It’s best to get to know how to change the setting on on your irrigation controller so you can adjust the watering schedule to best support the landscape during different times of the year and your weather. You will also want to make sure you sprinklers are hitting their targets and their you equipment is being maintained so it can work at its optimal level. Irrigation is critical for a healthy landscape. You can try to do it yourself or have a professional landscaper handle it for you. There is also a lot of new technology is available that can save money and water in the long run.
Weather and Seasons Affect Your Watering Schedule
By customizing each zone with its irrigation regime, money and water will be saved. A professional landscaping company can also help you with these settings.
Monthly System Inspections
You will need to clean the filter as needed. You will also want to check for leaks, broken or clogged heads that can lead to wasting water. It’s usually best though to hire a landscaping professional to regularly care for your irrigation system.
Sprinkler Head Adjustments
If your irrigation heads are spraying onto sidewalks or walls, or if your lawn is not being watered evenly, it is time to adjust the water pattern. You will first need to determine if the sprinkler has a stationary spray head or a rotor nozzle, since the adjustment procedure is not the same for both. Having a sprinkler hit the drive way, street or statue is a waste of money and resources. Again, a professional landscaper is your best bet to make sure your lawn and garden or getting watered evenly.
Get a Professional System Audit
A landscaping expert understands the latest irrigation technology and techniques. They apply specialized knowledge and real-world experience to help you with water management and sustainable irrigation solutions. They can conduct an irrigation audit and uniformity test.
Install Smart Technology
Rain sensors temporarily shut off the irrigation system so it doesn’t run when it’s raining. These products are also referred to as rain shut-off devices or rain switches. Rain sensors can be retrofitted on installed sprinkler systems. Soil moisture-based controllers shut off the irrigation system when the ground is already wet, preventing over watering. These smart controllers use a probe to measure moisture at the root zone. The system compares this reading to the recommended moisture level for the plant, soil type and other variables that were programmed in when the controller was first installed.
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