If your lawn started off beautiful and is now beginning to show brown spots, it may be due to a problem with your irrigation system. Did you install your system and then forget about it? If so, you could be losing money and water by not properly maintaining your irrigation system. Regular maintenance keeps your system in excellent condition, allowing you to save on costly repairs that you might not have noticed without care. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to schedule regular maintenance for your residential irrigation system.
Your landscape naturally changes over time through natural growth or additional landscape features added to your property. You can stay ahead of those changes with regular maintenance by scheduling it based on your lawn’s needs and the season. Our experts will inspect all components of your sprinkler system, thus guaranteeing a proper response. You could also consider adding a rain sensor to your system to ensure it isn’t watering your lawn in the middle of a thunderstorm.
Monthly and Seasonal Checks
It is also important to perform regular maintenance checks on your irrigation system, including monthly and seasonal checks. Some essential monthly inspections include timer adjustments, adjustments of sprinkler heads when necessary, and a full filter inspection and cleaning. While monthly checks are vital for keeping your system in good working condition, you’ll also want to clear all filters and sprinkler heads on a seasonal basis and check each valve.
How to Maintain Your Irrigation System
Maintaining your irrigation system is crucial for keeping your property looking its best. Knowing what you can do to ensure it is in optimal condition can save you money and resources.
Inspect Sprinkler Heads
Damaged sprinkler heads can hurt your lawn and your finances. If your sprinklers malfunction, they can not reach all the areas of your landscape. They will also waste water, affecting your bottom line.
Make Sure Sprinkler Heads are Aligned
Foot traffic and lawnmowing can knock sprinkler heads out of alignment, affecting the area they will be watering. Tilted sprinkler heads can cause dry regions in some areas of your property while overwatering in others.
Adjust Sprinkler Heads for the Season
Depending on where you live, you need to consider the change of seasons. Warmer and drier seasons require more frequent watering in higher volumes. Adjusting for winter and summer will save you money and conserve water. Failure to adjust the amount of water can drown your lawn, killing it. Meanwhile, not watering it enough will dry it out.
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.