One quick look at our recent blogs and you can see that nutrients have been a big topic of conversation, specifically water. Every landscape needs water, you know that we know that, and your neighbors know that. While your neighbor might be outside with the hose hand watering their turf, we know you are the savvy property owner with an installed irrigation system. These systems are now powered with modern technology, offering all sorts of features from tracking real-time weather data to optimizing the amount of water used. Sprinkler heads can also be optimized for the most efficient coverage, and the whole process can be automated from one location. The only real problem that can arise is maintenance, and we are here to tell you if your irrigation system needs repairs.

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Discrepancies in Moisture Levels

This might sound more complicated than it actually is. The real issue arises when there are areas of your lawn that are always dry or always soaked. This indicates that coverage is somehow unevenly distributed and that there might be a faulty valve somewhere not dispensing enough water. If left untreated for too long this might present itself in dry brown patches, or muddy messes.

Water Pressure Too High or Too Low

If water starts shooting out of your sprinklers at absurdly high water pressure, or barely sputters out, it might be time for a maintenance check. This issue likely originates within the piping of your system, possibly being moved around underground or cracking. Your landscaping professional should be able to quickly identify if this is the case.

Monthly Water Bill

Maybe you are a busy property manager, tasked with maintaining the entirety of a commercial property. You do not always see the irrigation system at work, because you are also hard at work on your duties. What you will likely see, however, is the water bill. If it comes across your desk much higher than usual, there might be a problem with your system. Because a system optimizes the amount of water you use based on local weather conditions, your bill should never be higher than what it was before the installation.

Leaking Control Valves

Control valves are supposed to maintain a certain amount of water in each section of your turf. Oftentimes debris can get into the system and cause leaking, which can then cause all sorts of other issues down the line. Do not ignore this problem and avoid more serious irrigation system repairs in the future if left untreated.

It is Actually Broken

If your irrigation system simply stops working, it is time to call the professionals at OakLawn. We will send out a certified irrigation technician who will assess your system, identify the problem, and diagnose a solution. This is the beauty of having OakLawn install the system, we will still be around to perform the repairs.


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