Everyone strives to have a lawn and garden that is the envy of the neighborhood. One of the most important steps in achieving a lush, green, and inviting lawn is to water with even coverage. Many do not have the time, or desire, to adjust, move, and control water hoses throughout the day. Luckily, automatic sprinkler controllers take care of that for you. Timers allow you to water your lawn any time of the day.
Whether you are relaxing inside your home or vacationing in another country, your automatic sprinkler timer will properly care for lawn. The following should give you a bit of a guide to follow when selecting the best sprinkler timer.
The first step in deciding which timer to buy is to strategize coverage. Many yards have areas that need to be watered more than others, and your timer can be customized to meet these needs. It is helpful to divide your lawn into zones, taking note of which areas need more or less water to determine how long you want to water that zone. Another important consideration is which time of day you want the sprinkler system to come on. These zones should all be connected with a single valve. You can then find a sprinkler controller that will be able to handle the number of zones you have specified. From there, you can decide on additional features that will make your sprinkling system more effective.
There are many varieties of timers, ranging from very simple models with just a couple mechanical devices to high-tech computerized timers with touch screens. Once you have determined the number of zones your yard requires, you can then find a timer to match. For basic lawn watering that will all be on the same schedule, you can buy a simple single-program timer. If you are planning on expanding or changing your lawn in the future, you may want to buy a timer that has more zones than you currently need so you can easily add zones later without having to buy a new sprinkler timer.
We carry the best names in sprinkler timers: K-Rain, Rain Bird, Toro, Irritrol, Weathermatic, Dig, and various other sprinkler control options.
It is best to water early in the morning or late at night, as it cuts down on water lost to evaporation and windy conditions. Be sure to turn off your lawn sprinkler timer during or directly following a big thunderstorm to conserve water and prevent overwatering your lawn. If your timer is located outside, you may want to buy a cover to safeguard it from sun or water damage.
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