Putting in an irrigation system into your DeSoto county property is an investment, but it’s one that can pay off in the long run. It could even help increase the value of your home. Sprinkler systems can make your property virtually maintenance-free when it comes to watering, setting the time and duration of the watering sessions so each area of your lawn gets exactly what it needs. Because an irrigation system can be an important investment, you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. That’s why maintenance is so important! Our lawn care team has a few tips for maintaining your irrigation system properly.

Make Your Sprinkler System Last Longer With These Tips

Check the system for signs of damage or wear.

It’s a good idea to check your system on a monthly basis for any signs of damaged or worn out parts. dreamstime_xxl_11801197Catching those damaged parts before they start to cause problems with your system can help keep your repair costs low. Replace broken or worn out elements such as wiring and sprinkler heads as soon as possible.

Watch for wet or dry spots.

On a weekly basis, take a look at your lawn after the system has run through a cycle. Look for spots in the lawn that might not be getting enough water as well as areas that might be getting too much water and adjust as needed. This will help prevent you from using too much water as well as keep your landscaping looking its best. Overly-wet spots could be a sign of line damage, too.

Blow out the system at the end of the season.

Once a year, before winter arrives, you should blow out your sprinklers to ensure no water stays in the pipes. If it does, it could end up freezing and cracking your pipes, causing major water damage issues with your lawn and maybe even your home. Be sure to turn off your system at the end of the season, too.

Let Our Team Maintain Your Irrigation System

Whether you need a new system or have an old system that needs some attention, Mow It Right can help with your DeSoto County irrigation systems. Get in touch with our team today and let’s talk about what you need for your sprinkler system. Annual maintenance packages are available for a very affordable rate! Call us or contact us through our website today.