Save waterIs a sprinkler system for you? consider these advantages.

Local watering restrictions? Done

Observing water restrictions means you have to be home at the right time.

You have to be there throughout the watering process to move the hose and sprinklers around and you might have to ask a neighbor for help if you are away on vacation, up at the lake or simply out for the evening.

With increasing demands on everyone’s time and ever increasing pressure about water conservation, watering restrictions and a natural desire to increase property values through attractive landscaping, automatic underground sprinkler systems have become a necessity for many families. As a result, many homeowners are now choosing to have sprinkler systems installed to avoid all the hassles that come with watering your lawn and garden.

How much water do you use? Do you know?

Watering your lawn for just one hour uses an average of about 600 gallons of water. That’s 15 large oil drums of water!

Most people water for about 3 hours so that’s 1800 gallons or 7200 liters in total every time you water your lawn.

Municipalities realize this, and in an attempt to restrict abuse they are starting to impose restrictions on when and how long you can water. Now, since most of us are already on metered water, and those who aren’t are not far behind, we have a financial incentive to use this resource more responsibly.

Forget to turn off the hose? Never again.

An automatic underground sprinkler system never forgets.

How many times have you forgotten the water running outside, only to remember an hour or later and find that hundreds of gallons have drained onto the street or puddled on the lawn? We end up paying for and wasting a prized natural resource! All because you forgot to turn the water off! How long do you water each section? Most people have no idea how much water they are using when they water the lawn. Chances are you are over watering. An automatic system can save you literally thousands of gallons of water a year simply by remembering to turn itself off.


Systems nowadays are not only capable of operating on a set schedule but even self-regulating themselves with sensors.

Sensors have become so prevalent now that the costs have dropped, making them affordable for even the most frugal of homeowners. In some instances, they are even mandated by the municipality.

They can be as simple as a rain sensor that turns off your system in the rain. Or as complex as an ET system that measures daily temperature, the wind, rain and humidity and calculates when and for how long each section of your lawn needs to water.

Triple threat

Saves time. Saves water. Saves plants. And yes, it’s even a good financial investment.

The appearance of your home is an important factor in determining its market value. An automatic underground sprinkler system can help your house keep a fresh, well-maintained look. Lush growth, healthy plants, and an attractively landscaped exterior tell the prospective buyer that your house has been cared for.

3 Thoughts to “Are you considering an irrigation system?”

  1. I found it interesting when you said that an automatic system can save you literally thousands of gallons of water a year simply by remembering to turn itself off. My mother is into gardening, and there are times that she forgot to turn off the sprinkler system. I will inform her that she should consider an underground irrigation system for her garden.

    1. Glenn Johnson

      While all the extras, like rain sensors or ET controllers, save even more, sometimes even just a simple system can make a large difference.

  2. You really can get a lot out of choosing to have a sprinkler system installed in your yard or garden. I particularly like that the article brings up the fact that they system will never forget to turn itself off if installed properly. Because of this, you can avoid one of the biggest mistakes of manual watering: accidentally leaving the hose on.

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