If you have sprinklers in your lawn so your trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass are able to stay lush and hydrated, you will want to make sure that you are well aware of how to keep the sprinklers in good shape. This way, you will not have to worry as much about them breaking down and needing to be repaired too often.
Drain The Lines Before The Winter Weather
If you happen to live in a region where the temperatures will drop below freezing during the winter months, you will need to drain the sprinkler lines after you are done using them for the season. Otherwise, you will have water left in the lines that will expand when the freezing temperatures arrives. With the expansion, there is a high risk of line breakage that can cost you some money in the spring. After all, your sprinklers will not function properly if there is a split in the lines, even if it is nothing more than a small crack.
Give The Sprinkler Heads A Weekly Inspection
About once a week, or more often if you would like, you will want to carefully inspect each sprinkler head. You want to make sure that there is not any grass growing up around it or that the head is not clogged from grass clippings or other debris. Also, if you have any dogs that roam around the yard, you will want to make sure that they did not find your sprinklers and chew on them at all. Even a little bit of chewing could have caused the sprinkler heads to turn and they will not function properly until you tighten them back up. Through regular inspections, you will be able to quickly notice anything that is going wrong. Should you notice that there is something cracked, missing, or otherwise malfunctioning, you can quickly call a professional from prompt sprinkler repair.
Test Their Ability Once A Month
Many sprinkler systems have setting in place that will allow you to set how far you want the water to shoot out of the sprinkler heads. If you normally have them set on a lower setting, so you are not hitting your house or the road with water, you will want to occasionally make sure that they can still send water that far. This will tell you if the sprinklers are still functioning to maximum capacity. If you crank up the settings and nothing changes, you will want to have them inspected by a sprinkler technician as soon as possible.
With all of those points in mind, you should have a much easier time keeping your sprinklers in the best possible shapeShare