Springtime Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance Tips

Spring Has Sprung

Springtime is that time of the year when the earth seems to come back to life again. Animals come out of hibernation, fresh buds bloom and bushes and trees grow new leaves. This is also the time of the year when most lawns prosper through the growth of healthier flowers, grass, and trees.

 

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Spring is an important season for lawn care. After the harsh winter days, the grass starts to grow back and at a faster rate. During this time, your lawn needs as much care as possible so that it remains in good condition throughout the year.

 

There are many tools needed for successful lawn care and maintenance. Sprinklers, lawn mowers, and trimmers are good examples that have a huge impact on lawns. These tools need to undergo regular maintenance to ensure that they are always efficient. A minor glitch in these tools may have a devastating effect on your landscape.

 

A sprinkler system is very important when it comes to lawn care. A lawn needs a constant supply of water to keep the grass green and fresh. A malfunctioned sprinkler system will affect the water supply and this will lead to a poor and unhealthy landscape. Sprinklers should undergo regular maintenance and check-ups to ensure the water supply is not interrupted. Here are 3 Springtime Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance Tips that will ensure your lawn has a constant supply of water.

 

 

Fixing Leaks

Leaks are one of the major issues that can affect a sprinkler system. Tiny holes in the sprinkler or hose would lead to over watering which is not good for the grass, flowers, bushes, and trees during this season. Overwatering will also create small pools of water which will look pretty ugly. You should carefully observe your sprinkler when you put it at work. Check for any changes in the water pressure; this may be due to a leakage somewhere in the system. If you notice any leaks, you can fix them using a sealer or duct tape. Duct tapes can be very strong in covering small holes. If the holes are in multiple areas on the hose, you can just buy a new one.

 

 

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Taking Care Of The Sprinkler Heads

The sprinkler head is the part of the sprinkler system that distributes water. When this part of the system is damaged or worn out, it will affect the water distribution. Some parts of the lawn may not receive water at all. From time to time check the sprinkler head for any grass clippings, stones, and dirt. Such objects may limit the movement of the head which will lead to uneven distribution of water. This will create an unhealthy landscape. A lot of debris may have accumulated in the sprinkler heads during winter. Remove the head and thoroughly flush it with water, this will remove any objects that are limiting its movement and blocking the holes.

 

 

Maintaining The Valves

The valve is a very important part of a sprinkler system. It regulates the distribution of water. A malfunctioned valve will either lead to a low supply of water or a very high supply of water. None of the options are good for a lawn. Inspect the valves to ensure the sprinkler system is operating efficiently. Make sure that they open and close fully without any hesitation. Also, make sure that the valves are not leaking. Leaking valves should be replaced.

 

Failure to perform routine maintenance of your sprinkler system may not only lead to an unhealthy lawn but also waste of money on bills and repairs. It is important to be fully aware of your sprinkler and its efficiency. Use the above maintenance tips to keep your lawn sprinkler working properly.

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