useful tipsThank you for visiting the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to educate our website visitors about news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation here in Central Florida and the Orlando area. Today we would like to talk about some common sprinkler irrigation system problems and their solutions.

No two landscapes are alike, and there are multiple efficient, hassle-free options for most sprinkler irrigation issues that arise. With diverse, durable and precise irrigation components, homeowners and business owners with irrigation systems can rest assured that all bases are covered as far as problems they face.

Watering slopes and hills can be an issue for most sprinkler irrigation systems. Water can puddle or pool around sprinklers installed at the bottom of slopes or hills, causing soggy areas, which can kill grass or encourage fungus to grow. Special rotors with check valves can stop the problem of low head drainage and eliminate puddling. Another solution is to use nozzles that spread water at a lower rate, allowing sufficient soak-in time to prevent run-off.

Sometimes different plant types can pose an issue. Shrubs, trees, flowers and grass all need different amounts of water. Delivering the same amount of water to every plant can cause the loss of plant life or you may simply be wasting water on plants that don’t need that much. Low-volume drip irrigation allows you to customize your water delivery to each plant’s individual watering needs. Designing a system with multiple independent zones allows you to schedule watering according to each area’s unique watering needs.

It is often difficult to get even coverage in hard to reach areas such as corners, strips or oddly-shaped patches of grass. Sprays installed with variable arc nozzles deliver precise and even coverage in almost any shape of lawn areas.

Smaller yards can be difficult to water, and sprinklers often water the sidewalks, driveways or against the home or garage. Low-volume nozzles water areas just a few feet square, resulting in optimum distribution control and uniformity. This eliminates overwatering and wasteful water run-off.

Overwatering and underwatering results for various reasons such as shade or watering needs of different areas of the lawn. Irrigation controllers can solve this problem by setting different zones for different amounts of time. Also, low-volume drip irrigation allows the customization of precise water delivery to individual plants or groups of plants, based on specific watering needs and exposure to the sun.

If sprinklers turn on during rainy weather, a rain sensor could be the solution to that problem. A rain sensor automatically monitors weather conditions and efficiently signals the controller to turn the system off when it rains, saving water and saving you money.

Water pressure issues are a common problem in sprinkler irrigation systems. High pressure can cause misting, which in turn is not delivered to the lawn properly. High water pressure can be controlled at the valve with a valve pressure regulator system. Alternately, anti-siphon drip control zone kits can be utilized for low-volume drip systems.

Again, we thank you for visiting the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. Discover the advantages of using a company with over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential irrigation system and drainage here in Central Florida. Bookmark us for more news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation, and if you have a project that needs attention here in the Central Florida and Orlando area, contact us at 407-302-2227 today!