Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time make sure your Tulsa sprinkler system is operating at peak efficiency before we get into the hot summer months.
Perform a Springtime Startup Inspection
Oklahoma Landscape’s irrigation specialists are here to make your job easier and take care of any springtime maintenance needs your sprinkler system might have. Get started off on the right foot by following these tips for first-time spring system reactivation.
- Before you start up your system, test that the ground is sufficiently thawed by using a shovel to make sure the earth is frost-free at least 12 inches down.
- While the system is still off, perform a visual inspection to identify any exposed components that might need to be replaced.
- Once you’re ready, slowly turn the main valve to allow the water time to fill the pipes and make their way into each zone. Take your time with this step! A high-pressure blast of water can be damaging and quite costly after your system has been dormant through the winter months.
- Once everything is up and running, separately activate each zone and make a quick inspection for any significant leaks. This also gives you a chance to ensure your control system is operating properly.
- Finally, perform a visual inspection of each sprinkler head to make sure they aren’t affected by any leaks or clogs. Rotate any nozzles to fix spray patterns that might have shifted.
This startup inspection is particularly important after a long winter; however, it’s a good idea to briefly inspect your sprinkler system on a regular basis. Especially if your system is setup to run in the early morning hours when you’re not able to see it, take some time once a month to activate it during the day and check for any problems. Just a few minutes can make a big difference when it comes to taking care of your lawn, conserving water, and saving money!
Maintain Your Sprinkler System for Maximum Effect
A well-maintained irrigation system gets your lawn the water it needs, cuts down your time spent in the yard, and saves you money on your water bill. No matter what brand of sprinkler system you have, our technicians are trained to service and repair every facet. Whether it’s simply a leaky sprinkler head, a faulty controller wire, or a whole plumbing overall, we can get your system back to operating at full efficiency. Plus, our service vehicles are stocked with a variety of spare parts, expediting repairs and reducing down-time.
Optimize Your System with Complete or Partial Renovation
Even a sprinkler system that looks to be in order might not be getting your entire landscape the water it needs. Especially if a sprinkler system came previously installed on your property, landscapes change, and basic cookie-cutter systems may not be providing the best care. Optimum irrigation setup is determined by everything from the layout of your yard to the plants you have and even grass and soil type play a key role. Our experienced technicians analyze your entire yard to determine exactly how much water should be output and where it should go. In this case, we work with your existing hardware to deliver maximize effect. Sometimes all we have to do is change the placement of a sprinkler head or the size of a nozzle to eliminate waste and accurately target the plants and areas that need water the most. Plus, we also examine the zoning and programming of your control system to determine the most efficient big-picture irrigation plan for your property.
Take Advantage of Intelligent Sprinkler System Control Technologies
Hands down, proper programming and control is one of the biggest factors in Tulsa sprinkler system effectiveness and efficiency. The proper application of control system technologies can optimize your watering plan to make sure your plants and grass receive all the water they need without being wasteful. Smart controller sensors in the yard can actually determine soil moisture levels and adjust system run times accordingly. ET weather sensors are also available to measure the evapotranspiration rate to let the controller intelligently adjust watering based on rainfall and other weather factors.