An IoT-Enabled Irrigation System Could "Save" Your Outdoor Living Area

An IoT-Enabled Irrigation System Could "Save" Your Outdoor Living Area

Thanks to sensors and other supporting technology, irrigation can now "talk" to the Internet of Things and conserve water.
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Green Builder Media

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 9:30am

CAMPAIGN: Internet of Things


Americans love their lawn and landscapes. Recent surveys suggest that about 81% say that the upkeep of their lawn and landscaping play a vital role in the curbside appeal of their home. And now that design trends have made our outdoor greenery more integral to home design, water use for irrigation is front and center.

However, homeowners and landscapers, especially in drought-stricken states such as California, are increasingly being met with state and local-wide water use restrictions and rising water bills, causing garden aficionados and landscapers to rethink their strategies and resort to more drought-tolerant plants and better water management practices.

Today’s outdated sprinkler systems can waste up to 50 percent of the average U.S. household’s outdoor water consumption. However, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhanced connectivity, new smart and wireless irrigation controllers are now providing garden lovers, lawn care specialists and landscapers, alike, not only greater visibility and automatically, autonomous control of their irrigation systems, but new alternatives to troubleshooting the drought, while drastically reducing water consumption and energy bills. Some of the key advantages of these new smart garden device and irrigation systems: 

Control Irrigation Remotely 
Homeowners and professional lawn care specialists can manage gardens remotely when replacing or installing their irrigation system with a wireless irrigation controller. Whether it’s WiFi or 3G enabled, smart irrigation devices give users the freedom to control their sprinklers from anywhere, at any time.