irrigation sprinkler projectWelcome to the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to provide our website visitors with news, tips and advice about sprinkler irrigation and drainage here in Orlando and the Central Florida area.

Today we would like to help our online readers understand more about the climate change quickly approaching to be able to adapt for summer irrigation practices.

As we head closer to the hot, active, rainy summer months, the focus on a properly functioning irrigation becomes more important. To assure an efficiently running irrigation system, become familiar with sprinkler irrigation parts and functions.

Right now, the weather is getting hotter each week, and the focus of a properly functioning irrigation becomes more important. We need to pay attention how much water our lawns and gardens are receiving.

To cool your lawn and plants when temperatures reach over 90 degrees farenheit, run your sprinklers 5 to 10 minutes per zone in the afternoon. This is called “spritzing,” and it reduces the symptoms of summer patch disease.

Adjust sprinkler heads as landscape plants grow larger and begin to block the spray pattern. New installations like benches, decks, etc. can also decrease irrigation efficiency.

Reprogram the controller for automatic watering. Replace the controller back-up battery if necessary, and uncover and clean the system weather sensor, if applicable.

Create water zones by putting plants together that have similar water needs. Each zone of plants should be irrigated according to its needs. Observe your sprinkler system once per month. Look for sprinkler heads that do not turn, heads that spray into the street or onto a sidewalk, bent or damaged heads, clogged or worn nozzles, turf growth around heads that impede water delivery, puddling and runoff.

Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation would like to offer these tips to adapt for summer irrigation here in Central Florida, Orlando or anywhere in the country. Bookmark our blog and website for more news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation systems. Contact us today if you are in the Central Florida area to discuss a sprinkler irrigation system project or scheduled maintenance at 407-302-2227 today.