How do Control Systems for Lawn Irrigation Work?

Every homeowner loves their automatic irrigation system! It manages all of your lawn and landscaping watering for you. No more dragging hoses around or remembering what you already watered. But how does it all work? We’re breaking down your lawn irrigation system into an easy guide.

The Irrigation System

Your underground sprinklers foundation are pipes buried about 12 inches under your lawn and landscaping. They connect to sprinkler heads where water pumped through the pipes pushes them up for watering. The water also feeds to drip lines for trees, shrubs, and flowers as well. They consist of zones, and the controller determines what zones water, when, and how long.

The Controller

The controller for your irrigation system starts in a valve box. You’ll find it somewhere in your yard buried just below the surface with a cover for easy access. Inside the box are valves that control the different watering zones. The settings on your control box regulate how long the valves operate and let water through the pipes. Then, you determine how you set the watering schedule.

Setting and Forgetting

The beauty of an automatic irrigation system is that you can set it and forget it. Or you can adjust it as needed, depending on the weather and the needs of your landscaping. Use your controller’s manual to set the zones and program the time. You can set the day your system waters, which zones go in which order when each zone turns on and off. You have complete control of your irrigation.

Control systems for lawn irrigation only work if you have an automatic irrigation system. To find out how to enhance your current system or get information on installing one, contact the lawn and irrigation specialists at W.P. Law.

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