According to “Smart Irrigation”, Smart Irrigation is Sustainably Managed, Accountable, Responsible and Trusted irrigation. SMART irrigators aim to minimize their environmental footprint through efficient water use, saving water, time, and money!
According to the Irrigation Association, smart controllers:
Smart systems automatically suspend watering during rain, freezing or high wind conditions. Careful scheduling minimizes evaporation and encourages water to soak in, reducing the total amount of water needed. Preventing overwatering actually keeps plants healthier by encouraging stronger roots and discouraging weeds, disease and fungus growth.
Smart systems can reduce your annual water bill by as much as 30 percent by preventing water waste. Plus, many local water providers offer rebates for purchasing specific smart controllers.
Once an irrigation installer has programmed your site data into the smart system, the controller adjusts the watering schedule based upon weather conditions and soil moisture without manual intervention.
Smart controllers adapt to seasonal weather changes without requiring reprogramming. And their “set and forget” technology is perfect for complying with any local watering restrictions, as well as for frequent travelers and vacation or second homes.
There are MANY Smart Wifi enabled irrigation controllers available in the market today, but below are a few that Pacific Lawn Sprinklers recommends: