Tips To Improve Your Sprinkler System

by Enrique "Henry" Estrada 11/04/2019

To save water and equally maintain your lawn, you need to ensure your sprinkler system is working correctly. During the winter months, keeping your garden might take a toll on you. Improving your sprinkler system requires that you regularly check for damaged or faulty sprinklers. 

Improving your sprinkler system means you would produce a better and healthier lawn. Below are tips to guide you in enhancing your sprinkler system.

Replace Conventional Controller

To better improve your sprinkler system, replace conventional irrigation controllers with smart controllers that are user-friendly and has built-in water saver option and allows you to restart multiple time. The smart controller uses weather-based data received from local forecast to adjust its watering system each day. These intelligent devices would help you save water.

Raise Irrigation Heads

Irrigation heads that are bent and settling towards the soil cause too much water to get into the ground at that particular part. Raise the irrigation head as it will help prevent grasses and shrubs from interfering with how far the water sprinklers get. Be careful though will doing this to avoid damaging the lawn mower. Install A Built-In Pressure Regulator Replace pop-up spray heads with built-in pressure regulating devices to reduce the excess amount of water wasting in an area when the sprinkler is in operation. Doing this is estimated to save you 30% of water. 

Change Water Wasting Heads

Replace sprinkler wasting heads with high-efficiency nozzles that are guaranteed to save about 30% on your water consumption. These efficiency nozzles reduce wind drifts and allow water to distribute over the lawn and landscape evenly. 

Install Rain Moisture Sensor

A rain moisture sensor is a smart way of controlling your sprinklers from double wetting your lawn or landscape after a rainfall. The sensor will turn off the sprinkler system automatically when it rains saving you 15-20% of water. 

Place Plants Into Groups

Grouping plants into various sections is a smart way to ensure each plant gets adequate water without the problem of too much watering or too little watering. Some plants require more water than others; turf needs more water when compared to shrubs. 

Even Distribution Of Water

Ensure sprinkler heads are installed close to each other to avoid water from overlapping. Installing your sprinklers close to one another would also ensure all the planted areas get enough water. 

Same Irrigation Head

To maintain your sprinklers, you want to ensure all your irrigation heads are all working at the same time. If there seem to an issue with the heads, you can detach and clean dust or debris from the head of the sprinklers. 

Deciding to upgrade your sprinkler system is something you can do yourself, it won't take time, and it would save you money. 

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Enrique "Henry" Estrada

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