5 Basic Tips for a healthy sprinkler system

If you have a sprinkler system installed in your landscape, you know how convenient and efficient it can be for keeping your plants and grass hydrated. However, like any mechanical system, sprinkler systems require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly and efficiently. Here are five tips for maintaining your sprinkler system:

  1. Check for leaks regularly. Regularly checking your sprinkler heads for signs of damage or wear can help you identify and fix problems before they become serious.

  2. Adjust the watering schedule based on the weather. The amount of water your plants and grass need can vary significantly depending on the weather and the time of year. By adjusting your sprinkler system's watering schedule based on the weather, you can help ensure that your plants and grass are getting the right amount of water.

  3. Repair damaged sprinkler heads promptly. If you notice a damaged sprinkler head, it is important to repair it as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your irrigation system.

  4. Replace leaking or worn-out parts. Over time, certain parts of your sprinkler system wear out or get hit by the lawn mower and start leaking.

You'll notice bubbles in the picture. The leaking manifold was discovered by the owner while winterizing the system. 

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