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How to Maintain Your Irrigation System

How to Maintain Your Irrigation System

Keep your irrigation system in check with these helpful tips.

Your lawn’s irrigation system is the sprinkler system. If you have one, you know just how useful it is in promoting a healthy and happy lawn. Your irrigation system can help or hurt your grass, depending on how you use it. The way to maintain your irrigation system has to do with both ensuring it does its job well and does not sustain any damage.

Inspect Regularly

Overall, you can maintain your irrigation system by inspecting it once a month. This inspection will be an overview of all parts of your sprinkler system, such as the hose, the sprinkler heads, and the water pressure. It can help to check the sprinkler heads after you mow the lawn as well to see that none are tipped over or skewed.

Adjust Sprinkler Heads

Over the course of spring through fall, you will need to adjust the control timer and sprinkler heads according to how much water the grass needs. How much water your lawn will need depends on its sun exposure, the temperature, and rainfall. You can purchase a rain shutoff switch to keep the sprinkler from going off when it is raining or about to rain. You will also want to make sure the sprinkler heads are angled in a direction that covers as much grass as possible.

Check Water Pressure

You also want to check that the water pressure is ideal. For residential sprinkler systems, you will want the water pressure to be around 40-65 psi. If the water pressure is above or below that and you cannot tell what the cause is, you can ask a professional like Michael Bryan Landscapes for advice.

Winterize Before the First Frost

As fall comes to a close, you will no longer be watering your lawn. However, you may need to winterize the irrigation system before the first frost hits in Maryland. It is best to call a professional to perform this task; winterizing it will blow out any water droplets that could freeze and cause the system to crack. 

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