The water sprinkler system was a great invention. Being able to make sure plants and lawns are watered without having to stand over and take care of each individual area was a bonus. The fact they were imprecise is an issue. The sprinkler can waste a lot of water. Take advantage of the opportunity to turn that wasted water into something useful.
A common type of lawn watering method is the oscillating sprinkler works by spraying an arc of water back and forth over a certain amount of land. The expanse of land an oscillating sprinkler covers is quite large. They are easily portable and this is fine, but water is not easily dispersed. Water can be lost to evaporation and some areas may be over watered.
Whirling sprinklers cover a circular amount of land. With most lawns being angular, this can mean a large area is left unattended. They are however, power modifiable. This makes it easy to adjust the type of stream, going from a fine mist to a rainstorm. Depending on the size of the lawn, it often has to be moved around to make sure it covers all areas necessary.
Water runoff is what makes a sprinkler system inefficient. Water is valued extensively and there are ways to prevent its loss to runoff and still take care of a lawn. In drier areas, rainfall is low enough so that lawns and gardens suffer. There are usually water restrictions that prevent regular watering. Waste water irrigation is shown to be needed most in these arid lands.
Waste water irrigation is a popular way of reusing water that is wasted by faulty sprinkler systems, but also any rain and snow that can be better put to use. Harvesting rainwater and using it in a more efficient way is a great conservation method. It not only keeps lawns emerald green, but saves money. Rainwater is free.
Gray water use has become well known more recently as a conserving way to maintain lawns. Water that comes from showers and washing machines is turned into something useful. This water is not the same as water that comes from when people use the toilet. Not everyone will be able to use this kind of water, so it is necessary that regional laws are followed when it comes to use.
For those that are unable or unwilling to move a sprinkler from one area to another, an automatic sprinkler can handle the task. It may cost more than a regular sprinkler system, but long-term savings and a better looking lawn and garden are a worthy investment. Many companies have sprinklers that can be used with reclaimed water. It is a responsible way of taking care of your lawn and the world around you.