Lawn Irrigation System
It’s started to be hot and your lawn needs to be watered on daily bases.
Catching leaks from your lawn irrigation system will not only reduce water waste and save you money, but will ensure your lawn will remain healthy and improve your home’s curb appeal.
Lawn irrigation systems have a life time of up to 20 years when properly maintained. You can easily check your lawn irrigation system by yourself and fix some minor issues, while more complicated repairs should be done by a professional.
Irrigation System Inspection Checklist:
Issues like broken or clogged sprinkler heads and low water pressure cause the system to malfunction, making your lawn dry up.
Check your irrigation system if it has one of below issues:
- Broken pipes
- Broken or missing sprinkler heads: Sprinkler heads are great at doing their job but they don’t stand up well to brute force.
- Slanted and not vertical heads will not distributed the water properly over your lawn. Tilted sprinkler heads can lead to significant water waste.
- Dipped heads below ground cause uneven watering. Sprinkler heads should be aligned so they are about half an inch above the ground when active.
- High or low pressure
The best times to water your lawn is in the early morning or early evening when there is generally less wind and heat. The least desirable times are in the heat of the afternoon, when water evaporates too quickly and very late in the evening, which can cause the lawn to stay wet all night.