Irrigation systems are no replacement for good steady regular rainfall.
Unfortunately, they are not very efficient in getting water to the roots of grass and plants where it is most needed. As we know, water is costly so it is essential that sprinkler systems work as efficiently as possible.
Sprinklers need to be checked regularly to ensure that they are spraying correctly , stems are not sticking in the up position, tips are not blocked, seals are not leaking and not been run over by vehicles or lawn mowers.
With the increase amount of rainfall we have experienced in Central Florida, your sprinklers should not be coming on as frequently. If they are, then your rain sensors might be in need of repairs or replacement.
Ideally lawn irrigation systems should be checked at least once a quarter, assuming that easy access to the clock/timer and water is available.
In between checks other signs may become visible that indicate a sprinkler problem, some of which seem obvious but include brown patches, grass is crunchy underfoot, blades begin to curl and wash-outs of sand or soil around sprinkler locations.
Remember that over-watering can also cause problems. A sure sign of over- over-watering will be the amount of dollar weed that appears in your yard!
If you are experiencing issues with your irrigation system and are unsure what to do, please Email Us or call on 407-456-1369. We will come out and test the system to find those irritation issues. We provide a free estimate for any repairs that may need to be carried out.