Friday, April 12, 2013

How Smart Controllers Can Save Lawns from Summer Heat

If the recent spike in temperature is any indication, Charlotte is in store for a scorching summer. One thing all North Carolinians can agree on is that summers here can be sweltering and dry. These conditions can make it difficult for lawns to reach a healthy status.

Have you decided how your lawn will stay watered in the hot summer climate? 
During the busy summertime months, finding the time to regularly water your lawn can be difficult. Irrigation & Lighting Specialist’s smart controller is an automatic watering system that combines performance and efficiency into one.

With a smart controller irrigation system, owners can monitor watering cycles from remote locations without having to raise a finger in any of the watering process.

The Irrigation Association defines smart controllers as systems that “estimate or measure depletion of available plant soil moisture in order to operate an irrigation system, replenishing water while minimizing excess water use.” The dependability and durability of this technology is unparalleled in the landscaping industry. Smart controllers make attaining a lush, healthy lawn even in the hottest of temperatures easier than ever before!

“Healthy lawns in the summertime require proper and frequent watering,” says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. “The benefits these systems provide are great for busy Charlotte homeowners, who don't have time to water their lawns.”

Benefits of Smart Controllers

Below are a few benefits of using smart controllers:
  • Saves Time - Smart controllers calculate weather conditions by using a radio, internet, or phone connection to receive weather patterns from a central data provider. This feature automatically dispenses water so you don’t have to, saving you the time of turning water sprinklers, hoses, and valves on and off.
  • Conserves Water – Smart controllers monitor soil moisture levels through a moisture sensor. As your lawn’s soil starts to dry out, it automatically waters the grounds through an irrigation system. This sensor allows homeowners to avoid using excessive water, saving them significant amounts of money, and also prevents up to 60% of unnecessary water usage!
  • Saves Money -  Homeowners save money on monthly water bills because of the smart controller system’s accurate watering cycles. Lawns are watered only when moisture levels are low.
  • Improves Convenience – Automatic watering schedules allow homeowners to spend less time watering their lawns, and more time doing what they enjoy.
  • Improved Lawn Quality – Smart controllers eliminate the threat of overwatering. The system helps lawns reach maximum growth by giving them the perfect amount of water. 

The use of a smart controller is a great idea for homeowners with hectic summer schedules.
“There are many factors that homeowners have to keep in mind while having their lawns irrigated, and smart controllers ensure watering is not one of them,” says Minor. “For example, specialized features like remote operation serve as a long-term solution for lawns needing additional watering or attention. Homeowners can keep a close watch on their lawn’s health from the comfort of their home.”

To learn more about our smart controller systems, or to schedule a free consultation, call John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. No matter how hot it gets this summer, let us help make sure your lawn stays properly watered!

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