Temps will drop well below freezing several nights beginning this weekend and that can damage sprinkler systems not yet winterized. The most vulnerable part of the system is also the most expensive component.
The backflow prevention device, because it is above ground and contains water, can easily freeze, resulting in repair costs and possible property damage.
If your system has not yet been winterized, follow the simple steps in this video from the City & County of Broomfield.
Everyone wants a green, flourishing lawn; however, one needs to have basic knowledge on how to keep a lawn healthy. It’s essential to follow proper lawn care procedure so that it continues to flourish throughout the year. In most regions, maintaining a healthy lawn during the summers largely depends on watering practices.
In order to appropriately maintain your lawn, you need to sharpen your irrigation skills and also learn how you can prevent brown patches from cropping up. During the summer, your lawn can get excessively dry without the right amount of water or due to bad watering technique. Take help of the following information on how much water is required by your lawn and the right time to water the lawn.
These days, sprinklers are widely used to water gardens, as they ensure the water is dispensed equally to the entire lawn. You should either use a rotary sprinkler or a fixed spray head sprinkler instead of a standard plastic pipe to water your lawn.
The sun and heat in the summer season could create hassles for your lawn in the form of certain disease and brown spots.
Have you noticed that your sprinkler is performing much below par this summer as compared to its efficiency at the time of installation? Perhaps, newly broken pipes or clogged heads could also be the reason behind its poor performance. Even if the sprinkler system is working well with basic fall and spring maintenance, it is wise to check it monthly to adjust to changes as your landscape matures or for slight malfunctions.
The Top 4 Sprinkler Problems:
BestYard.com sees while taking care of sprinkler systems in Aurora, Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch are listed below along with ways to fix the problem.
Flowers or shrubs hide the heads – At the time of installation of sprinkler system, it is likely that the shrubs and flowers were of lesser height. However, you need to keep a check on their growth and make sure to cut them back to prevent the heads from malfunctioning. As a second option, you could move the heads from some selected areas if cutting the shrubs poses a setback to the design of your garden. As a third option, you might need to raise sprinkler heads to spray over the current plantings.
Crooked Heads – Thawing and freezing cycle of the winter season affects the positioning of the sprinkler heads. Specifically, ground heave of the winter can cause misalignment of spray heads. In such cases, it is wise to straighten the heads so they are perpendicular to the ground. This could enhance the performance of the sprinkler head coverage.
Too low Heads – Was your sprinkler system installed at the time of initial lawn installation? If so, as the lawn grows over the years the sprinkler heads may be too low to spray over the grass or shrubs to provide proper coverage. The solution is to raise the heads so they provide sprinkler head to head coverage.
Tuning, Malfunctions and Tuning – Several problems could lead to brown spots in your garden, such as:
Broken lines and valves
Clogged or damaged heads
Controllers not adjusted for summer conditions
Correct these minor problems to ensure that your lawn gets proper water coverage during hot summer conditions.
Does your lawn also face one or more of these issues? Do you find fixing your sprinkler system too complicated? If yes, then our certified irrigation experts are always there to fix the issues and gear up your lawn to face the conditions of hot summer.