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Making A Home Your Family Will Love

When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.



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3 Reasons To Have A Smart Irrigation System Installed

by Alice Howard

If you're like the majority of modern homeowners, you're always open to new strategies designed to help you save money on utility costs. You may have also noticed that water rates have been rising steadily over the past several years. Many homeowners are fighting back against skyrocketing water costs by limiting or completely eliminating traditional lawns and other notoriously thirsty landscaping elements, while others are simply letting their lawns die back during the warm season — fortunately, lawn grass is extremely resilient and can be dry and brown for months but spring back to life a day or so after a good rainstorm.

However, few things are nicer on a warm summer day than the feeling of velvety green lawn beneath bare feet, and if you've got active children, you know the value of having at least enough of a lawn to provide them with an adequate play area. Fortunately, modern technology in the form of smart irrigation systems helps consumers in all parts of the country maintain healthy, attractive landscaping without having to watch their water bills spiral out of control. Here are three ways that smart irrigation systems reduce water usage in the yard and garden area without reducing the health and overall quality of your landscaping. 

The System Will Alert You to Leaks

Leaks are one of the major culprits when it comes to water being wasted, but many homeowners aren't even aware of their existence until they become suspicious due to higher than average water bills. Smart irrigation systems connect with your smartphone via Wi-Fi, and when a leak is detected, it not only shuts the water off but sends you an alert. This not only helps you save on water bills, it protects your yard and garden from becoming flooded.

The System Connects to Local Weather Stations

State-of-the-art smart irrigation systems connect to local weather stations to help determine how much water your yard is going to require during scheduled watering days. For instance, if rain is in the forecast, the system will determine how much watering is needed, if any, based on predicated rain amounts. 

The System Gauges the Moisture Content in the Soil

Smart irrigation systems are equipped with sensors that measure the amount of moisture in the soil and use this information to help configure watering amounts. When the soil reaches a certain level of moisture, the system turns off the sprinklers. For related services, consider companies like Hydrotech Irrigation Co.