part is, you don’t have to lift a finger while enjoying water savings and reduced utility bills.

A sprinkler system will save you time and effort. Audio systems, lighting systems and home theaters can make any backyard an oasis for entertaining. There are countless other ways you can automate outdoors. From automated shades to fans to smart pools that keep water at the perfect temperature, the sky is the limit. Give Sphere Home Technologies in Birmingham, AL a call today at 205-777-5626. Also, you can fill out this form to see how we can help you enjoy your backyard to the fullest!  To read more about home automation, check out this blog post as well.

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