For both commercial and residential properties, lawn and garden maintenance can be a difficult task. Lawn maintenance requires watering, which is an extremely time-consuming task, especially when done manually. To avoid this time-consuming task, save money, and keep the lawn green, it is a good choice to install a smart irrigation system. Such systems have advanced features, and it makes watering the lawn and garden a lot easier. This system comes with a smart Irrigation Controller as well, which makes the users a lot easier to access the sprinkler system, adjust the watering process, and more. Let’s take a look at some of the most essential features that a smart irrigation controller should have:
Adjust The Watering Depending On The Weather: One of the most essential features that an irrigation controller should have is the ability to adjust the watering process depending on the weather. The controller should be able to take live data, the soil texture, moisture, and the plant and then adjust the watering based on the information collected. This will be impossible with the traditional controller, but with a smart controller, it is possible and will make the watering process a lot easier for you.
Provide An Overall Better Water Management: The controller should be able to help you manage the process better by sensing the water flow and providing the required measurement for this flow. It should have the ability to provide the real-time capability to see the water flow so that the user can make the changes required. This capability can benefit the users in many ways, when the water is overflowing it can shut down the high water flow, alert the users regarding any issues, and prevent any major issues concerning overflowing.
It Should Be Able To Collect Real Time Data: The smart irrigation controller you are looking into should be able to collect real-time data and reports so that the users can take a look at it to improve the water management process. The data collected with this system will allow the users to see how much water is used monthly, compare the data collected, and then make use of the collected data to improve water management.
It Should Have Remote Capabilities: The smart irrigation controller should have the capability to control the system using a phone, tablet, or computer. It should give you the ability to make the required changes from anywhere and at any time. You can either monitor the irrigation system yourself or have experts monitor them for you if it requires a lot of effort and maintenance. And the good news is that, with this capability, if you have hired expert landscapers to take care of your lawn, they can get real-time data and make the required changes to ensure that the plants and flowers in the lawn or garden are getting the right amount of water.
The Controller Should Be Able To Help You Save Water And Money: When we talk about how the smart irrigation controller can help save water, it can ultimately help you save money as well. Since the controller gives the users the ability to manage everything from anywhere, when there is an over-flow the user can turn it off without having to go home, and when there is a leak or damage in the system, the controller can notify the user so that the necessary repair can be carried out at the right time, and when it is raining, and it is not necessary to turn on the sprinkler, the system can adjust the setting depending on the weather. This way, the controller can help save money in many ways, which ultimately lead to saving money in the long run, whether it’s through a decrease in the utility bill or repairing cost.
These are some of the most common and essential features that a smart Irrigation Controller should have. So, if you are looking to upgrade to one, make sure that the system has these features built-in.