Importance Of A Yearly Inspection and Tune-Up For Your Sprinkler System

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When you’ve spent your time, hard-earned cash, and significant effort making your lawn a lush, green oasis, you want to keep your new sod as healthy and well-cared for as possible. The fundamentals of keeping your yard looking great are sunlight, water, and nutrients/feed.

Watering Your Lawn By Hand Can Be Difficult

Since watering your lawn is required up to twice weekly during the hottest months of the year, it’s one of the most labor-intensive parts of lawn maintenance. It’s difficult to apply water evenly by hand with a hose, so we recommend using a professionally installed sprinkler (irrigation) system if needed.

An expertly calibrated and adjusted irrigation system is essential to apply a uniform ¾” of water to your entire lawn without overwatering or missing areas. You can choose from many different types of irrigation systems, from above-ground traditional sprinklers to an under-ground seepage system.

Routine Maintenance Keeps Your Irrigation System at Peak Performance

Professional sprinkler installation can be expensive, depending on the size of your lawn. No matter what type of irrigation system you choose, you’ll want to do what you can to keep it fully functional. Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your irrigation system at peak performance. Inspect all sprinkler heads for obstructions, such as overgrown grass, rocks, dirt, or mulch. Trim any bushes or shrubs that have grown and will block sprinkler water flow.

Check for any broken or cracked sprinkler heads. When replacing, use the same model and brand within each zone. Straighten leaning sprinklers, adjust any too high or too low, and ensure the tops are at the correct angle for lawn slopes.

Routine irrigation system maintenance, which includes an annual inspection, cleaning, and replacement of any faulty parts, is essential if you want a green, thriving lawn all year. Some irrigation system manufacturers require a yearly tune-up to keep the system’s warranty valid.

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