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Four Common Problems with Landscape Irrigation Systems

Four Common Problems With Landscaping Irrigation Systems

Irrigation systems can offer a number of excellent benefits. At the very least, they keep you from needing to remember to regularly water your garden or landscape. Aside from that, you'll also never need to worry about being too busy to remember to water your lawn, and irrigation systems will make caring for your home's landscape more convenient, efficient, and effective.

However, when there are any problems with your irrigation system, you'll need to have them repaired as soon as possible.

When you encounter problems with your home's irrigation system, the Pensacola landscaping contractors at The Wallace Company for great repairs. We have expert landscapers and irrigation specialists on our team to help ensure that your irrigation system always functions as well as possible.

Some of the most commons that you'll encounter with your irrigation system have very simply solutions, but complicated issues may require professional assistance. Either way, it's very important that you identify them early on. Here are a few of the most common irrigation problems that you'll encounter:

Clogged Sprinklers

Dirt and other tiny debris can make their way into your sprinkler heads and cause a tremendous amount of trouble over time. Very little (or no) water will be able to get out your sprinklers if they clogged, which can be terrible for your lawn if it's not taken care of as soon as possible.

Often, you'll be able to take care of these clogs on your own. Simply look for the problem area and identify which sprinkler are clogged. Remove the nozzle and thoroughly rinse it and its filter until the water runs clean. If this does not solve the problem, contact our professionals.

Obstructed Sprinklers

In a large landscape with a complicated irrigation, it can be easy to lose track of where all the sprinklers are located. As plants in your landscape grow and develop, they may ens up obstructing your sprinklers.

Make sure that trash cans, plants, or other objects do not block the stream of sprinklers. Plants will often grow in unexpected ways, and you may not realize when your Pensacola home' landscape starts to work against your irrigation services. Our landscapers can provide you with landscaping maintenance services that will help your landscape healthy and attractive, and make sure that your irrigation system is always as effective as possible.

Design Problems

Over time, your landscape will change, whether it's through human intervention or natural plant growth. When your landscape changes, your irrigation system will need to change with it. You may need to adjust the height of sprinklers or their location in order to keep them working well. Our experts can help you solve any design problems you encounter with your landscape and irrigation system.

Missing Nozzles

Sprinkler nozzles come loose over time, and they can be torn off accidentally during yard work. When a nozzle is missing, large quantities of water will start pouring out the sprinkler, which can be a major problem for your entire irrigation system. Our Pensacola landscapers will be able to determine whether any of your sprinklers have missing nozzles, and we'll repair and replace them to keep your irrigation system working properly.

Run Off

When the water from your irrigation system starts to run off onto sidewalks and/or driveways, that usually means that the soil has reached its saturation point and cannot absorb more water. The amount of time that this takes depends on:

  • Sprinkler type
  • Soil type
  • Compaction
  • And the slope of the land

If you're experiencing run-off regularly, you should set your irrigation system to run for shorter periods of time. This ensures that your landscape isn't being over-watered, and it helps to reduce water waste. Our experts will help you determine the proper times for your irrigation system during our irrigation system design and installation, and we can work with you at any time to make sure that the system is running properly.