I'm a newbie to backyard irrigation.
I'm developing my backyard now, part of it is going to be lawn (2 zones) and drop irrigation (2 zones) for plants and trees. I'm strongly considering adding digitally controlled timers like this Digital Hose timers for these zones instead of valves.
Any downside to this approach? Most of the video or blogs I read talk about valves for controlling water, but nobody spoke about the downside of the timers.