If you regularly water your yard and plants, you know how convenient a quality irrigation system can make the process. However, there is always room for improvement. This means finding ways to reduce what you are spending on watering your lawn and property for most people. The best way to reduce costs while ensuring your lawn gets the water it needs to thrive is to invest in an irrigation system with smart features.

However, not all smart irrigation systems are created equal. It is up to you to find the right one for your needs. Some of the features to look for when investing in this system can be found here.

Daily Check

As you know, weather conditions change each day. Sometimes, they change every hour depending on where you are located. As a result, smart irrigation controllers can adjust the watering times based on the weather data provided, along with moisture and texture of the soil, plant type, and slope percentage.

Traditionally, irrigation controllers are adjusted about four times per year as the seasons and weather change. Now, just think if your controller can adjust every day of the year. This can help you save thousands of gallons of water.

Situation Sensing

The right smart controller will have the ability to sense the amount of water flowing through it and be able to provide a measurement of this. With this feature, it provides better water management. The real-time ability to see the flow also lets you make changes easily and regularly. The changes can impact your water cost, too.

One of the most important parts of sensing water flow is that it can shut down if higher water flow is detected. It can also send an alert to you or your landscape technician to indicate a problem. With this, you never have to worry about a break in the line or burst pipe again.


You can receive reports from a smart irrigation controller, which will help you improve your water management and conservation efforts. For example, you will be able to see the level of water each month and compare that to previous months or times during the year.

Remote Capabilities

Virtually everything comes with remote capabilities today. Modern smart irrigation controllers are no different. A smart controller will let you make changes from your phone, computer, or another connected device. This ensures your yard and landscape gets the right amount of water at the right time.

Are You Ready to Install a Smart Irrigation System?

As you can see from the information here, there are several features to look for when installing a smart irrigation system. Be sure to consider the ones listed here and research other options, too.

If you are ready to have this type of system installed in your yard, contact our team at The IDL Company. We are here to help with all your irrigation needs.