While your plants went dormant this winter to cope with dropping temperatures, your sprinkler system felt the effects too. Cracked pipes from freezing conditions can cause costly leaks, and broken sprinkler heads waste water and money. Your yard could be losing as much as 25,000 gallons of water and more than $90 over a six-month irrigation season! That's why spring is the perfect time to spruce up your irrigation system in four simple steps (see sidebar to right) before you ramp up your watering efforts.
If you're not the do-it-yourself type, irrigation professionals certified by a WaterSense labeled program have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you improve the health and efficiency of your watering systems. Go with a pro to:
- Audit: Test your irrigation system to confirm that it performs properly and efficiently.
- Install, maintain, and repair: Select and service the appropriate equipment and site layout, as well as ensure proper scheduling of your irrigation system to optimize performance.
- Design: Customize your irrigation system to best suit your landscape and account for local climate conditions.
Learn how these experts can wake up your irrigation system from its winter slumber and help ensure a healthy landscape all year long.