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Tips to Tune-Up Your Sprinkler System

March 11, 2024by Peter Hudson

Tips to Tune-Up!

Spring is here, and with it comes the gradual onset of summer heat. Is your sprinkler system prepared to handle the rising temperatures? Now is the ideal moment for a tune-up, especially if you’re in Texas. Given the heat comes quickly, in our region, preparation is key. Here are some ways you can tune-up your sprinkler system:

  1. Modify & Inspect

Throughout the year, various updates to your property such as installing a new pool, generator, or adding a deck, may impact your sprinkler system. For example, a new generator might accidentally cover a sprinkler head if not installed carefully. Be sure to conduct a thorough inspection of all sprinkler zones, especially if recent changes have been made to your landscape.

2. Align Your Heads

Proper alignment of your sprinkler heads is important for the system to perform well. Misaligned spray heads can lead to coverage problems and uneven water distribution. These factors can result in some zones receiving water, while others may not. Your sprinkler heads should be aligned completely straight.

3. Check for Leaks

Leaks in sprinkler systems can impose both a financial and environmental challenge, affecting water conservation, increasing expenses, and deteriorating plant health. It’s important to regularly check for leaks to prevent water waste and spikes in your water bills. Additionally, leaks can disrupt plant health by causing uneven watering, potentially resulting in damage to your landscape.

4. Clogged heads

Dirt, debris, or other minerals can clog sprinkler heads, resulting in uneven watering distribution, increased water bills, and wastage. Occasionally inspect your sprinkler system to ensure that your sprinkler heads are clear. This maintenance step will contribute to the overall efficiency of your system.

A well-tuned sprinkler system is essential for a healthy landscape during the summer months. By following these tips, you’ll not only ensure proper functioning but also contribute to water conservation and cost savings. Take the time now to prepare, and your lawn will thank you later.

If you need assistance preparing your sprinkler system for the upcoming summer months, look no further. Southwest Irrigation Systems, serving the Houston area, is ready to assist you with just a phone call away. 281-494-3700

For more information about sprinkler systems check out: Sprinkler System Installation & Repairs

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