An irrigation system is a great investment for your garden landscape. It will cost you but it will help you in maintaining your yard. If you already went and installed an irrigation system, you should make sure it is working properly. You can do this with proper maintenance.
In order to get the best return on your investment in your irrigation system, you’ll want to create a proper maintenance plan to keep your irrigation system working in optimum condition.
Best practices for Irrigation Maintenance
As seasons change, and temperatures change as well. Your plant’s watering needs are likely to change too. By adjusting your irrigation system for different seasons, you can optimize your system to meet the needs of your landscaping.
Physical System Check
Seasonal adjustments are also a perfect opportunity to make sure that your system hasn’t developed any issues. These are some things that you should check for:
- misdirected sprinklers
- broken lines
Make sure all of your sprinklers are watering your plants and not your driveway. Adjusting your sprinkler as your plants grow ensures that your irrigation system is doing what it was meant to do.
Check Water Pressure
Installing a pressure device can help you regulate water pressure and prevent issues. If the pressure is too high, high pressure misting can happen. Water will turn into tiny droplets that can be easily carried away by the wind and miss the spot that it’s intended to be watering.
Water When Necessary
Follow your watering schedule. If you don’t have one, create a watering schedule. This will save you water and help you avoid overwatering. There is no need to water your landscape if it just rained or the temperature is below freezing.