When it comes to lawn care, too much water can be a bad thing. Weeds, bugs, and diseases are on the list of things that homeowners worry about when it comes to their yards, but over-watering is often an overlooked and preventable problem that can plague a lawn.
In most cases, over-watering is a result of having the sprinkler system on when it rains. It sounds silly, but it is something that people do to their lawns all the time. It is for this reason that many people add a rain sensor to their existing system. The device itself is rather simple: when it rains, the sensor ensures that the sprinkler system does not come on. That way, mother nature is watering your lawn instead of you.
Installing the device is also an easy task. The important part is to make sure the sensor is placed in an area free of obstructions. If a branch or a part of your roof is blocking rain from getting to the sensor, it will never know to turn off the sprinkler system. A common place to install one is on a fence, but it really doesn’t matter as long as the rain can get to it. After that, it’s just a few small wires to connect and you are done! Then you no longer have to worry about over-watering.
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