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by Jen Biederman on 06/12/2009
Sprinkler Sensors - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
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Houston, do we have a water-waste problem? Not if you shuttle over to your local hardware store and pick up a moisture or rain sensor for your outdoor sprinklers. All (sprinkler) systems go.
- (Astro)not wasting water. Moisture sensors tell your sprinklers to spray only when your garden's dry (and save you up to 40% of your outdoor water use), while rain sensors shut your sprinklers off when it rains (saving you up to 10%).
- Launching high bills into the great beyond. Those savings'll show up on your bill.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Personally I would just skip the sprinkler system all together and leave it to Mother Nature. Especially if you live in a climate that A. gets a lot of rain (you don't need the extra watering) or B. doesn't get a lot of rain (go for a more climate appropriate landscape that requires less water). Here in Boulder xeriscaping is very popular: planting and maintaining indigenous species, instead of wasting time, money and water trying to force stuff to grow that doesn't belong here. Take a clue from nature, whatever is supposed to grow in your climate will, without too much interference from you. ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.