Everything You Need to Know About Sprinkler Maintenance

Posted : November 10, 2021

In order for your grass to properly grow, it needs water, which is why understanding proper sprinkler maintenance is so important.

Sure, there are some fancy techniques that can be applied, products that claim to work wonders, and who could forget those fancy patterns that people create when they’re mowing their lawn? None of these come close to simply watering your yard. It really comes down to the small and simple things. 

So what are the basics of sprinkler maintenance? What are the things you should be keeping an eye out for with your sprinkler system? Check out some of our major points to consider when addressing sprinkler maintenance.

Clean Those Sprinkler Heads

The sprinkler heads are one of the most important parts of your sprinkler system because this is the part that gets that much-needed water onto your grass. However, with it also being one of the parts that’s closest to the grass and everything that comes with it, they can also get dirtier more easily.

Make a schedule for yourself to routinely check your sprinkler heads and clear them out of any dirt, mud, and anything else that might be clogging it up. We recommend doing this on an annual basis.

Stay on Top of Faulty Pipes

You probably don’t think much about your pipes until they’re broken. When they’re working, it’s great. However, once you find yourself facing a leaky pipe (maybe you got a little too close with the garden shovel) or even just normal wear and tear, it’s something you’ll want to take care of right away.

This will keep water from getting to your grass, so it’s important that you take care of it in a timely fashion. Refer to your manufacturer guide to get more details on what the repair is going to look like.

Mend Faulty Wires

The wiring is what directs your sprinkler system on what to do when, and when this stops working, you’re going to notice. Unless you want to manually water your lawn with a hose, we recommend addressing issues with faulty wiring right away.

Use Waterproof Connectors

Water and electricity do not go together, so in order to ensure safety for yourself and for your family, it’s wise to go with waterproof connectors for your sprinkler system. This will ensure that everything is working the way it’s supposed to, and that anything electric is kept safe from potential moisture.

This is an easy way to ensure your sprinkler maintenance is properly taken care of, so if you don’t currently have waterproof connectors, make it a priority to make the switch.

Let Aeroscape Property Maintenance and Landscaping Lend a Hand with Sprinkler Maintenance

A trusty sprinkler system is key to ensuring that your lawn is properly watered, and if you’re feeling uneasy about approaching sprinkler maintenance yourself, let Aeroscape Property Maintenance and Landscaping lend a hand! Equipped with an experienced team, we take the weight off your shoulders by providing a variety of landscaping services. Serving those in the Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley in Utah, we are happy to help however we can! Contact us today to get more details.