Fond of gardening but afraid that you can’t do justice to the kind of care and commitment it warrants? Well, you’re definitely not alone. While gardening and maintaining a beautiful lawn definitely sound like a great idea, they require a lot of investment in terms of time and energy.With us not even having time to slow down and breathe for a moment, the thought of gardening might be a daunting one.
However, science and technology recognizes this and ensures that adequate tools are designed that allow today’s busy man to maintain their hobby without asking for too much time and attention. While the good old hose and water can lying in the shed sure gave company to the generations before us, we might need a little more help than that to keep our passion of gardening and maintaining a beautiful lawn alive. We all know that watering your garden or lawn is one of the most crucial yet cumbersome jobs that need to get done.
Timers or irrigation controllers are the smartest way to water your garden now as they offer immense potential to cater to all your watering needs ranging from the simplest to the most complex. Advantages of using a timer are not only limited to the fact that it eliminates the need for human intervention but also touches some more refined aspects of gardening. With a timer, you can ensure that overwatering is not an issue again. Very often, we leave on a sprinkler or a pipe to do its job while we do ours. Then there is backflow prevention devices that helps in potable water supplies from contamination due to backflow.
Unfortunately, our plants are already drowning in excessive water by the time we do realize it. With a timer, this risk can be easily eliminated as the sprinklers stop watering after the timer goes off after a certain pre-set time. In fact, with a timer you can ensure that your lawns are watered even when you’re not at home. The timer will switch on and off during some specific times in the day and successfully water your garden or lawn. Using a timer is also a great way to conserve water as it prevents wasteful practices.
Smart controllers take up the game a notch higher by connecting to the internet and meteorological databases to determine the need to water or not, or more importantly, how much to water, given the likely weather conditions. The run time of the sprinkler is decided based on these factors, which inherently ensures water conservation by using only as much water as is actually required.
Some timers are also designed specially to cater to multiple watering zones and effectively channelize the water flow as deemed appropriate. Thus, if you worried about different parts of your garden or lawn having different kinds of flowers, trees or crops and thus needing different amounts of water, your concern has been addressed.
You know what’s more? An unintended yet great consequence of having such automatic timers that switch on and off as required and keep your garden looking beautiful, also ensure that the thieves and trespassers keep out. Because you may be out, but the sprinklers in your garden continue functioning like you weren’t!
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