The basics of choosing a lawn sprinkler: manual or automatic
As with many things these days, the choice of which lawn sprinkler type to choose can be boiled down to one that is basically whether to go for a manual lawn sprinkler or an automatic version. This article will take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of either type and some of the considerations that need to be borne in mind when choosing a sprinkler system for your lawn.
If you decide that a manual lawn sprinkler system is for you, you have to understand that you will have to spend quite a lot of time making sure that the sprinkler is turned on whenever it is needed. During the height of summer it may simply be a case of turning it on in the morning and turning it off in the evening, but at other times of the year you may have to turn the sprinkler system on and off several times during the day. If you have plenty of time on your hands this may not be a problem, but if you’re busy you need to think about this carefully.
The good thing about a manual system is that you can control the water flow very easily, which means you can give your lawn or flowers exactly the right amount of water, and you can also turn off the system in order to save water when you feel like it.
If you decide to go for an automatic system you will find that you do not need to spend any time at all in looking after the watering of your lawn, because the system will do it all for you. The great thing about an automatic lawn sprinkler system is that you can simply forget about your lawn maintenance for most of the time and the system will take care of it. Some systems actually come with sensors that can judge whether or not the lawn needs watering at a certain time.
The drawback with an automatic system is that you do not have as much control over water flow as with a manual system, and if you really do want to keep control then you might want to think whether or not an automatic sprinkler system is for you.
Take time to look at the various sprinkler systems that are