Tips for Maintaining Your Underground Sprinkler System

Your underground sprinkler system is designed to provide you with a way to keep your lawn watered and beautifully maintained without the need for above ground sprinklers and hoses. With the click of a switch, the sprinkler heads emerge across your lawn to provide your grass and plants with the necessary water they need to survive and flourish.

It is important to understand that simply installing your underground sprinkler system is not enough. From time to time you need to have the system undergo maintenance checks in order to keep it operating in peak condition. Failure to properly maintain your system could cause it to not work as designed, leading to more costly repairs and possible replacement. Here are some simple tips for maintaining your underground sprinkler system in order to keep it doing the job that it needs to be doing.

Inspect Sprinkler Heads

Before the start of any watering season, you should inspect each of the sprinkler heads in your system. What you are looking for in your inspection is for signs of damage, wear and tear, and obstructions (such as dirt, grass, stones, etc.) that may be clogging the opening of the head. Remove any debris that may be covering the sprinkler head and clean the heads with a damp rag.

Adjust any Loose Screws and Replace Broker Sprinkler Heads

During your inspection of the sprinkler heads, be sure to check for any screws that may have become loose. A simple adjustment will ensure that the sprinkler head is secure and working properly. If you notice that one of the sprinkler heads has become severely worn or damaged, it is best to replace it before you begin using your automatic sprinkler system.

Adjust the Water Coverage

Test the system to see how the water is being applied on your lawn and plant beds. Check for dry spots in your lawn, an indication that the spray reach needs to be adjusted for maximum lawn coverage. You should also be aware of the water needs of different plants and adjust the water flow accordingly, so as to not spray too much water and kill off your garden. Adjusting your water coverage may also be necessary if you live in a community with strict water usage laws.

If you're looking for sprinkler system maintenance or any sort of installation services, contact Stay Green today. 

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