Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to take a close look at your irrigation system to make sure that it’s fully functional. Don’t wait until hot, dry weather arrives to find out that you have a problem! A thorough inspection and run-through of your irrigation system now will save time, money, and headaches associated with hidden system malfunctions.

Here are the most important things to look at in your irrigation system –

  • Check your controller and replace its battery
  • Make sure the rain sensor  is working and is set to turn off the irrigation system when 1″ of water per week has been delivered through a combination of rain and watering
  • Repair broken sprinkler heads
  • Check the adjustments on all heads to make sure that water sprays only on the lawn
  • Inspect the yard for leaks in the system

When you’re sure the entire system is operating correctly, schedule regular system checks and adhere to a proper maintenance schedule throughout the irrigation season. After a lightning or electrical storm, check your controllers and irrigation system for damage. And if your plant choices change over the season, adjust your system accordingly.