Whether you have a home sprinkler system or not, watering your lawn and garden throughout the year can be a daunting task. Even while taking many factors into consideration, like the weather, it’s hard to know exactly how long or how often you need to water it. But what if we told you, you could give your yard the precise amount of water it needs to look its best all year long without you ever giving it a second thought?

With a smart sprinkler system that’s equipped with the right information, your yard can receive the perfect amount of water, each and every time. 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. While Bermuda grass and Zoysia grass are popular among Birmingham residents, different types of grass need different amounts of water. Zoysia grass needs ½ to 1-inch of water each week in order to be healthy while Bermuda grass needs closer to 1 to 1.25-inches. With this information, your smart sprinkler system will know 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 like hibiscus, azaleas and hydrangeas, 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 and supplies it with just the right amount of water to keep your blooms looking beautiful.
  3. What the weather’s like. Probably the most convenient, and impressive, part about our smart sprinkler system is that it takes the weather into account. By using your zip code to link to the weather forecast, it knows when it’s going to rain and waters accordingly. This feature can even save you a pretty good chunk of change on the water bill.
  4. Where the yard slopes. Since water doesn’t penetrate into the ground on a slope as well as it does flat land, slopes in the yard can often cause water runoff and soil erosion. For this reason, your smart sprinkler is setup with this information, allowing it to increase or decrease water pressure as needed to ensure these areas also 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 absolutely beautiful all year round.  And the best part is, you don’t have to lift a finger. While actually being able to save you money on the water bill, having this time to spend with your friends and family, we think, is priceless.

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