If anyone needed an additional incentive to invest in an irrigation controller able to save time, money and water, then now is the time to take advantage of Landscape Watering Systems' prize draw offer, running until the end of May 2012.
The rules of the draw are simple: Buy a Rain Bird ESP-LXM modular controller or ESP-LXD decoder controller by 31 May and receive free prize draw entry to win the brand new Apple iPad.
Every controller purchased prior to the closing date provides an entry into the draw which will take place in the first week of June 2012, the winner being notified immediately by email.
Although winning an iPad might be a welcome bonus, the reasons for choosing one of Rain Bird's latest generation irrigation controllers have rarely been more important due to the threat to water supplies brought about by one of the driest winters ever experienced in many parts of central, southern and eastern England.
Inspired by Rain Bird's 'Intelligent use of water' philosophy - in simple terms, using water responsibly - the two controllers' modular design and advanced water management capabilities cover virtually all irrigation requirements and installation demands.
Featuring a large digital display and intuitive programming, the ESP-LXD decoder-based controller meets specification requirements from high-end residential through to large professional installations.
The unit combines the efficiency of two-wire control with exceptionally simple programming and the ability to be expanded from a standard 50 stations up to 200 stations. Having a two-wire path means that signals can be sent by the controller to individual decoders and valves within the system, providing precise control over irrigation operation.
Rain Bird's Flow Smart software is built-in to provide automatic flow management and system control - simply purchase and install up to five SD-210 sensor decoders and flow meters and the ESP-LXD controller will do the rest.
The ESP-LXM modular controller is a traditionally-wired unit that can be expanded from eight to 48 stations, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, large and small.
Its 'easy to program' (ESP) design makes setting and adjustment extremely simple with water-saving features that include 300 percent seasonal adjustment by program and by month and programmable rain delay enabling the system to shut down for a specified period with auto-restart.
Full information on these two advanced controllers and full terms and conditions for the prize draw can be found at www.lws.uk.com. The website also contains an online shop.