Your irrigation system performs an important function, helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful lawn and garden by providing the correct amount of water at the correct times so plants are strong and able to resist disease and pest infestation.
But just like any other system in your home, irrigation systems can develop problems over time, and knowing how to spot those problems can help ensure you get the help of an expert before little issues become major headaches. Here are some telltale signs it may be time to call in an expert:
- Overly wet or dry spots in your yard or garden
- Plants aren’t performing well
- Vegetation including grass is turning brown or dying off
- Your grass has a fungal problem
- Spray nozzles or heads are clogged and/or aren’t working properly
- Areas of your ground are soggy, indicating potential leaks in the piping
- Your water bill is exceedingly high
Some issues can be easy to detect, but most can have multiple causes; for instance, a dry area in your lawn could be due to a leak, inadequate spray, poorly performing nozzle or head, inadequate pressure or some other cause that can be hard to determine without a complete – and professional – system evaluation.
Upgrades and Extensions.
Repairs and maintenance aren’t the only times to call in an irrigation specialist. If it’s been some time since your system was upgraded, having the system assessed for efficiency and watering patterns is a good way to make sure your system is working at its best. Many homeowners add new lawn areas, gardens, shrubs or trees, or they may add a patio or other hardscape area – and suddenly, there once-efficient system is leaving some areas over-watered and some areas dry and parched.
Before reaching for your shovel and attempting to upgrade your system on your own, think hard: Upgrading an existing system isn’t an easy task. There are lots of variables to consider, and if you don’t do it right, even a small error can cause problems in the entire system.
Having an expert assess your system and plan out new installations as well as upgrades to existing systems is one of the best investments you can make. Not only can it increase the chances of having it done right the first time, but if you have any issues once the installation is complete, an expert will be able to come out and make any necessary minor adjustments quickly so your plants don’t suffer.
Give us a call.
At Garden Irrigation, we’ve been helping New Jersey homeowners have healthy, beautiful lawns and gardens for half a century. No problem is too big or too small, and to be honest, there are probably very few problems we haven’t seen – and corrected – before. So if your system starts showing signs of wear and tear, save yourself the headache: Call us today at 1-800-WET LAWN and schedule an appointment for an evaluation so you can make sure your lawn and garden get the life-giving water they need.