Central Florida has a long growing season, so it is helpful to have an irrigation system if you want your lawn and garden to stay hardy and beautiful. Having one installed is also a great investment because it will increase the resale value of your home. However, it is smart to keep your irrigation system properly maintained to avoid wasting water and money.
Grow Greener by Dodging These Pitfalls:
Programming Issues – Sprinkler control panels can be a tad confusing and a bit overwhelming, so getting the system programmed correctly can be tricky. It is not uncommon for people to accidentally set their sprinklers for multiple start times, which can lead to overwatering and fungal growth.
Accidents – Sprinkler heads tend to have a few enemies. Everything from a lawnmower to a wayward basketball can give it a good whack and cause it to start leaking.
Failures – When sprinkler systems age, the seals in the heads become brittle, which leads to leaks. The first signs are tiny drips that seem insignificant and don’t cause a noticeable increase in your water bill, but before long, those miniscule drops give way to a gusher. The system’s valves will be affected by age as well. Therefore, it is best to have your irrigation system inspected by a professional at least once a year.
Broken Pipes – Beneath your emerald lawn, fractured pipes can go unnoticed until the yard becomes swampy and the grass starts turning brown.
Malfunctioning Rain Gauge – When Mother Nature is watering your lawn, your irrigation system should be taking a break. If your sprinklers are staying on when it’s raining, get in touch with a professional.
It’s always a good idea to check your irrigation system every so often to make sure it’s working properly. If you’re not sure your system is running like it should, call us or complete our request service form and we’ll be happy to take a look.
Keep A Gorgeous Landscape While Saving Time and Money
Imagine watering your lawn while you’re snug as a bug in your cozy bed! When your irrigation system is working at peak performance, you can set the sprinklers to turn on at the most optimum times of the day and whenever you’re away on vacation. Following an irrigation schedule will also help you use the proper amount of water, which is the kindest thing you can do for the environment and your wallet.