Don't Drown Your Plants, Get a Rain Sensor!
Imagine that you leave for vacation for two weeks. It has been very dry, and rain is not in the forecast. The sprinklers are set to run in lieu of this information. When you return from your vacation, you are dismayed to find your lawn has sprung new weeds, a few mushrooms, and the grass looks paler and feels spongy under your feet. It turns out, it rained most of the time you were away!
Overwatering is a major concern with standard automated sprinklers. All your time, effort and money is wasted if an unexpected downpour coincides with your sprinkler schedule.
Installing rain sensors however, enable you to stop wasting water with your sprinkler system, when your yard has already gotten its fill naturally. It’s a simple, inexpensive solution that greatly reduces the chance of coming home to a dead, overwatered yard.
Types of Irrigation System Rain Sensors
These are four standard types of rain/moisture sensors:
With the installation of any one of these rain sensors, you will receive a multitude of benefits. Visit our Irrigation Sensors page to learn more about all the savings and other benefits installing an irrigation sensor can grant you and your yard.
Is a Rain Sensor For You?
Rain sensors are relatively inexpensive and are installed on rooftops, open areas or underground depending on the type of sensor. They are low maintenance and recommended by irrigation professionals to assist in the maintenance of your residential or commercial property.