Water is a necessity of life – all life – including the life of your plants. For farmers, those who are environmentally conscious or just someone who is a prudent person, conserving this resource is important.

If you have a sprinkler system in place, you may believe you don’t really have many options when comes to water conservation, but that is simply not the case. Use the three tips here to help conserve water, while still ensuring your plants and grass look great.

Collect Water

A great way to reduce the amount of water your sprinkler system uses is to collect and store water. You can purchase special containers, such as man-made ponds, rain barrels, or other types of receptacles. Also, many people don’t realize that rainwater is better for your plants, as well as the soil, because it has been highly oxygenated and it is free from any fluoride and salts that are often found in tap water.

Keep in mind, there is nothing wrong with the water from your sprinkler system, but using rainwater you have stored, when possible, is a great way to reduce the amount of water you have to pay to water your plants and landscape.

Work with (Rather than Against) the Weather

If you want to avoid using unnecessary water and risk under or over watering your plants, you can monitor what the weather is doing and make sure your irrigation system is only going to be turned on when rain is going to be scarce for several days. This can also be done automatically by using a rain sensor. This is a device that detects the amount of rain present and that automatically shuts off after the first sprinkler is detected.

Install Smart Irrigation Controllers

Technology has come a long way in recent years. Thanks to smart controller technology, you can program your irrigation system to perform in the most conserving and efficient ways possible. This little device will choose the best times to water your lawn and plants based on the amount of water present in the soil. It is best to call the professionals to install this device since it has to be done properly for it to work.

If you want to conserve water and reduce how much you use, it is a good idea to use the tips and information here. You can also contact The IDL Company to find out more about conserving water.