Things to consider when choosing the right timer for your irrigation system.

You are free to use any irrigation timer you choose with your system, and mount it almost anywhere.
When choosing a new timer, there are just a few things to keep in mind while you shop:
1. Can it control all the zones I have now and in the future?
Buy a timer that has at least two more zones than you need. That way you are ready for future expansion without replacing the timer.
2. How many different programs should the timer run?
A single program timer is not recommended. It is virtually impossible to create an efficient watering schedule for even the smallest lawns with just one watering program.
3. How many start times do I need?
 As with programs, having multiple start times allows for more convenience and efficiency while irrigating. Multiple start times lets you adjust your watering for soil type and plant needs.
4. Should I use an indoor or an outdoor timer?
This is usually a matter of preference, more than need. Most timers come in both versions, or can be mounted in after-market housings for outdoor use.
Article Title:
Things to consider when choosing the right timer for your irrigation system.
Article Summary:
The Right Timer for your irrigation system.
Article Date:
11/1/2013
Article ID:
974
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