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Posted on March 31, 2020 by Lawn Doctor
For yards in drier climates, an in-ground sprinkler system is a necessity to achieve a green lawn. Most lawns that receive less than 1 inch of rain during a week should have some type of irrigation system to ensure that the grass is watered enough. But sprinkler systems are full of many moving parts, and it’s only natural that sprinkler heads need adjusting and underground pipes need repair at some point. Regular lawn sprinkler repairs are crucial for lawn health during the summer and prevent drought stress on your turfgrass . Read on to learn why it’s important and what to look for when repairing your sprinkler system.
The Importance of Lawn Sprinkler Repairs
Lawn sprinkler repairs benefit you and your lawn in a few different ways. Here are two of the ways you benefit from maintaining your lawn’s sprinkler system.
Your entire lawn is watered sufficiently. When you check in on your sprinklers, you don’t have to worry about brown spots cropping up on your lawn later in the season. You also won’t need to worry about runoffs and wet spots that come from too much water. By maintaining your irrigation system, you will make sure that your lawn is watered exactly as much as it needs to be, and that will help keep your lawn healthier and greener.
You will help conserve water. When a sprinkler head comes loose and gushes water, your lawn is getting too much water, and it’s wasting a valuable resource. Taking care of your sprinkler system helps make sure that only the right amount of water is being used, and that it’s being used for your lawn—not the cars, house, or driveways.
Lawn Sprinkler System Maintenance Checklist
Make sure you perform sprinkler maintenance at least once a year. At the beginning of the sprinkler season, you should always perform a routine check on your sprinkler system. You may consider checking on the sprinklers once a month for the rest of the summer to make sure everything is in working order. In addition, you should check on your sprinklers if you start noticing brown spots or runoff or soaking wet driveways.
When you go to maintain your irrigation system, there are a few things to check for that will help keep your lawn healthy and green:
After you check for each of these things, your sprinkler system should be ready for the upcoming season.
Contact Lawn Doctor to help care for your lawn when you can’t.