We don't have an automatic sprinkler system in our yard. We have 4 little boys that are going to keep our lawn nice and green. Levi seems to be the only one who likes this arrangement. He actually enjoys it! Earlier today, he was playing in the yard and all of a sudden I heard the water come on. There he was watering the grass, the garden, the potted plants. I think it is therapeutic for him because he gets really into it. I love how he holds his finger over the hose opening to make the water spray. His dad taught him that.