Having a lawn in your backyard has a number of benefits-- its visually appealing, a great place for kids and pets to play, and soft on the feet. But if you want to keep your lawn green and lush, you will need to be diligent about watering it properly. A simple solution is having a sprinkler system installed. Having an automatic sprinkler system offers a number of advantages, such as:
Probably one of the biggest advantages of an automatic in-ground sprinkler system is the pure convenience that is provides. When you have an automatic sprinkler system, you will never have to worry about watering your lawn by hand with a hose or attaching sprinkler heads to the hose and shifting it around your lawn to ensure that all of it gets watered.
Grass Watered at the Right Time
Most landscapers recommend watering a lawn during the very early morning hours. Doing so will help save water, since the water used for the lawn is less likely to evaporate in the early morning. Early morning is also a good time to water your grass because it will dry within a few hours, which can help prevent diseases or rot. However, few people want to wake up before dawn on a regular basis to water their lawn at the right time. But when you have an automatic sprinkler system, you can set a timer and rest assured that your grass will be watered when it should be.
Use the Right Amount of Water
Not enough water can quickly kill a healthy lawn, but too much water can also cause major issues. It can be hard to gauge how much water a lawn needs just by looking at it. Luckily, there are modern automatic sprinkler systems that include weather and soil sensors that monitor the conditions and ensure that the sprinklers run the right amount of time to provide just the right amount of water for your grass.
No Worries When You're Away from Home
Many families go on vacation throughout the year, and the last thing you want to think about on vacation is the health of your grass. Since automatic sprinkler systems run on a timer, your sprinklers will run even if you are not at home. That means that after you return from a fun family trip, the grass in your backyard will look just as good as the day you left.
Contact a landscaper, like Boehm Landscape Inc, for more help.