Like any system with moving parts, maintaining performance is the key to keep it working at an optimal level. Because we want you to be able to maintain your lawn sprinkler/lawn irrigation system as easily and inexpensively as possible, please familiarize yourself with the information below. If you suspect that a part of your lawn sprinkler/lawn irrigation system is not functioning properly, let us know and we will ensure that it is fixed as quickly as possible for you.
First, Get to Know Your Lawn Sprinkler/Lawn Irrigation System
The first step in maintaining your lawn sprinkler or irrigation system is in knowing the different components and how they work together. This includes your:
- Water Source
Familiarize yourself with the location of your water source for your lawn sprinkler system. Often it will be located near your water meter. During the hands-on training provided by All Green Lawn Sprinklers, we will show you where the water source is for your lawn sprinkler or irrigation system is located and how to shut it off if necessary.
Your lawn sprinklers will operate from a timer or controller, often located in or near a garage. This should be your first option as opposed to turning water off at its source.
- Rotary Lawn Sprinklers or Stationary Lawn Sprinklers?
It is helpful to know what type of lawn sprinkler system you use in order to evaluate its performance. Rotary lawn sprinklers (or gear drive sprinklers) are used for larger irrigation areas and move in an efficient manner that may, from time to time, require adjustments by an All Green Lawn Sprinklers technician. Stationary lawn sprinkler heads are used in smaller landscape areas and spray a mist without moving.
- Rain Sensing Devices
Rain sensors bring efficiency to your lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems by shutting them off when rain is detected. These are normally found in open areas that get access to rain, often near the controller, on the roof, eave, or drainpipe.
- Control Valves
Most lawn sprinklers or irrigation systems include control valves for each section of your system. The lid of the valve will usually be green in colour.
Maintaining Your Lawn Sprinklers
Now that you know some of the key parts of your lawn sprinkler system, let's look at their maintenance. The key to successful maintenance is consistency. Check your system regularly for best results.
When checking your individual sprinkler head, check for dirt or grass that may have become lodged.
Inspect the performance of each sprinkler head and look for clogs. If you notice lower water pressure, clean the lawn sprinkler's head filter, or call our team to repair it for you.
- Check the Angles
Bikes, lawnmowers and pedestrians can knock your lawn sprinkler head out of alignment. If this is the case, adjust the riser or spray head, or feel free to contact our team.
- Check the Timer (Controller)
Are your sprinklers not activating at the correct times? A dead battery on the controller box might be the issue.
- "Weeping Lawn Sprinkler"?
If a lawn sprinkler head continues to leak after it has been turned off, a worn valve may be the culprit. Contact All Green Lawn Sprinklers to inspect and replace the part.
- Maintain Growth
Gardens and lawns grow and change over time, especially with an efficient irrigation system. Cut back growth and maintain your lawn or garden for peak efficiency in your lawn sprinkler system.
Is your lawn irrigation system in need of repair?
Do you live in the greater Toronto area?
If so, call All Green Lawn Sprinklers today for a free on-site quote