Thank you for visiting the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to provide our blog readers with news, tips and advice about sprinkler irrigation and drainage. Today we would like to provide our website visitors with some common sprinkler irrigation quick tips.
A quality sprinkler system is comprised of properly functioning irrigation controllers, valves, pipes, backflow system, rotors, sprinkler heads and rain sensors. In order to understand a sprinkler system, first start with how a sprinkler system works.
Basically, the controller sends a signal to the control valves in the control valve box. The valves open, sending water through the underground water line, which causes the sprinkler heads to pop up and spray.
An automatic irrigation system can keep your landscape looking lush on the least amount of water. Here’s a little tip: Divide the yard into separate irrigation zones to water the grass separately since different plants need different amounts of water. Sprinkler zones should have proper spacing between sprinkler heads.
If you use a properly designed, installed and maintained irrigation system, your lawn and garden can give years of enjoyment with surprisingly little effort. The landscape can look lush on the least amount of water.
Proper watering is important. Different plants require different amounts of water. Divide the yard into separate irrigation zones so the grass can be watered separately than groundcovers, shrubs and trees. Apply water directly to the roots with low-volume drip irrigation.
Keep the water distribution balanced. Place measuring cups around the lawn to get an idea how much water is being distributed in each section. Underground watering systems are a great way to assure even coverage.
Applying too much water can be a waste because much of the water runs off and is never absorbed. Instead of irrigating for one long session, consider watering in shorter periods with breaks between to allow water to soak in and minimize runoff.
Don’t let areas of your lawn flood. If problems should arise, set timers shorter to give the landscape time to absorb the water applied by the irrigation system. A properly functioning irrigation system should have even coverage between sprinkler heads with minimal overspray.
Creating proper sprinkler zones is key to an overall positive irrigation system project. Our skilled professionals at Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation provide the best solutions to your residential and commercial irrigation system needs in Central Florida.
Inspect your sprinkler irrigation system. Check for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads. Examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes or hoses. If water pools in your landscape or you have large wet areas, you could have a leak in your system.
It is a good idea to adjust your irrigation system as the seasons and weather change. Rain sensors allow your sprinkler irrigation system to be rain smart. This means that it will not run during the rain, and knows when it isn’t raining as well.
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