Landscape Landscape
Irrigation - Maintenance
An Irrigation check up or audit should be performed every 6 months. This is simply a procedure to assess the uniformity of water application, and the general condition of an irrigation system and its components. Turn your system on, check for leaks and broken heads, and note if the water is being applied evenly. You may need to make a few adjustments to a sprinkler head or two. With drip irrigation, you’ll look for small geysers that indicate a punctured line and you may need to move tubing out a little ways from the crown of plants that have matured. Also, be sure to clean out your drip valve filter and flush any lines to prevent clogging.
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Last updated: Thursday, 03/25/2010

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