Most homeowners overwater their yard by about 200%-300%, unintentionally wasting money every time they turn on the sprinklers. Using an automated irrigation system can be one of the best ways to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and healthy, however the irrigation equipment must be operating at an efficient level and cycle times need to be set for the type of plant material and time of year.
Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment and other unintended events can cause leaks and other serious problems. MMII licensed irrigators have a process to accomplish the following for your property:.
- Inspect the system for leaks, broken or clogged sprinkler heads or other damaged components.
- Check that sprinkler heads are high enough to clear plants that may have grown taller since the system was installed.
- Adjust spray patterns and positions to make sure they aren't watering "hardscapes" like sidewalks and buildings.
- Adjust sprinkler heads for optimum coverage of landscape
- Inspect the backflow device
- Evaluate pressure and adjust as needed so sprinklers work optimally to distribute the water.