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Easy Technology to Manage Your Yard

As much as most of us can't wait to say goodbye to winter, we also are eager to start putting work into our yard to make up for what the inter brought- brown, dry grass, too much snow, and a lot of yard neglect. The good news is that even if your yard has been through the wringer, there are plenty of ways to get it spruced up again. And, are plenty of ways to maintain and manage your yard thanks to a bunch of new technology. Here are some of the easiest pieces of technology to help get your yard in tip-top shape, and keep it there!

Smart sprinklers

Having a sprinkler system is great for watering your grass and plants. However, with a regular sprinkler system, you can run the risk of underwatering or overwatering your yard, causing your grass and plants to become damaged and now have everything look as green and bright as it should. This can happen because you program your sprinklers to turn on at specific times during the day. However, if it's raining and your sprinklers turn on, you're using an excess amount of unnecessary water. If there's been a dry spell, you may not be watering your grass enough.

A smart sprinkler system takes out the guesswork by working with weather systems to determine whether or not your yard needs more or less water. The system will turn on as needed. Not only will this save your yard, but it will also save your water bill.

Solar lighting

Solar is becoming a more and more popular way to keep your household electric. Typically, you see solar panels on the roof of a home, which works with the sun to convert it into electricity and then power the house. While this helps the interior of your house, it can also help the exterior.

For solar lighting you can program it in the yard, the electricity is stored in batteries for use at night. Typically, it is most common for manufacturers to use nickel cadmium, sealed lead acid, and lead acid batteries. So, whether you're lighting up a pathway to your home's front door, or are throwing a party in your backyard and need to light up the patio, solar lighting can help you with that and make your home look aesthetically pleasing.

Waterproof smart plugs

Although we're not near the holidays, having outlets outside the home is helpful for when you need to plug in lights or other electrical necessities. Say you want to plug in string lights in your backyard or need to charge your weedwhacker or another electronic yard tool, plugs will come in handy when you least expect them. You're going to need waterproof plugs outdoors so you never have to worry about the rain and getting them wet. However, smart plugs are the enhancement you're going to want.

Smart plugs are power plugs and sockets that you can use with any power cord and socket and use as a remote-controlled power switch. Because of this, you'll be able to turn any electrical equipment "smart" and enable that said device for home automation. For example, you'll be able to program the sprinkler system to this plug or program your porch lights to turn on when needed.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact ATI today for a zero-pressure consultation to discover what solutions may be best to help accomplish your technology needs. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

James Needham

Owner and CEO, ATI

Proudly Protecting and Enhancing Southern California Properties Since 2008.

High Desert, Inland Empire, Coachella Valley, San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles area.


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