Is Your Irrigation System's Rain Sensor Ready for the Rainy Season?

Is Your Irrigation System's Rain Sensor Ready for the Rainy Season?

Now that the rainy season is approaching and showing little sign of letting up, is your irrigation system’s rain sensor functioning properly? Do you ever see your system running during or directly after a downpour? If so, you’re not only wasting water, but also potentially harming your lawn. Conserva Irrigation of Southwest Florida offers all new customers a 100%, free irrigation system inspection. So, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your entire system is running both effectively and efficiently, without wasting water and only delivering the optimal amount of water to your lawn and landscape. If you’d like to have one of our highly-trained irrigation technicians inspect your system from top to bottom, for free, all you have to do is call us at (941) 208-1449.sprinkler head

If your irrigation system is running during its set times when it’s raining or directly after a rain storm, this can be devastating to your lawn if sustained. The reason for this is that your lawn will become oversaturated, which will ultimately result in stunted root growth of your grass, invite insect infestation, and even cause your grass to die. In fact, did you know that overwatering your lawn can actually throw off the pH levels of your lawn? That’s right, too much irrigation can result in your lawn becoming acidic, which can result in your grass showing signs of severe stress and allowing for weeds to practically take over your lawn. If you’ve ever wondered why people will sometimes apply lime to their lawn, it’s to return the pH levels of the soil to a more neutral or basic pH level.

So, remember to ensure that your irrigation system isn’t running during rainstorms or directly after them. The best way to do this is to ensure that your irrigation system has a properly functioning rain sensor that’s communicating with your system’s controller. We utilize smart irrigation technology that uses predictive watering technology, in addition to the rain sensor’s data being sent in real time. This further allows the watering times to automatically adjust given the time of year for a specific location. So, in short, the irrigation controller we utilize actually knows that right now is historically known for higher levels of precipitation and will make on-the-fly adjustments to your pre-set irrigation scheduled run times and durations.

To find out more about the best-of-the-best in smart irrigation technology and ensure your rain sensor is functioning properly during the rainy season, all you have to do is request a free irrigation system inspection by Conserva Irrigation of Southwest Florida. You can reach us nearly anytime by calling us at (941) 208-1449 or by filling out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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