Summer is sprinkler season! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start turning on your sprinkler system to help keep your lawn green and lush. But there’s more to maintaining your sprinkler system than just turning it on. Here are a few tips to add to your summer routine and keep your sprinklers in working order!
Tip #1: Examine Your Sprinkler System
When it comes time to activate your sprinkler system, make sure to examine it carefully. Have your technician check for damaged sprinkler heads, broken lines and leaks so you can catch them right off the bat.
Tip #2: Know Your Lawn’s Needs
Every lawn is different and with Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine, you’ll need to know just how much water yours really needs. Check your lawn for dry spots and make sure they receive adequate amounts of water. Sunny spots need more attention that those in the shade. If a certain area continues to stay dry, make sure your sprinkler heads reach that area well and adjust accordingly if they don’t. Know your plants, too. Some need more water than others, so be sure to adjust your system to fit their needs.
Tip #3: Adjust Your Sprinkler System Based on the Season
Be it spring, summer or fall, make sure to fine-tune your system based on the season. Your lawn will need more water in the middle of July than it will in September. Making the proper adjustments means your lawn gets as much or as little water as it needs.
Tip #4: Invest In Your System
Part of keeping your sprinkler system in working order is to invest in it. Make sure to schedule routine inspections of the system to catch small repairs before they create big problems. Check your sprinkler heads regularly to make sure nothing is obstructing them, they’re not broken, and that they’re not clogged. You can also look into installing a rain/freeze sensor, too. This way your system knows to turn off when it’s not needed, saving you money!
No one wants to spend the summer on a dry lawn. Making sure your sprinkler system is up to par is an essential part of routine summer maintenance at your Colorado Springs rental. If you’d rather not deal with managing all of the maintenance for your rental property, Real Property Management Colorado can help! We handle all of the day-to-day management for your rental, including the sprinklers!