Four Common Problems with Irrigation Systems in your Greenville Landscape
Automatic irrigation systems are a great convenience. It’s great to not have to spend the summer standing out in the yard with a hose! And you never have to worry about forgetting or being too busy to water the yard. But when problems with your irrigation system crop up, it can be a huge frustration.
Out Greenville landscape professionals can assist with any problems you have with your irrigation system, so don’t hesitate to call us for help! And remember: the best way to ensure your system is running properly is to have a professional conduct regular inspections.
Some of the problems you encounter with your irrigation system can be easily solved. But first, you’ll have to identify them. Here are some of the most common and basic issues you’ll encounter:
1. Clogged Sprinklers
Over time, dirt and other tiny pieces of debris will make their way into your sprinklers, which can be a major problem for your Greenville landscape. Very little to absolutely no water will be able to come from the sprinkler, so the job it’s meant to do won’t be done. Most of the time, you can easily solve this problem by removing the spray nozzle and gently and thoroughly rinse it and its filter until they are totally clear.
2. Obstructed Sprinklers
The more complicated your irrigation system is, the harder it can be to keep track of where all of your sprinklers are located throughout your Greenville landscape. Making sure that trash cans, plants, or other objects aren’t blocking the sprinkler’s output will help make sure your irrigation system is able to function at optimal performance. You should also make sure that the area around your sprinklers is well-maintained or you may unknowingly obstruct your irrigation.
3. Missing Nozzles
You may accidentally tear a sprinkler’s nozzle of when mowing your lawn. Nozzles can also just come loose over time. The nozzle controls the amount of pressure and water that leaves the sprinkler at any given time. When a nozzle is missing, the sprinkler will pour out water, decreasing the pressure in the rest of the irrigation system. The around the sprinkler will be extremely wet, and that can lead to the growth of weeds and fungus. You can often find the nozzle your sprinkler system needs at your local hardware store. Otherwise, call one of our Greenville landscaping professionals.
4. Design Problems
Your landscape will change over time, either naturally or through your intervention. Any time you make changes to your landscape, you should consider your irrigation system, which often becomes an oversight during landscaping projects. You may need to adjust the sprinklers’ height or location depending on the Greenville landscape design. If one of our contractors is working on your landscape, we’ll ensure the sprinkler system is totally integrated