HOW TO PREVENT IRRITATION TO YOUR IRRIGATION
We remember a non-ArtisTree client telling us how he locked his timer box before leaving on a three-week summer vacation. He left the key with a neighbor, but it didn’t matter because the battery decided to die right after he left. He returned to a brown lawn that eventually had to be re-sodded.
“My neighbor felt terrible about it and said that sprinkler systems always intimidated her,” he said, wondering why she didn’t tell him that special little fact when she accepted his key.
There’s no reason why any homeowner should feel intimidated by an irrigation system, especially if it’s serviced by a reputable landscape maintenance company like ArtisTree Landscape. But because we’re asked often, here’s a checklist of what you can personally do to head off irrigation problems:
- Periodically check the timer in your back-up battery.
- Always have a designated person who has access to your timer if you’re away from home.
- Inspect your system for leaks.
- Consider an upgrade to your system by installing more efficient heads.
- Make sure your irrigation heads can pop up and water effectively.
Follow these five easy steps and you won’t be left high and dry. Take time to familiarize yourself with your irrigation system, and you’ll have a beautiful lawn to show for it.
We might add that if you live in an ArtisTree-maintained community, you’ll never have to deal with headaches like these. Irrigation maintenance is our job!
ArtisTree Landscape proudly serves Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Call 941.488.8897 or contact us at artistree.com for an HOA maintenance proposal or landscape renovation estimate.Irrigation