Irrigation Systems and Water Conservation

As the weather begins to warm in the spring months, it’s good to ask your landscaping company to check your irrigation system for potential problems. You could be losing water and be unaware of the problem. Share the list below with your landscaper to see if your system could use some fine-tuning. 

Symptoms of Poor Maintenance

  • Erosion or water runoff
  • Swampy areas
  • Obstruction of spray pattern
  • Dying plants
  • Water spraying on the street or sidewalk

Problems With Sprinkler Heads & Valves

  • Valve leaking
  • Head clogged
  • Head leaking or broken
  • Plants blocking sprinkler
  • Rotor or impact heads are not rotating
  • Head pushed too far into the ground
  • Head tilted or spraying in wrong direction
  • Sprinkler spacing not providing head-to-head coverage on the lawn

Symptoms of Low Water Pressure

  • Pop-up system not fully extending
  • Spray is not reaching proper areas
  • Doughnut-shaped dry areas in lawn

Symptoms of High Water Pressure

  • Pipes keep breaking
  • Sprinkler nozzles blow off
  • Spray is misting or fogging
  • Spray is overshooting desired areas