Irrigation Sprinkler Maintenance

You want your sprinkler or irrigation system to work well and be cost efficient, providing the right amount of water to maintain your  yard and foliage. To achieve optimal performance  you need to have your system inspected and regularly maintenanced to make sure the system is working correctly, that there are no leaks and that your sprinkler heads are not clogged.  The following are reasons why it is important to maintenance your system:

  • Improper adjustment of sprinkler heads wastes water.
  • Damage can occur to buildings or cause accidents if the water is allowed to spray onto buildings, streets, or sidewalks.
  • Overwatering causes disease/fungus to grow in your lawn.
  • Seasonal adjustment helps your lawn continue to flourish year round.
  • It is advised to have the system checked several times per year to ensure proper adjustment.

Additional Guidelines:

  • Establish your desired objectives and goals.
  • Water in the evenings.
  • Use an automatic controller to turn the system on/off.
  • Add a rain sensor in order to stop the system from running when adequate rainfall has occurred.
  • Use drip systems for shrubs and trees to create deep rooting.