Automated landscape irrigation systems can have a wide range of different delivery systems, from soaker hoses to sprinkler heads, all of which operate in a slightly different way to provide a highly regulated and constant stream of water to your yard and garden. However, all automated landscape irrigation systems have a number of common features which provide a set of distinct of advantages. Understanding the benefits that an automated irrigation system can give your garden can help you decide whether installing one is the right fit for your landscaping needs.
The main advantage of installed an automated irrigation system in your yard and garden is the convenience that it will give you, since you will no longer have to remember to water your vegetables, plants, and grass throughout the week. Alterations to the settings of the entire system can be done at a single location, and once the system is set up, it will run entirely by itself, saving you a great deal of time.
Another massive advantage to having an automated irrigation system installed in your yard is the fact that it will greatly reduce the amount of water that you use to water your garden, since the various soaker hoses, sprinkler heads, or other water delivery systems are set up throughout your yard to provide water in a more efficient manner than you could by yourself with a garden hose or similar tool. This will translate into significant water savings over time, which can help offset the initial price of the system itself.
In a similar vein to the above point, the automated nature of most irrigation systems confers a huge environmental benefit in that it will greatly reduce or even eliminate water waste in your yard. This is especially true if you install a timer that also has a rain sensor: these systems will not only provide an efficient stream of water to your yard and garden, but will also adjust their settings based on precipitation to avoid running during rainy days.
While automated irrigation systems will not inhibit the growth of weeds entirely, they will reduce the amount of excess water that is in your yard. This will decrease weed growth, and by not watering unnecessary areas of your yard, will concentrate any weed growth in the areas that are constantly being watered, making the maintenance and removal process much more straightforward.