Get a Sprinkler System Checkup

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As the warmer weather approaches and your lawn and garden come back to life, it’s important to ensure that your sprinkler system is in good working condition. Regular maintenance and a yearly checkup in the spring are vital to keep your system functioning optimally throughout the watering season. In this article, we’ll explore why it’s important to get a sprinkler system checkup each spring and how it can benefit both your landscape and your wallet.

Avoid Water Waste

One of the primary reasons to get a sprinkler system checkup is to prevent water waste. Not to mention, a malfunctioning system can lead to overwatering, uneven coverage, or even water leaks. Also, such issues not only waste water but can also result in higher water bills.

By having your sprinkler system inspected, any leaks, misaligned nozzles, or other problems can be identified and addressed, ensuring efficient water usage and saving you money in the long run.

Moss and Campbell (2017) say an irrigation system should be maintained and will fall into disrepair without regular checkups.

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Impact sprinkler. Photo by JJ Harrison.

Maintain Optimal Watering

Proper watering is essential for the health and vitality of your lawn and plants. A sprinkler system checkup allows for adjustments to ensure that your landscape is receiving the right amount of water. Seasonal changes, plant growth, and other factors can affect watering needs and coverage.

A professional inspection can help fine-tune your system, making sure that each area of your landscape receives adequate water without wasteful runoff or under-watering.

Know how and when to water your lawn and garden this summer.

Identify and Fix Problems Early

Early detection of any issues with your sprinkler system is crucial to prevent costly repairs down the line. During a spring checkup, a professional technician will examine every component of your system, including valves, pipes, heads, and controllers.

They will identify any signs of wear and tear, clogged nozzles, or malfunctioning parts. Addressing these problems promptly can help extend the lifespan of your system, prevent further damage, and ensure smooth operation during the irrigation season.

The city of North Richland Hills (2019) tells us to keep in mind, if there are any breaks or loose fittings underground, the water loss may not be visible. Because water naturally flows in a path of least resistance and gravity pulls it down, many underground leaks do not appear on the surface of the ground. If your water usage has been unusually high, and you suspect an underground irrigation leak, consult an irrigation specialist (para. 5).

Enhance Lawn Health

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Oscillating sprinkler. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim.

When your sprinkler system is working correctly, it delivers the right amount of water to your lawn, promoting its health and reducing the risk of disease and pest infestation. Conversely, an inefficient system can lead to overwatering or underwatering, both of which can stress grass roots and make them more susceptible to weeds, diseases, and pests.

By getting a sprinkler system checkup and fine-tuning the watering strategy, you can help your lawn thrive and enhance the overall beauty of your landscape.

Check out our weed control service page to learn how we can help you say goodbye to weeds forever.

Save Time and Effort

A well-maintained sprinkler system can save you time and effort in manual watering. With an efficient system, you can rely on automated irrigation, allowing you to spend time enjoying your lawn and garden instead of constantly moving hoses and watering by hand.

A spring checkup ensures that your system is ready to go and minimizes the need for manual intervention, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your outdoor spaces.

We offer an irrigation maintenance service. Contact us today for details.

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Rotator sprinkler. Photo by Timhall.

Conclusion

A yearly checkup for your sprinkler system is a wise investment in the health of your landscape and your wallet.

Contact Ryno Lawn Care today to schedule your sprinkler system checkup and ensure a vibrant and thriving landscape all season long.

References

Moss, Justin Q. & Campbell, Josuha. (2017, May). Simple irrigation checkup for home sprinkler systems. Oklahoma State Extension. https://extension.okstate.edu/fact-sheets/simple-irrigation-checkup-for-home-sprinkler-systems.html

North Richland Hills. (2019, March 1). Sprinkler system checkup. The City of North Richland Hills. https://www.nrhtx.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=767

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