INVESTMENT vs EXPENSE!
As Spring approaches, thoughts of starting up your automatic lawn sprinkler system become a priority. The health of your landscape is dependent upon the proper operation and watering schedule of your irrigation system. Contrary to popular belief, it requires a lot more than “just turning the valve” to correctly start up a lawn sprinkler system. The cost of hiring an irrigation professional is an investment, not an expense. Not only will you be assured that your system will be working at peak performance, but you will also be conserving water. Making sure that your system does not have any hidden leaks and is properly adjusted will far outweigh the minimal cost of the service visit.
Spring is the time of the year when your landscape is starting to emerge from the long cold winter season. The buds on the trees are finally starting to develop. The roots on your plants and grass are beginning to grow again and plant life is regaining it’s beautiful vibrant colors.
At this time of the year your automatic lawn sprinkler system needs to be properly “started up” and reviewed. All repairs and alterations should be performed (by only a qualified irrigation technician) at this time to ensure your system is operating at its peak performance. The water duration and frequency of the watering cycles (aka settings) should be programmed into the lawn sprinkler controller to deliver just the right amount of moisture during each irrigation cycle. Over watering at this time is a common problem and can severely hurt or diminish the growth of your seasonal plantings and existing evergreens.
During the annual spring start up visit, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers will program your irrigation controller for the adequate amount of water required at this time of year. A complete inspection of all main lines, lateral lines, backflow preventers and electric solenoid valves will be performed. Each sprinkler head will be checked and adjusted to ensure proper coverage and operation.
As the cold winds of fall move in, along with the changing leaves and falling temperatures, it is once again time to think about winterizing your irrigation system or garden watering system. Here in the Northeast, winter delivers a steady bout of prolonged freezing temperatures that can damage the components of your lawn sprinkler system or drip irrigation system if not properly winterized. Costly repairs at the spring start up next season can be avoided if your irrigation lines are properly shut down, drained, and blown out with a regulated high volume air compressor.
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The solution could be that you are over watering . Let Pacific Lawn Sprinklers Auditing Team conduct a full evaluation of your existing irrigation system and identify your systems inefficiencies or misuse of water.
A thorough review of your system’s water consumption, operating pressure, run times, cycle frequencies, location and performance of sprinkler heads and solenoid valves will be performed. Environmental conditions and soil compositions will be evaluated to ensure that all factors have been considered. Calculations and cost effective measures will be discussed and a retro fit for your existing system will be proposed. A Toro “Water Smart” retro fit will upgrade your system to the most state of the art water conserving irrigation components.