If you have recently purchased a house with a sprinkler system, here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your new sprinkler system.
#1 Visually Inspect Your System
The first thing you need to do is visually inspect your sprinkler system. You are going to want to make sure that you don't have any sprinkler heads that are cracked, broken or missing altogether. If you find any sprinkler heads that are severely damaged, you are going to need to arrange to have them fixed and replaced immediately before you start using your system.
#2 Watch For Pooling Water
The second thing you need to do is watch your sprinklers in action. Make sure that the water doesn't pool in specific areas or that large wet spots develop. If you see pooling water or large wet spots, that means that there is a leak somewhere in your irrigation system. A small leak in an irrigation system can result in massive water loss.
You are going to want a professional to come out and fix the leak as soon as possible. Try not to run your sprinkler system until the leak has been fixed to avoid the waste of excessive water.
#3 Correct The Direction
Make sure that you also check the direction of the water. You don't want to be watering your sidewalk or driveway; you want to make sure that your sprinklers are watering the right area. Fixing the direction of the sprinklers is generally as easy as just moving the sprinklers in a different direction. However, this very simple fix can help you ensure that your yard is getting the water it needs.
Try to check in on your sprinklers when they are running at least once a month and make sure that all the water is going in the right direction. Sprinklers can easily get knocked off track, which is why you need to keep a more consistent eye on this.
#4 Run Your Sprinklers In The Morning
The best time to run your sprinklers is during the early morning hours. This will allow the water to soak into the ground while also allowing the water on the glass blades time to dry off as well. You don't want the grass to be wet at night; this can lead to diseases developing in your yard. Also, when you run your water during the early morning, less water should evaporate off your lawn due to the wind as well. Make sure you water long enough for the water to penetrate a few inches into the ground; a nice deep watering every few days is better than a quick watering every day for your yard.
Talk to a sprinkler contractor, like Arbor Landscape and Sprinklers, for more help.
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