The summer nights are getting cooler and the days ever-so-slightly shorter as we close out the month of August. Delawareans are starting the transition from summer to fall. While most people think of winterization and spring start-up as the only seasonal maintenance concerns for irrigation systems, there are actually some essential adjustments for homeowners and irrigation contractors to make each autumn. Here are some vital tasks that you should keep in mind as you get your lawn sprinkler system ready for fall. For maintenance help, irrigation system installation, and more, contact the experts at Sposato Irrigation!
Take a Look Around
Periodically inspecting your lawn sprinkler system is one of the most important maintenance tasks that any homeowner can perform. Taking a walk around your property and keeping an eye out for stagnant water, muddy patches of grass, yellowing or browning plants, and off-kilter sprinkler heads is a quick yet effective way for homeowners to detect irrigation issues as they arise. If you’ve spent all summer perfecting your mowing technique, be sure to look at your sprinkler heads to see if any of them have been knocked off balance or broken.
Consider Installing a Rain Sensor
Although Delaware sees its fair share of summer storms, many areas see an increase in rainfall during the colder months. Chances of precipitation and seasonal changes in evapotranspiration rates make smart irrigation features like rain sensors a wise investment. Rain sensors and other high-tech gadgets can prevent your lawn sprinkler system from watering more often or more thoroughly than is necessary. This helps reduce waste and lower your water bill.
Adjust the Settings for Your Lawn Sprinkler System
For homeowners without smart irrigation systems, there are some critical adjustments to make manually. Many plants (grasses included) require significantly less water once the weather cools down. Overwatering in the fall, winter, or early spring can lead to root rot, fungus growth, and other harmful conditions for your plants. If your irrigation controller baffles you or you’re encountering an issue with your lawn sprinkler system, contact the team at Sposato Irrigation. Some homeowners may find a smart irrigation controller or new irrigation system helpful, while others may opt for our seasonal services and maintenance plans. Either way, the experts at Sposato Irrigation are here to make irrigation maintenance a breeze!
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.