Installing a new sprinkler system in your yard will make property upkeep less time consuming and more convenient overall. You may even notice that your grass and gardens look healthier and happier over time when you have an automatic sprinkler system to rely on. Here are a few features you should look for when choosing a residential sprinkler system to have installed in your yard:
Adjustable Bases and Jets
One feature to look for when choosing a new sprinkler system to install in your yard is adjustable bases and jets. This will allow you to customize the way your yard is watered throughout the year, depending on what you are growing and how your landscape design changes over time.
If you decide to put a new walking path in your garden, you will want to adjust the jets accordingly so the paths don't get wet when the grass and flowers get watered. Adjustable bases can come in handy if you want to avoid watering one area and focus on another instead, as you'll be able to turn all the watering nozzles to face in the same direction.
Zone Management Options
It's also a good idea to make sure that your new sprinkler system features zone management options to take advantage of. This will allow you to water certain areas of your property at different times based on things like the time of day and what is growing in each location.
If you want to water the grass in the morning and the herb garden at night, you should be able to program each zone separately so they are watered at specific times. Look for a sprinkler system that will allow you to create a watering schedule for each zone ahead of time so you don't have to monitor and manage each zone yourself on a daily basis.
Remote Monitoring Capabilities
To ensure that your sprinkler system is always performing the way it should, choose one that can be remotely monitored. If a breakdown occurs and a nozzle gets clogged, or a zone is being watered when it shouldn't be, your system should automatically send you a text or email alert to let you know of the problem, whether you're home or not, so you can address the problem as soon as possible.
You should receive a basic report at the end of each day or night that outlines the watering schedule that's been followed. You can then compare the report to the condition of your property and adjust watering schedules as necessary.