Smart Irrigation Month is a month-long campaign initiated by the Irrigation Association, dedicated to celebrating and
promoting the benefits of smart and efficient irrigation. The SMART irrigation
acronym stands for “Smart
Irrigation is Sustainably Managed, Accountable, Responsible and Trusted irrigation.” What does this mean for you? SMART
irrigation aims to minimize their environmental footprint through efficient water use, saving water, saving time, saving
In the age of Ring Doorbells and Nest thermostats, it is no surprise that you can now control your irrigation system
from your smart phone or tablet! The most popular smart Wifi irrigation controllers Pacific Lawn
installs are Hydrawise, Hydrorain, Rainbird, and
Rachio. We highly recommend a Wifi controller on all new lawn sprinkler installations
. The Android
and iOS apps feature smart phone dashboards so you can update your irrigation system’s settings, manually run zones,
check watering history, and much more. However, in addition to the “cool factor”, smart Wifi controllers have some great
According to the Irrigation Association, Save Moneysmart controllers
save money because they can
reduce your annual water bill by as much as 30 percent by preventing water waste. Plus, many local water providers
actually offer rebates for purchasing specific smart controllers! Smart controllers offer in app alerts so you can
monitor your water usage and receive an alert if there is a possible leak in the system.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for as much as the water we use outdoors, as much as 50%
is wasted due to inefficient watering methods and systems. Smart Watering takes environmental factors into consideration
such as soil type, slope, sun exposure, and the type of sprinkler head to further ensure water conservation and optimal
watering. Save WaterSmart systems
communicate with local weather
stations and automatically adjust watering time and frequency based on the data received. The cloud based software will
also automatically suspend irrigation during rain, freezing temperatures or high wind speed. Preventing overwatering
actually keeps plants healthier by encouraging stronger roots and discouraging weeds, disease and fungus growth. Smart
watering ensures plants and grass remain healthy — rain or shine. No more wasted water and no more dead plants!
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your site data into the smart system and set your watering triggers, the controller automatically adjusts the watering
schedule. Smart Watering can also be configured to adhere to local watering restrictions, such as watering on only odd
or even days. The smart controller will do the work, and you can sit back and enjoy your health landscape!
Smart controllers adapt to seasonal weather changes without requiring reprogramming. How about another “cool factor”?
Many Wifi controllers are compatible with the Added
Assistant, so you can essentially voice command your irrigation system!