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The Pros And Cons Of Using A Sprinkler Timer

By Edited Jun 25, 2015 0 0

Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy lawn but not everyone can be home each day to water and care for their grass. In this case, they may consider using a sprinkler timer to make sure their grass is watered regularly and adequately. There are many pros to using lawn sprinkler timers, but consumers should make sure they have all of the information before they invest in one.

One of the main reasons for using a sprinkler timer is the convenience. In many communities, there are restrictions about which days and times people can water their lawn and if they are not home at that time, their lawn misses out. With a sprinkler timer, it is not necessary for anyone to be home in order for the lawn to get the care it needs.

People also often decide to use a timer for sprinkler system because it can help accommodate a lawn that has a variety of needs. For example, a lawn may have only grass in one area and flowers in another. Each of these sections would have different watering needs, which may be quite a lot for a person to keep track of. Most systems can be programmed so that they provide a certain amount of water for a certain amount of time at a designated area of the lawn for a completely personalized treatment.

Using lawn sprinkler timers is also very ecologically responsible because it helps to conserve water during the summer. Often, people set out the sprinkler, get involved with something else and forget about all of the unnecessary water pouring out onto their lawn. Using a timer gives someone the freedom to go about their day knowing that their sprinkler will turn on when it is supposed to and off when the lawn is adequately watered.

In some cases, people like to have an automatic sprinkler when they go on vacation to give the illusion that someone is home. This can work if it is done properly but, with the wrong system, it could have the opposite effect. A water sprinkler timer should only be used for this purpose if it has a feature that will set it off at random times each day. If a sprinkler goes off at the exact same time every day, that could be an indicator to a potential thief that it is automatic and nobody is actually there.

One of the problems with an automatic sprinkler system is that it can be very expensive. If someone decides to buy a cheaper model, they may get what they pay for and find that their lawn is often over or under watered. If someone does not really need a timer for sprinkler system, they may not want to spend the money on a good one.

Using a sprinkler system has many benefits for both the environment and the personal life of the person using it. They help conserve water and give users the freedom to go about their day without worrying when the lawn will get watered. Before investing in one, however, consumers should make sure that they need and will use the system so that they do not waste their money.

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